Californian Southern rockers Robert Jon & The Wreck in association with Joe Bonamassa’s record label KTBA Records, are pleased to announce the release of ‘Wreckage Vol. 2‘ on Friday September 30, 2022.
The album is available to pre-order from: here
The first single ‘Rescue Train‘ is available to stream and download from here. The band have released a Live version of ‘Rescue Train‘ from their latest show in Paris.
‘Wreckage Vol. 2‘ is a collection of exclusive in-studio and live concert performances recorded from 2020 – 2022. The new album is a representation of a truly remarkable career spanning collection of tracks including brand-new song debuts, fresh versions of fan favourites ‘On The Run‘ and ‘Cannonball‘, hot-off-the-press live recordings of The Wreck’s critically acclaimed, searing 2022 singles, ‘She’s a Fighter‘ and ‘Waiting For Your Man‘ and an incredible rendition of the band’s ‘The Weight‘.
The new original songs on the album include ‘Old Hotel Room‘ and ‘Dark Roses‘ which recorded at the legendary Sunset Sound in Los Angeles, CA.
‘Wreckage Vol. 2‘ captures all the energy and excitement that Robert Jon & The Wreck generate every time they perform to their growing fanbase.
- She’s A Fighter (Live from Ancienne Belgique)
- Waiting For Your Man (Live from Ancienne Belgique)
- Rescue Train (Live from Shuffle Brother Studios)
- The Weight (Live from Shuffle Brother Studios)
- Old Hotel Room (Live from Sunset Sound)
- Dark Roses (Live from Sunset Sound)
- On The Run (Live from Sunset Sound)
- Cannonball (Live from Shuffle Brother Studios)
- Something To Remember Me By (Live from DJE Livestream Studio)
- Witchcraft (Live from DJE Livestream Studio)
The release of ‘Wreckage Vol. 2‘ follows the RJTW’s critically acclaimed studio album ‘Shine A Light On Me Brother‘. The album featured the singles “Shine A Light On Me Brother” and “Everyday” that received airplay on UK rock radio including Planet Rock, BBC Radio 2, The Max, Total Rock, MMH Radio, ERB Radio, and Radio Caroline.
The album features Robert Jon Burrison (lead vocals, guitar), Andrew Espantman (drums, b. vocals), Steve Maggiora (keyboards, b. vocals), Henry James (lead guitar, b. vocals), and Warren Murrel (bass, b. vocals).
Album Track By Track
She’s a Fighter
“She’s a Fighter” was recorded live at Ancienne Belgique in Brussels Belgium on June 29, 2022, during the bands 2022 European Tour. This track was featured frequently as the opening song of the set many nights on that tour. It was the first tour that the band had played this track live on the road.
Waiting For Your Man
“Waiting For Your Man” was also recorded live at Ancienne Belgique in Brussels Belgium on June 29, 2022, during the band’s 2022 European Tour. This song was written earlier in the year and the single version was recorded by Alex Pasco at the legendary EastWest Studios in Los Angeles.
“Rescue Train” was recorded just before the COVID pandemic on February 26, 2020, at Shuffle Brothers Studios in Gallatin Tennessee. The band was on a tour in the Southern United States and recorded this track on a day off. “Rescue Train” is one of the band’s oldest songs and is some of the first music Robert ever recorded.
“The Weight” was also recorded on February 26, 2020, during the Shuffle Brothers Studio session. Robert Jon & The Wreck have been playing their funky version of “The Weight” for years in bars across the States. This is one of the first cover songs to be released by RJTW.
Old Hotel Room
“Old Hotel Room” was recorded on June 23, 2020, at Sunset Sound with Darrell Thorp. The song was written around the Last Light on the Highway writing sessions but was never recorded. This was the bands’ first time working with Darrell who has recorded and produced some of our favourite albums of all time. His credits include Beck, the Foo Fighters, Radiohead and OutKast.
“Dark Roses” was also recorded on June 23, 2020, at Sunset Sound with Darrell Thorp. This song is one of RJTW’s more sentimental songs written about the real-life loss of a friend who was close to the band.
On the Run
“On the Run” was also recorded on June 23, 2020, at Sunset Sound sessions with Darryl Thorpe. This track was originally recorded July 4, 2014, and the song has been in the RJTW catalogue for almost a decade. This particular session was recorded for Warren Huart’s Produce Like a Pro Academy where students were able to download the track to mix on their own.
“Cannonball” was recorded on February 26, 2020, during the Shuffle Brothers Studio session. The track is one of a few instrumental by RJTW and originally appeared on the bands 2020 release Last Light on the Highway. With its extended solo section, this track has a different feel each time it is played live.
Something to Remember Me By
“Something to Remember Me By” was recorded live at DJE May 14, 2020. RJTW recorded and filmed a live stream mid pandemic from DJE’s studio in Foothill Ranch CA. The song originally appears on the bands 2019 release Take Me Higher and features a heavy guitar riff throughout the song
“Witchcraft” was also recorded at the DJE session May 14, 2020. This song is a classic RJTW instrumental and can last over 10 mins live. The track has several different sections and highlights Henry and Steve’s playing during the extended solo sections. When played live, this song never sounds the same twice.
Robert Jon & The Wreck has been writing songs and releasing albums since the band’s conception in 2011. During this time, this quintet of follicular proficient gentlemen has been busy fine-tuning their sound playing to packed houses across Europe and the United States.
RJTW has received accolades including nominations of “Best Rock” and “Best Blues” and winning the title of “Best Live Band” at the Orange County Music Awards in 2013, to numerous top 10 chart placement on Southern Rock Brazil’s Top 20 Albums to being praised as “Classic and fresh at the same time,” by Rock The Best Music, “Raising the bar for the Southern genre” by Blues Rock Review, and “keeping the history of classic 60’s and 70’s rock alive for newer generations” by blues guitar legend Joe Bonamassa.
Robert Jon & The Wreck have supported Joe Bonamassa, Buddy Guy, Eric Gales, Living Colour, Chris Robinson Brotherhood, Walter Trout, Rival Sons, Robert Randolph & The Family Band, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, The Cadillac Three, Black Stone Cherry, Devon Allman Band, Billy Sheehan, Sturgill Simpson, and many more.
Robert Jon & The Wreck February 2023 UK Tour
Tickets available from: www.robertjonandthewreck.com
Cardiff, The Earl Haig Club
Tuesday 7 February 2023
Wednesday 8 February 2023
Chester, The Live Rooms
Thursday 9 February 2023
Leamington, Assembly Rooms
Friday 10 February 2023
Saturday 11 February 2023
Bury, The Met Theatre
Sunday 12 February 2023
Tuesday 14 February 2023
Wolverhampton, KK’s Steel Mill
Wednesday 15 February 2023
Hartlepool, South Durham Steel Works
Thursday 16 February 2023
Friday 17 February 2023
Sittingborne, Bourne Music Club
Saturday 18 February 2023