Harry Stafford and Marco Butcher ‘Bone Architecture’ CD Album
Harry Stafford and Marco Butcher met online, primarily it was to exchange ideas and talk about their musical influences. But after a while it soon became apparent that there was more to the ideas and wild notions, they were creating than a mere shared love of Swing, Be-bop, blues, post punk, trash and all the untamed genres in between.
The record, Bone Architecture is a collection of songs composed with music mainly by Marco and Lyrics and occasional keyboard and guitar expression by Harry. It is a raw and at times unforgiving forage into urban punk blues with, fuzzed up jazz and garage trash rock.
Release date: September 3, 2021 – Please note this is an advance order.
Harry Stafford: Vocals, piano, guitar.
Marco Butcher: Guitars, bass, keys and Sax.
Kevin Davy: Horns.
Wasted Pido: Extra Guitar
Harry Stafford and Marco Butcher have never actually met in the flesh. But they are punk soul brothers from the same muddy musical pond.
With a year long’s pandemic, it’s been a long time in the wilderness, a musical ennui that we have called ‘lock down hell’… but in times of musical drought, creative people get to reach out online and make things happen.
So, that’s how Harry Stafford and Marco Butcher met up. Primarily it was to exchange ideas and talk about their musical influences. But after a while it soon became apparent that there was more to the ideas and wild notions, they were creating than a mere shared love of Swing, Be-bop, blues, post punk, trash and all the untamed genres in between.
Now, as the innovative, juices began to boil, there was a frenetic exchange of digital files zinging back and forth across the Atlantic. In no time, what materialized was a twelve track album, ‘Bone Architecture’, that both of them had been itching to make . . .
Best known as founder, guitarist, and vocalist of post-punk gothic rockers Inca Babies Harry’s background is an English post punk excursion, from the 80s rock of Killing Joke, The Gun Club, The Birthday Party through to his love of Nick Cave, Tom Waits, Johnny Cash, Gavin Friday, Mark Lanegan, C. W. Stoneking, and Solo piano barroom blues.
His recent two solo albums, ‘Guitar Shaped Hammers’ and ‘Gothic Urban Blues’, reflected a cooler – less frenetic vibe than the inca babies – leaning on piano, trumpets, and blues guitar. All this has made him the perfect collaborator to set words and lyrics to Marco’s back beat.
Marco Butcher is from Sao Paulo, Brazil, but now lives in Winston Salem, North Carolina a man centred around the American underground of Blues, Jazz, Rockabilly, and the screaming punk blues of his various collaborations with Hugo Race, Texacala Jones from Tex and the Horseheads, Julia Cafritz from Pussy Galore, Don Fleming from Gumball, Dan Kroha from The Gories, Don Howland from Gibson Brothers, Jerry Teel, Greg Cartwright from The Oblivians and Rob Kennedy from The Workdogs.
Being a prolific recording artist, he has recently put out exciting albums with his various acts: The Jam Messengers, Chicken Snake and The Jesus and The Groupies to name but a few.
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