DEF LEPPARD Singer JOE ELLIOTT's DOWN 'N' OUTZ: 'Overnight Angels' Video From 'The Further Live Adventures Of ...'
October 28, 2017
DOWN 'N' OUTZ will release a brand new live album, "The Further Live Adventures Of ...", on December 1 via Frontiers Music Srl. The disc, recorded in Sheffield Corporation in December 2014, will be available 2CD/DVD, Blu-ray, vinyl and digital. In addition, on the same day, the band will reissue its previous records "My Re-Generation" and "The Further Adventures Of ..." on CD, LP and digital.
A performance clip of the song "Overnight Angels", taken from "The Further Live Adventures Of ...", can be seen below.
DOWN 'N' OUTZ is the project founded and fronted by DEF LEPPARD's Joe Elliott and backed by members of THE QUIREBOYS, WAYWARD SONS and RAW GLORY. The band pays tribute to rock legends MOTT THE HOOPLE and was established from the most unusual of circumstances. In the words of Joe Elliott: "When MOTT THE HOOPLE announced they were reforming for a week's worth of shows at the Hammersmith Odeon, I was asked that I participate in some capacity. They've always been my favourite band and it's nice to see the rest of the rock world finally catch up and give them their due.
"But, what was I to do? It was suggested to me that THE QUIREBOYS would be up for offering their services. This was perfect! A fan since their first album, I loved the idea of working with a band as enthusiastic to do this as I was. I decided that the thing to do was play some songs that like-minded people thought they would never hear live again, if ever, songs by spin offs of MOTT THE HOOPLE — songs by MOTT, Ian Hunter and BRITISH LIONS. Songs that are close to my heart, songs that I've played every week for the best part of thirty-five years on record, cassette, CD, iPod and now live."
The DOWN 'N OUTZ supported MOTT THE HOOPLE at one of their legendary 2009 reformation shows at Hammersmith Odeon. Following a rapturous reception, the one-night-project took on a life and energy of its own and an album project was born.
The band then decided to record an album, "My Re-Generation", produced by Elliott and Ronan McHugh (DEF LEPPARD),which was recorded in Elliott's personal studio with basic tracking done at Moor Hall studio Bedfordshire by engineer Chris Corney. The album featured entirely covers of songs by artists related to MOTT THE HOOPLE, such as tracks by MOTT, BRITISH LIONS and Ian Hunter.
The band made an appearance at the 2010 High Voltage festival in the U.K., launched their own branded beer, and also announced it would be performing with Paul Rodgers in April 2011 as the opening act on the latter's U.K. tour.
On April 21, 2014, DOWN 'N' OUTZ released their second studio album, "The Further Adventures Of..."Classic Rock wrote: "'Further Adventures' raises the bar for MOTT THE HOOPLE covers while giving timeless songs a new lease of life, as classics deserving of a new audience."
In addition to Elliott (vocals, guitar, keyboards),the band features THE QUIREBOYS' Paul Guerin (guitar),Guy Griffin (guitar),Keith Weir (keyboards),drummer Phil Martini (WAYWARD SONS) and bassist Share Ross (VIXEN).
"The Further Live Adventures Of..." track listing (2CD + DVD)
01. Funeral For A Friend / Love Lies Bleeding 02. One More Chance To Run 03. Rock And Roll Queen 04. Drivin' Sister 05. Whizz Kid 06. Storm 07. Overnight Angels 08. One Of The Boys 09. Shouting And Pointing
01. Sea Diver 02. The Journey 03. Who Do You Love 04. Crash Street Kidds 05. Violence 06. England Rocks 07. Good Times
01. Funeral For A Friend / Love Lies Bleeding 02. One More Chance To Run 03. Rock And Roll Queen 04. Drivin' Sister 05. Whizz Kid 06. Storm 07. Overnight Angels 08. One Of The Boys 09. Shouting And Pointing 10. Sea Diver 11. The Journey 12. Who Do You Love 13. Crash Street Kidds 14. Violence 15. England Rocks 16. Good Times