"It's a really hearty and real collection. Fantastic sounds, excellent production"
New Cross Road
New Cross Road features a sublime collection of Ronnie Lane songs, plus new band originals and a cover of Squeeze Box by Pete Townshend. This is the band's third album since reforming in 2011, and follows The Show Goes On and On the Move.
The album features a true blend of styles and feel, with material being drawn from Ronnie Lane's repertoire (Chicken Wired, Annie, Debris and Spiritual Babe) and of course from within the band itself. There are strong writing talents in the band, notably Billy Nicholls and Geraint Watkins, as well as Steve Bingham and Charlie Hart, all of whom contribute to the album. Flossie Lane was written in honour of Ronnie's namesake, the notorious Shropshire publican.
Whilst we've built up a great reputation as a live band we really wanted to return to the studio and create an album that really reflects not only where we came from, but where we are. We feel New Cross Road does just that and we couldn't be prouder.
Let's Go Home / Flossie Lane / Chicken Wired / Annie / Squeezebox / Debris / Kew / Mr. Jones / Spiritual Babe / Roll The Dice
STEVE BINGHAM vocals, bass
CHARLIE HART vocals, fiddle, accordion and keys
BILLY NICHOLLS vocals, mandolin, acoustic guitar
BRENDAN O'NEILL drums
STEVE SIMPSON vocals, guitar, mandolin and fiddle
GERAINT WATKINS vocals and keys
Between them they have played with the likes of Eric Clapton, Rory Gallagher, The Who, Ian Dury, Frankie Miller, Geno Washington, Carl Perkins, Van Morrison, Eric Bibb and Pete Brown.