Southern roots rockers Robert Jon & The Wreck have released Live At The Ancienne Belgique, their first-ever live concert film, via Joe Bonamassa’s Journeyman Records. Recorded during their sold-out show at the Ancienne Belgique in Brussels, Belgium on June 29th, 2022, the live CD/DVD set captures the Wreck amid their longest-ever tour – 67 performances in 75 days across 9 countries. The night was nothing less than spectacular, featuring a setlist that spanned the last decade of their prolific career, from their 2013 debut to their 2022 release. Watch the official live music video for “Oh Miss Carolina”, and purchase/stream Live At The Ancienne Belgique HERE.
“A lot of time and effort went into our show at the Ancienne Belgique … We had been meaning to make a live album for years, so we saw this as an opportunity to document and release unique, more evolved versions of our songs.” – frontman Robert Jon Burrison.
The Wreck has shared a series of live singles over the past few weeks, leading into the release of Live At The Ancienne Belgique. This included “Blame It On The Whiskey,” their first single over ten years ago; an extended, psychedelic take on fan favorite “Hey Hey Mama;” and the album’s lead single “Shine a Light on Me Brother,” originally the title track of their 2021 studio full-length. “’Shine’ is always an exhilarating song to play live,” Robert Jon commented upon its release. “There are a lot of moving pieces and even a time change between the verse and chorus. Without the horns from the studio recording, it definitely has more of a ‘rock’ feel to it in a live setting. This song also features the talents of two backup singers, which added a lot to our sound!”
The band’s very recent dynamic new EP release of One Of A Kind, out now on all digital platforms, received rave reviews from all over the world and helped catapult the band’s awareness into new heights.
The One Of A Kind EP was the first taste of a slate of new material that Robert Jon & The Wreck will roll out over the next year and beyond. Prolific songwriters with a wealth of new material who refuse to be constrained by traditional release strategies, the band’s new partnership with Journeyman Records affords them the opportunity to work with the world’s top producers and release a steady stream of high-quality singles on an ongoing basis, cutting through the industry chaos and ensuring new music is accessible to fans as intended.
Reigning from Southern California, Robert Jon & The Wreck take the Southern rock sound from the east coast and make it their own. Since their inception in 2011, these native Californians; Robert Jon Burrison (lead vocals, guitar), Andrew Espantman (drums, background vocals), Henry James Schneekluth (lead guitar, background vocals), and Warren Murrel (bass) have been electrifying audiences all over the world with their soaring guitar leads, rich vocal harmonies, and memorable tunes. Recently, keyboardist Jake Abernathie joined the band as an official member as they continue to tour and record in the studio. Simply put, it is difficult to ignore when these talented musicians take the stage.
Robert Jon & The Wreck is currently touring as support for Blackberry Smoke as well as their own headlining gigs. For more information and to purchase tickets visit https://robertjonandthewreck.com/
Live At The Ancienne Belgique CD/DVD – by Robert Jon & The Wreck
1. The Devil Is Your Only Friend
3. She’s A Fighter*
4. Do You Remember
5. Henry Guitar Solo
6. Hey Hey Mama
7. Blame It On The Whiskey
8. Oh Miss Carolina
9. Tired Of Drinking Alone
10. Steve Keys Solo
11. The Death Of Me
12. Waiting For Your Man*
13. Andrew Drum Solo*
14. Don’t Let Me Go
15. Old Friend
16. Shine A Light On Me Brother
17. Cold Night
18. Glory Bound*
19. On The Run
(* DVD Only)