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REPRESENTATION  – AGENCY

Described as mixing “…Southern Soul swagger with British grit…” by Classic Blues Magazine; having “…recaptured the vibrant energy and muscular gusto of bands of that (1968-1975) era, with Physical Graffiti-era raucous rock…” by Plunger; chosen by Classic Rock Magazine as one of “…seventeen high-grade super-rock (bands) set to change the world” and one of UNSUNG Melody’s “13 bands carrying the torch of Rock ’n’ Roll,” 68-75 (SIXTY-EIGHT/SEVENTY-FIVE) has just joined JCPL’s touring roster and completed its first UK tour, playing full houses from Newcastle to London!

Honored to join the JCPL’s stellar roster of talent (including Ian Hunter/Mott The Hoople, Bad Company’s Mick Ralphs, Jason and Scorchers and Georgia Satellites’ Dan Baird & Homemade Sin) 68-75 is anxious to hit the road in 2016!

68-75 is currently in pre-production to record their follow up CD to the band’s well received 2014 full length release, Stay On The Ride!

68-75 offers straight ahead rock laced with soulful, emotionally raw vocals. The sound of this Atlanta, GA-based quartet is rooted in ’70s rock — influenced by the music of Free, Terry Reid, Humble Pie, Faces and Stone The Crows.

Formed in late 2011, 68-75 released their self-titled debut EP in 2012, which received positive reviews from both UK and Stateside critics. 68-75 is currently in rotation on a host of influential, on-air and online radio stations including: WMMT; T-Bone Mathley’s Prime Cuts; World Music Radio UK; Amazing Radio UK… and is even broadcast on Roberto Mais Perfil’s Rock Connection Show in Sao Paulo, Brazil!

To date, the band has shared the stage with the legendary Leon Russell, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Ian McLagan of the Small Faces and Faces, Joe Bonamassa, Blackberry Smoke, Marc Ford, Jackie Greene, The Steepwater Band, Sister Sparrow and The Dirty Birds, SIMO, Ike Stubblefield, Chris Duarte and Trampled Under Foot, to name a few.

Core band members: singer Suzanne Sledge and guitarist Andrew Cylar are joined by some of the best musicians on either side of the pond, including UK drummer John Powney and Georgia’s own Hal ‘Wolf’ Mahan, bass.

PRESS

“1968 to 1975 were the years when rock ‘n’ roll gods swept the globe in private jets and hotel managers trembled when tour season rolled around. 68-75 haven’t quite reached that level of flagrant excess yet, but at least they sound like it.”

— Ken McIntyre, Classic Rock Magazine

“Groove-laden and with Sledge’s raw vocals bringing everything together, Stay On The Ride mixes a louche Southern soul swagger with a tough British-like grit.”

— Moray Stuart, Classic Blues Magazine

“68-75 brings to the table a sound all their own, but drawing on inspiration from artists popular over 40 years ago. Everyone talks about the token Zeppelin or Rolling Stones influences, but when a band speaks of Mott The Hoople, Free or Steppenwolf as the artists they’d most like to emulate within their own sound, it’s a new take on a vibrant feel, and sparks interest in what 68-75 are doing with their music.”

— Robyn Vagnozzi, Screamer Magazine

68-75 – Now this is a band that most haven’t heard. They are based in Atlanta and are led by the Janis Joplin re-incarnate Suzanne Sledge. Bluesy, aggressive, groove oriented rock topped off with an exceptionally sexy, gravely, snarling cadence from Suzanne. Their music screams the era they are named after.

— Jonathan Newsome, Unsung Melody

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