Tuesday 17th November 2020
Well, it was all going so well.....and then COVID!
Just like every other band in the land we have unfortunately had to curtail all our live plans for this year and quite possibly into 2021 too. So, for now, Stone Mountain Sinners is mothballed and in hibernation.
However, Nick and Neil have been busy in the studio (socially distant of course) with Ginger Wildheart & The Sinners working on a debut album that will be released on Round Records in early 2021. They are also working on the possibility of some socially distant live gigs which will be posted here as and when they are confirmed.
Stay Safe Everyone! X
"One of our best-ever Introducing recording sessions!
Total Awesomeness - Watch Out World!"
“I’m just IN LOVE with this band!” - Kate Justice, BBC Hereford &Worcester
"Coming on like the Georgia Satellites jamming on Creedence with Springsteen sitting in"
"One minute summoning the ghost of Janis Joplin, the next, channelling Paul Rodgers and the dusty Americana of Jason Isbell "
Rhythm & Booze
"Worth hitching on to for the Inevitable, Scorching ride!"
"Their debut gig gathered such a crowd, people were queuing outside trying to see the band though the windows. The room felt like a congregation on Sunday morning, people singing with their eyes closed, even if they did not know the lyrics"
Vanadian Avenue Blog
"Stone Mountain Sinners took London's Borderline by storm, the chemistry between them is electric!!"
Building Our Own Nashville
Formed in 2017 by Nick Lyndon & Sarah Warren (The SWB), Neil Ivison (The Misers), Roger Roberts, Adam Hood & Duke Delight (Slowburner) things have remained somewhat fluid with Stone Mountain Sinners.
Their debut album ‘Tones Of Home’ was recorded in early 2018 at the legendary Rockfield Studios by Paul Cobbold (Waterboys/The Pogues) and after a summer of UK festival gigs and sold out shows at the sadly missed Americana mecca The Borderline in London and the 02 in Birmingham, it climbed to No. 5 in the iTunes Country Music chart on it’s week of release.
Radio play followed with the band being championed by BBC Introducing, plays on 6Music, live sessions with BBC Hereford & Worcester & BBC Wiltshire as well as spins BBC Scotland. Their video for ‘Round Here’ received repeat airings on Keep It Country TV.
Despite this early success, Sarah, Roger and Adam decided to call time on their tenure with the band in January 2019.
During the spring of that year, Neil, Nick & Duke were asked by acclaimed British rock icon Ginger WIldheart to form a band to write and release an album under the moniker “Ginger & The Sinners”. This lead to the recording of the (as yet unreleased) album over the summer and a U.K. Tour in November 2019 with more dates planned for Autumn 2020.
BCMA Female of the Year nominee, Emily Oldham, joined the band in March 2019 taking over the female vocals and Stone Mountain Sinners made sporadic festival appearances throughout the year.
In February 2020, Duke and Emily departed as the band began work on the follow up to ‘Tones of Home’ first with Paul Cobbold and then with Elliott Vaughan (The Wandering Hearts).
Currently working on the album, Neil & Nick are now joined by Simon Picken (The SWB) and Paul Connop (Scott Matthews Band) as they head with a renewed fire into 2020 and beyond.