Press Release

NEW SINGLE "STONE"

TAKEN FROM THE NEW ALBUM "THE FIRE COSMIC"
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Troy Redfern is one of this year’s prime movers and his star is most definitely on the rise.
Get yourself dialled into The Fire Cosmic and see what all the excitement is about."
- Rock and Blues Muse

Troy Redfern is a living testament to the potency of great material, superb playing and the power of an honest, raw heart full of soul." - Metal Talk

Guitarist and singer-songwriter, Troy Redfern, dubbed as Britain’s “King of slide guitar," releases Stone his new single on Friday September 10th.  Stream the single HERE.

Stone is the fourth single taken from The Fire Cosmic. It follows hot on the heels of his previous singles Sanctify, Ghosts and Waiting For Your Love.

Written on a vintage National guitar, and accompanied with a wide open ¾ drum goove and whiskey drenched vocal, Stone is described by Troy as “an Appalachian style roots rocker that builds into a stratospheric anthem, and features a slide guitar solo that stretches out across vast sonic horizons.”

Troy Redfern is about to unleash his career-defining album that elevates him to a whole new level." - Great Music Stories

Troy Redfern is one of the country’s best players and writers and the album is a blast from start to finish." - Music News, 4/5

Stone epitomises what Troy Redfern does best - honest heavy-weight blues – John Lee Hooker riffs on steroids, thunderous bass by Dave Marks and spectacular drumming by Darby Todd.

Stone is available to stream and download HERE. Order the The Fire Cosmic album HERE.

The new album, The Fire Cosmic, follows five unprecedented albums that Troy released in 2020.  It was recorded at the legendary Rockfield Studios in North Wales, the same studio where Queen recorded all their early albums including Sheer Heart Attack (1974) followed by A Night At The Opera (1975) – the latter featuring the legendary single Bohemian Rhapsody.  

For the recording of the new album, Troy enlisted one of the best rhythm sections in the UK, including the legendary Darby Todd on drums (The Darkness, Robben Ford, Martin Barre, Paul Gilbert), virtuoso bass guitarist Dave Marks (Hans Zimmer), plus guitarist Ron ‘Bumblefoot’ Thal (Guns ‘N Roses, Asia, Sons of Apollo) on the song On Fire, in what Troy describes as “the ultimate dream team” and what is arguably the British guitarist’s most compelling release to date.


Photo Credit: © Rob Blackham

Says Troy, “I chose Rockfield Studios because so much of the music I grew up listening to was recorded at this legendary studio (Queen, Black Sabbath, Mott The Hoople). The studio is hallowed ground for every musician, and the rooms there are charged with so much magic and history of all the iconic, classic albums that have been produced there.”

“It was important for me to capture the raw energy of three guys playing live in the same place, at the same time. That’s something that you just can't get if you’re sending files from different locations, it doesn't have the same vibe or feel if you do it that way.”

As soon as we arrived at Rockfield, everyone, including Darby and Dave who’ve recorded all over the world, were excited to be there,” continues Troy. “It’s that kind of place. It has that effect on every musician who records there. Even before we started recording, the energy and vibe was there, which definitely set the tone for the entire album.”

Troy has cut his teeth and refined his style over the last few years, playing festival main stages and blazing a trail across Europe, Scandinavia, and Russia. He’s also become a well-known draw on the UK Blues Rock festival circuit, playing alongside rock luminaries including Robert Plant.

“Troy is a passionate, intense, free-spirited musician whose ferocious slide guitar style twists and turns timeless themes and ideas to his own ends. He’s a musical visionary unafraid to trample on the boundaries of restricting labels,” said Blues Matters Magazine.

The forthcoming studio album is a culmination everything Troy has learnt so far on his musical journey, and, more importantly, brings into sharp focus a much tighter song-writing and more visceral, muscular production style.

For production duties, Troy enlisted the Brighton- based producer Paul ‘Win’ Winstanley, best known for his epic rock production style, and whom Troy met and had worked with previously on the 2019 RHR album, Hotel Toledo. Troy and Win bonded immediately, and shared the same musical aesthetic, no nonsense work ethic and dry sense of humour.

