26 July 2023 – 20:30 / Cevio
For the Magic ROCK Night a true legend of hard, old-school rock, the former guitarist of Motörhead!!! And two bands all to be discovered.
As in recent pre-pandemic editions, for the week of late July the Vallemaggia Magic Blues will be in Cevio for a great three days of blues and rock. First night, Wednesday, July 26, will be dedicated to hard sounds with the fifth edition of "The Magic ROCK Night". On stage, opening, a supergroup from our home, the Ticino-based Golden Vultures: led by Yari Copt, with Yannick Rinvi (Those Furious Flames) and Andrea Zinzi (Make Plain) on guitars, Eveline Lucchini (Animor) on bass, Sebastian Rigo (Eleonor) on drums and backing vocals and Enea Adami on keyboards and backing vocals. A group of friends, with a thousand other personal projects, who just want to make good music, have fun and go out and play with the utmost care, passion and quality. Their music is a mix of Roots rock, Soul and Heavy Blues, but the band does not want to be labeled, they want be free to create, also focusing on lyrics from personal experience.
Next, a true rock legend Phil Campbell and The Bastard Sons, a hard, old-school rock band led by Motörhead guitarist Phil Campbell, who after the death of Motörhead frontman Lemmy in 2015, formed his own band together with former lead singer of Attack! Neil Starr. The group includes Campbell's three sons: guitarist Todd, bassist Tyla and drummer Dane. While remaining in a line of old-school heavy rock, the new band's material is more stylistically diverse than Motörhead's, mainly due to Phil's children. A hard, old-school rock band that made their live debut at the Wacken Festival in Germany. Their self-titled debut EP appeared in 2016 while their first full-length, "The Age of Absurdity," arrived in 2018. Bastard Sons reunited in 2020 to record their second album. Engineered by son Todd during the Covid block and mixed by Soren Andersen (the Answer, The Dead Daisies), "We're the Bastards" was released in late 2020 on the Nuclear Blast label. Rockin' night not to be missed!!!
End of the evening with an up-and-coming Swiss-French band: the Lausanne-based Gut's. Their live show, accompanied by the pure sound of their guitars, brings the audience to a frenzy. They play almost exclusively original songs with a few covers (including a Chuck Berry song). Since August 2017, the band has won audiences at small festivals, and the encouragement of fans motivated them to participate in the "Music City Tour" competition in Geneva. Discovered by the Producing Team of Magic Blues in Sierre, they are coming to Ticino for the first time. A band to absolutely listen to and an evening already to put on the agenda right away.
Phil Campbell and The Bastard Sons
A true old-school hard rock legend!
A hard, old-school rock band led by Motörhead guitarist Phil Campbell. Philip Anthony Campbell also known as "Wizzö" was born May 7, 1961, in Pontypridd, Wales, to an Italian mother and Welsh father and began playing guitar at age 10. He grew up listening to Jimi Hendrix, Black Sabbath and Led Zeppelin. By age 13 he was playing in local pub bands and in 1979, inspired by NWOBHM, the new wave of British heavy metal, he formed Persian Risk before joining Motörhead in 1984, with whom he played on 16 albums, including classics such as "Rock 'n' Roll" and "1916." After the death of Motörhead frontman Lemmy in 2015 and the inevitable break-up of the band Campbell announced he was working on a solo album, recording with a plethora of guest artists, including Rob Halford, Joe Satriani and Slipknot percussionist Chris Fehn. At the same time, together with former Attack! singer Neil Starr, he formed his new band, "Phil Campbell and the Bastard Sons." The group also includes Campbell's three sons: guitarist Todd, bassist Tyla and drummer Dane. While remaining in line with old-school heavy rock, the new band's material is more stylistically diverse than of Motörhead, mainly due to Phil's children. Their self-titled debut EP appeared in 2016 and their debut full-length, "The Age of Absurdity," arrived in 2018. After the album's release Campbell returned to his solo work, "Old Lions Still Roar," which appeared in 2019. The Bastard Sons reunited in 2020 to record their second album. Engineered by son Todd during the Covid block and mixed by Soren Andersen (the Answer, The Dead Daisies), "We're the Bastards" was released in late 2020 on the Nuclear Blast label.
A mix of Roots Rock, Soul and Heavy blues!
If we say 'supergroup', unrepeatable acts in rock history like Cream, the Traveling Wilburys, Blind Faith and, if you like, even Crosby Stills Nash & Young immediately come to mind. Without drawing comparisons with these musical giants, Golden Vultures are undoubtedly a homegrown supergroup led by Yari Copt. The members come from Those Furious Flames, Make Plain, Animor and Eleanor. A group of friends, with a thousand other personal projects, who just want to make good music, have fun and play with the utmost passion and quality. A series of singles should be followed by a CD collecting these singles. Their music is a mix of Roots rock, Soul and Heavy blues, but the band does not want to be labelled, but rather to be free to create by focusing on lyrics from personal experience. The visual concept, in black, white and gold, depicts the bearded vulture, the bird of prey par excellence in the Swiss Alps. Golden vulture is in fact an 'ancient' nickname for the bearded vulture. The idea is therefore to promote their music by transferring the sound and visual imagery from the American desert to the majestic mountains of our Alps. Welcome below the Basodino to the Golden Vultures.
A new band to be discovered
Gut's is a rock band from the Lausanne area. The band's two founders, Benjy (rhythm guitar) and Luca (lead guitar), soon joined forces with Freddy (vocals), Ludo (drums) and Jonas (bass). With his voice, his dynamism and his presence Freddy captivates the audience from the very first moments, Luca's guitar solos torture the Marshall's columns, Benjy's rhythmic riffs rigorously guide the whole band, Ludo, the tall dark-haired boy, hysterically hammers the toms and Jonas blasts his bombastic bass lines. The energy they unleash makes the structures and souls vibrate. They play almost exclusively original songs with a few covers (including a Chuck Berry song). Since August 2017, the band has won over audiences at small festivals such as Bout d'Brousse Festival, Charivari Festival, Carnaval de St-Maurice and Braderie d'Aigle. The fans' appreciation and encouragement motivated them to participate in the 'Music City Tour' competition in Geneva. Discovered by the Magic Blues production team in Sierre, they are coming to Ticino for the first time. A band you must absolutely listen to.