Chasin' The Train

Full Album show of Aug 14, 2020
Album: Dead Man’s Handle


Artist's Biography:
Short Bio: The band describe their music as, ‘blues with cojones’. Their enthusiastic performances feature outstanding tunes with raucous harmonica, powerful vocals, supercharged guitar, funky bass and rock solid drums - what's not to like? Check out the best band you never heard of, before everyone else catches on!
Long Bio Chasin’ The Train describe their music as, ‘ … blues with style, taste and cojones’. The five members have all been involved in playing a wide variety of musical styles in different bands over their long careers, but have been working together since early 2014 and are united by their love of out-of-the-ordinary blues tunes. The band takes great pride in seeking out lesser known songs or obscure versions of well-known standards to play alongside their original material. Their enthusiastic, high-energy performance features outstanding blues rock tunes with raucous harmonica, raw, powerful vocals, supercharged guitar, funky bass and rock solid drums - what's not to like? Regular gigging has enabled them to perfect their sound and build a strong reputation on the live circuit, as well as the respect of their fellow musicians.
They produced a 4-track covers CD, (‘Off The Rails’), back in May 2016, with a limited pressing quickly selling out at their shows, as well as generating local, national and international radio play. The band put out a 2-track digital only single, (release date – Friday 27th April 2018) and following its release, Chasin’ the Train’s music has been played on a number of local, national and international radio stations and they’ve also taken part in faceto-face and ‘down the line’ interviews about the band. They released their debut album, ‘Dead Man’s Handle’, on Friday 3rd April 2020 – it’s available digitally across a number of download stores and streaming services, as well as in a CD format featuring two bonus tracks and a 12-page booklet with lyrics.
One of the band’s original songs - 'Temporary Man' - was featured on the Jock's Juke Joint Volume 4 CD, which was released on 24th November 2018. Based on the theme of a fictitious Scottish juke joint, (a vernacular term for an informal establishment featuring music, dancing, gambling, and drinking. Classic juke joints were found at rural crossroads), the collection features everything you’d wish to hear in such an establishment. Whatever your taste in blues, there is something to appeal to you. The blues in Scotland has always produced passionate performers, from pioneers like Alex Harvey, Tam White and Frankie Miller to Blues'N'Trouble, The Nimmo Brothers and Dave Arcari.
The band are based in Dumfries, (South-West Scotland) and are rapidly acquiring a loyal fanbase following appearances at Rock the Loch, The Beltie Beer Festival, the Big Burns Supper festival and The Maryport Blues Festival and Maryport Live!, along with regular gigs in the Dumfries area, Ayr, Kilmarnock, Edinburgh, Glasgow, the Borders and Cumbria. They organised and promoted the sold out ‘Rockin’ at the Royal’ show in the Theatre Royal, Dumfries in October 2018, and supported Edinburgh’s Black Cat Bone at Kirkpatrick Durham in April 2019, as well as playing the Cloven Hoof stage at the inaugural Call of the Wild Festival, which was held near Lincoln at the end of May 2019.
Chasin’ The Train are primed to deliver their brand of the blues. Do yourself a favour and check out the best band you never heard of, before everyone else catches on!
Band Members
Robert ‘Howlin’ Bob’ Clements – blues harps, backing vocals
Tom Cuddihy – lead vocals, acoustic guitars
Peter Jamieson - bass guitars, keyboards, backing vocals
Jason ‘Moon Drummer’ Little – drums, percussion
Rory Nelson – guitars, backing vocals

About the Album:
Album Release: ‘Dead Man’s Handle’ by Chasin’ the Train Release Date: Friday 3rd April 2020 Genre: Blues, BLues Rock
Chasin’ the Train’s debut album,  ‘Dead Man’s Handle’ was released worldwide on Friday 3rd April 2020 on iTunes, Amazon and all major online music platforms in digital format only, as well as streaming sites such as Spotify. It will also be available as a deluxe digipak CD, which comes with two bonus tracks and a 12-page booklet.
This album is the distillation of the talents of all the band members. Although it’s firmly rooted in the blues, elements of classic rock, jazz, punk, folk and - whisper it - prog make their presence felt. Energetic and intriguing, melodic, moody and diverse. The songs have been road-tested live, with regular gigging enabling the band to perfect their sound and build a strong reputation on the live circuit, as well as the respect of their fellow musicians. ‘ … their live shows are incredible …they tear it up everywhere they go.’ Reverend Jim (Hidden Gems Show, East End Community Radio)
‘Dead Man’s Handle’ can be viewed as a snapshot of a band confident of their abilities. They say the only problem they had was choosing which songs to put on the album, and as a result they now have their eye on a second release.
The five members of Chasin’ the Train have been involved in playing a wide variety of musical styles in different bands over their long careers, but have been working together since early 2014, and are united by their love of out-of-the-ordinary blues tunes. Although they started out playing cover versions of existing songs, it soon became apparent that the band had so much more to give, and that manifested itself in the writing of original material. They released a two-track digital single in April 2018 which garnered excellent reviews, as well as having a song featured on the prestigious Jock’s Juke Joint Volume 4 Scottish blues compilation CD in November 2018.


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