Heaven's Gate are delighted to present, for the music loving community of Liverpool and Merseyside, Bob Collum & The Welfare Mothers with support from Mudcat Landing and Dan Wilson (The Cubical).
Bob Collum & The Welfare Mothers: Go West young man! And so they did. Except for one guy, Bob Collum. He went East. Trading his home town of Tulsa, Oklahoma for the marshy plains of the Thames Estuary in Essex, bringing with him a country tinged power-pop with a healthy sense of irony.
Bob’s songs deliver a wry glimpse at life, love, death and .... Home decorating. All this is backed by the sensational Welfare Mothers. Although only one is a mother and none are on welfare at the moment, they remain the tightest band this side of the Thames Delta.
Mudcat Landing: Liverpool's own, a driving 4-piece who hurl their Americana influences into a huge mixing pot of scouse and serve up a nourishing bowl of 100% original rootsy rock. "In a perfect world there would be more bands like Mudcat Landing" Whisperin' and Hollerin'
Red Moon Joe (duo): Mark Wilkinson, leader of Red Moon Joe has long been considered to be one of the UK's finest country pickers. On this occasion Wilkinson returns to Heaven's Gate with a stripped down version of the band to present their authentic brand of Americana/Alt-Country.