Price $20 + $5 Postage & handling
DVD & CD Double Disc Release 8/4/2015
1. OLD COUNTRY ROAD (Roberts/Wilson)
2. TOUCH (Gibbons, Hill, Beard)
3. FUNKY CAR (Roberts)
4. PLAY SOMETHING WE KNOW (Roberts)
5. NO DOUBT ABOUT IT (Roberts)
6. ICE-CREAM MAN (Waits)
7. HONEY HUSH(Fulson)
8. TICKET TO GO (Roberts)
9. I CAN'T SAY NO (Roberts)
Recorded Live @ Sydney Blues & Roots Festival, Windsor NSW 26 October 2014
Classic Hey Gringo Live Cookin' Hot in 40o for an enthusiastic appreciative audience captured by Digital
Deeds Media on high quality 4 camera vision and superb audio.
A magic line-up including Dean Haitani or some scorching guitar, Ed Schots contributing some smoking
sax and groovy flute, Ivan Frost the vibemeister on drums & vocals and head gringo Daryl Roberts
ripping out gringo favourites on keys with a powerful left hand bass and sizzling keyboards and harp.
Including powerfully irresistible covers of ZZTop, Tom Waits, Lowell Fulson classics.
RHYTHMS MAGAZINE AUSTRALIA - AL HENSLEY - July/Aug 2015
Led by Daryl Roberts, a triple threat musician on vocals, keyboards and harmonica, Melbourne quartet
Hey Gringo resurface with a scorching set of rhythm & blues recorded at the 2014 Sydney Blues & Roots
Festival. On the high quality Cd/DVD package, the band cooks up their special brew of originals and
selected covers in a 42 minute performance before an appreciative audience.
Fueled by Roberts' left hand supply a powerful keyboard bas line, Dean Haitani peels off some smokin'
guitar solos, Ed Schots blows a steamy sax and jazz-inflected flute, and drummer Ivan Frost keeps a
taught rein on the rhythm. Roberts' funk-laden self penned songs, drawn mainley from Hey Gringo studio
albums Three and Funky Car, are irresistible dance floor groovers, his shuffle "I Can't Say No" a
well-chosen rousing finale. They put their own swinging four to the bar stamp on ZZ Top's "Tush"
perform a laid back finger-clicking version of Tom Waits' "Icecream Man", and rock out on the infectious,
riff-driven Lowell Fulson classic "Honey Hush". Brimming with Aussie blues talent, the album is an ideal
companion piece to the bands 2014 Best Of compilation.
MELBOURNE SUNDAY HERALD SUN - 11 OCT 2015 - MUSIC SECTION - GARRY WILLIAMS
ALBUM REVIEWS ***
When I think of classic Aussie blues and boogie bands Chain, Carson and the Aztecs come to mind.
These days the scene is smaller, but there are still a few stalwarts. They include the talented
journeymen om Daryl Roberts who has played with Spectrum and Blackfeather and is now the main
man with Hey Gringo, providing Vocals, keyboards and harp. While those great bands of the past have
influenced him, Roberts has his own twist on the genre. He forgoes the heavy 12-bar crunch of Matt
Taylor, Billy Thorpe and mates and instead goes for a funkier, breezy sound. It's the sort of music that
is perfect for hot summer day and that's exactly what was delivered at last years Blues & Roots Festival,
when the temperatures hit 40c. Things get off to a cool rocking start with the catchy "Old Country Road"
co-written with Ross Wilson, and the audience laps it up, as you can tell on the bonus DVD.
ZZ Top's Tush is transformed into a swinging number driven by sax man Ed Schots and Lowell Fulson's
Honey Hush get s everyone Jumping.