The Rock Bottoms
Saturday 16th January 2016
The Rock Bottoms were formed in 2012 by Dan Sealey from Ocean Colour Scene and Adam Barry from Merrymouth. This acoustic duo are no strangers to the touring circuit, Dan the bass player with legendary Britpop band Ocean Colour Scene, and Adam, a founder member of Americana band The Misers, have toured the world with their respective bands.
The year 2012, saw the two musicians, along witih Simon Fowler, the singer and songwriter from Ocean Colour Scene, form a new folk band called Merrymouth. With Simon (vocals & guitar) Dan (vocals & guitar) and Adam (piano, organ, accordion, harmonica & backing vocals) they released their critically acclaimed debut album, the self titled, 'Merrymouth' in the same year.
Lending their decades of first class musicianship, Merrymouth were joined in the studio to record the album, by multi award winning folk musicians John McCusker (founding member of Merrymouth, bassist/songwriter Mike McNamara introduced Simon to John McCusker) and Andy Cutting. The band then toured the album throughout 2012 and 2013, including performances at both Chris Evans BBC Radio 2’s 'CarFest' and Children In Need, The Mosely Folk Festival and The Edinburgh Fringe Festival. In 2014, Merrymouth returned with their second album, Wenlock Hill, which Adam co produced with Dan. The album once again features John McCusker, and a special appearance from Chas Hodges (Chas 'n' Dave).
The Rock Bottoms
Dan Sealey is the former bass guitarist for the rock group Ocean Colour Scene. He was drafted in by the band after Damon Minchella left the band in 2003. Prior to joining Ocean Colour Scene, Dan was singer and rhythm guitarist in Late, a four-piece indie/rock band from Worcestershire, who were active between 1997 and 2001.
In 2001, Late supported Ocean Colour Scene at a number of UK gigs in a slot which had previously been filled by Coldplay. Late were managed by Dan's father Dave Sealey, who was one half of folk/music hall duo Cosmotheka along with his brother Al Sealey. Late recorded one album, titled 'All Major Routes'.
Before joining Merrymouth, Adam Barry was a co-founder member of the band The Misers. The Misers are an Americana band, based in Worcestershire, they released their debut album 'Amplified Life Stories' in 2010, which was recorded at Rockfield Studios. As well as their own UK and European tours, the band have toured the UK on two occasions with Scottish duo The Proclaimers. Adam has performed and appeared live with The Misers on BBC, ITV, BSkyB and BBC Radio 2 on numerous occasions.
Tonight will see the duo performing some of their favourite songs, from the past six decades and they will also be performing a selection of their own material and hits, from their respective careers.