Pearl Handled Revolver are a Bedford-based Psychedelic-influenced Blues-Rock four-piece. Their music is a gloriously rich soundscape of Blues-based Rock with overtones of Floydian Psychedelica and Hammond organ retro Soul-Rock, overlaid with deep throaty vocals that conjure images of Tom Waits and Beefheart.
Since their arrival on the music scene they have not only built a strong local and wider following but signed a deal with US-based King Mojo Records, released their first three albums, Colossus, This Mountain Waits and If The Devil Cast His Net to positive press and media reviews. Named as one of the Best New UK Bands by Classic Rock magazine, Pearl Handled Revolver have continued to develop their following, playing with passion and with heart to deliver exhilarating live performances. They released their eagerly-awaited fourth album, Fantasy Reigns, on July 4th, 2019 to huge critical acclaim.
Pearl Handled Revolver were brought together by a mutual love of all things gritty, Psychedelic and cinematic and a desire to create music uninhibited by considerations of genre, taste or decency. From the outset the band have been passionate about following their musical instincts rather than adhering to a particular style or fashion. Their unique take on the heavier side of life is borne of this adventurous spirit, which has, in turn, enabled them to absorb a myriad of influences drawn from the darkest corners of the Blues to the outer edges of Psychedelic expression, from primal Rock n roll to cerebral film score.
“It’s music that sounds like it’s coming up through the gutter from a subterranean blues club that is frequented by a collection of vagabonds and circus freaks tripping on hallucinogens.” – Powerplay
“They sound like some half remembered dream you had about Tom Waits fronting the Doors. Creepy, Groovy and utterly infectious.” – Classic Rock magazine
Pearl-Handled Revolver are:
LEE VERNON – lead vocals and harmonica
SIMON RINALDO – keyboards
ANDY PARIS – lead guitar and back-up vocals
CHRIS THATCHER – drums and percussion