Reverend Beat-Man heads to Norwich to preach gospel of punk-blues

Reverend Beat-Man. Photo: Epic Studios

Reverend Beat-Man. Photo: Epic Studios - Credit: Epic Studios

The cult Swiss performer will be in his rock'n'roll evangelist alter-ego for a gig at Epic Studios with 'Sister' Nicole Izobel Garcia.

Reverend Beat-Man and ‘Sister’ Nicole Izobel Garcia. Photo: Voodoo Rhythm Records

Reverend Beat-Man and ‘Sister’ Nicole Izobel Garcia. Photo: Voodoo Rhythm Records - Credit: Voodoo Rhythm Records

Infamous Swiss oddball Reverend Beat-Man is heading to Norwich as part of his mission to preach a gospel of punk-blues that have made him a cult figure.

Beat Zeller, better known as Beat-Man, is the head honcho of independent Voodoo Rhythm Records and previously led Swiss psychobilly band The Monsters, before taking on his rock'n'roll evangelist alter-ego Reverend Beat-Man.

The musician, DJ and record company owner will be bringing his notoriously outlandish and idiosyncratic live show to Epic Studios in Norwich on May 15.

A one-man band he plays guitar and drums, performing a 'sacrament' of primitive rock'n'roll and blues-fuelled trash, garage and punk. He describes his influences as Howlin' Wolf and Hasil Adkins.

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The Norwich gig, part of a short UK tour, will see him joined by frequent collaborator 'Sister' Nicole Izobel Garcia, a Califoanian multi-instrumentalist and vocalist with a sultry voice of the type you expect to be crooning 1920s jazz.

• Reverend Beat-Man plays Epic Studios, Magdalen Street, Norwich, May 15, 7.30pm, £10, 01603 727727,

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