Well-known on the pub circuit around Warwickshire, Worcestershire, Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire and London, Bacchus is a fun-packed rock and roll machine. From Rob's searing 'Whammer Jammer' harmonica wail, through Steve Carter's jangling mandolin and Stevie B's virtuous piano to the biting, melodic twin- and triple-guitar harmonies that make 'Jessica' so instantly recognisable, you get an unshakeable sense of a band of multi-instrumentalists in possession of a full (and fresh) set of strings.
Gigs are a crowd-pleasing mix of covers and originals with instant appeal - whilst the band's recorded work focuses on home-grown material. Rob takes the main song-writing credits, with contributions from Toby and Steve in the mix as well. 'Seize the Day', dedicated to Band heroes Jim Morrison, Duane Allman and Berry Oakley, is the current Bacchus album release. Covers are typically sourced from a wide range of classic acts like the Stones, the Doors, Santana, J. Geils, the Allman Brothers and Bryan Adams.
You can buy singles and our album "Seize the Day" on iTunes. Just search under Rob Wilson with Bacchus.
Bacchus regularly expands on its roots to deliver powerful blues performances that avoid those tired clichés and excite with well-crafted renditions and imaginative arrangements of great blues songs, old and new. See more here!
Rob Wilson: Bass guitar, harmonica, lead vocals
Toby Beaufoy: Guitar, vocals, percussion
Dancing Jack Butler: Guitar, vocals
Steven Carter: Guitar, mandolin, vocals
Steve Bird: Keyboards
Markus Zee: Drums
Steve Johnson: Road Manager