Early last year I was trawling You Tube looking for any new music that was out there when I came across a band from the West Midlands that caught my ear with their modern hard rock sound.
The band was Gin Annie and they soon became one of my favourite new bands out there. Having seen them live at Ramblin’ Man last Summer (where they nailed it by the way), I was due to see them at The Underworld in Camden in a support slot for Faster Pussycat in early March, when Covid-19 struck and the gig was the first of many for me that was cancelled.[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ethuGbloF3o&w=560&h=315]
The band hail from Wolverhampton and are formed around the nucleus of cousins David Foster on vocals and Byron ‘Beej’ Garbett on guitars who are joined by Brian Green (guitars), Phil ‘Hammer’ Burrows (bass) and since January 2020, Carlos Marin (drums).
Their debut album ‘100% Proof’ was released in January 2019 and entered the top 10 of both i-Tunes and the Amazon Rock charts, with the band supporting the release with a 7 date UK tour and support slots for Deadland Ritual, Last In Line, Geoff Tate and Ugly Kid Joe as well as festivals such as Ramblin’ Man, HRH Ibiza, HRH13, Rock & Blues Custom Show, Breaking Bands and Winters End.
Just before lockdown got into full swing, the boys got together to record and shoot the video for ‘Save Me’ which was then released at the end of March 2020.
Starting out with a solid beat and grinding guitars, David Foster soon adds his masterful vocals to the mix and we proceed to get both barrels of Gin Annie for the next three and a half minutes. There’s not a week link here; the powerhouse rhythm section of Burrows and Marin, the duelling guitars and riffs of Green and Garbett and the strong but controlled voice of Foster. ‘Save Me’ is quite frankly, everything the rock fan wants wrapped up in a thumping hard rock parcel.
This release can only further enhance the reputation of a band who are on the up and I for one can’t wait until the boys are back out on the road again.
‘Save Me’ was released on 29th March 2020
Reviewed by : Howard Whitelaw for MPM
Gin Annie is:
Vocals David Foster Bass Phill ‘Hammer’ Burrows Drums Carlos Marin Guitar Brian Green Guitar Byron ‘Beej’ Garbett
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