Gwyn Ashton recorded his second album Fang It! at Matrix Studios in London with ex-Rory Gallagher sidemen Gerry McAvoy on bass and Brendan ONeill on drums. The album was produced by Nine Below Zeros Dennis Greaves and engineered by Kenny Jones (Oasis, Robbie Williams
). Gwyn Ashton composed ten of the eleven songs on Fang It! which reveals his immense talent as a musician and songwriter. The rendition of Rory Gallaghers Whos That Coming is the ultimate tribute to the great Irish musician, recorded with Gerry and Brendan, Rorys killer rhythm section.
Fang It! showcases all aspects of Gwyn Ashtons talent: from hard-rocking tracks Breakin All The Rules, I Boogied, Getting Better and How Can I Leave You, which are packed with energy, and are indicative of the bands powerful performances on stage, to slower blues/jazzy songs such as Hot in Here, which are steeped in the greatest of musical authenticity. Gwyn also shines on the closing acoustic number Faded Memory, with soulful, emotion fuelled vocals. Fang It! promises to be an even bigger showstopper than Gwyns critically acclaimed debut album Feel the Heat, acknowledging Gwyn as one of the fastest rising guitarists on the rock/blues scene today.
Ashton has worked hard to sound this good, and that effort will surely pay off. -- CLASSIC ROCK, OCTOBER 2000
Stinging slide style blending Duane Allman with Johnny Winter, making Ahton the bluesman of the moment. -- TOTAL GUITAR, DECEMBER 2000