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“I remember early spring, I remember everything…
“A lesson in songwriting’ – Noel Gallagher; “A classic rock ‘n’ roll band” – Caleb Followill, Kings of Leon.
It’s early Spring 2001 and PROUD MARY burst on the scene with debut singles Very Best Friend and All Good Things, the first of a raft of infectious material from opening album The Same Old Blues produced by Noel Gallagher in just ten days and released on his own Sour Mash label. Support slots with Oasis, Neil Young, The Stereophonics, Paul Weller and Ocean Colour Scene quickly followed.
“If you like swaggering scarf-waver tunes with vast choruses and singers who sound like they swallow red-hot pokers, you’ve found your Holy Grail” – The Guardian
“Imagine a bastard son of Bob Dylan fronting the Verve (but with a better slide guitarist) and surely you’re already in the shop” (Evening Standard)
Singer Greg Griffin’s vocals left you with hairs standing on the back of your neck and Paul Newsome’s song writing was so touching and personal that you almost felt part of the songs themselves.
Second album Love and Light included the indie chart hit Mexico and features contributions from Andy Rourke (The Smiths) and Gordon Raphael (The Strokes).
Since they first started out a lot has changed in the world of Proud Mary, what has stayed strong is the powerful nucleus of Paul and Greg.
More recently Paul has toured Europe as main support for Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds as well as appearing in the same bands 2 videos and Greg set up a USA based band project Midnight Clergy, releasing 2017 a 2017 debut album ‘ONE’ in collaboration with Marc Ford of The Black Crowes
Bloody LOVE this band…