Rockfield’s vintage mics, mixing desk, and analogue outboard gear gave Win options to capture the dynamic performances on the album. “It was like being a kid in a candy store,” says Win.


Photo Credit: © Haluk Gurer

“It was important for the album to sound massive,” says Troy. “It was a much bigger sound than anything that I’ve released before. As soon as we heard the first takes in the control, we were blown away. We knew that we captured something special. It sounded fantastic.”

“For the session, Darby Todd brought his vintage Ludwig Vistalite acrylic drums of John Bonham fame. The drums are renowned for sounding massive. Hearing them in one of the best drum rooms in the world, they sounded out of this world! Roger Taylor’s drums recorded for Queen’s Sheer Heart Attack album at Rockfield are some of my favourite drum sounds on any recording.”

Ron ‘Bumblefoot’ Thal states, “It all starts with the drums, if you’ve got a great drummer, great sounding room, great board, it’s going to sound phenomenal, and it does!”

“I met Ron at a festival in Poland that we were both playing at, we immediately hit it off,” recalls Troy. “He let me use his signature double neck guitar to play on Anthony Gomes encore set at the festival, that was an absolute blast. He’s such a cool, generous guy. When I returned to the UK, I emailed him to ask if he’d like to play on my new album. He was totally fired up to do it.”


Photo Credit: © Haluk Gurer

Troy continues, “The album really is a step up. It’s the best album I’ve made. Hiring Rockfield, getting the best players, the best producer – it was a risk, but it paid off tenfold. I’ve made an album I really couldn't be happier with.”

“With all the hard work that went into getting this album to sound as great as possible, there was only one option when it came to mastering. I decided to hire Frank Arkwright (Biffy Clyro, Oasis, Iggy Pop, Paul Weller, System of a Down). Frank is the senior mastering engineer at Abbey Road. The mastering at Abbey Road added that final sheen. Frank did an absolutely amazing job in bringing out every nuance of the recording.”

“When it came to the album artwork, I was originally going to get an artist from Brazil to do it for me, however, I started working on some artwork of my own in the silver age Marvel comics style, based on the four guys that were on the album. I posted a few visuals on the socials and was overwhelmed by the response.

It was a huge kick getting responses from Joe Satriani, Richie Kotzen and my slide guitar hero Denny Walley of Frank Zappa fame. As a result, I created my own comic-style illustrations to package the album.”

MUSICIANS
TROY REDFERN – VOCALS, GUITARS
RON ‘BUMBLEFOOT’ THAL – GUITARS (TRACK 5)
DARBY TODD – DRUMS
DAVE MARKS - BASS, PIANO, KEYS, PERCUSSION
RECORDED & MIXED AT ROCKFIELD STUDIOS BY PAUL ‘WIN’ WINSTANLEY
ASSISTANT ENGINEER – JOE JONES
MASTERED BY FRANK ARKWRIGHT AT ABBEY ROAD STUDIOS

TRACK LISTING
1. SCORPIO (4:50)
2. WAITING FOR YOUR LOVE (3:34)
3. ONE WAY TICKET (3:50)
4. LOVE & WAR (4:37)
5. ON FIRE (4:09)
6. LAY THAT LOVE DOWN (3:23)
7. GHOSTS (4:02)
8. SAVING GRACE (4:07)
9. SANCTIFY (3:46)
10. STONE (5:50)


Photo Credit: © Rob Blackham

The Fire Cosmic!
Track by Track

SCORPIO
A rip-roaring “rockabilly on steroids” opener. Like a tequila-drenched, mescaline-fuelled hot rod race through the Mexican desert at sunset, Scorpio sets up the sonic tonal landscape for what’s to come.

WAITING FOR YOUR LOVE
This bombastic blues boogie has the swagger and attitude of an anti-hero from an old western movie. Driven by Darby Todd’s Ludwig Vistalite drums, Troy’s vintage 1929 National Triolian steel guitar cuts through the mix like a samurai sword to deliver this heavy hitting, sassy blues explosion.

