Heavy Pettin are set to release a new EP ‘4 Play‘,  on February 14th 2O2O.

You can pre-order the EP Here.

Track Listing :
1. Get Back To You
2. Tell Me Why
3. Who We Are
4. Hard to Hold

Line up:

Gordon Bonnar : Guitar
Stephen ( Hamie ) Hayman : Vocals
Mick Ivory : Drums
Jez Parry : Bass
Dave Aitken : Guitar

The band will also be setting sail on the high seas on the Monsters Of Rock Cruise in February, leaving from Fort Lauderdale on the 8th and returning on the 13th.

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Heavy Pettin‘s 1983 debut album ‘Lettin Loose will be reissued on CD on 29th November, out on Burnt Out Wreckords via Cherry Red Records.

Hard rocking Scottish band Heavy Pettin (named after UFO’s 1976 studio album), was formed in Glasgow in 1981 when guitarist Gordon Bonnar, drummer Gary Moat, bassist Brian Waugh, vocalist Steve ‘Hamie’ Hayman and lead guitarist Punky Mendoza joined forces to give the biggest and best rock bands at the time a serious run for their money.

Heavy Pettin gigged extensively before releasing their debut single, 1982’s ‘Roll the Dice‘ on Neat Records. This was good enough to catch the eye of Polydor Records who soon extended a major-label deal to the band then, with Queen guitarist Brian May on board as co-producer along with Reinhold Mack, the group recorded their 1983 debut LP, the classic ‘Lettin Loose‘. Opening slots supporting the likes of Kiss, Ozzy and Whitesnake followed, leading to the release of the band’s 2nd studio release, 1985’s ‘Rock Ain’t Dead‘ out on Polydor Records. The group dissolved in early 1988 with their third and final album issued the following year, 1989, under the title ‘The Big Bang‘, released on FM-Revolver Records.

Tracklisting:
1. In And Out Of Love
2. Broken Heart
3. Love On The Run
4. Love Times Love
5. Victims Of The Night
6. Rock Me
7. Shout It Out
8. Devil In Her Eyes
9. Hell Is Beautiful
Bonus Tracks:
10. Roll The Dice
11. Shadows Of The Night
Warner Chappell Publishing
Written by Moat / Bonnar / Hayman
Produced by Brian May
Engineered by MAC

This official licensed re-release includes newly written liner notes by Ross Muir and rare bonus tracks ‘Roll The Dice‘ and ‘Shadows Of The Night

All 3 Heavy Pettin releases – ‘Lettin Loose‘, ‘Rock Ain’t Dead‘ and ‘The Big Bang‘ reissues will be released on CD on 29th November, out on Burnt Out Wreckords via Cherry Red Records.

Sales Links for all 3 albums:
https://geni.us/LettinLoose 
https://geni.us/RockAintDead 
https://geni.us/TheBigBang

http://cherryred.co/HPTheBigBang 
http://cherryred.co/HPRockAintDead
http://cherryred.co/HPLettinLoose 
All releases: http://cherryred.co/HeavyPettinReissues

Also available on Burnt Out Wreckords/Cherry Red Records, the new release from Gary Moat‘s current band Burnt Out Wreck This Is Hell‘ which can be purchased from these order links:
https://www.cherryred.co.uk/product/burnt-out-wreck-this-is-hell-cd/
Amazon CD: https://geni.us/BOWTiH
iTunes: https://geni.us/ThisisHelliTunes
GooglePlay: https://geni.us/ThisisHellGP 

Glasgow rockers HEAVY PETTIN‘ return for the second leg of their ‘Back On The Road Part II‘  tour  and a festival appearance at Golden Age Rock Festival in Belgium for August and September.

Back On The Road Part II – Tour dates:

Aug 22 – Eleven, Stoke, England w/ Marseille
Aug 23 – Camden Underworld, London, England
Aug 25 – Golden Age Rock Festival, Liege, Belgium
Aug 30 – Crauford Arms Music Venue, Milton Keynes, England w/ Tytan
Aug 31 – The Tivoli, Buckley, North Wales  w/ Rock Goddess
Sep 01 – The Exchange Bristol, England w/ Rock Goddess
Sep 04 – Rescue Rooms, Nottingham, England w/ Rock Goddess
Sep 05 – The Waterloo Music Bar, Blackpool, England w/ Rock Goddess
Sep 06 – Oran Mor, Glasgow, Scotland w/ Rock Goddess
Sep 07 – Yardbirds Rock Club, Grimsby, England w/ Rock Goddess
Sep 08 – The Robin 2, Bilston, England   w/ Rock Goddess
Feb 08-13, 2020 – MORC X, ‘Monsters of Rock Cruise’ Florida, Belize & Mexico

Stardom beckoned for Heavy Pettin‘ back in the early 80’s with arena tours supporting KissOzzy and Mötley Crüe and along with the help of MTV, the band scored a couple of Stateside hits.

In 2017, original members Hamie, Punky, and Gordon joined by Jez Parry on bass and Michael Ivory on drums performed for the first time in 25 years. Reinvigorated, HEAVY PETTIN‘ , joined by ex-Gun guitarist Dave Aitken due to Punky hanging up his guitar and going in to retirement, did several shows in 2018 and 2019.

