Each tune is individually brilliant.
There are pop stars but then there is musical royalty and each member of this band is exactly that. Most noticeably being bassist Nick Simper (who was a founding member of Deep Purple) and drummer John Kerrison who was involved in the 1960’s pop-rock group Episode Six. Joined by three others, this British band create something extraordinary here in what is their debut album. White Horses of Lyme Bay has a sublime opening to it and it is when Adrian Connery’s stonking lead guitar combines with the other members of the band that a remarkable tune is created which just grows on you. The opening track of the record is just as good. Titled Inside Out Again, its Creedance-esque vocals create a damn fine sound which sets this album up very nicely indeed. The joining of these forces is something I truly hope will continue for many, many years to come; long may they carry on.
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How good to start the New Year with British Acts. Apart from one track all are written by Connery and Kerrison, included are some brilliant lyrics backed by a band with a wealth of musical experience. Adrian Connery Vocal & Guitar, John Kerrison Drums, Nick Simper Bass Guitar, Pete Parks Guitar, Barry Parfitt Piano. Good mix of tempo to cover everyones taste in music and dancing.
Track 5 title track *Blagards and Cowboys* terrific piano playing and harmonies. Enjoyed the album well worth a listen. Being their debut album I feel it will make an impact on the country scene.
This is a band I have not heard of before. It consists of Adrian Connery, guitar and vocals, John Kerrison on drums, Barry Parfitt on piano, Pete Parks on guitar and Nick Simper on bass. All but one of the 10 tracks were written by Adrian and John who certainly have a huge talent for song writing. All band members are professional with a wealth of musical experience and most of the tracks are upbeat and can be classed as Country rock. I did like this CD and as I listened, I found the songs that I enjoyed the most were Too Close For Comfort, White Horses Of Lyme Bay and Blagards & Cowboys which was also my favourite
Country rock with a west country as opposed to west coast twang, is just a starting point for “Skulduggery”. It pulls on former members of the Pirates and Deep Purple, John Kerrison and Nick Simper, and through their new band Blagards & Cowboys gives them a vehicle to show there’s plenty of life in the old dogs yet. Songs and production reveal an album by a band that has got a lot of talent and experience to draw on. This is an album of a band that has re-affirmed it’s love affair with music and wants to share that with the world.
It Ain’t Rock & Roll: The biography of drummer John Kerrison
As a child John Kerrison was so obsessed with becoming a drummer that he made a snare drum from a biscuit tin and wallpaper. Tutored by the legendary Jim Marshall he turned professional at the age of thirteen. “I quit school at fifteen….
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