After 4 years of tirelessly playing the local circuit and after the success of their first single “Damage is Done”, Black Country rockers Gin Annie are launching their first EP after signing a management deal with Sanctuary Music Ltd.
If you like bands such as AC/DC, Led Zepplin and Black Stone Cherry then you will love the big riff and big chorus sounds of Gin Annie’s latest offering. Gin Annie is a hard rock band based in The Black Country. Formed in 2013, by Cousins David Foster (Lead Vocals) and Byron Garbett (Lead Guitar) with Andy Wiliams (Bass), Toni Longhi (Guitar) and James Woodcock (Drums), Gin Annie quickly established themselves on the local rock scene with energetic performances of hard hitting versions of classic rock anthems.
Due to demand, Gin Annie has played, on average, 50 – 60 shows per year since formation. An ever growing fan base of loyal “Ginners” allowed the band to attract headline shows at higher capacity venues such as Bilston’s Robin 2 (700) and Stourbridge’s The River Rooms (350) as well as supporting some extremely popular, world touring tribute acts like Back ‘n’ Black, Limehouse Lizzy and Bon Giovi International and Slade.
In early 2016, James left the band and Gin Annie was brought to the attention of drummer Jack Ryland-Smith whose previous band, The Black Cats, had recently disbanded. Jack was an instant hit with Gin Annie and its fan base and helped further develop Gin Annie’s sound and performance.
David and Byron then took their affinity for hard rock and started to write original material to give the Gin Annie audience something fresh that still had roots in the genre that its fans craved for week in and week out… Classic Rock: Music that was hard hitting, catchy and complicated in its simplicity. In August 2016 the band started to work with local legendary studio, Sanctuary, and recorded the first batch of new original material.
The reception for this original material was overwhelming, with over 200 people turning up just to watch the first showing of the band’s music video, Damage Is Done. Within 7 days, the video had been viewed 35,000 times on Facebook alone – subsequent local shows are now even busier than before and some smaller venues are experiencing difficulty in coping with capacity.
In light of how its music has been received, Gin Annie signed a management deal with Sanctuary Music Ltd and are now under the guidance of the respected and experienced Pete Newton.
Gin Annie are now finishing up what will be their first official EP and arranging a tour for spring/summer 2017 as well as attracting attention from larger acts as support and popular festivals.
Get your pre-order EP now… Gin Annie will be your New Bad Habit.
The guys have a pledge music page with exclusive launch show goodies and copies of the EP up for grabs
Flick of the Finger Magazine will have a full review of the EP coming soon.