The Punters (Larry Foley and
Patrick Moran) are key figures in the exciting music scene in
Atlantic Canada. Drawing upon their rich musical heritage, The
Punters combine rock, folk, and traditional music, creating a
sound that is truly their own.
The Punters have three recordings
under their belt since 1996 (The Punters, Said She
Couldn't Dance, and Will You Wait), all three of
which were met with national and critical acclaim. Fisherman's
Blues, the band's fourth CD, is a testament to the strength
and relevance of their musicianship and their unrelenting
passion for the music of Newfoundland.
- "Fisherman's Blues"
The self-produced Fisherman's
Blues delivers a redefined sense of direction that is true to
their roots (a little bit traditional, a little bit rock &
roll). The CD showcases the band's growth and maturity, with a
selection of pop songs, traditional songs, and their trademark
instrumental tunes. The CD also features two songs which were
written by Larry Foley that are true pop music gems ("She
Ain't You" and "Close Your Eyes"). As well, there
are great covers of some older and somewhat forgotten songs
("No Other Baby" and "Brown Eyed Handsome
Man"), and traditional gems ("Heave Away",
"Banks of Newfoundland" and "Big Bow Wow").
Patrick sings a traditional song, "I Had But 50 Cents",
that has never been recorded, and is sure to be a staple on
traditional music shows. The title track, "Fisherman's
Blues" is a song the band has been performing since its
inception. Included in this version is an original verse, written
by Larry Foley, to reflect the realities of the fishing industry
and out-migration in Newfoundland. Finally, Steve Earle's
"Galway Girl" is given a Celtic feel and has become one
of the most requested songs at The Punters' live shows.
On This CD, The Punters are joined
by some of the best musicians in Newfoundland: including George
Morgan, Paul "Boomer" Stamp, Adam Staple, Chris Batstone,
Barry Hillier and Mark Hiscock. Fisherman's Blues is truly
a home grown project and is arguably The Punters' best recording
- "Will You Wait"
The third album from The Punters features
11 tracks and The Punters' new version of "The Kinks' Come
Will You Wait
moves forward from where the band left off with the fan fave Said She
Fresh new energy, rich lyrics, and lush
tones bring The Punters to new heights.
Rise With The Sun P Stands for Paddy
Scotty Getting Back Wonder What Its Like Uneasy
(Ill See You) Come Dancing Never Been There Before Will
You Wait Candlelight and Wine Golden Green Heres To Life
- "Said She Couldn't Dance"
"If you can't dance to it you
might be having problems."
- The Record, August, 1997
"Traditional folk with Celtic
influence, but with a more muscular rock perspective..."
- Chart Magazine, April 1998
"This is an album that deserves
to be played loud and to be danced to."
- The Evening Telegram, July, 1997
Spanner in the Works Reena
Brunswick Street She Said No Polka! Polka! Polka!
Prohibition Way Conscience Calling Go To It The Dancing
Master Jim Harris Jolly Jack Rufus & Emile Ride On
Heave Away The Electric Jigs