Wednesday, September 25, 2013

VIDEO: Coney Hatch release reunion album promo package

Toronto rockers Coney Hatch have released a promo video package in support of their newly-released reunion album, “Four.”

The video features interviews with all four band members – vocalist/guitarist Carl Dixon, bassist/vocalist Andy Curran, guitarist Steve Shelski and drummer Dave Ketchum – as they share the story of reuniting to make their first record in more than two decades.

Once dubbed “The Loudest Band In Toronto”, Coney Hatch formed in the early ‘80s, released three albums and toured relentlessly, playing support slots on tour with Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Accept, Ted Nugent and Cheap Trick, among others.

After three releases and many miles of success and rocky road under their belts, the four band members went their separate ways in 1986.

The story of this reunion is an amazing journey that only fate could be responsible for. Late one night, on his way home from a recording session in Australia, a weary Carl Dixon had a near fatal head-on car collision that left him clinging to life. While Carl was still in an induced coma, his wife reached out to the other members of Coney Hatch and asked them to offer words of encouragement over to the phone to Carl. She held the phone to his ear as he lay unconscious in his bed.

“I told him to get better quick," recalls Curran. “I said we had a lot more rockin’ to do with Coney Hatch. I really didn’t think we’d play together again but it just came out of my mouth… and Carl remembered it!”

Dixon returned to the stage with his three original band mates in August of 2010 in Hamilton, Ontario in front of 7,500 hungry Hatch fans. News of that show travelled fast and the original Coney Hatch was soon invited to play Firefest 2011 for their first time ever in the UK! The rave reviews flooded in after that sweaty night in Nottingham and the band returned to their homeland to find a record deal offer waiting for an all new Coney Hatch release.

Last month, Coney Hatch released “Blown Away” as the lead single from the project.

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