DES HORSFALL'S KUSCHTY RYE - THE GOOD GENTLEMAN'S TONIC - LTD EDITION
10 ANNIVERSARY EDITION - 1ST TIME ON VINYL
INDIVIDUALLY NUMBERED (250 COPIES ONLY)
INCLUDES ENVELOPE WITH KEY AND TEA BAG !!!!
A modern fairytale: You're a singer-songwriter, and you may have enough songs for an album. But the real inspiration is missing, so you visit a gypsy woman. She brews you a cuppa in which Ronnie Lane's face appears and plays you the Small Face's unforgotten Slim Chance album ANYMORE FOR ANYMORE. "Honey, that's all you need", as the Faces used to sing: Now the bard in question, Des Horsfall, knows exactly what to do. He proceeds to write a brand new, complete collection of Laney-inspired songs, and he and his Kuschty Rye friends, Katriona Gilmore and Andy McKerlie, play them to you in a wonderful, analog-captured way, no ProTools here, folks.
Wait a moment, haven't Slim Chance, Ronnie Lane's old band, also just reformed? Indeed they did, and Des with his own outfit, "Kuschty Rye" (which was a Lane chart success and means 'Good Gentleman')know all about it! They waste no time in hiring two of their members: Stevie Simpson (mandolin, fiddle), Charlie Hart (accordeon, fiddle)as well as one of the old gang: Benny Gallagher on vocals and harmonica. PJ Wright assists, too, he of The Steve Gibbons Band and The Dylan Project. The songs Des Horsfall creates sound fresh, at the same time it seems they have always been there - we must have heard that "No-One Talks" waltz many times in our local, right? A title like "Chunggadiddleydumdee" sounds a bit like, exactly, Stanley Unwin's unforgettable Cockney speak in the Small Faces' ODGEN`S NUT GONE FLAKE. To be sure, Des hired his son, Professor John Unwin, to tell a tale like only an Unwin can, a complete OGDEN's KUSCHTY sequel in fact, now that his dad is no more. Neither is Ronnie, but just like you can listen to his old albums, you can get to Unwin junior's tales here on top of a bunch of heart-warming numbers if you click and buy the first Kuschty Rye album, and also see them at a venue near you. Watch out for these Good Gentlemen's tonics & tunes!