They said, “Davie Duncan’s vocals are both tough and tender, and Laurie Cuffe’s lead guitar lines mostly ardent, occasionally angular (especially when he throws angular Marc Ribot shapes on “Hey Véloniño!”). The whole thing is anchored beautifully by the savvy rhythm section of Kenny McLellan on second guitar and Shug Jamieson’s big bass.”
They said, “this collection transported me to a different time and place (in this instance mid-50’s USA) […] so when Véloniños tell me ‘I’m an Alabama man, born and bred’ I’m happy to go along with it, on the condition they keep on singing it at me.”
Thank you Quinn from 24OurMusic for sharing your thoughts on the album!
“There’s something surreal about listening to a band sing about being from Alabama when they’re from Glasgow. The thing is, if you didn’t know they weren’t from the southern US, you would go along with it, even praise it as great rockabilly. And geographical origins aside, it is simply great Americana music.”
“For aficionado’s of the Americana scene, the Véloniños album’s a true classic, but that being said its appeal should cover the full spectrum with its blues, rockabilly, rock ‘n’ roll and just downright quality listening pleasure pedigree.”
“It’s an eclectic mix of up-tempo well produced rockabilly and roots infused sonic delights. But, there are a couple of ballads on here that for me are thee standout tracks. Delivered with a heartfelt sincerity that can sometimes be lost in a studio setting. Véloniños are a class act.”
Ahead of our CD release next week, the BillyBop website in Belgium has given our previously released Digital EP a five-star review!
“Leading track “Hey Véloniño!” has a Latin feel, but on tunes like “Alabamaman” and “Levengrove Park” they deliver 100% fine American roots music with a distinct fifties scent. “Bully For You!” throws in the rockabilly sound we all do love so much. Authentic sounds that truly hits your speakers is something we all love and makes us dance in no time.”
“Véloniños were formed in 2013 but the members have been around before. Davie Duncan (vocals, rhythm and er …moothie) and Kenny McLellan (guitar) were part of the Shakin’ Pyramids (1980-83) the Scottish rockabilly trio whose debut single was “Reeferbilly Boogie”, 1st LP “Skin ‘Em Up” …ahem. The pair have joined with old friends Laurie Cuffe (guitar) and Shug Jamieson (big bassman) and are playing music inspired by their early influences, Hank Williams, Gene Vincent, the Everly Brothers and others, playing it very well too. The available YouTube clips can lack the more electric charge of their recently released 6 track digital EP so I’ve included a sampler of all 6 tracks here. Over at www.veloninos.com you can learn all you need about the band, watch the videos and buy the EP.”