Reuben Archer’s Personal Sin Debut “Play My Rock ‘N’ Roll”
July 14, 2013
Reuben Archer, vocalist with hard rockers Stampede, has released the video to the debut single from Reuben Archer’s Personal Sin, his new solo project with young hot-shot Stampede guitar virtuoso Rob Wolverson.
The double A side single of “Play My Rock ‘N’ Roll”, featuring Rocky Newton (MSG), and “Lately”, featuring Harry James (Thunder, Magnum, Snakecharmer) and Kevin Riddles (Tytan, Angel Witch), is due for digital release on July 22 and precedes the release of the full album ‘Personal Sin’ on August 19.
‘Personal Sin’ consists of 13 tracks written and produced by Archer and Wolverson and mastered by Ade Emsley (Iron Maiden, Steve Harris). It features guest appearances from Dave Meniketti (Y&T), John ‘Rhino’ Edwards (Status Quo), Neil Murray (Whitesnake, Gary Moore, Snakecharmer), Harry James (Magnum, Thunder, Snakecharmer), Luke Morley (The Union, Thunder), Paul Quinn (Saxon), Paul Raymond (UFO, PRP), Derek Holt (Climax Blues Band), Rocky Newton (Lionheart, MSG), Kevin Riddles (Angel Witch, Tytan) and more.
Reuben, who reformed melodic hard rockers and NWOBHM stalwarts Stampede in 2009 and is currently fronting the live line-up of the Paul Raymond Project, took the decision to team up with Stampede guitarist and multi-talented music virtuoso Rob Wolverson to make a solo record last year after celebrating a landmark birthday.
“I had some ideas and material knocking around which I’d wanted to explore for ages, which involved bigger production and more instrumentation than I’ve usually had with my other bands. I wanted a big melodic sound, and around the time of my 70th celebrations last year I thought that there was no time like the present to make it happen, especially since developing a great songwriting partnership with Rob,” explains Reuben.
“The idea was always to invite fellow musicians to participate on the thirteen tracks, and I have been honoured to have so many eminent musician friends that I’ve made over the years who have lent their valuable talent and time to achieve the end result. Together with a core of great musician friends from around the Midlands, the project began to grow.”
On the subject of the title ‘Personal Sin’, Reuben comments, “Once you’re involved with rock ‘n’ roll it never leaves you; even in my case with a lengthy sabbatical I am still as passionate about it as I was back in ’74 when I started. Rock ‘n’ roll gave me excitement pleasure and heartache too. Good times, bad times and at times personal grief. I know for a fact it’s never going to leave me; it is an integral part of my life.”
Tour dates for the project are in the pipeline for later this year, yet to be announced. For further information head to www.reubenarcher.com and www.facebook.com/reubenarcherspersonalsin.
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