ONE WAY TICKET
It’s a straight up four on the floor rocker, bristling with a fierce slide guitar attitude and a monstrous hook laden chorus, which deals with themes of overcoming obstacles and breaking through.

LOVE & WAR
Love & War is a powerhouse blues/rock tune based in the infamous Purdie Shuffle drum groove. Its verse is a straight up blues field holler morphing into an epic ‘wide open skies’ feel chorus. The guitar solo in this song has a distinct free form feel that builds, twists and turns as it reaches its sonic climax.

ON FIRE
This is the point in the album where the full moon rises, and things turn deliciously heavy and feral. Featuring guitar legend Ron ‘Bumblefoot’ Thal on guitar (Guns N Roses, Asia, Sons of Apollo) who adds his distinctive virtuosic fire brand stamp, playing his signature double neck guitar.

LAY THAT LOVE DOWN
Things turn funky! Like a party Lenny Kravitz threw for the Black Crows, Lay That Love Down is an upbeat slinky rocker with a good time, sunshine feel. Stratocaster vibes and a blistering slide guitar solo along with a big, sing along chorus make this one an instant crowd pleaser.

GHOSTS
Conjuring up visions of the wide-open plains, Ghosts is a western story about escaping a doomed relationship and heading off into the sunset horizon. From the opening ‘train track’ beat, to the searching guitar solo and the epic chorus, this song has that ‘sunshine after the rain’ feel.

SAVING GRACE
This track was recorded using close mic’d acoustic guitars, a Maton six string and a 1929 National Triolian, and has a deeper, intimate, introspective feel. The wistful slide intro, melodic chorus melody and Beatles style harmonies across the mid-section give this track it’s unusual, unique flavour.

SANCTIFY
Heavy blues-billy boogie stomp that Troy is best known for. This song epitomises everything that Troy Redfern does best - honest heavy weight blues. John Lee Hooker riffs on steroids, thunderous bass by Dave Marks and the ‘foot to the floor’ drums of Darby Todd.

STONE
The closing track fades in on the vintage National guitar, a wide open 3/4 drum groove and whiskey drenched vocal. Building and morphing from an Appalachian style roots rocker to a stratospheric Joe Cocker style anthem, as the slide solo stretches out across the vast sonic horizons. The famous piano at Rockfield Studios that Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody was recorded on was used on the outro section, the final, lingering notes you hear on the album is Dave Marks playing that iconic instrument.

"A Bit Of What You Fancy"
30th Anniversary Tour

2021/2022 UK Tour Dates
Tickets: www.thegigcartel.com

with Special Guest Troy Redfern

The Garage, Glasgow

Thursday 14th October 2021

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490 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, G2 3LW
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Lemon Tree, Aberdeen

Saturday 15th October 2021

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5 W N Street, Aberdeen, AB24 5AT
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Brudenell Social Club, Leeds

Thursday 18th November 2021

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33 Queen's Road, Burley, Leeds, LS6 1NY
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Sage, Gateshead

Friday 19th November 2021

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St Mary's Square, Gateshead,NE8 2JR
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Sugarmill, Stoke

Saturday 20th November 2021

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36 Brunswick Street, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent, ST1 1DR
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O2 Club Academy, Manchester

Friday 26th November 2021

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Manchester University Students Union, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PR
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The Guildhall, Gloucester

Saturday 27th November 2021

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23 Eastgate Street, Gloucester, GL1 1NS
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Concorde 2, Brighton

Friday 21st January 2022

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286A Madeira Drive, Brighton, BN2 1EN
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O2 Institute 2, Birmingham

Saturday 22nd January 2022

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78 Digbeth, Birmingham, B5 6DY
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Bullingdon, Oxford

Friday 10th June 2022

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162 Cowley Road, Cowley, Oxford, OX4 1UE
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Chinnerys, Southend

Saturday 11th June 2022

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21-22 Marine Parade, Southend-on-Sea, SS1 2EJ
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Thekla, Bristol

Friday 17th June 2022

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The Grove, East Mud Dock, Bristol, BS1 4RB
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Rescue Rooms, Nottingham

