The single, taken from the band’s upcoming album, “Yesterday’s Boys”, primarily boasts an Alternative Rock sound. Yet, it still shows glimpses of the band’s Punk Rock roots. Mixing the classic sound of these rockers from yesteryears with flares of modern day Contemporary Music, the new single is expected to receive considerable airplay and re-launch the Originals into the music industry.
The band who formed recently comprising rockers of the good old classic era consists of Dick York, Steve Smart, Clive Kemp and Jay Harrison with Vom Ritchie (Die Toten Hosen) featuring as a guest musician on the band’s latest album. The record label is also owned by the band’s very own Steve Smart.
The trio’s history dates all the way back to 1976 where they attended school together. As the Punk Rock era dawned, the three pursuing their own musical journeys. Dick forming StaPrest, Steve joined the Steve Hooker Band, and Clive formed The School Bullies. Dick’s band Sta-Prest became quite successful signing a Recording Contract with Avatar Records and Screen works and releasing the mod revival single Scool Days Clive and Steve then both worked in the Sta-Prest Family, Clive and Steve teching for the band.
After gaining considerable experience and roughing it out, Dick left Sta-Prest in 1980 and formed Cry Dyaan with Steve and Clive and a young drummer called Vom Ritchie. During the years with Cry Dyaan, Dick honed his songwriting skills, and the band were celebrated as ‘the band to watch’ in 1982 when they won band of the year through BBC Radio Essex. However, after management issues, the members decided to leave the band and get ‘proper jobs’.
In 2008, Vom contacted Dick and persuaded him to start his music career again. Dick retired from his job, and the two formed a band called Cryssis. Dick wrote a collection of new songs and along with all the old songs the band found great success in Germany. Cryssis have released two albums ‘Simple Men’ and ‘Kursaal Nights’ and have toured with The Drop Kick Murphy’s, Frank Turner and Die Artze.
In 2014 Steve and Clive who were now both retired from their ‘proper’ jobsmet up with Vom and Dick, and the ‘Original’ four joined for a show in Dusseldorf to play Cry Dyann/ Cryssis songs. Steve joined the Cryssis family, and although they have not joined the band, he has played many shows with Cryssis ‘depping’ for the band’s other members.
However, since they all got back together, Dick, Steve and Clive have been meeting and playing and enjoying their return to music in their retirement. This has led to the recording of a new album, Yesterday’s Boys which they intend to release in 2017, under their new ensemble Dick York and the Originals. Vom Ritchie guests on the new album completing the original lineup.
The new single ‘Play Again’ is as catchy as they come and it leaves you wanting to stick it on repeat. The vocals are strong and the music compliments it perfectly creating a great blend which can only be admired.
Watch the official video for ‘Play Again’ on YouTube: http://www.dickyork-originals.com/
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