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Hey Gringo - Three

Hey Gringo - Three
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Hey Gringo, THE all original, Groove Injected Funky, Retro Blues/Roots Combo from Melbourne, Australia.


 

Track Listing
1. No Doubt About It  
2. Can't Say No  
3. Next Step  
4. Beats Working 
5. Won't Let You Down 
6. When You Want It 
7. Think About It 
8. Ticket to Go 
9. Gorgie 
10. Dumb Pump 
11. Can't Love Myself Today 
12. Outta Reef 
13. Past 35
14. (Bonus Spectrum track) You Know What I Mean 
Click on above buttons to hear samples from select tracks

 

  More info and Reviews 

 This 4 piece lively and entertaining combo’s members have a wealth of performing credentials having performed nationally and internationally in bands with such artists as Ross Wilson, Spectrum, Paul Kelly & The Dots & Stormwater Boys, Colin Hay, Men @ Work, U.S. Blues Legend Jimmy Witherspoon, Nicky Bomba, Archie Roach, Broderick Smith, Frankie & Wilbur’s On The Prowl, Gerry Hales’ Uncle Bill, Leslie Avril, Andrea Marr’s Blues Train, Bouncing Checks, Bachelors from Prague, Fingerprint and many more.

Hey Gringo’s three albums have included guest appearances by some of Australia's most legendary performers including Ross Wilson, Spectrum, Broderick Smith, Kevin Borich, Nicky Bomba, Ross Hannaford, Lil’Fi among others proving their credible reputation. The band's relaxed and funky tongue in cheek attitude and sound is characteristic of the influences of the Oz 70s with the freshness of NOW making Hey Gringo so unique and refreshing.

First album “I WAS THERE” met with airplay Oz & worldwide in countries such as Argentina, Germany, Poland, Belgium, Canada & The Netherlands, establishing a reputation for their music being "thought provoking and striking a balance between punchy & relaxed grooves, something Hey Gringo do extraordinarily well" by Terry Reilly of the Melbourne Age Newspaper's Entertainment Guide Album Review.

Their second album Funky Car broke new ground aided through distribution with Soundvault Records and the song co-penned with Ross Wilson & Daryl Roberts’ “Old Country Road” gained National airplay. Billy Pinnell (Oz Music Historian & Musicologist) “Claimed the FuNkY CaR to be one of the best albums of 2003.”

Latest album “three” is now available and building on the gringo reputation as one of the most individual fully original bands around. Hey Gringo's consistent creative spirit and depth of songwriting skills helps produce such a diverse but characteristic performance, hence the comment from last years Telstra Great Southern Blues & Rockabilly Festival “One of the best live band I have seen in ages”.  


 "Musically adventurous and boasting two of Australia's most original songwriters, Daryl Roberts and Paul Gadsby, this Melbourne quartet hits the big trifecta with the release of album number three. As usual the songs explore the vast terrains of blues, funk, gospel, rock and some territories in between with support from long time friends Nicky Bomba(percussion), Mike Rudd and Spectrum, Ross Wilson, Kevin Borich and Lil'Fi."

