John Rossall and Harvey Ellison ex Glitter Band commemorate the hit single "Angel Face". Supported by The Kingcrows
John Rossall is the original founder member of the fabulous Glitter Band that went on to sell millions with their own singles and albums in the 1970's. John Rossall, along with the late Gerry Shephard wrote some of their biggest and most memorable hits, such as: Angel Face, Just For You and Let's Get Together Again.
Although John left the band in late 1974 to pursue a solo career, The Glitter Band went on to have more chart success whilst John Rossall continued to collaborate with Gerry Shephard from time to time creating memorable songs such as Look What You've Been Missing and Until The Next Time.
John has been pounding the beat for over a decade with another former original member of the Glitter Band Harvey Ellison and has more recently been joined with Brian Jones who played in the Glitter Band line up of the 1980's alongside Gerry, Springy, Tony Leonard and Eddie Spence being rejoined later by drummer Pete.
John, Harvey and Brian continue to keep those classic hits alive, along with other great Glitter Glam Rock classics which they played a major part in.
The Kingcrows' first gig took place in the rock ‘n' roll metropolis that is Selby on 22nd December 2006, opening for local glam-punk heroes PHLUID at their annual Christmas bash. While the performance was rough and ragged, the potential of the new band stood out a mile. This was quickly followed up with a succession of local gigs, after which Alex took his guitar away to start his own band CHERRY HOOKER. His replacement came in the form of 18-year-old fret wizard Zebs, and plans were laid to start recording.
After several more months of intensive gigging, and with the underground punk community beginning to take notice of them, the Kingcrows entered IVOLV Studios on the Leeds/Bradford border to record their second EP. The intent this time was to keep the session fast, tight and as live as possible. After four days of intensive graft, the seven tracks which make up the new EP A Murder Most Foul were finished. The original intent was only to record six tracks ("Hanging Around", "Stiletto Groove", "What She Does To You", "Sex, Oui", "Revolution Street" and "One Of The Boys"), but things went so smoothly they they had time to include a bonus track, an acoustic reworking of Carrion Regardless's "Writing On The Wall".
The new EP is slated to be released on 18th July 2009. Advance reaction has been unanimously positive - tracks from the new EP have already been used on podcasts from www.StudsAndPunks.co.uk and the widely-subscribed Humdrumpunk (www.humdrumpunk.co.uk), who made it one of their featured releases, while noted review site Fungalpunk gave it a glowing and indepth review, concluding with the words "a great ‘live' show and with a powerful arsenal of songs to meet most punk needs I reckon that the future can only look rosy for these punking buggers. Anyone who deems themselves as an underdog enthusiast should get this, see the band and try and push their cause."