The Old Fashions

The Old Fashions

 New York City, New York, USA
BandPopSinger/Songwriter

Someone called them "modern country rockers from Brooklyn." Another said, "Sounds like Belle and Sebastian had shot of whiskey." It's fun and the lyrics are real. A supporting cast of musicians who have played with some of the biggest names in music round out the duo on stage.

Biography

The Old Fashions are Amanda Chessa and Byron Sorrells.

In December of 2011, an escaped Texan met a native New Yorker from Westchester County. The two formed The Old Fashions along with Julius Myren, who left the band in February of 2013. The Brooklyn duo makes soulful roots rock that appeals to whiskey-sipping Texan types, Brooklynites, and any one who likes a seamless blend of country, pop, and rock.

Byron was raised on a classic southern fare: His earliest concert memories taking place at the Houston Rodeo, seeing Alabama, the Oak Ridge Boys and George Straight. After convincing his parents that it really was a good deal, heaps of CDs from the BMG Music Club arrived to help round out the early influences, with classics from The Beatles, Bob Dylan and Led Zeppelin.

Back east, Amanda grew up listening to Tom Petty, The Band and Roy Orbison eight-tracks and went on to study music at Berklee College. Her acoustic guitar work and dynamic vocal range recall the twangs of Neko Case and Gillian Welch with a touch of the Iron Butterfly, herself, Dolly Parton, thrown in.

In March of 2013, they recorded their third record "Night of Champions" which is set to be released in June of 2013.

Discography

Single - Good Morning / Tired 7" (Feb 2012)
EP - Old Days (Oct 2012)
EP - Night of Champions (June 2013)