Jack Cade and the Everyday Sinners

Jack Cade and the Everyday Sinners

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Jack Cade and the Everyday Sinners are an Americana outfit from Reading UK, playing there own brand of stripped down country roots. Jack has a rough and ready baritone voice that is balanced by the beautifully sweet tones of Helen Togher and all underpinned by the awesome rhythm section.

Biography

2011 saw the release of Jack Cade and the Everyday Sinners debut Collision Music album ‘This Fiery Road’ which introduced the band to an audience far and wide from their native Reading home, picking up new fans from across Europe and the US in the process. If you haven’t heard the album these words from Rebel' Rod Ames at ‘From Under The Basement’ just about sum it up "Take about two cups of Johnny Cash add a dash or two of Tom Waits, and a smidgen of the psychobilly or punk roots that began molding him years ago, and you have Jack Cade."

Having spent 2012 writing new material, shooting videos and playing a whole bunch of gigs Jack Cade and the Everyday Sinners are ready to embark on the follow up to their debut album. The band has been trimmed down from the large mix of musicians who appeared on the debut, and are now based around a core 4 piece band with occasional appearances from guest musicians. The current line-up is Jack Cade (vocals & guitar) Mike Muggeridge (bass) Helen Togher (vocal) and Adam Perry (drums). In keeping with this stripped down format the new material is a lot more raw, whilst still weaving its way through an Americana, Country and Folk vibe.

The 'Lord of the empty Manor' album will introduce 12 new songs with themes ranging
from passion and despair to the ills of the modern life. However, there is a change to this Collision release, in that the tracks will be released individually each month through the year.

First up will be the relentlessly thumping 'Dead Weight Walkin' an allegory for our times, railing against the few who ride on the backs of the many, a theme truly in keeping with the historical links of the name Jack Cade. This is the story of a family of five brothers and their lopsided, turbulent relationship, delivered in a deep angry growl and backed by some searing vocals from Helen all underpinned by a rolling tribal beat and rhythmic bass line.

At the helm for the recording of this album is producer Bobby Bloomfield of Does it offend you, yeah? who has also collaborated with Vienna Ditto, The Adelines, SixNationState, Kamikaze Test Pilots as well as working on numerous remixes - http://bobbybloomfield.com/production.php

Lyrics

Dead Weight Walkin'

Written By: Jack Cade

Five hungry brothers caught up in a fight,
Deciding on the best way to slice up a pie,
Brother number one says I am top of the tree,
So half that pie is coming to me,
To brother number two I give a quarter of that pie,
Brothers three and four, well you decide,
Brother number five wide eyed watched them all,
As he stood there hungry scraping the bowl.

With a dead weight walkin, a dead weight crawlin, a dead weight lying on his back.

Now none of them they noticed as time slipped by,
As brother number one took a bigger slice of that pie,
Man he was clever, he really played them for fools,
They never went hungry but they was never full,
He keep them in line they didn't rock the boat,
As he tightened his grip upon that yoke,
Only brother number five tried to carry the fight,
But none of them was listening as he cried.

With a dead weight walkin, a dead weight crawlin, a dead weight lying on your backs.

Now winter it came and it really bit to the bone and things weren't rosie in that brothers home,
But brother number one he look out for himself, and them others the went hungry and they cried,
Yes them brothers they went hungry and they cried,
Them brothers they went hungry and they cried,
Them brothers they went hungry and they cried,

With a dead weight walkin, a dead weight crawlin, a dead weight lying on our backs.

Now that veil had been lifted and them brothers they could see,
How their own flesh and blood had brought them misery,
But brother number one he new how to survive,
As he reached down and pulled out his big forty five.

Well there they all stood a spoiling for a fight, waiting for the first one to blink an eye,
and now they're all back at the start of this ride,
How it all ends, well you decide.

With a dead weight walkin, a dead weight crawlin, a dead weight lying on your back.
With a dead weight walkin, a dead weight crawlin, a dead weight lying on your back.
With a dead weight walkin, a dead weight crawlin, a dead weight lying on your back.
With a dead weight walkin, a dead weight crawlin, a dead weight lying on your back.

Discography

Album - This Fiery Road
Album - Lord of the empty Manor

Set List

The Fiery Road
Hotter than the sun
Hanging on a thread
Devil's Hand
Parkside Road
Sunday Morning
Unwind your love
Walk Away
Everyday Sinner
Dead Weight Walkin'
Blood Red Lips
Glowball
The River
The Room
Folsom Prison Blues
16 Tons
Whiskey Girl
Preacher Man
Jackson's Field