The debut CD ‘Lads of Lash’ is now available from the as yet little-known band Choonz. Ten tracks of mighty Choonz tunes not available in the shops. Check us out on Myspace at myspace.com/choonzmusic
Do give us a shout if you’re interested.
A few quotes and a review:
“ What a fantastic raw and wild sound “ – Mike Wilson, reviews editor of Folking.com and live reviews editor of Green Man Review.
“ Absolutely mighty music “ – Padraig Rynne, 5-time All-Ireland concertina champion.
“ What energy and kick! “ – Phamie Gow, multi award-winning harpist.
“ The best young band around “ – Alan Doherty of Gráda.
“These young musical ‘wizards’ create with jigs & reels and their own melodies and improvisations a new, so far unsurpassed level of Celtic music, which takes one’s breath away. The liquid and unbelievable natural virtuosity in three such young musicians brought them the award of “Young Musicians of the Year 2006” at the world-renowned folk festival in Sidmouth, England, where they met that year. Brothers David and Paul Garner have multiple All-Britain fiddle and tin whistle titles (amongst many other awards) and are a rare and exciting listening experience whilst guitarist Brian Haitz provides headline-grabbing rhythms and sounds.
What sets Choonz apart is raw intensity and industry, from the often macho duelling on breakneck reels to the slow-burning grace of their slow airs, and they are a darkly edgy live act, combining their individual talents. Energetic, inventive and restless, Choonz are natural risk-takers. With human dynamo Brain Haitz’ bass-heavy guitar waging a lone assault on the listener’s diaphragm, Paul’s quick-fire whistle meets David’s ferocious fiddle head-on in the treble register. Not to be missed.”
(Ferrara International Buskers Festival, Italy, 2008)
So good they had to list it thrice!
Well.lads.I will have to give you a go if only for the title of track 5.
This is n’t inspired by a track from the incomparable Jinx Lennon’s album‘Know Your Station Gouger Nation’ is it?
I look forward anyway.
Here’s a copy of a message I received from one of the members of Choonz after pointing out that they’d listed their recording three times here (subsequently sorted out by Jeremy).
(and we’re sooooooo sorry for posting 3 whole times by accident, feck-face)
Obviously, the word ‘eejit’ above does not reflect the use of letters two to five in a former steel-working town in North Lincolnshire (whose football team used to be S…thorpe and Lindsay United) and ‘feck-face’ has suffered a subtle altering of the first vowel.
Congratulations, lads, I’m now even less interested in your recording than I was before!
I had a look at your myspace page… I do wish y’all had longer clips to listen to, but what I heard I definitely liked. I admit, track five somewhat turns me off, but aside from that, I love it!