The Pete Quaife Foundation have certainly put together an amazing list of contributing artists. Spearheaded by famous Kinks fans Noel Gallagher and Paul Weller, the album also has a host of other big names. Just a few to conjure with include Mott The Hoople keyboardist Mick Bolton, soul legend Geno Washinton, ex-Small Faces Kenney Jones and Ian McLagan with Jeff Slate, Ocean Colour Scene and Johnette Napolitano of Concrete Blonde. Among other contributors are Billy Hinsche of The Beachboys, Wishbone Ash, The Honeycombs, Heavy Mod, Groundhogs, Chris Pope of the brilliant Chords, Roger McGuinn of The Byrds and Terry Reid has recorded a special live version of Waterloo Sunset with The Kast-off Kinks for the album.
Other acts include brilliant Welsh band Broken Vinyl Club, The Mynd Set, The Vals, the Get-Go and Manchester’s brilliant Electric Stars. This is shaping up to be something really special and Dave told us that expert help has come in from the USA to handle what promises to be huge interest stateside. ” We’re really lucky that Bobby Poe Jr has joined up with us as he’s one of the biggest names in the US music scene and can handle everything over there for us. His advice has been brilliant so far.”