According to Hamie, fans should look for a bit of 4PLAY…the demand and support for new HEAVY PETTIN‘ material has been so overwhelming, we are excited to say we’re now working on brand new HEAVY PETTIN‘ material which will be released in 2019… and it’s going great!

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Heavy Pettin‘ first stirred into action when vocalist Hamie, guitarists Gordon Bonnar and Punky Mendoza, drummer Gary Moat and bassist Brian Waugh first burst out of Glasgow in 1981. They were vibrant, priapic, anthemic and focused. As they showed on a three-track demo, and on the subsequent debut single for independent label Neat (‘Roll The Dice’/’Love Xs Love’), they were more than mere Def Leppard slaves. In fact, the Pettin’ had an international sound that owed something to AC/DC, UFO, Thin Lizzy and Foreigner, but also had its own raging momentum.

Not that the band found the road straightforward. But, thanks to a work ethic that took them around the country, plus a valuable session for Radio 1’s prestigious ‘Friday Rock Show’, the band eventually landed a crucial deal with the major label Polydor Records. Moreover, their 1983 debut album (‘Lettin’ Loose’) was co-produced by the creative Mack together with Queen guitarist Brian May. Now, that’s pedigree.

Amazingly, that album has survived more than 20 years of high-speed hi-tech developments intact. While other, more celebrated records have dated badly, ‘Lettin’ Loose’ re-affirms the belief back then that the Pettin would follow Leppard to big time stature. What went wrong at the time has little to do with band, or lack of ambition/talent.

In America, where they should have broken big long before Bon Jovi gave Love A Bad Name, they were held back by the label’s insistence on an anaemic re-mix (as well as a title change to ‘Heavy Pettin’, which caused more confusion than anything else). If the band’s essential, vital British brio had been left as conceived in the first place, who knows what might have been achieved. Still, a slot on the bill for the 1983 Reading Festival, the day that Black Sabbath infamously headlined when fronted by Ian Gillan, did them no harm and touring with both Kiss and Ozzy helped the quintet’s progress.

Two years later, the Pettin return to the studio, this time with producer Mark Dearnley (who’d worked with AC/DC and Krokus). The result? ‘Rock Ain’t Dead’, which surprised many with a slicker yet conversely tougher approach. The lads really had progressed, although ironically if things had gone to plan, this would have been produced by Lance Quinn, of Bon Jovi and Lita Ford fame. However, just hours before the band were due to fly to Philadelphia, to work with Quinn at his Warehouse Studios, the decision was taken by PolyGram (to whom both Heavy Pettin and Bon Jovi were signed in the US) that, instead, he should start work immediately on what was to be Jovi’s second record, ‘7800 Degrees Fahrenheit’.

Perhaps then, it should have been obvious that record company politics were to scupper Pettin in the crucial American market. Despite continuing to show up well in the UK, once again the US was to prove elusive – through no fault of the five musicians. In many respects, this was the point when the writing was scrawled over every available wall space. Regardless of their obvious determination and grassroots support in Britain, it seemed as if Pettin’s realistic chance of significant international success had gone. A third album, ‘The Big Bang’, was released by FM Revolver in 1989. Although it still proved this lot were way ahead of so many others who were selling truckloads of units and getting acclaim from the media; as the 1980s faded into memory, so too did Heavy Pettin’.

Driven by a desire, a passion and a capacity simply to invoke the magic and rapport the band enjoyed, they released Prodigal Songs in 2007. The album was well received by their loyal fans and the limited pressing sold out making it a highly sought-after collector’s item.

In 2017, original members Hamie, Punky, and Gordon joined by Jez Parry on bass and Michael Ivory on drums performed for the first time in 25 years at Scotland’s WinterStorm. Reinvigorated, Heavy Pettin, now joined by ex-Gun guitarist Dave Aitken due to Punky hanging up his guitar and going in to retirement, did several shows in 2018 including a 6 date UK tour, with 3 sold out gigs in Nottingham, London and Edinburgh, as well as 2 sold out headline gigs in Milton Keynes and Glasgow.

2019 is going to be Heavy Pettin’s year with the HRH AOR March 16, Headbangers Open Air in Germany in July 27th  and Aug 25th Golden Age of Rock Festival in Belgium already booked and more dates to be announced.

According to Hamie, fans should look for a new album as “…the demand and support for new HP material has been so overwhelming, we are excited to say we’re now working on brand new HP material which will be released in 2019… and it’s going great!”

Heavy Pettin’ Dates Confirmed 2019:

MAR 16 – Hard Rock Hell – AOR, Camp HRH, North Wales
MAR 30 – Bannermans Rock Bar, Edinburgh, Scotland
MAR 31 – Trillians Newcastle, England w/ Spartan Warrior
JUL 27 – Headbangers Open Air Festival, Brande-Hӧmerkirchen, Germany
AUG 25 – Golden Age Rock Festival, Liège, Belgium
AUG 30 – Crauford Arms Music Venue, Milton Keynes, England w / Tytan

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Glasgow rockers Heavy Pettin’ have announced UK tour dates in October 2018 with Punky Meadows & Frank Dimino of Angel – on their first ever UK tour. Heavy Pettin‘ will also be doing extra Headline Shows in Glasgow and Milton Keynes.

