Friday, 13 July 2018

Retro Rocker project revived.

Hamburg -

The duo Penn Jones and Tully McCully have revived a bunch of great songs written a few years ago and Tully has completed the first single that will be part of an album later this year. The material is very danceable retro pop rock.

Single sleeve by Citizenquinn
Penn who originally hails from London (UK) is now a Nashville based singer, songwriter and sound engineer.

Tully is a producer and bass player for the former chart topping group McCully Workshop.

The two spent time in Tully's Cape Town studio recording the basics, including Penn's very punchy vocal tracks.

For a number of reasons the whole project went on ice for a while. Tully had originally recorded the tracks on 2 inch analog tape in his previous studio and needed to find a way to transfer the tracks to his all digital system set up in his home studio.

Hamburg (Germany) based rock label, Tin Can Discs heard the rough tracks and offered a license to release the productions, so Tully set to work again.  What he has so far delivered are some very well produced and performed songs.

The first release is a high energy track called, What it takes to be, a co-write by the two artists featuring Penn on vocals. The track is live on all the main digital portals now.

Link to the music - Penn and Tully

Beatles remake well done.

10/8/2017

The first new issue on the label to take on in 2017 is the single production by the US act known as RE-IMAGINE Nation.


http://leethorpentertainment.blogspot.de/2017/07/nowhere-man-very-fresh-take.html

Final Falling Mirror album in the works!

Cape Town - 

80s cult rockers, FALLING MIRROR, are set to have their final album of previously unreleased tracks ready to present to fans in the next 2 months.

Johnny Calls the Chemist, issued in 1984 was the single that put the group on the map.  The song which was promoted by Benjy Mudie and issued by the local Warner Brothers affiliate, was penned by Neilen Mirror and Allan Faull and produced by Tully McCully.  The group including drummer Pat Humphreys went on to issue several records that established them as an album act.
L to R, Allan Faull , Nielen Mirror and Pat Humphreys. 
Pic Rob Piper. (c) Songwrights Publishers

In the late 1980s there were reports about an international signing after the label sent tracks to LA. That was a difficult time for SA artists with the so-called cultural boycott in full swing. Falling Mirror's hopes were collateral damage and they trimmed their efforts to recording for the local market.

In 2014 Tully called the two main protagonists back into the studio to write and record again. There were new songs. There was a documentary on the group being shot and they had played a few gigs. This was after a hiatus of some 6 years with no new recordings.

Then the shock of all shocks hit the band. Guitarist Allan Faull had a heart attack in the studio and died.  It has taken 4 years to get over the setback but Tully went back to the tracks a few months ago and decided to finish the album. 

Allan was a reserved and introspective musician but with considerable artistic and technical capabilities. This can be heard on the new recordings which Tully has produced to showcase Allan's playing.

There will be 9 or 10 tracks on the new album cryptically entitled, Yesterday can change, perhaps a comment on breathing new life into the work done by the late guitarist and his songwriting partner. 



The first single from the album to be released on the 3rd of August is called Girl of Fashion and can be heard on all popular digital platforms. Link - Falling Mirror

Thursday, 30 August 2012

Tin Can Discs


Tin Can Discs is a label started by New Music Publishing, Germany in circa 1997.
The label was taken over by Lee Thorp Entertainment (LTE) in 2009.

Highlight releases -

Front sleeve of Rough Enough circa 1997


Rough Enough is an un-compromising hard rock album by two of Germany's big names from the 1970s rock music scene, Alex Conti and Inga Rumpf. All the songs were in english, a mixture of originals and covers, which came as a surprise to some fans. The production and performance is of a high standard and the album continues to sell on download well over a decade after release.  DOWNLOAD TRACKS HERE http://itunes.apple.com/de/album/rough-enough/id328756773
Link to clip of Rockship, featuring Inga and Alex - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0FX2K53pyAs




Sleeve of the Robin Auld release of Tin Can Discs.

Love Kills is a collection of "soft" rock songs by singer-songwriter, Robin Auld. It was released in Germany, UK and South Africa with limited success though praised by critics of the genre.

DOWNLOAD TRACKS HERE (tracks no longer available)

Link to Robin performing a track from the album live - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7IYqs9Q4CY










Irish indie rockers, The Vivid, initially London based, had their debut album Shiny released on the Tin Can Discs label.



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