The New Old began as the therapy sessions of Detroit’s Bazooka Jones guitarist Chris Jones after losing dear bandmate and brother Rob Varney. He threw himself into songwriting and with the help of Bazooka Jones drummer Billy ‘Love’ Henrikson, found himself recording three albums worth of material under the moniker The Jones. The material garnered some airplay and press and Jones’ path crossed ways with high school friend and first band mate R.A. Taylor who has for over thirty years been a sought after and well respected performance artist. Taylor asked Jones if wanted any additional back-ups to let him know, to which Jones responded “fuck back ups, you wanna be my Mick Jagger?”
Soon the band was joined by Bazooka Jones femme fatale frontwoman and Jones’ wife Michele on second vocal and percussion and things began taking shape. Next to follow was Detroit rocker of much respect Brandon Trenz on second guitar and Pamela Holbrook on bass, who at one time had played with Michele Jones in Detroit band Ms. X.
Very much a family affair of sorts, The New Old is being greeted with much excitement around the material and direction of the band. Of The New Old’s music, Classic Rock Magazine says “Proper rough as fuck Detroit rock ‘n’ roll. Hoodlum guitars propel a Stonesy swagger. Tasty!”
Check out The New Old and rediscover why you think most new rock sucks. Quite simply, it is because it has lost its roll.
The New Old never lost it and is on a roll of their own. Dig!
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