FORMER Bucket Boys Steve Turner (guitars/vocal) and Willie Wilson (drums/vocal), together with Emma Spires (bass/vocal) have formed a new band called The Hoodle.
Their debut gig takes place at the Barley Sheaf, Gorran, on Good Friday, followed by the Union Hotel, Penzance, on April 6. Emma has played with various bands, most recently Blues Connection, which included support slots for Little Feat, Wilko Johnson and Larry Miller. She has also played with Little Feat guitarists Paul Barrere and Fred Tackett on numerous UK shows, along with Phil Beer of Show of Hands.
Their music is mainly country rock, boogie, Americana and blues with slide, lap-steel, Telecaster and Dobro guitars, and strong vocal harmonies. Artists covered include The Band, Ry Cooder, JJ Cale, Beefheart, The Byrds, Bob Dylan, Bonnie Raitt and Chuck Berry.