Saturday 18th June 2022

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Masonic Place, Goldsmith St, Nottingham, NG1 5LB
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Palladium, Bideford

Friday 4th March 2022

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Old Bakery, Truro

Saturday 5th March 2022

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Blewetts Wharf, Malpas Road, Truro, TR1 1QH
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Phoenix, Exeter

Sunday 6th March 2022

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Gandy Street, Exeter, EX4 3LS
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The Musician, Leicester

Wednesday 9th March 2022

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42 Crafton St W, Leicester, LE1 2DE
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The Flowerpot, Derby

Thursday 10th March 2022

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19-25 King Street, Derby, DE1 3DZ
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The Bullingdon, Oxford

Friday 11th March 2022

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Philharmonic, Liverpool

Saturday 12th March 2022

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Philharmonic Hall, Hope St, Liverpool, L1 9BP
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Continental, Preston

Wednesday 16th March 2022

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Bodega, Nottingham

Thursday 17th March 2022

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Hug & Pint, Glasgow

Friday 18th March 2022

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171 Great Western Rd, Glasgow, G4 9AW
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The Cluny, Newcastle

Saturday 19th March 2022

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36 Lime St, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 2PQ
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Elsewhere, Margate

Wednesday 23rd March 2022

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21-22 The Centre, Margate, CT9 1RL
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Junction, Cambridge

Thursday 24th March 2022

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The 100 Club, London

Friday 25th March 2022

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Thekla, Bristol

Saturday 26th March 2022

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Guildhall, Gloucester

Wednesday 30th March 2022

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The Greystones, Sheffield

Thursday 31st March 2022

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Town Hall, Selby

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The Tivoli, Buckley

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The Star, Guildford

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The Robin, Bilston

Thursday 7th April 2022

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Arts Centre, Bridgwater

Friday 8th April 2022

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Theatr Brycheiniog, Brecon

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April & May 2022 Headline Tour

With special guest

Sheffield Greystones

Thursday April 21, 2022

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Greystones Road, Sheffield, S11 7BS
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Bath Komedia

Friday April 22, 2022

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22-23 Westgate St, Bath, BA1 1EP
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Southampton 1865

Saturday April 23, 2022

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Brunswick Square, Southampton, SO14 3AR
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Colchester Arts Centre

Friday April 29, 2022

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Church Street, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1NF
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Newbury Arlington Arts

Saturday April 30, 2022

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Mary Hare, Newbury, RG14 3BQ
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Leeds Brudenell Social Club

Thursday May 5, 2022

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33 Queen's Rd, Burley, Leeds, LS6 1NY
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Newcastle Cluny

Friday May 6, 2022

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34 Lime St, Ouseburn, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, NE1 2PQ
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Glasgow Òran Mór

Saturday May 7, 2022

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Top of Byres Road, Glasgow, G12 8QX
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London Garage

Thursday May 12, 2022

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20-22 Highbury Corner, London, N5 1RD
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Birmingham The Asylum

Friday May 13, 2022

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38-43 Hampton St, Birmingham B19 3LS
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Norwich Waterfront Arts

Saturday May 14, 2022

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139-141 King St, Norwich, NR1 1QH
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Manchester Deaf Institute

Thursday May 19, 2022

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135 Grosvenor Street, Manchester, M1 7HE
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Bristol Exchange

Friday May 20, 2022

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72-73 Old Market, Bristol, BS2 0EJ
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Leek Foxlow Arts

Saturday May 21, 2022

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24 HR Box Office: 0844 478 0898
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Stockwell St, Leek, Staffordshire, ST13 6AD
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Shoreham Ropetackle

Thursday May 26, 2022

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24 HR Box Office: 0844 478 0898
Venue Box Office: 01273 464 440
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Little High Street, Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex, BN43 5EG
www.ropetacklecentre.co.uk

Nottingham The Bodega

Friday May 27, 2022

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23 Pelham St, Nottingham, NG1 2ED
www.bodeganottingham.com

Edinburgh Blues Club
Teviot Row House

Saturday May 28, 2022

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13 Bristo Square, Edinburgh, EH8 9AJ
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www.edinburgh-blues.uk

 

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