Former Tigertailz Drummer Joins Mott The Hoople Founder In Soft Ground
December 19, 2010
Matthew Blakout, former drummer of Tigertailz, will be joining fellow Welshman and Mott The Hoople legend Verden Allen in his side project Soft Ground.
Says Blakout, “Verden was a founding member of Mott The Hoople and present when they reformed last year to play five sold out nights at the London Hammersmith Apollo. The impact of Mott on a generation cannot be understated and I am so incredibly pleased to be invited by Verden to join his band and play a part in the Mott The Hoople/Bad Company legacy which has shaped the rock music industry over the last 4 decades.
I am so looking forward to recording, playing some classic Mott The Hoople tunes and some great gigs and festivals throughout 2011. Along with my other projects, the world’s longest running and only U.K. officially endorsed Kiss tribute, Dressed to Kill, Hang Fire and the best tribute to 70’s Glam Rock – Glamnation, 2011 looks like it is shaping up to be a very very busy year!”