The Barnestormers – Jools Holland’s Rockabilly Allstar Band – Announce Debut LP
The Barnestormers have announced their self-titled debut album, due for release on 26 May. The rockabilly allstar band – featuring Jimmy Barnes, Jools Holland, Chris Cheney, Slim Jim Phantom and Kevin Shirley – have also released their first single, Johnny’s Gone, watch below.
A press release reads: “What you have right here is rockabilly royalty. They’re global allstars who swing like a gate. They make the finest, finger poppin’ grooves to shake your local juke joint since the glory days of fenders and fins. Hold tight kiddo.
“Flip your lid for each of them now …. pounding the ivories is East End boogie-woogie dice slinger, and UK music legend, Jools Holland. In the red corner, on sticks, skins and steel, from the City Of Angels via Brooklyn, it’s the signature Stray Cat backbeat of Slim Jim Phantom. In the blue corner, from Melbourne, slinging his hollow body Gretsch low and drawing quick – Chris Cheney from the Living End. Who’s the ringmaster for all this? Studio daddy-o, Kevin “Caveman” Shirley on the flying faders. And last, but definitely not least, wearing the championship belt of 20 number one albums, on vocals, the storming heart and soul of Australian rock’n’roll … Jimmy Barnes.
“From the band Squeeze to his 19-piece Rhythm & Blues Orchestra, Jools Holland has been touring the world, recorded 25 solo albums and worked with the most prestigious names in music. Jools’s career as a TV presenter has run parallel to his musical career and includes iconic shows such as The Tube and Later… with Jools Holland (into its 31st year).
“Australia’s favourite rock’n’roll and soul singer Jimmy Barnes has topped the Australian charts more than any other artist in the history of the Australian Record Industry Association (ARIA). His fifteen solo number ones (plus five more with Cold Chisel) comfortably eclipse The Beatles (14), Madonna (12), Eminem and U2 (11).”
The Barnestormers – The Barnestormers tracklisting
1. Sweet Love On My Mind
2. Working for the Man
3. Johnny’s Gone
4. Lonesome Train
5. Thirteen Women (And Only One Man)
6. Dear Dad
7. Crazy Crazy Lovin’
8. Sweet Nothin’s
9. Land of Hope and Glory
10. Real Wild Child
11. 25 to Life