Saturday, January 8, 2011

New video: Joe Elliott's Down ‘N’ Outz – “Overnight Angels”

Def Leppard singer Joe Elliott's Down ‘N’ Outz have just released “Overnight Angels,” the second video from their debut album, “My Re-Generation.”

Down ‘N’ Outz is Def Leppard’s Joe Elliott meets The Quireboys; the guys hooked up to do a tribute to Mott The Hoople and something more happened along the way…

"When Mott The Hoople announced they were reforming for a week's worth of shows at the Hammersmith Odeon, I was asked that I participate in some capacity,” said Elliott. “They've always been my favourite band and it's nice to see the rest of the rock world finally catch up and give them their due."

"But, what was I to do?” continued Joe. “It was suggested to me that the Quireboys would be up for offering their services. This was perfect! A fan since their first album, I loved the idea of working with a band as enthusiastic to do this as I was. I decided that the thing to do was play some songs that like-minded people thought they would never hear live again, if ever, songs by spin offs of Mott the Hoople - songs by Mott, Ian Hunter and British Lions. Songs that are close to my heart, songs that I've played every week for the best part of 35 years on record, cassette, CD, iPod and now live."

In addition to Joe Elliott (Vocals/Guitar/Keyboards), the band features The Quireboys' Paul Guerin (Guitar), Guy Griffin (Guitar), Keith Weir (keyboards) and Phil Martini (drums) and finally bassist Ronnie Garrity (Raw Glory).

The Down 'N’ Outz supported Mott The Hoople at one of their legendary 2009 reformation shows at Hammersmith Odeon; following huge fan reaction, the one night project took on a life and energy of its own and an album project was born.

Down ‘N’ Outz – Overnight Angels

See also:

Def Leppard’s Joe Elliott to launch his own beer
New Down ‘N’ Outz single