The Hinkley Veltones

The Hinkley Veltones

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A rollercoaster ride of strutting, swaggering, rock and roll, combined with slow, reverb-laden ballads, twangy guitar and crooning Roy Orbison inspired vocals. The themes are dark and moody with songs of loss, betrayal, heartbreak, booze and staring the devil right in the eye.

Biography

The Hinkley Veltones are just putting the finishing touches to their second album.
After recording their first e.p and album "live" in the studio this new collection will be the band's first to benefit from that "little extra" time and money spent on it, so the band are as eager to hear the outcome as the rest of us !

Last April marked the launch gig/party of the first album in Bristol, which was a fantastic event that sold out completely, people unfortunately turned away at the door. It received excellent reviews in the local press and "Best gig I've ever seen" was heard more than once in passing on the night. The band picked the perfect venue, a compere, supporting acts, lighting etc and the attention to detail showed through in a truly amazing night which showcased their talents perfectly.

Taking turns on guitar, vocals and drums, the trio have played numerous gigs, festivals and radio sessions since they formed almost 2 years ago.
Steve, Harry and James have had their music played on Radio 1, Radio 2 and Radio 6Music. They have become regulars on BBCRadio Bristol and count the local music show's host as a big fan (and potential guitar thief !).

With the completion of the new album imminent, the Veltones are looking to hit the road again (after a self imposed quiet period for recording) playing new sets with new songs, this time taking things nationwide and possibly abroad.
The band are actively looking for a label to distribute the new recordings and hope gigs in 2009 will play a big part in this.

So if your new wife has just left you standing outside a bar while she rides off into the sunset with a handsome stranger, wander back inside, order yourself a whisky and book The Hinkley Veltones while you drown your sorrows………..and plot your revenge.

Discography

1. "The Hinkley Veltones" 5 track E.P
2. "Tied to the mast" 15 track album
3. 13 track album currently being finished

Set List

We can comfortably play from half an hour to an hour or more and can fit a set to suit a mood.
We are happy to play an upbeat trashy Rock & Roll set, a lounge style ballad set or combination of the two (which is what we prefer to do)