News: When Rivers Meet Release Their Christmas Single And Announce 2023 UK Tour

Laurence Harvey

Blues rockers When Rivers Meet have announced their Spring 2023 UK Tour with their very special guest ‘Arielle’.

Tickets go on general sale on Friday December 9th from

The tour announcement coincides with When Rivers Meet’s first-ever Christmas single ‘Christmas Is Here’. Written by Grace and Aaron Bond, and produced by Adam Bowers, the double A-side single is available here.

‘Christmas Is Here’ is an upbeat blues rock Christmas song, featuring Grace Bond’s distinctive, powerhouse vocals and raunched-up mandolin solo overlaying Aaron Bond’s gritty guitar riff and harmonising vocals.

Check out the video, below:

Find out more via the band’s Website or Facebook

When Rivers Meet Breaker Of Chains Uk Tour

See the tour dates below:

  • Friday 28 April 2023 Colchester, Arts Centre
  • Saturday 29 April 2023 Norwich, Waterfront
  • Thursday 4 May 2023 Brighton, Komedia
  • Saturday 6 May 2023 London, Lafayette
  • Thursday 11 May 2023 Bristol Fleece
  • Friday 12 May 2023 Birmingham, Asylum
  • Saturday 13 May 2023 Southampton, 1865
  • Sunday 14 May 2023 Tavistock, Wharf
  • Friday 19 May 2023 Barnard Castle, The Witham
  • Saturday 20th May 2023 Glasgow, The Garage
  • Sunday 21 May 2023 Newcastle, University Students Union
  • Thursday 25 May 2023 Nottingham, Rescue Rooms
  • Friday 26 May 2023 Bradford, Nightrain
  • Saturday 27 May 2023 Manchester, Academy 3

Special Guest “Arielle”

Born in the US, but a self-proclaimed wanderer, Arielle began studying music at the age of five. A child prodigy, she attained a degree from Musician’s Institute in Los Angeles, and continued her education at London’s Institute of Contemporary Music Performance.

Discovered in 2010 by Extreme’s guitarist Nuno Bettencourt, she signed with an American indie record label called ‘Open E’. In the years that followed, she made a name for herself touring throughout North America and the UK, opening, and playing with Heart, Joan Jett, Graham Nash, Country Joe McDonald, Joe Bonamassa, Guns N’ Roses, members of Deep Purple, Billy Ray Cyrus, Eric Johnson, Gregg Allman, Keith Urban and Cee Lo Green, which included a main stage slot at Coachella.

At the age of 18, good fortune ensued when Arielle was handpicked by guitarist Brian May for a key role in the London-based musical “We Will Rock You” – a production based on the songs of his band Queen. From the cover of Guitar Player Magazine, to being recognized by country superstar Vince Gill as one of the ‘Top 5 Best New Guitarists,’ to being cast as a guitar player on the hit TV show Nashville, to ascending to No. 3 on the CMT Pure chart with the song “California,” as well as being featured on vocals and guitar on the new Joe Bonamassa documentary “Guitar Man” with the credit track. She has released 9 albums/EP’s, one of which placed in 11 chart genres in 2017 independently, including #3 in the Heatseekers Chart.

Her pride and joy is the “Two-Tone,” an extraordinary one-of-a-kind guitar she painstakingly designed, and hand-built, with her friend Patrick Yates. Brian May Guitars released a signature model-based on Two-Tone and the Brian May Red Special called ‘The BMG Arielle’ in March 2021.On April 20, 2023, Arielle will release her new studio album, ’73. 

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