*The Following Press Release Was Issued By Independent Music Promotion*
|New Yank Yorkies|
|New Yank Yorkies – Combined, the band members have played on hundreds and probably thousands of recordings and tours.|
Pat Steward, drums/vocals (Bryan Adams, Odds, Jann Arden, Jimmy Barnes). Pat is one the most in-demand session drummers on the west coast and well-known for his contribution to Bryan Adam’s ‘Reckless’ album that featured the song “Summer of ‘69.”
Rob Becker, bass/vocals (Barney Bentall, Colin James, Patricia Conroy, Jim Byrnes). Rob’s contribution to recorded music in Canada is vast and diverse. He’s widely considered a first-call studio bass player and equally at home playing jazz, blues, country or rock and roll.
John Ellis, guitars/vocals (Barney Bentall, Ferron, Jeremy Fisher, Doc Walker, Ridley Bent). John is an award-winning producer and multi-instrumentalist who also lends his mix engineer talents to New Yank Yorkies music.
Geoff Gibbons, lead vocals/guitar. Geoff’s broad-spanning career as a singer/songwriter has seen the release of 7 critically-acclaimed solo albums. His work includes feature film scores and television alongside music and video production.
Jay Buettner, guitars/vocals (George Canyon, Aaron Pritchett, Patricia Conroy, Lisa Brokop). In addition to being a songwriter and producer, Jay has established himself as a mainstay on the Canadian Country music scene for over 30 years, having toured and recorded with many of Canada’s finest.
Official Website: https://www.newyankyorkies.com/
Before social media, before cell phones and before Auto-Tune, there were bands that made real music together. Recording was an art form and recording studios were a thriving industry. Mboxes came along, the internet happened and the music business died. But everything’s gonna be alright.
With a pedigree like a Best In Show winner at Westminster, the New Yank Yorkies have a musical lineage that traces back through Canadian recording royalty. Start reading album jackets and you’ll see their names popping up everywhere. From Juno award winning records to TV and film soundtracks to their own solo records, the Yorkies are a prolific group of musicians who have come together to create a brand of roots-rock-alt country-road music that’s too good to ignore.
Not your typically-groomed show biz darlings, the members of New Yank Yorkies have worn the hats of session musicians, producers and songwriters who all share a love of recording and performing music. And while vying for a spot alongside the same artists they’ve created hit songs for would be the natural path for this new band to follow, they have set their sites on a much more selfish goal: to make music their own way and find an audience that’s crazy enough to come along for the ride.