Blues Duo – Oil City Shakers are BAD BOB BATES (The Bandits & Oil City Connection) and RONNIE SEMPLE (The Boneshakers & Q Jumpers).
Bad Bob has a reputation on the scene as a great frontman/ guitarist, he has played with a lot of amazing people! “Bad Bob has surprisingly shared the stage with The Sweet, The Groundhogs, The Yardbirds, UFO, The Stranglers and The Doolies. He lasted longest with The Doolies as none of the security staff expected a naked man to launch himself on stage and dance quite so entertainingly. Don’t ask him about the time he tried to show Mick Green how to play guitar properly.”
Ronnie Semple is the other half of OIL CITY SHAKERS. A man true to the blues who loves to entertain, without a doubt one of the most talented Harmonica players to play at Stormin’. Get ready for some raw raunchy blues with Ronnie growling on the harp and Bad Bob stomping and sliding on his cigar box slide guitar and singing in his dirty gravely voice.