We The Loosehounds were formed in 1995, consisting of band members:
Marc Heywood– Guitar, Vocals
Richard Davies Jones Bass, Vocals
Richie Doug Jones Drums Vocals
Bruce Drummond– Lead Guitar
Jon Storey – Lead Guitar.
We the Loosehounds first got together in the early 90s as 3 friends jamming in a commune, simply for no other reason than “it just happened”
To this day we still don’t know why?
We were surrounded by many creative and talented people who were in search of respite from the trappings of their jobs, and existence in a materialistic world which obviously gave many no happiness within .
The time at this wonderful environment was spent writing, and playing, and many new experiences which had sowed a seed, which we can never forget.
This helped inspire a huge range of songs and learned knowledge that highlighted the issues of the world as we now see it. This was a very special creative time for us.
Many heard us playing through the corridors of this amazing happy place, which led to us playing at many parties.
Followed by invites to play at even more parties and smaller venues, by the end of the year, we had played at Clapham Common Festival, recorded an ep, and finished our first year by being invited to play at Glastonbury Festival.
With this momentum and critical acclaim, we set about recording our first album,
“Hard to be Human” in Monmouth under the watchful eye of Ron Rogers of T’Pau.
This album was a mix of eco political love songs that saw many wrongs of the world through our Loosehound eyes.
After punting a whole load of cassettes to the business, our album was picked up by “RoughTrade”.
The gigs rolled in, The Borderline, The Swan at Stockwell;, The Mean Fiddler and Edinburgh Fringe, and other top venues .
With this momentum, it was time to record album number 2 .....Takista.
With a slight change in band line-up, a new musical direction evolved.
We were then invited to play at MIDEM at the Cannes Music Festival and more festival work ensued followed by many London gigs
BBC radio legends “Bob Harris” and “Johnnie Walker” took a shine to us, and gave us much airplay on BBC Radio 2 which resulted in national exposure, more work and great reviews in many music magazines.
With a new bunch of great Musicians and friends joining us, it was time to put down our third album, “Then Suddenly”, with Ron Rogers at the helm once again.
TV appearances followed. Bob Harris and Mark Ellen, presenters of The Old Grey Whistle Test supported us in great style. Then suddenly saw the band evolving towards another musical adventure which still had all our Loosehound traits and originality.
After a long hot summer song writing, playing, and generally having a great time, we now had a bundle of worthwhile material to bring to the table. We were invited to play at the “Acoustic Festival of Britain” and amazingly discovered that these songs could really be rocked up. so with the addition of Richard Jones, Bruce Drummond, and Jon Storey, it was back to the studio, to record “Privilege of Pleasure” with all of the band returning eagerly to their rock roots.
It was time to let the beast out!!!
The album was mastered with help from KK Downing (Judas Priest) whose input has been invaluable.
We are currently in rehearsals gearing up for a string of shows, and heading back into the studio to record our 5th album.