THE HOOTEN HALLERS
Columbia, Missouri trio The Hooten Hallers are a high-energy blues, rock, and soul band known for hard-traveling and wild live shows, with a seemingly endless tour schedule. The myriad of influences in their music range from pre-war blues to rock’n’roll to honky tonk and a hint of jazz, with a thematic penchant for the strange and the unexplained. In the same vein, the Hooten Hallers’ music isn’t quite Americana and it’s not quite punk, but a bit of both, fused together in a drunken tangle. Their live shows take the listener on a seamless ride from unapologetically raucous blues on the lap steel and bass sax, to a sweet three part harmony country ballad, to a romping dance number.
The Hooten Hallers’ new self-titled album, out April 21, 2017 on Big Muddy Records, is the culmination of their experiences from 10 years of performing and traveling together. They’ve injected the album with the stories and characters they’ve been meeting on the road all this time. Produced by Johnny Walker (Soledad Brothers, All Seeing Eyes) and Kristo Baricevic (Big Muddy Records), the Hooten Hallers’ latest effort showcases their evolution as musicians and songwriters. It garnered attention by Noisey – “This album rules”; Rock’N’Reel (UK) – “This is a band that really understands and exudes the history of rock and roll”; Impose Magazine – “another stunner of a music collection”; New Releases Now – “one of the most dynamic live shows around”; AXS – “This album is sheer madness in the best way”; Ground Sounds – “gritty, groovy, and bluesy”; No Depression – “evokes images of Tom Waits tending to a trotline at Lake of the Ozarks”, amongst others.
John Randall’s demonically-tinged vocals and blues-inspired, manic guitar, and Andy Rehm’s screaming falsetto vocals and steady, pounding drum beat keep the band focused on their unique blend of deep blues and country punk. Kellie Everett brings the power with the deep rumble of her baritone and bass saxophones. When The Hooten Hallers come to town, you know it’s gonna be a party!
Lucie Tiger is known for her crowd-pleasing Americana blend of vintage blues-rock and country beats; a rhythm and riff-based sound sweetened with a voice that won’t quit – Music that you can dance, drive and dream to.
A Sydney-based musician, singer/songwriter, Lucie feels she was born in the wrong decade but she’ll just keep pretending that the 70s never ended. With frequent road trips through the dusty Australian countryside – the stereo always on and always loud – it was a given that she’d become a musician. When her father brought home an acoustic guitar and taught her the basics, Lucie couldn’t get enough and spent many a weekend figuring out her favourite songs by ear. It wasn’t long before Lucie started writing her own songs with inspiration coming from everywhere as she journeyed through life, a true traveller at heart.
Lucie released her debut self-titled EP in late 2018 (on Keith Richard’s birthday no less) and she’ll be following up with an album in late 2019. In the meantime, Lucie’s doing a tour of the US; recording and playing in Chicago, Nashville, Memphis, Muscle Shoals and Clarksdale. This follows a similar tour which saw Lucie play solo in Chicago, Nashville and New Orleans a few years back.
In 2019, Lucie won the SongsOnStage competition and she was recently nominated for the prestigious Australian Songwriting Association Award for Songwriting Excellence. Lucie’s songs were short-listed in the ASA Rock/Indie Awards.
Both as a solo act and with her band Tiger & the Rogues, Lucie has played most of Sydney’s top music venues including the Enmore Theatre, Factory, Metro/Lair, Annandale Hotel, Moshpit, Vasco Bar, Manly Leagues Club, Sandringham and Lansdowne Hotels.
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GARY MOORE II
Born and raised to a working-class family, singer/songwriter Gary Moore II blends his blue-collar mentality with songs about heartbreak, hard work, and hard living. With influences from Hank to R.A.T.M., TVZ to the DBTs, and everywhere in between, GMII’s songs find a place in the ever-evolving Americana genre. As a founding member of the Miles Burning Band, he co-fronted the band, releasing one EP and opening shows for regional/national touring acts and taking part in festivals like the Honky-Tonk Throwdown and Nippersink Fest. While recording the bands second release, vocal issues and the subsequent surgery forced him to take over a year off, and ultimately leave the band.
With a successful surgery under his belt, and a newfound respect for music and singing, GMII began pushing forward as the working-man’s troubadour. Working closely with long-time collaborator, multi-instrumentalist, and producer Michael Pentz, they’ve carved out an original roots-rock sound with a familiar feel.
2016 looks to be the culmination of Gary Moore II’s uphill climb from silence to stage, with festival appearances such as Moonrunners 2016 scheduled as well as solo and supporting gigs throughout Illinois and the Midwest being booked. More importantly, GMII’s debut solo album, Tin Man’s Blues, is projected for a late-spring/early-summer release by Hole In The Wall Records.