‘Different State Of Mind’
new single by German blues rock act
from album ‘The Rotten’
UK release date 29.09.17
[Blue Central Records/Membran]
His raspy voice is as dry as the soil in Death Valley. His full beard is as prickly as a desert cactus. And the atmosphere in his songs is reminiscent of movie scenes shot by Jim Jarmusch, Quentin Tarantino and David Lynch. The 27-year old singer and songwriter Daniel Welbat is an engaging, passionate entertainer and, together
with his excellent band WellBad, he has impressed critics and enthused audiences wherever they have performed their very own brand of modern Blues Rock.
WellBad will release their third album, ‘The Rotten’, in September. Paired with the raw, dirty sound of his bandmates, the Hamburg-based Welbat creates an idiosyncratic blend of styles that easily transports a classic Blues vibe right into the here and now.
‘The Rotten’ is a genre-defying, elegant mix of Rock, Blues and Jazz and is produced by Stephan Gade (Udo Lindenberg, Niels Frevert), who also worked on the band’s
second studio album, ‘Judgement Days’, in 2015.
WellBad have not only made numerous appearances already on major German TV stations, but they also made the podium of the ‘European Blues Challenge’, held in Torrita di Siena, Italy, in April 2016. That same year they also represented Germany in the world´s largest international Blues competition in Memphis, Tennessee. In addition to some memorable concerts, the band had the chance to record a single in the legendary Sun Studios.
Daniel Welbat – vocals, guitars, keyboards, brass arrangement
Tim Lorenz – drums & percussion
Stefan Reich – bass
Joachim Refardt – trumpet
Stephan Gade – baritone guitar, brass arrangement
Philipp Kacza, Mat Clasen & Johnny John – horn section