Friday, March 09, 2007

SPEAK Music,


Monday, March 12 - 6 p.m.

The Rivoli
334 Queen Street West
Toronto, ON

Blix Street recording artists Back Door Slam are Davy Knowles (Guitars and Vocals), Adam Jones (Bass Guitar) and Ross Doyle (Drums). They will debut their "new blues rock" sound at their first N. American performance on Monday, March 12, at the Rivoli, 334 Queen Street West. This early show starts at 6:30 pm, doors open at 6 pm. Tickets are available at the door at a cost of $10.

Back Door Slam (BDS) is fronted by young gun Davy Knowles, 19 year-old guitarist, singer and songwriter from the Isle of Man. Displaying both prodigious talent and ambition from an early age, Davy's musical tastes range from Texas blues legend Stevie Ray Vaughan to modern rockers Oasis right through to jazz & Celtic music, with a heavy dose of John Mayall, Rory Gallagher and Robert Cray. Blues fans will no doubt notice that the band's name has been borrowed from a classic Robert Cray song - their sound is also influenced by many other Blues greats, including Robert Johnson, Buddy Guy, Howlin' Wolf, Bert Jansch and, of course, Mark Knopfler.

Davy's own songwriting style has developed a very personal and individual tone, with songs ranging from the touching ballad 'Too Good For Me' to the all-out blues rock of 'Come Home' and even a taste of Cream in 'Outside Woman'.

There's a new sheriff in town! Following their performance at the Rivoli, BDS will continue on its journey and will perform on March 14 at SXSW in Austin. There will also be stops at The Beale Street Festival in Memphis, a headline show in New Orleans, a residency at Stubbs BBQ in Texas, The House of Blues in Dallas, Crossroads in Las Vegas and the Viper Room in Los Angeles.

For the full calendar and tour details, please visit


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For more information, photos and interviews, please contact

Jennifer Claveau or Beverly Kreller
905.989.1905 / 416.922.3620

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