Phoenix Road is a mythical road. It flows like a dream from California, through the Northern climbs of the Soul and then tunnels deep beneath the Atlantic to the Old World. Here it passes through Brighton, Bath, Woking and through 1960's London Town, then up to Muswell Hill, before it continues through the East End. Rolling on beneath the wide open skies of the East, where it reaches its end and rises up from our yesterdays to become a Sound for today and all our tomorrows... This is the Sound of Phoenix Road!
ABOUT PHOENIX ROAD
60’s VIBE WITH A ‘MOD’ERN TWIST
BEAUTIFULLY CRAFTED ORIGINAL SONGS
TWO SUPERB STUDIO ALBUMS AVAILABLE FROM ALLEY CLUB RECORDS
NOW BOOKING GIGS
A new chapter is being written in the PHOENIX ROAD story... when lockdown ended and the recording of OVER TEN THOUSAND SKIES was complete, it looked unlikely that a live gigs would be do-able with the original line up, who had all moved in all sorts of different directions and to distant locations. No fights or scandals to report and they are still all best of friends (or pen pals at least)!!!
So a new line up has now been formed... and everyone lives in and around the Cambridge! This means that rehearsals and live shows are now much more do-able. The sound is evolving and it will sound different on stage to the recordings (which it would anyway).
In addition to the live shows, new songs and more recording with the new line up is coming up in the new year.
MEET THE NEW LINE UP
Tom Hinton - Lead Vocals & Acoustic Rhythm Guitar
has now joined forces with:
Yoann Roth - Lead Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Lap Steel, Backing Vocals
Richard 'Richie' Lewis - Lead Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Backing Vocals
Paul 'Buck' Buckingham - Bass Guitar
SImon Martin - Drums
Watch this space for updates, biogs and more news... and for gig announcements etc best to follow the facebook page.
THE BACK STORY...
It all began with a fun recording project, when Tom Hinton contacted his long lost buddy Jason Baldock to record ‘a song or two’ at The Crunch www.facebook.com/thecrunchnorwich - Jason’s amazing recording studio near Norwich. One song became two and two became ten - and grand plans for a proper studio album called THE MOUNTAINEER were laid. Jason introduced Andy Fairclough and he was soon involved recording the Hammond Organ, Piano & Mellotron parts. Paul 'Sawty' Sawtell, heard some of the tracks over the summer, while they were in progress and loved the 60’s vibe. He quickly signed PHOENIX ROAD up to his new Cambridge based label; Alley Club Records www.alleyclub.co.uk label, where the CD album can now be ordered.
That might have been the end of it, but Jason and Andy were up for playing live... Tom didn’t need too much persuading and set off to find a more musicians for the live shows. He was lucky enough to find the wonderful Ivan - a musical wizard recently moved from Croatia to North London. Ivan loved the songs and the sound and a match was made. Simon Brice, one Tom's oldest buddies and former band mate, was up for playing lead guitar and so the line up was complete.
On 1.12.19, PHOENIX ROAD played their debut gig and album launch party at The Portland, Cambridge. The entire album was performed live, in track order to a good sized audience - and what a fun night that was!
During Covid more live shows weren't an option and the line up fragmented across great distances... nonetheless a second album was recorded during this time, with Jason drums, bass and production duties. Andy Fairclough laid down his Hammond, Melotron and various keyboard parts and Simon Brice recorded some lovely lead guitar parts via file sharing from France.
The end result is the superb album OVER TEN THOUSAND SKIES... available now on most streaming platforms and alley club records
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