Includes digital pre-order of Back On The Scene EP.
You get 4 tracks now
(streaming via the free Bandcamp app
and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the
complete album the moment it's released.
digital album releases June 24, 2017
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Pre-order of Back On The Scene EP. You get 4 tracks now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it's released.
The Gene Drayton Unit was amongst the vanguard of the new breed of Hammond bands coming out of the 60s/Mod scene in the early 2000s. With the added attraction of the raunchiest tenor sound in town, the ‘All-conquering Mod-soul aggregation’ became a fixture on the scene, playing London’s 100 Club 25 times, as well as travelling to Italy, France, Spain, Greece, Scotland, Sweden, Belgium and Ireland to promote a unique blend of Soul, Rhythm’n'Blues, Jazz and 60s Garage. Their 6 7’’ singles and 3 LPs are now becoming increasingly hard to find.
After a 6-year hiatus, the GDU is back. Original members Mark Norton (saxes, flute, vocals), Toby Kinder (organ) and Mark Claydon (drums), are now joined by the rocksteady rhythm guitar of Lenny Bignell (Pama International, Sidewalk Doctors, Rhoda Dakar) and the no-nonsense precision of bass-player, Raydn Hunter (The Fantastics).
releases June 24, 2017
Recorded at Big Noise Studios, Essex on 16 January 2017.
Engineered by Simon Davies.
Produced and mixed by Mark Claydon.
Mastered by Lenny Bignell.
Artwork by Mark Norton.
Photo by Gary Williams.