2015 has been an intense year for Bristol’s rising stars Tax The Heat. Following the release of two critically acclaimed singles “Fed The Lions” and “Highway Home” (both of which were playlisted across rock radio – A listed on Planet Rock) the band have cemented their live reputation by supporting the likes of Cadillac 3, Reef, The Graveltones, Black Star Riders, Masters Of Reality, Virginmarys and Thunder and festival appearances such as 2000 Trees, Download and Calling. The bands unique blend of classic blues driven rock with a modern alternative twist winning them a legion of fans.
Every now and then an artist comes along that blows you away and Aaron has fast been cementing his reputation as one of the most exciting and brightest young talent’s in the UK. A mesmerizing live performer with over 200 shows to his name; he has already played with Blackberry Smoke, The Cadillac Three, The Graveltones as well as a blistering set at 2014s Bloodstock Festival.
Twenty years ago I used to squirm at the very mention of the Seattle music scene, always visualizing endless amounts of check shirted clad youths reveling in each others false misery. Thankfully, age has brought me a wider view, and this Shawn Smith performance only enhanced that. I walked in to this concert a relative novice, and while I didn’t leave a die hard fan, next time he hits these shores, I’m there.