Mike Ross – The Only Place You Ever Take Me Is Down

Mike Ross - The Only Place You Ever Take Me Is Down - his Strong, Sardonic, Double A-side Digital Single plus live music dates

Mike Ross Releases his Strong, Sardonic, Double A-side Digital Single: The Only Place You Ever Take Me Is Down’ and Premieres Video

An unique ‘mash-up’ video featuring sections from each of the electric and acoustic versions 

Speaking of the decision to release the track as a double A-sider, featuring both acoustic AND electric versions, Mike says, “Like a lot of my songs, ‘Take Me Down’ can be interpreted in multiple ways, and I think that the difference between the overlaid and double-tracked electric version on ‘Clovis 2’ and the ‘none-more-stripped-back’ approach of the ‘Tennessee Transition’ rendition illustrates that point very nicely!”

Again, Mike proves himself the master of sharp, even savvy, cutting, sardonic lyrics, matched with engaging melodies and strong Blues-Rocky musicianship, with catchy hooks that have their own bite.

Not to mince words, The Only Place You Ever Take Me Is Down’ is a song about being irked and irritated by someone (N.B. an imaginary someone, Mike stresses!)

With tongue firmly in cheek, the song zooms into sharp close-up and focuses on a negative, even toxic, relationship and interactions, where one person is constantly being interrupted, carped at, criticised or belittled by someone else, to the point where it feels like some kind of curse or disease. The song’s lyrics echo the edge in Mike’s earlier song ‘None of Your Business’, where smart-Alec buttinskis, know-it-alls, and compulsive critics came it for a devastating Mike Ross counterblast.

Mike is also proud to announce a Special Double-Headline Show with Matt Pearce & The Mutiny, upstairs at The Garage at The Grace, in Highbury, on November 9th!
A Double Dose of Funky Rock & Rockin’ Blues from two Blues Charting artists!

‘The Clovis Limits – Tennessee Transition’ and its parent album duology. Out now on all digital platforms 

Mike Ross - The Only Place You Ever Take Me Is Down

SUMMER FESTVALS
Jul 16 Springstock Festival, Reading
Jul 23 Uckfield Blues & Roots Festival, Sussex
Jul 30 Pentrich Rock & Blues Festival
Jul 31 Wildfire Festival, Scotland
Aug 15 Bowness Bay Blues Festival, Cumbria
Sept 11/13 Blues Bazar Festival, Poland

Photo Credit: Neil Collins

Mike Ross - The Only Place You Ever Take Me Is Down

UK SOLO TOUR AUTUMN 2020
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Sept 29th BRIGHTON The Greys
Sept 30th SUNDERLAND Speakeasy
Oct 1st LIVERPOOL Kellys Dispensary
Oct 2nd LEEK Blues & Americana Festival
Oct 3rd SHEFFIELD Honey Bee Blues Club
Oct 5th LONDON – Ain’t Nothin’ But  
OCT 6TH – BRISTOL
Oct 7th MANCHESTER
Oct 8th GLASGOW 
Oct 9th EDINBURGH
Oct 10th LOUGHBOROUGH The Cask Bah
Oct 12th BROADSTAIRS The Wrotham

Photo Credit: Neil Collins

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