British contemporary blues-rock band, TBelly, will tour the U.S. this summer in support of their highly anticipated debut LP, Dead Men Don’t Pray. The first official single, "Tie It On My Face," premiered on iTunes on March 17. As former members of Les McKeown’s legendary Bay City Rollers, founder Russell Keefe and bandmates Kevin Magill (drums) and Ross Lardner (guitar) have toured the world and recorded multiple studio and live records.
Bass player Riad Abji and backing singer Debs Bonomini fill out the band’s roster. Harmonica player Al Richardson is also among the talented musicians on the songs that make up TBelly’s album. Keefe explains the process of making the debut: “We set up drums, we set up amps, we set up mics, and we played as a band - just like you’re supposed to.” He adds that the energy on the record is the sound of “people playing together and having a blast.”
Recorded at the Brighton Electric recording studio and co-produced by Keefe and Paul “Win” Winstanley, Dead Men Don’t Pray was released worldwide on May 26 via Cabin Music/ECR Music Group.
More information on TBelly is available on the band’s official website
Marty's review: If it's blues with raunch and punch you're after, then have a close listen to TBelly's debut album "Dead Men Don't Pray". From Russell Keefe's raspy, "Tom Waits" style vocals, scorching guitar licks, pounding piano, ultra-tight rhythm and all the other elements you would expect from a hot blues band, this album doesn't disappoint with every track a standout that will leave you breathless.
TBelly’s Summer Tour of the U.S.
Wed., July 29th - Parkside Lounge - New York, NY
Thur., July 30th - World Cafe Live - Philadelphia, PA
Fri., July 31st - Solly's Tavern - Washington, DC
Sun., August 2nd - Capital Ale House - Richmond, VA
Mon., August 3rd - Republic - Takoma Park, MD
Fri., August 7th - The 3rd St Dive - Louisville, KY
Sat., August 8th - Uncommon Ground - Chicago, IL
Wed., August 12th - Parkside Lounge - New York, NY
Other dates to be announced shortly!
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