Frettening Behaviour is the latest studio album by guitar legend Albert Lee and his UK-based band Hogan s Heroes. It brings together some fine and diverse material and features five songs penned by members of the band. Released under the band s own Heroic Records imprint and also including a number of gems written by the likes of Jim Lauderdale, Rodney Crowell, Gerry Goffin and Glen Campbell, the set runs the musical gamut, as one might expect from this most eclectic of acts. The album opens with the Green Day classic 'Good Riddance' and is followed by Paul Kennerly s retro rocker 'Spellbound' Then comes 'No One Can Make My Sunshine Smile' a cover of an Everly Brothers single form the 60's. These are followed by 'Oh Marie' penned by band members Gavin Povey and Brian Hodgson and 'The King Of Broken Hearts' which features Peter Baron on lead vocal. Peter takes the lead vocal slot again on the Brian Hodgson / Ray Peters songs 'Showdown' and 'You Know You Just Might'. Gavin Povey is the featured vocalist on his own compositions 'Big Town Girl', 'When Elvis Broke The News' and 'Looks Like Love'. Albert is the lead vocalist on all the other tracks, which include the evergreen 'My Window Faces The South', Rodney Crowell s beautiful 'A Song For The Life', Richie Havens 'Dreaming As One' and Glen Campbell s poignant 'A Better Place' The cover artwork will be recognisable to many as that of Klaus Voormann, known of course for The Beatles 'Revolver' and 'Anthology' album covers. Check the album credits for a list of some very special guests who have contributed to this album and you will be in no doubt as to its quality. 'Frettening Behaviour' offers a bumper helping of Albert Lee & Hogan s Heroes distinctive blend of R&R, R&B and country, which reflects where the band is at musically as it moves into 2014. It will surely delight all their faithful followers, as well as hopefully turning on many less committed listeners to the unsung Heroes in their midst.
About the Artist
Albert Lee, by common consent one of the world s finest guitar players, needs no introduction to Country Music & Rock fans. He has worked with some of the world's top artists such as Emmylou Harris, the Everly Brothers, Dolly Parton and Eric Clapton. In November 2002, at Eric's request, Albert appeared at the starstudded Memorial Concert for George Harrison at London's Albert Hall, and was featured alongside Sheryl Crow, Vince Gill and Eric Clapton at Eric s 2007, 2010 and 2013 Crossroads guitar festivals. He is also a member of Bill Wyman s Rhythm Kings, and fronted the band at the O2 arena on the night of the Led Zeppelin reunion concert. Albert is a double Grammy award winning musician, whose talents continue to be in demand by fellow performers throughout the world. Hogan s Heroes features some of the top musicians in the UK and was formed by its namesake Gerry Hogan over 25 years ago, specifically to back Albert. Their first gig took place in 1987 at Gerry s annual festival for pedal steel guitar, since when they have played together on a regular basis and are now considered to be one of the best country rock bands in the world. Gerry Hogan Pedal Steel Guitar / Dobro / Guitar Gerry has worked both as a studio and gigging musician. Credits include: Emmylou Harris, Nanci Griffith The Everly Brothers, Dave Edmunds, Wet Wet Wet, Pulp, The Proclaimers, Jimmy Nail, Mott the Hoople and Matchbox. Peter Baron Drums / Vocals Peter too has gigged and worked extensively in studios. Credits include: Elkie Brooks, Lulu, Leo Sayer, Huey Lewis, Dave Edmunds, Geno Washington, The Three Degrees, Elaine Page, Charles Aznavour, The Bay City Rollers and Renaissance. Brian Hodgson Bass Guitar / Vocals Brian has a background in songwriting and production credits include: Sir Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Dave Edmunds, Shakin Stevens, Peter Sarstedt, Lonnie Donegan, Neil Innes, Sonny Curtis and Matchbox. Gavin Povey Keyboards / Vocals Gavin is also a writer, arranger and producer. Credits include: Van Morrison, Dave Edmunds, Kirsty MacColl, Shakin Stevens, Graham Parker, Dion, Steve Cropper and Kim Wilson.