Spanish soul sensations The Pepper Pots are in a party mood, and that's because they are celebrating their tenth anniversary. It promises to be one of the The Pepper Pots' best years ever, starting with the release of the 'Time & Place' EP, recorded with American singer Eli "Paperboy" Reed, and continuing with a series of gigs where they will showcase their new album Train To Your Lover.
The tour has started, and one highlight will be the Soul Train Festival. It's a series of shows with no fixed abode, similar to the Motown Revue or the Stax Revue, where the greatest groups from these two legendary record companies would travel together and play under the same roof in venues around the world. The first Soul Train Fest can count with three highly rated groups from the local Catalonia soul scene: The Pepper Pots, The Sweet Vandals and The Cherry Boppers. Soul Train dates are:
02/03 - SALA PENELOPE, MADRID
03/03 - LA CASA DEL LOCO, ZARAGOZA
09/03 - KAFE ANTZOKIA, BILBAO
23/03 - SALA APOLO, BARCELONA
In April, The Pepper Pots will start a tour which will hit a number of notable venues in UK. The tour starts on April 5th at Blackpool's Sans Venue and finishes on 12th at the same town. One of the standout shows will certainly be on April 8th, where they will play onstage for a third time with American singer Maxine Brown, considered by many as "the princess of Soul".
UK tour dates:
05/04 - SANDS VENUE, BLACKPOOL
06/04 - SCOOTER RALLY, WHITBY
07/04 - QUARTERHOUSE, FOLKSTONE
08/04 - LE BEAT BESPOKE LONDON, with Maxine Brown
09/04 - TBC
10/04 - TBC
11/04 - TBC
12/04 - SANDS VENUE, BLACKPOOL