A TALENTED musician from Malvern has spoken of his excitement with his band set to release their new album.
Gazza Tee is the founder member of ‘new tradition Blues’ amateur band Stompin’ on Spiders who are putting the final pieces together for their third album titled Blacklisted which is scheduled to come out in May.
The band also includes members Becky Davis from Ledbury and experienced guitarist Noor Ali. Their third album follows up from their two previous albums Follow My Thread and Nothing to Declare.
Since starting out about five years ago, the band have been regular performers at festivals throughout the country and have become recognised globally with the band performing in different parts of the world including Australia.
But unlike their previous albums, the band members have dipped into their own pockets and paid for themselves to hire a professional recording studio and producer to help make their album their best yet.
Speaking to the Observer, Gazza said the band was happy with the way album was progressing.
“We are doing it a different way this time. Our previous two albums have been homegrown but our new one this year has been funded by ourselves and we have paid for a studio and an external producer to help us.
“Last week we spent two days solid putting down the ten tracks for the album which we have rehearsed since November last year. We are well ahead of schedule to get the album all ready for the middle of May.
“It’s all rather exciting for us as we are going into unknown territory than what we’ve experienced before.
“We don’t want to rely on the iTunes route for all of our songs so we are thinking about setting up a server and people can come onto our website and download it via there if they want to.”
The band’s beginnings go back from April in 2009 when the band were asked to perform as a stand-in act at a Blues Festival hosted by Blues band BabaJack.
Since then the band’s style of new tradition Blues has been accepted and liked by audiences world-wide.
“We went to do this gig in Tewkesbury in 2009 as part of BabaJack’s Blues weekend and it was the time of our lives,” Gazza added. “After that we then got booked by somebody to perform elsewhere and that’s how it all started.
“Without that success we probably would not have got as far as we have done to tell you the truth.
“There is nothing like performing at different venues to different venues and enjoying it. It’s what all three of us love doing.”
Visit www.stompinonspiders.co.uk for more information about the band.