Old Man Stone
Old Man Stone rely on big hooks, harmony vocals and strength in songs to make their sound accessible to both rock club & radio audiences alike. Encompassing an essentially Indie-Rock style, OMS also has a taste of British Power Pop with a widespread appeal.
OMS form a 4 piece line-up, consisting of John Horrocks (Bass & Vocals), Rick Dowson (Vocals & Guitar), Richard Kimmings (Drums & Vocals) and Barrie Gledden (Guitars & Vocals).
A busy year sees the band start by signing to London management, before recording an album for the producer of Bleeding Hearts, Andy Reilly. Following this, they recorded their first promo video with Australian director, Cameron Mellor.
Old Man Stone continued their promotional schedule by playing several live shows, including: The Marquee, The Empire, The Roadhouse & Rock Garden, and Northern Music Fair. The band also continued to tour, supporting bands like Gun, Whitesnake and Pride & Glory.
Finally, they round off the year by recording their 4 track EP, 'Madame Butterfly'.
Impressively, the band took things into their own hands at the turn of the new year, building their own rehearsal/recording studio, in order to develop their band sound, image and ideas.
This must have been an effective move as it soon saw Old Man Stone sign with Revolver Music ahead of writing their first full length album.
Before the end of the year, they had managed to record their new album 'Spork' at Revolver Studios before releasing it internationally.
The band began a promotional tour to support the release of the new album, playing a variety of gigs in the UK.