Overkill bassist D.D. Verni has swapped his 4 strings for six, handling guitar and lead vocals with his new swing band D.D. Verni and the Cadillac Band. A tunes video for the first single, “Cadillac Gentleman,” has just been unveiled in tandem with the announcement of the Let us Rattle debut album.
The report embraces Verni’s lifelong like of big band, swing, rockabilly, doo-wop and blues, with some of his early favorites staying Fats Domino, Jerry Lee Lewis, Bobby Darin, Dean Martin and Tom Jones, on top rated of his affinity for rock ‘n’ roll crooners Jim Morrison, Ian Astbury and Glenn Danzig.
The energy of “Cadillac Gentleman” is positively infectious — a rousing dose of upbeat rock supported by a horns segment and even stand-up bass, featuring users of the Brian Setzer Orchestra and the Doobie Brothers to assist spherical out part of the lineup.
Of the debut single, Verni mentioned, [“Cadillac Man” is] surely 1 of my favorites and possibly the first a person I precisely wrote for the album. It variety of encompasses all the various issues I wished for the file. Upbeat, a little rock ‘n’ roll and minor swing.”
Despite the fact that this music was a catalyst of kinds for the Let us Rattle record, the material on below dates again around a quarter century. “Manhattan Little one” was prepared 26 a long time in the past just after the birth of Verni’s very first daughter as a existing to equally her and his wife. Meanwhile, “Just Say You Like Me” was yet another present — for Verni’s wife’s 50th birthday — and “Olivia… That is Who!” arrived about as a existing for his other daughter’s 16th birthday.
Let’s Rattle, out Sept. 17 on MVD, capabilities nine first songs and four covers and the artwork and monitor listing can be witnessed further down the web page, together with the “Cadillac Man” tunes movie.
Pre-order the album right here.
Overkill have already started working on what will be their 20th studio album — the followup to 2019’s The Wings of War — and getting back on the highway will certainly be a precedence, but Verni still has hopes to just take his new band out as nicely.
“I’m pretty psyched to do some touring,” he claimed and additional, “We’re wanting at alternatives now. No matter if it be a assist slot, headline demonstrates, or even festivals, I consider would be terrific. How about Paul Stanley and his soul band [Soul Station] and D.D. Verni and his swing band on the identical bill…hahahaha…awesome!!!”
D.D. Verni + The Cadillac Band, “Cadillac Guy” Tunes Movie
D.D. Verni & The Cadillac Band, Let’s Rattle Album Artwork + Observe Listing
01. “Cadillac Man”
02. “Shake It Swing It”
03. “Give Me Your Selection”
04. “Olivia…That is Who!”
06. “Chilly Hearted Female”
07. “University Of Rock n’ Roll”
09. “Just Say U Really like Me”
10. “Manhattan Baby”
11. “Shut Your Eyes and Dream”
12. “Ain’t That A Kick In The Head”
13. “The 1 Who Loves You”