Flamenco Rock 'n Rollers GYPSY PISTOLEROS are delighted to unveil details of their new singer and frontman -- so it gives us great pleasure to welcome the one and only... <drumroll> DANI PISTOLERO to the HMR family! (Dani is second from the right in the accompanying photo.)
The band have released the following statement regarding their new frontman:
The band are 100% on this guy. He's young, bright, looks great, he's got a fantastic voice, plays guitar and keys, he's really hard working and committed, and he's full of great ideas. A really valuable addition to the Gypsy Pistoleros. We're so excited and looking forward to starting the live shows and have already started work on new material for the next album.
A singer since he was a "messy baby", Stoke native Dani Pistolero started learning guitar aged 15 and was heavily influenced by a vast array of artists from all parts of the rock spectrum including The Ramones, Metallica and Iron Maiden. In addition to vox and guitars, Dani also added Keyboards and Piano to his list of instruments whilst a member of the Progressive Metal band Scorched Earth - citing Dream Theater as a key influence.
Dani brings a wealth of musical experience to the band, having formerly been in numerous Rock and Metal bands including Stolen Creation, Scorched Earth, L.U.S.T. and Whiskey Whores. He even came into close contact with Kenny K. Doll who actually auditioned for the roll of Bass Player in L.U.S.T. prior to joining the Gypsy Pistoleros (it's a small world!).
On joining the Gypsy Pistoleros, and on his future with the band, Dani says:
After 3 full weeks of sweat enduring auditioning at Pistolero HQ, I was offered the chance to front what I consider to be one of the best Sleaze Rock Bands around. Just being in a room with Iggie, Jeff and Kenny proves to me that all this effort - all the blood sweat and beers - was all worth it. This outfit fucking ROCKS! I have truly enjoyed every last second of working with the guys so far and I can’t wait for the months to come. It’s all guns blazing from hereon in!
The Pistoleros recently released their debut Heavy Metal Records album back in April, titled 'FOREVER, WILD, BEAUTIFUL AND DAMNED! THE GREATEST HITS VOLUME, 1' which includes numerous Pistolero fan-favourites and one awesome "glammed out" cover of Ricky Martin's 'Livin La Vida Loca'. Fans can download the album from the Heavy Metal Records Digital Store or purchase a physical copy online (Play.com, Amazon, HMV etc...) or from the online store of our sister company Revolver World.
Also, check out the band's new website at GypsyPistoleros.co.uk