Old Dogs New Tricks Album - Al Olds, Jo Lincoln, Brian Harley, Nigel Spiers & Simon Marks

New Zealand Blues Albums

Classic albums by New Zealand Blues artists including The Remarkable Beat Roosters, Hammond Gamble, Susan de Jong, Mike Garner, Brian Harley, Carmel Courtney, Mike Arthur, Nigel Spiers & Simon Marks.

Old Dogs New Tricks

(Nigel Spiers & Simon Marks)

An album of all original Blues and R&B
songs from Christchurch musicians
Nigel Spiers and Simon Marks (sometimes
known as "The Garage Swing
Band"). With very significant help
from Brian Harley, Al Olds and Jo Lincoln.

Nigel Spiers - Vocals, Keyboards, Production & Mixing
Simon Marks - Vocals, Bass
Brian Harley - Guitars
Al Olds - Drums
Jo Lincoln - Vocals
         Old Dogs New Tricks Album Cover

It was the 3rd of August 1999 when Brian Harley first visited our garage studio to lay down some guitar tracks. While he strapped on his vintage Telecaster I said "let's start with a simple swing 12 bar. Do you want to listen to it first?". "No" said Brian "just hit record and I'll play along". Half way through the recording I looked across at Simon. He was standing stock still, eyes shut and with a huge smile on his face. We had seen Brian live on many occasions and loved his playing but what we could not have anticipated was his passion, endless creativity and sheer lyricism. He visited twice more during that Spring and at the end said "now all you need is Al Olds on drums and Jo Lincoln's gospel vocals".

Ten years later I was looking through some old music magazines in the garage and found a box of 60 CD's containing backups of all the tracks and out‐takes. I loaded one into ProTools and fell in love all over again with the sheer magic of Brian's playing. It was also clear that previous mixes had not done justice to Al Olds's marvelously sympathetic drumming nor Jo Lincoln's power vocals.

Included on this CD are remixes of all nine songs plus bonus tracks featuring three of Brian's guitar solos.

Sample Tracks (full length MP3's
at 192 kbps)

Tragedy - Nigel Spiers

News For You - Simon Marks

Doctor Of Love - Nigel Spiers

             Track Listing

Power Of The Blues
Saving For The Weekend
How We Used To Be
News For You

Lover Boy
The Reason For Your Leaving
Doctor Of Love
Solo - How We Used To Be
Solo - News For You
Out-Take - News For You

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NZ $28.00 (Includes Packaging & Postage nationwide in New Zealand)