Yes, Elvis! Not ‘Costello’ or someone’s pet, but the actual Elvis.
Last year our label Songs and Whispers told us we had ‘rights’ to record and sell from a huge list of tracks owned by Budde Music. ‘Bit of a short list’ thought us……’oh Elvis is on there – how about ‘Always On My Mind’ thought us – pleased that maybe we’d found something no one would expect us or even want us to do.
Turns out it was the wrong list, but we’d surprised ourselves with how our take on the track was sounding, so ‘lets stick with this dangerous and potentially cheesy choice’ agreed we.
Have we lost our creative direction? Are we chasing the money? No and probably yes – being an unknown originals band is not financially fruitful, I’m not gonna lie, but when you’re playing a tune and the hairs on the back of your neck stand up and you exchange cheesy smirking glances with your bandmates – you know you’re onto a good thing.
The tour commences on the 23rd September. Our ‘Elvis’ recording session is planned for the 3rd and 4th of October. Stay in touch. Rob #RiversOnTour