Burnt Out Wreck
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BURNT OUT WRECK – Debut album ‘Swallow’
The debut album from ex Heavy Pettin’s Gary Moat & Burnt Out Wreck was released Spring 2017. ‘Swallow’ is a huge slice of full on, punchy classic hard rock with guitar riffs galore! Released on TRHRC through Cherry Red Records, this album is every bit as good as you would expect from one of Scotland’s original rock n rollers, Gary Moat. ‘Swallow’ is co-produced by Gary Moat and Steve Rispin (Asia, Inglorious), mastered by Pete Maher (U2, The Killers, Jack White, Rolling Stones etc) and is set for a February 2017 release.
“Moat proves that neither he nor his band mates live up their moniker, but are a re-energised musical force. One of the highlight sets of the weekend”.
HRH – UBER ROCK – MARK ASHBY 18/11/17
“These guys play a raunchy, groove laden melodic rock sound. Drawing on the recently released album, Moat demonstrated why these guys merit a shot on the bigger stage with his superb voice”.
“Classic 80’s style classic rock at its best with these guys”.
MY GLOBAL MIND
“This damn find hard rock, unashamedly pre-nineties and all the better for it”.
“It’s the kind of album that just sticks in your psyche as you spin it while not totally concentrating. You find yourself coming back to it time and time again”.
“Gary is the vocalist of Burn Out Wreck and for a man who plied his trade as a drummer, he has one of the best rock voices I’ve heard for years. If you love Classic
Hard Rock mixed with some Southern Blues and you have a hankering for AC/DC, UFO, Rhino Bucket, and Thunder that’s brilliant played, with chorus’s catchier than chlamydia, and some lyrics straight out of the David Coverdale book of sexual innuendo, then Burnt Out Wreck are going to have you dribbling in places you didn’t know dribbled. Welcome back, Gary. Even if you are annoyingly talented.”EVER METAL
This is a hugely enjoyable album that can be consumed in large quantities”.
Gary created BURNT OUT WRECK in the summer of 2016. After penning songs for an album, he ventured into the studio under the watchful eye of Steve Rispin (Asia), and with Gary’s determination to create good time classic rock, ‘SWALLOW’ began to take shape.
People who have heard the songs, including Pete Maher (U2 Killers, Snow Patrol, etc) who mastered the songs, have called it “an absolute gem of an album”. Whilst in the studio, people were already talking about the new project and within a week Gary had signed to TRHRC via Cherry Red and Eddy Levy at Chelsea Music Publishing Company. At Chelsea, he joins a roster that includes Tony Iommi, Art Garfunkel, Jeff Beck etc, and both deals are worldwide.
Gary has a colourful history as the drummer and main songwriter for Heavy Pettin’. The band were signed to Polydor and Warner Chappell in 1983 with help from Def Leppard’s manager Peter Mensch. They toured extensively until 1988 with Kiss, Ozzy Osbourne, Whitesnake, Ratt, Motley Crue, Saxon, Accept and Magnum amongst others, as well as headlining their own tours.
They recorded three albums with different producers: Brian May on ‘Lettin’ Loose’ in 1983, Mark Dearnley on ‘Rock Ain’t Dead’ in 1985, and Adrian Lee/Tony Taverner on ‘The Big Bang’ in 1989 on FM Records. They also played the likes of Reading Festival, Loreley and other major festivals, as well as recording The Friday Rock Show for Tommy Vance & Tony Wilson.
For BURNT OUT WRECK, Gary has traded the drum stool for the microphone and has handed the drumming chair to beater Paul Gray. Adrian Dunn has been Gary’s partner in guitar crime since 1991 and was the obvious choice to be the lead guitarist. Adrian had a stint in The Sweet somewhere in the mists of time and possesses a blistering guitar style, he is the Buzz Light Year of the band as his solos go into ‘infinity and beyond’! GARY headed over the wall to the land of the kilt to recruit Alex Carmichael on bass. Alex is from Eighties band La Paz, and finally Miles Goodman, long-time friend of Gary and Adrian joined as rhythm guitarist, saying he is ‘thrilled’ to have bagged the job.
GARY has his own imitable style. He is compared frequently to Bon Scott and Marc Storace and he accepts this as a compliment, his vocal style developed in Mother’s Ruin, the band that rose from the ashes of Heavy Pettin’ in 1991. There followed a few years’ hiatus until 2011 when Mother’s Ruin supported Duff McKagan, played HRH Ibiza and the Bulldog Bash, all to great reviews & press interest. In 2014, he shut the the whole operation down in favour of song writing, BURNT OUT WRECK’S inception was unexpected but welcome! ROCK AINT DEAD….
The album is released on TRHRC via Cherry Red & is available on: