Naked Remedy

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Naked Remedy
Origin West Midlands, England
Genres Psychedelic rock
Experimental rock
Years active 2009 – present
Website Naked Remedy's Website
Members Dave Small
Tom Callinswood
Past members Nav Sahota
Jack Ryland-Smith

Naked Remedy are a psychedelic blues duo formed in Worcestershire, UK. The current line-up consists of [1] Dave Small (Vocals/Drums) and Tom Callinswood (Guitar/Effects).Recently they have performed at Forum Live at the LG Arena Birmingham before Paul Weller took to the main stage in November 2010 [2]


Naked Remedy formed after members Dave Small and Tom Callinswood with Nav Sahota and Jack Ryland-Smith found themselves playing together regularly at local jam sessions, the four discovered that they could improvise and invent music together for hours, it is this inventiveness and spontaneity that has become the bedrock of a Naked Remedy performance.

Much of their reputation has been built on the strength and spontaneity of their live show. Their highly energetic performances are chaotic and impulsive, but never out of control, and this has captured the imagination of critics and audiences alike. After playing over 300+ gigs across the UK, they have crafted a sound that develops with each and every performance; balancing beautifully crafted hooks and melodies with darkly-nurtured improvised disorder.

Their music is both inventive and subversive, a stream of consciousness that utilises many different styles, from psychedelia to rock, from blues to soul, all fused together into a single sonic identity. One moment it's controlled chaos, the next a fleeting lull of serenity. Growling, distorted rawness contrasts with intense, vivid abstraction to create a vast, unfathomable musical landscape, invoking the likes of Grand Funk Railroad, MC5 and the lost psychedelic scene.

The Band won Worcester's got talent in October 2009 winning first prize of £2,500 [3][4] and recorded a 4 track EP of original material apart from a version of You got the love; Naked Remedy have also performed for many local charities including Wyrefest 2009 [5] for The Proton Effect,[6] Help For Heroes, Loaded 2010, Boozestock 2009 [7] and a Help for Haiti fundriser. They also appeared live at the worlds largest VW Camper Van Vanfest event 2010 and again in 2011. In 2012 they appeared on the Jubilee stage at the annual Glastonbudget festival.

Past individual achievements of band members include sharing the bill with Velvet Revolver, Status Quo, Jeff Healey, Walter Trout, Chicken Shack, Wishbone Ash, Hayseed Dixie and Rose Hill Drive, and bookings at The Royal Albert Hall and Download Festival 2008. They have recently supported Goldray [8] a group featuring Kenwyn House Reef and Paul Winterhart (Kula Shaker)

BBC Sessions[edit]

Naked Remedy have appeared on BBC Introducing with Andrew Marston[9] They also headlined The Hereford & Worcester Introducing Stage to launch the start of the Worcester Music Festival in August 2010 [10][11]

Studio Recording[edit]

In between the visceral dissonance of live performance, the band found time to record their debut self-titled EP, which sold out within 3 months. Since then they have continued to make unpredictable leaps and bounds, stopping only momentarily to capture the essence of their latest sound, before redefining themselves on the stage once again. Their most recent offering, "The Fall Of Man", will soon be available on iTunes.


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