Ricky Warwick & The Fighting Hearts
- 22 May Holmfirth Picturedrome
Ricky Warwick (Black Star Riders, Thin Lizzy, The Almighty) recently announced that he will be releasing a brand new studio album, his first since 2015. The new album is titled ‘When Life Was Hard And Fast’ and will be released through Nuclear Blast.
Ricky comments “Fighting Heart” is a celebration of how music, literature, art and movies can inspire and motivate us on a daily basis. Can these things change the world? Who knows for sure. But I believe that loud guitars and rock n roll can save a little piece of us all “For the process of recording the album, Ricky was joined by Robert Crane (Bass), Xavier Muriel (Drums) and Keith Nelson (Guitar) as well as a number of special guests including Def Leppard’s Joe Elliott, Andy Taylor formerly of Duran Duran, Thunder’s Luke Morley, Dizzy Reed of The Mighty Guns ‘N Roses and even Ricky’s daughter Pepper. Keith also produced the new album, having previously worked with Buckcherry, Blackberry Smoke and Alice Cooper. Keith noted that “Ricky is a true Rock-n-Roll soul… he’s got incredible stories to tell and a unique way of telling them. It’s been an honor to be asked to partner and contribute to this record.”
Special guests The Dust Coda
Founded in the melodic prowess of Adam Mackie (lead guitar) and John Drake (vocals, rhythm guitar) and completed by the richly rugged groove of Scott Miller (drums) and Tony Ho (bass guitar), London rockers The Dust Coda have thundered into the New Wave Of Classic Rock scene with enticingly unforgettable riffs, gravel-soaked vocal soul and sheer swagger.
Sleek yet hard-hitting rock'n'roll rooted in blues soul, The Dust Coda clutch the echoes of rock'n'roll's most beloved household names, from the pure, raw poetry of Led Zeppelin to the nasty muscle of Guns 'N Roses, and bring them kicking and screaming into the 21st century.
On the cusp of lighting a new beacon along the trail of the rock revolution that modern music has observed over the past decade, The Dust Coda are continuing the momentum founded in Earache Records' latest roster of British rock flag-bearers (The Temperance Movement, Massive Wagons, Those Damn Crows).