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Noel Gallagher, Paul Weller and Kosh Art combine for brilliant charity album in memory of Kinks Bassist Pete Quaife

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.”

  • George Best wall Belfast
    George Best wall Belfast
  • George Best wall next to where he used to play
    George Best wall next to where he used to play
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THE ELECTRIC STARS new single is a 'Limited Edition Collectors CD' Tribute to a 1960's Icon & Footballing Genius, George Best.... Featuring a brand new version of 'Belfast Boy' & THE ELECTRIC STARS beautiful hymn, 'Georgie (the brightest star)'....
 
 It also includes a unique George Best Tribute Booklet, featuring sleeve notes from people who played with George,
knew him & admired his Genius. Including Sir Bobby Charlton, Denis Law, Sir Alex Ferguson, Eamonn Holmes, Ryan Giggs etc

Proceeds from the single will go to The George Best Foundation & The Manchester United Foundation.
What was once an underground Psych Pop gem, is now a Rip Roaring, Rifftastic, Rock & Roll Diamond!‘Belfast Boy’ was originally released in 1970 by ‘Don Fardon’ and reached number 32 in the charts. This new version has been brought up to date by The Electric Stars with a new ending thanks to The permission of the publishing company.

 

The Electric Stars

The Electric Stars are unlike any other band on 'The Scene' right now ! They have managed to perfect a trick, that all the great bands have up their collective sleeve. That is, the ability to soak up all the best music, from the best bands, from any era & spit it out as original tunes ! They confidently swagger like The Stones & hold an audience like Kasabian. The songs can be as whimsical as The Kinks or violent like The Sex Pistols. The Electric Stars are a Psychedelic Rock n Roll Speedball bursting with Glamtastic guitars, Hippy lyrics & drenched in Soul. 
The band formed in 2011, as a gang of like minded freaks, from the remnants of various Mancunian combo's. The Mission: Original Rock n Roll that inspires !
They signed to Detour Records in February 2012, released a single in March & the debut album 'Sonic Candy Soul' in September ! They have played with the likes of The Charlatans, Kaiser Chiefs, Macy Gray & Jefferson Airplane. The album has been featured in countless magazines with glowing reviews, even making the Top 12 of 2012 in 'Scootering Magazine' alongside Paul Weller. A second album is due for release late 2014 & the band have just filmed a video for the latest single in Estonia.
The future is Star shaped for these Manc Soul Brothers !
 

 

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