The members have been associated with various successful Australian bands for the past 30 + years. The opportunity arose for a group of old friends to get together for a few fun filled days to record a collection of new tunes & old favourites.
The lineup is :?
Vic ONeill - Vocals / Ms Toni Allayialis - Vocals / Andrew Travers - Drums & Vocals ?Doug Wilshire - Lead Guitar, Pedel Steel, Banjo, Dobro & Vocals / Dan Rondeau - Double Bass / Col Johnston - Rhythm Guitar / Cathy Wearne - Vocals?Troy Dunham - Guest Lead Guitar.
The Longhorns sessions were recorded, mixed & mastered at Studio 57 Recording & produced by Marc Scully. Cover art by Peter Metro @ Metroco
The recordings are being released over the coming year as a series of EPs + a combined album package that will include bonus tracks not available on the EPs + mono mixes for the audio nerds. This energised album with some new numbers and covers retains the bands mix of rockabilly, country, western swing, rock n’roll and rockin’ blues with a heritage to some of Australia’s greatest artists.
Track 1 kicks off with Vic singing a rockin’ rendition of the HBO True Blood series theme ?‘I wanna do bad things to you’ penned by Jace Everett.
Track 2 is Miss Toni & Vic singing the Kasey Chambers & Paul Kelly country classic ‘I still pray’.
Track 3 is an original tuned penned by Andy Travers, ‘The Wrecker’ tells the story of the life & times of an old junkyard character .
Track 4 is an original tuned penned by Doug Wilshire and additions by Vic O’Neill , ‘You around’ is an instant old time western swing classic, a real toe tapper.
The Longhorns EP 1 will be available for sale world-wide from Feb 1st via digital retailers, iTunes, Amazon, etc