BILLY PINNELL - MUSIC AUSTRALIA MAGAZINE August 2005


 "Groove injected Melbourne band Hey Gringo serve up 52 minutes of subtly smooth Aussie rhythm and blues on this, their third independent release. Prolific songsmiths Daryl Roberts and Paul Gadsby are responsible for ten new compelling original tunes between them plus two co-written respectively with guests Ross Wilson and Spectrum guitarist Mike Rudd, alongside two more compositions from Les Oldman. Sounding very much in the so-called U.S. West Coast Cali-Soul vein, Hey Gringo comprises pianist/organist Roberts, guitarist/bassist Gadsby and drummer Les Oldman supported by Brian Strafford on guitar and sax and Sean Vagg on sax. Each composer sings lead on his own songs, Wilson and Rudd included, and most band members contribute back-up harmonies throughout the set. Also appearing on the CD are Lil'Fi providing vibrant back-up vocals, Kevin Borich playing some tasty lead guitar and Nicky Bomba's drums and infectious conga rhythms. From the opening riffs of "No Doubt About It" to the finale "You Know What I Mean"-a bonus track featuring Spectrum(of which Roberts is also a member) - the album rocks on through good-time shuffles, driving funk, jazzy swing, uptown blues and cool R&B backbeats. Occasional harmonica input from Roberts and Rudd add bluesy tones while Oldman demonstrates formidable rock'n roll singing talent on his "Past 35". The only laid back items are Wilson and Robert's samba-soaked "Cant Face Myself Today" and the cruisy instrumental "Outta Reef". Three is a quality addition to the fine catalogue of Hey Gringo's suberb body of work."

 Al Hensley - Rhythms Magazine July 2005


"All the ingredients are here from the inspiration to the band's performance and from the quality of the guests to the songs. From the outset, Hey Gringo leader Daryl Roberts has sought to pay tribute to the 1970s Australian music. It is probably more succesful in meeting that aim on this, the band's third album. But there are other things at play - a little funk here, a jazzy tinge there. It helps when Paul Gadsby contributes guitar, bass & vocals and songs. Nicky Bomba is always good to have along for the ride, as are the boys from Spectrum, while Ross Wilson and Kevin Borich contribute more than memories of the 70's. Roberts stands tall in this company, with his vocals and keyboards underpinning much of the package. "

LEE HOWARD - MELBOURNE SUNDAY HERALD SUN ***Stars JAN 8, 2006


Just got the Hey Gringo "three" album and what can I say - I am still playing it!!!!!!!!!! It is fantastic. This just reinforces my belief that we should hear more of our local talent rather than overseas most of the time. It will certainly get heaps of air play on my programme.

 Wendy Rudin 92.3 SPIRIT FM


  You can visit the band's website or e-mail them at gringobeach@hotmail.com

 


 

 

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Hey Gringo, THE all original, Groove Injected Funky, Retro Blues/Roots Combo from Melbourne, Australia.


 

Track Listing
1. No Doubt About It  
2. Can't Say No  
3. Next Step  
4. Beats Working 
5. Won't Let You Down 
6. When You Want It 
7. Think About It 
8. Ticket to Go 
9. Gorgie 
10. Dumb Pump 
11. Can't Love Myself Today 
12. Outta Reef 
13. Past 35
14. (Bonus Spectrum track) You Know What I Mean 
Click on above buttons to hear samples from select tracks

 

  More info and Reviews 

 This 4 piece lively and entertaining combo’s members have a wealth of performing credentials having performed nationally and internationally in bands with such artists as Ross Wilson, Spectrum, Paul Kelly & The Dots & Stormwater Boys, Colin Hay, Men @ Work, U.S. Blues Legend Jimmy Witherspoon, Nicky Bomba, Archie Roach, Broderick Smith, Frankie & Wilbur’s On The Prowl, Gerry Hales’ Uncle Bill, Leslie Avril, Andrea Marr’s Blues Train, Bouncing Checks, Bachelors from Prague, Fingerprint and many more.

Hey Gringo’s three albums have included guest appearances by some of Australia's most legendary performers including Ross Wilson, Spectrum, Broderick Smith, Kevin Borich, Nicky Bomba, Ross Hannaford, Lil’Fi among others proving their credible reputation. The band's relaxed and funky tongue in cheek attitude and sound is characteristic of the influences of the Oz 70s with the freshness of NOW making Hey Gringo so unique and refreshing.

First album “I WAS THERE” met with airplay Oz & worldwide in countries such as Argentina, Germany, Poland, Belgium, Canada & The Netherlands, establishing a reputation for their music being "thought provoking and striking a balance between punchy & relaxed grooves, something Hey Gringo do extraordinarily well" by Terry Reilly of the Melbourne Age Newspaper's Entertainment Guide Album Review.

