Press Release

Announce Three Rocktober Concerts
with Kenny Wayne Shepherd & King King
Plus Six Headline Concerts in October 2022

Tickets Available from:

thegigcartel.com, seetickets.com

New single "He'll Drive You Crazy"

TAKEN FROM NEW ALBUM “SAVING GRACE” OUT NOW
AVAILABLE ON COLOURED VINYL, CD, & DIGITAL
FROM shop.whenriversmeet.co.uk

“Grace and Aaron Bond return with an absolutely smoking follow-up, a spot-on cornucopia of dirty riffs
and impassioned blues-rock power, with a keen ear for authentic instrumentation and atmosphere.”
- Classic Rock


Photo Credit: © Rob Blackham

When Rivers Meet, comprised of husband and wife, Aaron, and Grace Bond, have announced three Planet Rock “Rocktober” shows with Kenny Wayne Shepherd and King King at Bristol O2 Academy (Oct 15), London O2 Shepherds Bush Empire (Oct 18), and Sheffield O2 Academy (Oct 22).

WRM will also perform six headline concerts at Cardiff Clwb Ifor Bach (Oct 13), Gloucester Guildhall (Oct 16), Huddersfield Parish (Oct 21), York Crescent (Oct 23), Liverpool Arts (Oct 29), and Milton Keynes Stables (Oct 30).

Tickets are available from www.thegigcartel.com, www.seetickets.com and from the 24-Hour Box Office 0844 478 0898.

The tour announcement dovetails the February 25th release of He’ll Drive You Crazy – the band’s third single taken from their critically acclaimed sophomore album Saving Grace

In 2021, When Rivers Meet were the first band to win four UK Blues Awards including Blues Band of the Year, Blues Album of the Year, Emerging Blues Artist of the Year, and Most Inspirational Online Performance of the Year. WRM were also won Best New Band at Planet Rock’s awards The Rocks.

This year the band are nominated for three awards at the UK Blues Awards including Blues Album of the Year (Saving Grace), Blues Band of the Year, and Blues Vocalist of the Year (Grace Bond).  

Saving Grace follows WRM’s critically acclaimed debut album We Fly Free that was released in November 2020, and their previous two EPs, The Uprising, and Innocence of Youth. The past two years have been a non-stop thrill-ride for WRM, who are comprised of Grace Bond (lead vocals, mandolin, violin) and Aaron Bond (guitar, vocals).

On their highly anticipated sophomore album Saving Grace, WRM have set out to produce a blues rock album with a more upbeat, punchy, and exciting sound.  The album is available from www.whenriversmeet.co.uk.


Photo Credit: © Rob Blackham

“We were very conscious that our debut album We Fly Free was a step up in production from our two EP releases previously The Uprising EP and Innocence of Youth,” says Grace. “We also wanted to keep a live, authentic vibe to the new album to retain the energetic feel in the music.”

Says Aaron, “We wanted the album to have more of an upbeat rock feel. We knew exactly what we wanted before we set off to record Saving Grace. We set our expectations high. We’re so pleased with the result and just hope everyone else loves it as much as we do!”  

As with their debut album, We Fly Free, a lot of care and attention given to the detail, not only went into the song writing, but also went into the production on each track, and telling a story from start to finish.

“Although we wanted to do something different from our previous work, we still wanted all the same elements that make our music distinctive and recognisable as When Rivers Meet,” says Grace.  


Photo Credit: © Rob Blackham

After the success of their debut album, We Fly Free, how does the sophomore album Saving Grace differ?

Saving Grace sophomore has a more upbeat rock feeling than We Fly Free,” says Aaron. “We were very conscious when we started to record this album that’s the direction that we wanted to move in, and it was exactly the kind of result that wanted to achieve.”

Continues Aaron, “As well as being inspired by classic blues including John Lee Hooker and Muddy Waters, we also draw a lot of influence from classic rock bands that include Led Zeppelin, Bad Company, Cream, and Free. To emulate some of the feel or tone of these legendary blues pioneers and seminal rock bands is something that we strive to do, and hopefully people will hear that in our music and relate to it.”

When Rivers Meet’s passion for blues rock shows through with an underpinning of traditional blues and classic rock. The duo makes a concerted effort to keep to a genuine, gritty sound using authentic techniques, including tube tape echo and reverb chambers, which have created a live sound that keeps a truly vintage vibe that not only has energy but is also a true representation of the ever-evolving sound this duo produces.


ALBUM CREDITS

Grace Bond – Vocals, Mandolin, Violin
Aaron Bond – Vocal, Guitar
Adam Bowers – Bass, Drums, Keys, Trumpet

Engineered, Produced, Mixed by Adam Bowers
Mastered by Mike Curtis
Recorded in Boathouse Studio, Suffolk

All songs written by Grace & Aaron Bond
Except * written by Grace & Aaron Bond and Adam Bowers

The new album is released on WRM’S independent label: One Road Records


UK Tour Dates 2022

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April & May 2022 UK Tour

With special guest

Sheffield Greystones

Thursday April 21, 2022

Sold Out

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24 HR Box Office: 0844 478 0898
Enquiries: 0114 266 5599
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Greystones Road, Sheffield, S11 7BS
www.mygreystones.co.uk/events

Bath Komedia

Friday April 22, 2022

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24 HR Box Office: 0844 478 0898
Venue Box Office: 01225 489 070
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22-23 Westgate St, Bath, BA1 1EP
www.komedia.co.uk/bath

