David Migden & The Twisted Roots are an exciting electric five piece, performing unique original material in a genre-busting crossover of rock, blues and twisted American roots.
David Migden was raised in Little Rock Arkansas and moved to the UK as a teenager. After playing and touring around London and Europe, initially in the Lee Sankey Group with Matt Schofield and Ian Siegal, he then teamed up with ‘The Dirty Words’ and released ‘Second Hand Tattoo’ to a fantastic response from critics and fans alike.
Gigs across London and the Southeast followed at venues such as The Jazz Cafe, Dean Street Pizza Express, Ronnie Scott’s, the Borderline, and the American Embassy. The band members have played with many other internationally renowned artists including Robert Plant, James Brown, Corinne Bailey Rae, Matt Berry, Hamish Stuart (Average White Band), and Andy Newmark (Sly & the Family Stone, Roxy Music, John Lennon, Bowie), and have gained a reputation for putting on fantastic shows that focus on David’s incredible songs.
David Migden & The Dirty Words released their second album ‘Killing It’ in 2012 and received glowing reviews and radio play from across the globe.
The band’s reputation has been growing with radio play across the UK, Europe and the US. They recently won the prestigious New Brunswick ‘Battle of the Blues’ and appeared at the Harvest Jazz and Blues Festival in Canada in Sept 2013. David Migden has also been nominated in the British Blues Awards for best singer and best original song ‘Shel’.
The band has recently won Best Band and Best Newcomer in the Blues Matters writers’ poll 2013. As a result they will represent the UK in the European Blues Challenge 2104 in Riga, Latvia in April 2014. They will play alongside 17 other bands from other EU countries to see who will be awarded best band 2014.
2014 also brings a new name for the band ‘The Twisted Roots’ which they all think better represents the sound of their new album ‘Animal & Man’ released 21st February. The album, recorded at Rimshot studios in Kent, has the sound and songs the band have always wanted. It was partly financed by a successful Pledgemusic campaign, where fans of the band have helped to finance the album in advance.
The Twisted Roots are:
David Migden – Vocals/Trumpet/Piano
Phil Scragg – Bass
James Sedge – Drums/Percussion
Joe Gibson – Guitar/Backing Vocals
Graham Mann – Keyboard/Trombone/Backing Vocals
You can find David Migden and the Twisted Roots at:
The Twisted Roots YouTube Channel