Five Field Holler have been playing together for many years. Born from a random series of chance encounters, the band has evolved into a tight groove machine that’s not afraid to stretch out and let rip.
The band is formed from the bedrock of drummer Robin Lowrey (aka ‘Thundersticks’), who faces the daily struggle of living with the spirit of John Bonham trapped in the body of a jazz cat. However hard the band plays, mysteriously Robin never breaks into a sweat - is he a machine?!
Laying down the bottom end is Emil ‘iPad’ Engström, who’s fleet fingered funkiness is only matched by his encyclopedic knowledge of all things ‘groove’. Usually to be found with his head in the latest piece of electronic gadgetry, his hair style has recently undergone radical alteration, leading some people to believe he has been enveloped by the spirit of Bootsy Collins.
Guitar and vocals are provided by Chris Saunders, a blues obsessive who likes 15-bar blues, and wishes the skin on his finger tips would grow back faster. The Blues Police are ‘aware’ of Chris, and he has been known to say “if you want a version of ‘Hoochie Coochie Man’, go find a Muddy Waters CD”.
The sound of Five Field Holler has in the past also included the sounds of mercurial Italin keyboard maestro Marco Andreose, a monster of the ivories, and the owner of a mean tomato and garlic pasta sauce recipe.
The sound of Five Field Holler is a fresh approach to playing blues and roots rock.