“ “The hubris of calling themselves Famous Blue Raincoat is definitely justified ..I don’t know about Cohen for me there is an essence of Lou Reed in that track Chapel Street..”” - John Lampe Tempo The Pulse Radio
FRAZZ -NEW Album by Wayne Gillespie & Famous Blue Raincoat (with Rob Grosser)
The album written, performed and produced by Wayne Gillespie (Guitar/Vocals) and Rob Grosser (Drums/Percussion/Mixing) is enhanced with the help of a few friends such as sax player Ric Robertson (dig/eon/Baecastuff), American guitarist now New Zealander Nigel Gavin, who’d played in Robert Fripp’s League Of Crafty Guitarists, bass player Goby Catt, now living in Vancouver, Canada. Other guests include; Brendan Power on harmonica now one UK musical treasures (having played with Van Morrison and Sting), Sydney vocalists Evelyn Duprai, Claire Nabke-Hatton and Narcs Bassman Tony Waine.
All Cover Paintings by Geoffrey Stapleton http://www.thegeoffreystapletongallery.com/
FRAZZ Album "Listeners will hear favourable comparisons with .. Paul Kelly on Slow Down (with Power), the country-kissed Delusions (with Gavin) which eases close to solo Mark Knopfler" "Gillespie has .. pushed the boundaries here with the colour from his chiming guitar, the saxophone of Robertson on the almost eight minute, increasingly menacing Jealous Man (bleakly funny if your humour runs cold and black) and the popping Afro-sound of Papa Wemba (She Dances). "Lyrically these songs are multi-layered and repay careful attention to their detail" Graham Reid 6/3/23 https://www.elsewhere.co.nz/music/10602/one-we-missed-wayne-gillespie-and-famous-blue-raincoat-frazz-digital-outlets/