Nick Waterhouse + The Roves
Nick Waterhouse is a singer and guitarist and still a rising star in the soul and R&B scene in the United States. His music is reminiscent of the fifties and sixties, combining this era with a contemporary, fresh energy. His parents’ record collection had a big influence on his sound, especially the works of Aretha Franklin, Wilson Pickett, John Lee Hooker and Van Morrison. In 2016 his third album “Never Twice” came out through the label Innovative Leisure, a label that is also home to Allah-Las and Bad Bad Not Good.
On his brand new music Nick Waterhouse sticks to his soul and R&B guns: the basic recipe is the same, although the sound is a lot wider now. Everything has a ‘thicker’ backbone, without losing sight of that familiar jukebox sound.
A beautiful quote of Jonathan Toubin, one of the most famous soul DJ’s, regarding the album: “A cool and elegant post-post-modern cocktail of 1950s R&B and club jazz, mixed with 1960s soul and boogaloo, and shaken with a minimal contemporary sensibility, Never Twice finds the artist taking his time, refining his vision, and speaking with new authority. In five short years Nick Waterhouse has come a long way and it looks like he may have just painted his masterpiece.”
Highly recommended to fans of Lee Fields, Lee Fields, The James Hunter Six, Leon Bridges, Son Little, Curtis Harding and St Paul & The Broken Bones.