Their second album Funky Car broke new ground aided through distribution with Soundvault Records and the song co-penned with Ross Wilson & Daryl Roberts’ “Old Country Road” gained National airplay. Billy Pinnell (Oz Music Historian & Musicologist) “Claimed the FuNkY CaR to be one of the best albums of 2003.”

Latest album “three” is now available and building on the gringo reputation as one of the most individual fully original bands around. Hey Gringo's consistent creative spirit and depth of songwriting skills helps produce such a diverse but characteristic performance, hence the comment from last years Telstra Great Southern Blues & Rockabilly Festival “One of the best live band I have seen in ages”.  


 "Musically adventurous and boasting two of Australia's most original songwriters, Daryl Roberts and Paul Gadsby, this Melbourne quartet hits the big trifecta with the release of album number three. As usual the songs explore the vast terrains of blues, funk, gospel, rock and some territories in between with support from long time friends Nicky Bomba(percussion), Mike Rudd and Spectrum, Ross Wilson, Kevin Borich and Lil'Fi."

BILLY PINNELL - MUSIC AUSTRALIA MAGAZINE August 2005


 "Groove injected Melbourne band Hey Gringo serve up 52 minutes of subtly smooth Aussie rhythm and blues on this, their third independent release. Prolific songsmiths Daryl Roberts and Paul Gadsby are responsible for ten new compelling original tunes between them plus two co-written respectively with guests Ross Wilson and Spectrum guitarist Mike Rudd, alongside two more compositions from Les Oldman. Sounding very much in the so-called U.S. West Coast Cali-Soul vein, Hey Gringo comprises pianist/organist Roberts, guitarist/bassist Gadsby and drummer Les Oldman supported by Brian Strafford on guitar and sax and Sean Vagg on sax. Each composer sings lead on his own songs, Wilson and Rudd included, and most band members contribute back-up harmonies throughout the set. Also appearing on the CD are Lil'Fi providing vibrant back-up vocals, Kevin Borich playing some tasty lead guitar and Nicky Bomba's drums and infectious conga rhythms. From the opening riffs of "No Doubt About It" to the finale "You Know What I Mean"-a bonus track featuring Spectrum(of which Roberts is also a member) - the album rocks on through good-time shuffles, driving funk, jazzy swing, uptown blues and cool R&B backbeats. Occasional harmonica input from Roberts and Rudd add bluesy tones while Oldman demonstrates formidable rock'n roll singing talent on his "Past 35". The only laid back items are Wilson and Robert's samba-soaked "Cant Face Myself Today" and the cruisy instrumental "Outta Reef". Three is a quality addition to the fine catalogue of Hey Gringo's suberb body of work."

 Al Hensley - Rhythms Magazine July 2005


"All the ingredients are here from the inspiration to the band's performance and from the quality of the guests to the songs. From the outset, Hey Gringo leader Daryl Roberts has sought to pay tribute to the 1970s Australian music. It is probably more succesful in meeting that aim on this, the band's third album. But there are other things at play - a little funk here, a jazzy tinge there. It helps when Paul Gadsby contributes guitar, bass & vocals and songs. Nicky Bomba is always good to have along for the ride, as are the boys from Spectrum, while Ross Wilson and Kevin Borich contribute more than memories of the 70's. Roberts stands tall in this company, with his vocals and keyboards underpinning much of the package. "

LEE HOWARD - MELBOURNE SUNDAY HERALD SUN ***Stars JAN 8, 2006


Just got the Hey Gringo "three" album and what can I say - I am still playing it!!!!!!!!!! It is fantastic. This just reinforces my belief that we should hear more of our local talent rather than overseas most of the time. It will certainly get heaps of air play on my programme.

 Wendy Rudin 92.3 SPIRIT FM


  You can visit the band's website or e-mail them at gringobeach@hotmail.com

 


 

 

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