Please note that due to further delays at the pressing plant, the records are now not expected until sometime in August.
Artist – Thee Escapees
Release – Breaking Out
Label – Spinout Nuggets
Cat No. – SN063
Release date – 24th June 2022
Thee Escapees are a trio of runaways, re-grouping to make and perform musical happenings, some of which are now laid into two continuous grooves. Inspired by the sounds of 1960’s Garage-Beat -Trash, with a mixture of Rhythm & Blues, and a Rock n Roll beat, that’s gonna knock your towelling socks off!!
Based in London, England, they’ve played in some cracking bands over the years, and recently decided to combine their strengths to create this Powerhouse Garage Beat Trio.
With Alan Walshe on gutsy lead vocals, raucous guitar and organ (at some point also Lancashire Bombers, The Trick Noise Makers, The SD5, The Voyd and others), Dave ‘Diamond’ Prince skilfully manning his vintage Trixon Speedfire drum kit, vocals and screams (at some point The Voo-Dooms, Lancashire Bombers, The Untamed, The Sundowners, and also with The Hi-Fi’s and Diamond Daddio’s) and Mark ‘Fazza’ Farrington on bass guitar and vocals (previously in Long Tall Shorty and Joe Public), Thee Escapees found themselves in Jim Riley’s Ranscombe Studios in Medway, and this is the result.
Since the recordings, Mark has since ‘escaped’, and Sean ‘Cookie Boy‘ Pereira has joined Dave and Alan on bass guitar (also of The Spellbinder Project).
Their influences are The Vibes, The Yardbirds, Nine Below Zero, The Milkshakes, The Sonics and Bo Diddley. Get the picture?
Breaking Out is a thirteen-strong track album, which also includes Thee Escapees take on Del Shannon’s ‘Runaway’. From ‘Baby, You’re Not What I Want’ to ‘Her Big Mistake’, the album allows Thee Escapees to shed their load.
The sixty-third release on Spinout Nuggets, this record will be available via the label, the band and all very good record outlets.
Line Up: –
Alan Walshe – Vocals, Guitar, Organ
Dave Prince – Drums, Vocals, Piano, Screams
Mark Farrington – Bass Guitar
*Guest Jim Riley – Harp