Come share the love and swing the line, come see the blues with your own eyes and feel those good time country vibes, shake your hips and snake your spine. And there’s sure to be a prayer for Gram or sweet old Hank the rambling man, so pull on those boots and grab your hat, tonight’s the night, no turning back. It’s pure country man, amen to that!!!
“Like the Everlys fronted by Gram Parsons” (Fatea)
“Amazing” (Bob Harris)
“The Goat Ropers are the real deal ! I was blown away when I first saw them play and heard them harmonise, I wanted desperately to join in. If there’s any justice in this crazy world, they’ll soon be a household name and we’ll all be keeping it country with them” (Romeo Stodart- The Magic Numbers)
“The Goat Roper Rodeo Band take a slightly psychedelic route to the finish line and include some serious footstompin’ rock ‘n’ roll along the way, Mix in a little gospel fire and a sprinkle of Gram and these boys ruled our last afternoon” (Spiral Earth)
“Wonderfully executed acoustic country blues with two guitars, a double bass and plaintive striking harmonies, a musical landscape driven by old timey sensibilities …there’s a lot to like about the Goat Roper Rodeo Band.” (R2 Magazine)
“With refreshing, startling vocal harmonies and quirky song writing skills, these young’uns can roll out a fab sombre number just as well as an upbeat one, the Goat Roper Rodeo Band possess a uniqueness and quality that promises success and lovers of this old timey sound are simply going to love this.” (Maverick magazine)
“A fresh, energetic three-piece acoustic band who combine great vocal harmonies with up-beat, self-penned songs to make a memorable live show.” (The Record Journal Live)
“Man, how can some so young be so sad….and so perfect!” (Ian Dunlop – Gram Parsons / Flying Burrito Bros).
Lee Southall brings a wealth of experience to his solo performances. As a founder member of eclectic Liverpool band The Coral, he’s already enjoyed a career that spans seven albums; a Mercury Prize nomination and a Music Producers Guild Award for album of the year. His solo work hinges on finely crafted songwriting and virtuoso acoustic guitar. Folk, pop, blues and country thread their way through songs that take inspiration from the melodic intricacy of Bert Jansch and Davey Graham, through to the raw sparseness of Karen Dalton and Townes Van Zandt.
Hi debut solo album ‘Iron in the Fire’ was released April 2017 on Wonderfulsound.