Southampton 1865

Saturday April 23, 2022

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24 HR Box Office: 0844 478 0898
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Brunswick Square, Southampton, SO14 3AR
www.the1865.com

Colchester Arts Centre

Friday April 29, 2022

Sold Out

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24 HR Box Office: 0844 478 0898
Venue Box Office: 01206 500 900
Church Street, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1NF
www.colchesterartscentre.com

Newbury Arlington Arts

Saturday April 30, 2022

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24 HR Box Office: 0844 478 0898
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Mary Hare, Newbury, RG14 3BQ
www.arlington-arts.com

Leeds Brudenell Social Club

Thursday May 5, 2022

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24 HR Box Office: 0844 478 0898
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33 Queen's Rd, Burley, Leeds, LS6 1NY
www.brudenellsocialclub.co.uk

Newcastle Cluny

Friday May 6, 2022

Sold Out

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24 HR Box Office: 0844 478 0898
Venue: 0191 221 2659
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34 Lime St, Ouseburn, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, NE1 2PQ
www.thecluny.com

Glasgow Òran Mór

Saturday May 7, 2022

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24 HR Box Office: 0844 478 0898
Venue: 0141 357 6200
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Top of Byres Road, Glasgow, G12 8QX
www.oran-mor.co.uk

London Garage

Thursday May 12, 2022

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20-22 Highbury Corner, London, N5 1RD
www.thegarage.london

Birmingham The Asylum

Friday May 13, 2022

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38-43 Hampton St, Birmingham B19 3LS
www.theasylumvenue.co.uk

Norwich Waterfront Arts

Saturday May 14, 2022

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139-141 King St, Norwich, NR1 1QH
https://waterfrontnorwich.webflow.io

Manchester Deaf Institute

Thursday May 19, 2022

Sold Out

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24 HR Box Office: 0844 478 0898
Venue Box Office: 0161 276 9350
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135 Grosvenor Street, Manchester, M1 7HE
www.thedeafinstitute.co.uk

Bristol Exchange

Friday May 20, 2022

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24 HR Box Office: 0844 478 0898
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72-73 Old Market, Bristol, BS2 0EJ
www.exchangebristol.com/whats-on

Leek Foxlow Arts

Saturday May 21, 2022

Sold Out

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24 HR Box Office: 0844 478 0898
Venue: 01538 386 112
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Stockwell St, Leek, Staffordshire, ST13 6AD
www.foxloweartscentre.org.uk

Shoreham Ropetackle

Thursday May 26, 2022

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24 HR Box Office: 0844 478 0898
Venue Box Office: 01273 464 440
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Little High Street, Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex, BN43 5EG
www.ropetacklecentre.co.uk

Nottingham The Bodega

Friday May 27, 2022

Sold Out

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24 HR Box Office: 0844 478 0898
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23 Pelham St, Nottingham, NG1 2ED
www.bodeganottingham.com

Edinburgh Blues Club
Teviot Row House

Saturday May 28, 2022

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13 Bristo Square, Edinburgh, EH8 9AJ
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www.edinburgh-blues.uk

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October 2022 UK Tour

Cardiff Clwb Ifor Bach

Friday October 14, 2022

Tickets: thegigcartel.com
24 HR Box Office: 0844 478 0898
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11 Womanby Street, Cardiff, CF10 1BR
www.clwb.net

Bristol O2 Academy

Saturday October 15, 2022

Planet Rock’s Rocktober
with Kenny Wayne Shepherd and King King
Tickets: thegigcartel.com
24 HR Box Office: 0844 478 0898
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Frogmore Street, Bristol, BS1 5NA
www.academymusicgroup.com/o2academybristol

Gloucester Guildhall

Sunday October 16, 2022

Tickets: thegigcartel.com
24 HR Box Office: 0844 478 0898
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23 Eastgate Street, Gloucester, GL1 1NS
www.gloucesterguildhall.co.uk

London O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire

Tuesday October 18, 2022

Planet Rock’s Rocktober
with Kenny Wayne Shepherd and King King
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24 HR Box Office: 0844 478 0898
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Shepherd's Bush Green, London, W12 8TT
www.academymusicgroup.com/o2shepherdsbushempire

Huddersfield Parrish

Friday October 21, 2022

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24 HR Box Office: 0844 478 0898
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The Old Courthouse, Huddersfield, HD1 2SP
www.parishpub.co.uk/gigs

Sheffield O2 Academy

Saturday October 22, 2022

Planet Rock’s Rocktober
with Kenny Wayne Shepherd and King King
Tickets: thegigcartel.com
24 HR Box Office: 0844 478 0898
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37-43 Arundel Gate, Sheffield, S1 2PN
www.academymusicgroup.com/o2academysheffield

York Crescent

Sunday October 23, 2022

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24 HR Box Office: 0844 478 0898
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8 The Crescent, York, YO24 1AW
www.thecrescentyork.com

Liverpool Arts Club

Saturday October 29, 2022

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90 Seel Street, Liverpool, L1 4BH
www.academymusicgroup.com/artsclubliverpool

Milton Keynes Stables

Sunday October 30, 2022

Tickets: thegigcartel.com
24 HR Box Office: 0844 478 0898
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Stockwell Lane, Milton Keynes, MK17 8LU
www.stables.org

 

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