Wednesday, 22 June 2016
Peter Rollings Photography has worked with Des on several occassions supplying portrait work for his band and helping promote his albums in memory of the late Ronnie Lane.
The DreamOnce upon a time Des Horsfall had a Dream. A Dream about a Musical Key.
He foresaw his Rock and Roll Future, and his Inspiration was Ronnie Lane.
“The Good Gentleman’s Tonic”Part 1 of a trilogy of albums dedicated to the music of Ronnie Lane and the band Slim Chance.
Out Now on Valve Analogue Recordings VAR CD001
Distributed in the UK by Proper Music Distribution.
“First pass through ‘The Good Gentleman’s Tonic’ made me grin like a fool, put a tear in my eye and even made the hair stand up on my arms. Nothing has touched my heart like this album. What was needed wasn’t someone who did a good imitation of Ronnie Lane, or was handy with a resonator- it’s the soul, the vibe, the spirit of the little bugger…and Des Horsfall has nailed it completely in this bunch of songs”.
Brian Robbins (Relix Magazine USA)
This is a killer record… KILLER!Pete Townshend
Just a couple of studio images taken recently
The MuseA long time ago Ronnie Lane was a Face
Dreaming of pulling his horse from the race.
He discovered his Muse in a woman named Kate.
Then their own Passing Show held the Key to their fate.
THE BASTARD’S TIN
Part 2 of a trilogy of albums dedicated to Ronnie Lane and the band Slim Chance.
NEW RELEASE DUE IN 2016.
LIMITED EDITION NUMBERED AND SIGNED PROMOTIONAL COPIES AVAILABLE ONLY AT LIVE SHOWS AND EXCLUSIVELY FROM MUSE MUSIC, 38 MARKET ST, HEBDEN BRIDGE, HX7 6AA TEL: 01422 843496 FROM JUNE 1st 2015 WHILE STOCKS LAST.
Features the song ‘CHAMELEON’ with lyrics written by KATE LANE and music composed and performed by PETE TOWNSHEND, accompanied by THE FISHPOOL PHILHARMONIC.
NEW ALBUM: ‘THE BASTARD’S TIN’, EVOKES MEMORIES OF RONNIE LANE’S GYPSY YEARS
Singer/songwriter, Des Horsfall had his eureka moment in 2008 when he first heard the LP ‘Anymore For Anymore’ by the late great Ronnie Lane and his Slim Chance band.
This was the kind of music that Des had always dreamed of making.
This was the the kind of music that touched your very soul.
More importantly, this was the kind of music that made you feel glad to be alive.
However, Horsfall was puzzled by the fact that so few people were aware of this music, or even who Ronnie Lane was, and what he had achieved? More bewildering to Des was the realisation that all three Slim Chance albums were now out of print and had not been available for anyone to buy for years.
Horsfall was determined to right this wrong and started out on a mission to take this music back to the people. He wanted his audience to feel the same way that he did when he listened to the rustic rock and roll that Ronnie Lane had played on ‘Anymore For Anymore’.
Des began his mission by recording the first album of his Lane inspired Kuschty Rye Trilogy.
For this he managed to enlist the help of three Slim Chancers (Benny Gallagher, Charlie Hart and Steve Simpson). The record, entitled ‘The Good Gentleman’s Tonic’, consisted of his own songs together with covers of the traditional ‘Careless Love’ as well as a fresh take on Ronnie Lane’s song, ‘The Poacher’.
‘The Good Gentleman’s Tonic’ was critically well received when it was released on Horsfall’s own label in the Spring of 2011:
Maverick magazine gave it five stars.
Brian Robbins from Relix Magazine in the USA said,
“Nothing has touched my heart like this album”.
“Deep Joy” (Record Collector).
Pete Townshend of The Who called it a KILLER! record.
Horsfall then spent the next 3 years successfully touring the UK and Europe. He performed in a number of small intimate venues, with his flexible Kuschty Rye Band, to support the record and spread the word about Ronnie Lane.
