BURNT OUT WRECK
Debut album ‘Swallow’
'Swallow' lyric video:
The debut album from ex Heavy Pettin's Gary Moat & Burnt Out Wreck was released Spring 2017.
'Swallow' is a huge slice of full on, punchy classic hard rock with guitar riffs galore! Released on TRHRC through Cherry Red Records, this album is every bit as good as you would expect from one of Scotland's original rock n rollers, Gary Moat.
'Swallow' is co-produced by Gary Moat and Steve Rispin (Asia, Inglorious), mastered by Pete Maher
(U2, The Killers, Jack White, Rolling Stones etc.) and is set for a February 2017 release.
“Moat proves that neither he nor his band mates live up their moniker, but are a re-energised
musical force. One of the highlight sets of the weekend”.
HRH – UBER ROCK – MARK ASHBY 18/11/17
“These guys play a raunchy, groove laden melodic rock sound. Drawing on the recently released album, Moat demonstrated why these guys merit a shot on the bigger stage with his superb voice”. ROCK POSER
“Classic 80’s style classic rock at its best with these guys”.
MY GLOBAL MIND
“This damn find hard rock, unashamedly pre-nineties and all the better for it”.
“It’s the kind of album that just sticks in your psyche as you spin it while not totally concentrating. You find yourself coming back to it time and time again”.
“Gary is the vocalist of Burn Out Wreck and for a man who plied his trade as a drummer, he has one of the best rock voices I’ve heard for years. If you love Classic
Hard Rock mixed with some Southern Blues and you have a hankering for AC/DC, UFO, Rhino Bucket,
and Thunder that’s brilliant played, with chorus’s catchier than chlamydia, and some lyrics straight
out of the David Coverdale book of sexual innuendo, then Burnt Out Wreck are going to have you dribbling in places you didn’t know dribbled. Welcome back, Gary. Even if you are annoyingly talented.”
“This is a hugely enjoyable album that can be consumed in large quantities”. MOSHVILLE TIMES
Gary created BURNT OUT WRECK in the summer of 2016. After penning songs for an album, he
ventured into the studio under the watchful eye of Steve Rispin (Asia), and with Gary’s
determination to create good time classic rock, ‘SWALLOW’ began to take shape.
People who have heard the songs, including Pete Maher (U2 Killers, Snow Patrol, etc.) who mastered the songs, have called it “an absolute gem of an album”. Whilst in the studio, people were already talking about the new project and within a week Gary had signed to TRHRC via Cherry Red and Eddy Levy at Chelsea Music Publishing Company. At Chelsea, he joins a roster that includes Tony Iommi, Art Garfunkel, Jeff Beck etc., and both deals are worldwide. Gary left Chelsea Music to join Wardlaw Music Publishing in May 2019 .
Gary has a colourful history as the drummer and main songwriter for Heavy Pettin’. The band were signed to Polydor and Warner Chappell in 1983 with help from Def Leppard’s manager Peter Mensch. They toured extensively until 1988 with Kiss, Ozzy Osbourne, Whitesnake, Ratt, Motley Crue, Saxon, Accept and Magnum amongst others, as well as headlining their own tours.
They recorded three albums with different producers: Brian May on ‘Lettin’ Loose’ in 1983, Mark Dearnley on ‘Rock Ain’t Dead’ in 1985, and Adrian Lee/Tony Taverner on ‘The Big Bang’ in 1989 on FM Records. They also played the likes of Reading Festival, Loreley and other major festivals, as well as recording The Friday Rock Show for Tommy Vance & Tony Wilson.
For BURNT OUT WRECK, Gary has traded the drum stool for the microphone and has handed the drumming chair to beater Paul Gray. Adrian Dunn has been Gary’s partner in guitar crime since 1991 and was the obvious choice to be the lead guitarist. Adrian had a stint in The Sweet somewhere in the mists of time and possesses a blistering guitar style, he is the Buzz Light Year of the band as his solos go into ‘infinity and beyond’! (Adrian has since left the band). GARY headed over the wall to the land of the kilt to recruit Alex Carmichael on bass. Alex is from Eighties band La Paz, and finally Miles Goodman, long-time friend of Gary and Adrian joined as rhythm guitarist, saying he is ‘thrilled’ to have bagged the job.
