JACK HOWARD & THE LONG LOST BROTHERS ‘Dog Songs’ **with JACK’s bio ‘Small Moments of Glory’ book

$35.00

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EX HUNTERS & COLLECTORS brass man, JACK HOWARD has carved out a very successful & productive solo career…releasing several CDs & writing an abbreviated bio ‘SMALL MOMENTS OF GLORY’…..this new album celebrates what was a regular gig that Jack & his band had been performing monthly for past several years….obviously with that no longer being possible they decided to release this record of some of what went down in past years…& the hope that one day soon live music will again be that much loved & essential part of our lives.

In Jack’s words…”Dog Songs is a “best of” our Dogs Bar St. Kilda residency (which was into its fourth year). We played there once a month on a Sunday and it really led to the re-generation of The Brothers (and a Sister) and of my own music. It’s a dancing crowd but also a listening one and the punters love the originals as much as the cheesy covers that we occasionally break into.The band grew from strength to strength over that time. Cal McAlpine plays drums, Rob Walker plays bass, Ed Bates plays pedal steel, Nicky Del Rey plays guitars, sings backing vocals and sings lead here on Sharp-Dressed Man; and Fiona Lee Maynard plays percussion, sings backing vocals and sings lead here on Red Rose and Coz I Love You. Amy Valent Curlis, our unofficial second sister, plays congas, hubcaps, castanets and various bits of metal. I sing and play trumpet and flugel horn.Some of these songs are brand new. Some are old favourites going right back to the first steps I took into a solo career post-H & C. I wrote all of them except for Frankenstein (Gary B)”

Though recorded after the fact, these tracks capture the essence of the band in full flight – though not LIVE –  the warmth & live ‘vibe’ is infectious…Jack’s incredible baritone vocals & trumpet, front & centre,  backed by an incredible band….and will remind you of what we are all missing right now!!   LIVE GIGS!!  But this great CD can be enjoyed in your own environs for now & well beyond!  It’s a keeper and one that you will continue dancing to now & well beyond…and that’s a promise!!

*JACK IS ALSO OFFERING HIS BOOK + THE NEW CD AS A SPECIAL PACKAGE …..a great listen, a great read….Hey is it Dad’s day just around the corner???  But we only have a few of the bonus packs…so get in quick!!  Only one set left!!