Now Des is back with the second instalment of his Kuschty Rye Trilogy.
It’s called ‘The Bastard’s Tin’ and he’s brought along a couple more of Ronnie Lane’s compadres for the ride.
Pete Townshend wrote the music, plays guitar and sings a joint vocal with Des on the album’s leading track, ‘Chameleon’. Kate Lane (Ronnie’s second wife and also his muse) had given Des her lyrics for the song after hearing ‘The Good Gentleman’s Tonic’, ‘Chameleon’ is a devotional love letter from Kate to Ronnie. It was written following their separation, after he was diagnosed with the early symptoms of MS. An intimate insight into the life they spent together can be found on her commentary which introduces the songs in the second half of the album.
The Bastard’s Tin’ charts the course of a single day. It starts at dawn with an excerpt of Ronnie and Kate singing ‘Single Saddle’ from the second Slim Chance LP. This leads into ‘Chameleon’ after which Horsfall proceeds through the rest of the morning part of the record performing 6 of his own compositions.
These songs reflect on life’s realities in a number of ways: From the value of friendships on ‘I Know A Little Bit, to disappointment on ‘Richmond Green’ and ‘That’s Not On’. Then the heartbreak of having to deal with a loved one’s addictions on the tracks; ‘Anyway’ and ‘Whisky On Your Breath’. The album reaches its mid-day point with the realisation that time is marching on with the touching and sensitive, ‘Further Down The Line’. Afternoon is heralded by the singing of a skylark and the short instrumental, ‘Katie’s Jig’. Then Kate Lane takes up the story by introducing the next sequence of songs. Her anecdotes relate to a period of time, often referred to as Ronnie and Kate’s “Gypsy Years”. These events surrounded Ronnie’s decision to leave his band, The Faces when their singer Rod Stewart, was starting his rise to fame and fortune.
The sequence commences with a Ronnified version of Townshend’s song, ‘Going Mobile’ (from the classic Who album, ‘Who’s Next’) which is followed by Horsfall’s ‘Whistle To Blow’. A couple of songs (‘Stone’ and ‘Debris’) follow from Ronnie Lane’s time with The Faces. Kate’s song, ‘Tin & Tambourine’ is next and the album’s day ends with a rousing version of Ronnie’s swansong for The Faces, ‘Ooh La La’. In the evening, everyone gathers around the kitchen table to sing Ronnie and Kate’s favourite Leadbelly tune, ‘Goodnight Irene’.
Then up the Wooden Hill To Bedfordshire.
It’s the end of a perfect day.
All contained in ‘The Bastard’s Tin’.
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Saturday, 11 June 2016
PERFECT PRE-WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY
This is the second year Peter Rollings Photography has been offering pre-wedding shoots with his packages and what difference this makes. This is a fantastic opportunity to engage with clients and make them feel comfortable in front of the camera. Also to discuss plans for the forthcoming Wedding.
Here is a selection of recent Pre-wedding image below.
Andrew & Charlie who Married at St Marys Church in Wath North Yorkshire.
Adrian and Kellie Who Married at the Holiday Inn Tong, Bradford
Robert and Danielle Who Married at the Woodhall Hotel in Linton
For more information about your pre-wedding shoot of Wedding please feel free to contact Peter Rollings Photography
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Monday, 21 December 2015
Well what can I say but a massive congratulation to all of my clients who got Married in 2015 (you know who you are)! I would like to say a special thanks to you all for choosing Peter Rollings Photography to be a part of your special day.
Please find a selection of my favorite images taken this year at some wonderful venues around the #leeds and #yorkshire area. Congratulation again to you all.
|Andrew & Charlotte St Marys Church Wath|
|Luke and Victoria Waterton park hotel|
|Chris and Clare Village Inn tong|
|Mark & Ella Hollins Hall|
|Robert and Danielle Wood Hall Hotel|
|Richard & Jemma Leeds Registry Office|