GARY has his own imitable style. He is compared frequently to Bon Scott and Marc Storace and he accepts this as a compliment, his vocal style developed in Mother’s Ruin, the band that rose from the ashes of Heavy Pettin’ in 1991. There followed a few years’ hiatus until 2011 when Mother’s Ruin supported Duff McKagan, played HRH Ibiza and the Bulldog Bash, all to great reviews & press interest. In 2014, he shut the whole operation down in favour of song writing, BURNT OUT WRECK’S inception was unexpected but welcome! ROCK AINT DEAD....
The album is released on TRHRC via Cherry Red & is available on:
http://www.cherryred.co.uk/product/swallow/ Digital sales links:
BURNT OUT WRECK release their new album 'This Is Hell' on 11th October on Burnt Out
Second single 'Positive' is recently released & you can check out the lyric video for first single 'Dead or
Alive' here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2iSQf0X8V6I
'This Is Hell' sees the band ratcheting up the pace with this foot stomping, ball busting hard rock album that'll give the best of them a run for their money!
Quote from Gary Moat: "This is Hell, the title says it all. It’s a hard hitting, fast paced and more focused
album. It’s an angry set of songs that follows on in the same vein as Swallow, but a bigger sound. It has drained me mentally and physically, made in eleven days start to finish, I cracked the whip on the entire band & they agreed it was worth it!"
Gary created BURNT OUT WRECK in the summer of 2016. After penning songs for the debut album, he ventured into the studio under the watchful eye of Steve Rispin (Asia), and with Gary’s determination to create good time classic rock, the album ‘SWALLOW’ took shape and was released early 2017. After plenty of promotion and hard work touring the UK, the band returned to the studio to record the follow up, 'This Is Hell', a fierce, hard rocking album with a heavy punch and one that sees the band take a big leap forward.
Gary has a colourful history as the drummer and main songwriter for Heavy Pettin’, but for BURNT OUT WRECK he has traded the drum stool for the microphone and has a hugely talented band playing alongside him. Gary's vocal style developed in Mother’s Ruin, the band that rose from the ashes of Heavy Pettin’ in 1991 but in 2014, he shut that band down in favour of song writing. BURNT OUT WRECK’S inception was unexpected but welcome! ROCK AINT DEAD....
Burnt Out Wreck are: Gary Moat - Lead Vocals, Alex Carmichael - Bass, Paul Gray - Drums, Miles Goodman - Rhythm Guitar, backing vocals
Tracklisting for 'This Is Hell':
1. Dead or Alive
5. Guitars Electrified
6. This Is Hell
7. Rock Hard Sticky Sweet
8. Just A Dog
9. Snow Falls Down
Recorded and Mixed at Liscombe Park Studios, Soulbury
Mixed by Steve Rispin, produced by Gary Moat & mastered by Pete Maher
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“Moat proves that neither he nor his band mates live up their moniker, but are a re-energised musical force"
These guys play a raunchy, groove laden melodic rock sound. Drawing on the recently released album, Moat demonstrated why these guys merit a shot on the bigger stage with his superb voice”. ROCKPOSER
“Classic 80’s style classic rock at its best with these guys”. MYGLOBALMIND
If you’re a fan of all things classic rock and in particular Bon Scott era AC/DC, one thing you must do is add this album to your collection. It is full of boogie filled, hard hitting, heavy rocking bluesy anthems with plenty of tongue in cheek lyrics and risqué innuendo’s that will make you dream of those bygone years when that band were putting out killer album after killer album.
You never know, the world may yet see another AC/DC album, it may not, but in the meantime and to wet your appetite for an album that may or may not appear, “This is Hell” will float your boat sufficiently to quench your thirst and satisfy your hunger. It may just be that Gary Moat and his four band members have produced the album that AC/DC want to write but don’t.
To sum it up, “This Is Hell” is an album made up of 9 classic rock anthems that will make you bang your head, tap your feet, pull out the air guitar and just get lost in the moment as you play along with the band and sing-a-long to Gary Moat’s innuendo fueled lyrics.
Review by Darren Smith for metalplanetmusic
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06th December 2020 / Planet Rockstock / Trecco Bay Holiday Park, Porthcawl.
22nd January 2021 / The Underworld, Camden, London / Supporting Bonfire.
20th February2021 / Bannermans Bar / Edinburgh
6th March 2021 / Alva Masonic Hall / Falkirk
01st May 2021 / Rockforce Festival / Waterloo Pub, Blackpool.
28th May 2021 /Winsterfest 10 / Matlock, Derbyshire.
19th June 2021 / Rockin The Shires
30th July 2021 / Savfest / The Victoria Bikers Pub
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