UK Tour dates:

12th OCT – Eleven, Stoke w/ Punky Meadows & Frank Dimino of Angel
13th OCT – The Underworld Camden, London w/ Punky Meadows & Frank Dimino of Angel
14th OCT – The Robin 2, Bilston w/ Punky Meadows & Frank Dimino of Angel
15th OCT – Bannermans Bar, Edinburgh w/ Punky Meadows & Frank Dimino of Angel
16th OCT – The Cat House, Glasgow – Headline Show
17th OCT – Trillians Newcastle, Newcastle w/ Punky Meadows & Frank Dimino of Angel
18th OCT – ROCK CITY, Nottingham w/ Punky Meadows & Frank Dimino of Angel
19th OCT – The Craufurd Arms, Milton Keynes – Headline Show

Stardom beckoned for Heavy Pettin‘ back in the early 80’s with arena tours supporting Kiss, Ozzy and Mötley Crüe and along with the help of MTV, the band scored a couple of Stateside hits.

However, after two hit albums with ‘Lettin’ Loose‘ in 1983 and two years later with ‘Rock Ain’t Dead‘, they literally ended with a ‘Big Bang‘ after a misguided attempt at the Eurovision Song Contest in ’87 resulting in the band breaking up with their third album released after their demise two years later.

News of their reunion came as a complete surprise when earlier last summer Steve ‘Hamie’ Hayman flew over from the States from where he now resides to exclusively announce to MetalTalk & TotalRock that the band were reforming for a gig at WinterStorm and they did a triumphant return – with the prospect of further gigs across Europe/UK for 2018.

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Heavy Pettin’, The Quireboys, Syteria, and Rock Goddess added to 2017 line Up

Full line up revealed for WinterStorm in Troon, Scotland…

The organisers of WinterStorm 2017 in Troon, Ayrshire on the west coast of Scotland have unveiled the remainder of the line up for the classic rock weekend taking place on Friday 24th and Saturday the 25th of November 2017 and it includes UK blues rock favourites The Quireboys, female heavy metal band Rock Goddess, and from nowhere the first gig in thirty years for Glasgow rockers Heavy Pettin’.

Both Rock Goddess and Heavy Pettin’ playing their first gig in Scotland for three decades and will be joined by Syteria, the side project of Jackie Chambers from Girlschool.

In addition the whole weekend will be signed off with a rocking and rolling WinterStorm closing set featuring the unique talents of Chris Glen (SAHB and MSG) on bass, Doogie White (Rainbow, MSG) on vocals and Paul McManus (GUN) on drums with a host of special guests.

Ian McCaig who’s running the weekend event said,

We were really fortunate with our first-year line up and there was a quality right through both days and it’s going to be difficult to follow but hopefully we can match it. The announcement fills in the two day line up which had already confirmed NWOBHM legends Praying Mantis and Tygers of Pan Tang while guitar legends Bernie Torme from Gillan and Bernie Marsden (Whitesnake) will be appearing with their bands including Neil Murray on bass for Marsden.

Graham Bonnet of Rainbow fame will be live on stage on the Saturday night and the more melodic side of the weekend sees US rockers Tyketto and DARE appearing.

The weekend includes sixteen bands from across genres and, as well as the aforementioned acts, will introduce some superb up and coming Storm Breakers such as Mason Hill, Stone Broken, Massive Wagons, Bigfoot and The King Lot  all of whom have already been confirmed.

A Mix of Genres across the weekend.

WinterStorm has created a weekend of guitar riffs ‘Doon the Watter‘ with two days of Seaside Rock with a bit of AOR, a touch of Heavy Metal, a hint of the Blues, with some of the best new and classic rock bands at Troon Concert Hall.

2017 has a very old school ‘Reading Festival‘ theme running through its veins with appearances for more than half a dozen groups and artistes who performed at that famous festival in the seventies and eighties.

As well as the main stage at Troon Concert Hall there’s a ‘Before The Storm Event‘ featuring Syteria and Guests at Glasgow’s Hard Rock Cafe  on Thursday, November 23 – Tickets: and After Show Party. It is all aimed at making the weekend an annual must do for rock music lovers of all ages.

The Event

The weekend is based in the compact Troon Concert Hall which sits right on the beach overlooking the Isle of Arran and its location is definitely part of the attraction. It only has a capacity of 600 but feels like a small indoor festival with food, bars, acoustic stage and bars and the friendly atmosphere of 2016 was one of the highlights.

More than 60% of the available tickets have already been sold to throughout the UK and now Europe and from all parts of Scotland. Four of the local hotels featured in the packages have already sold out their rooms and it is expected that music fans will add more than 600 bed nights to the local economy over a normally quiet winter weekend and organisers hope that the event can reach a sell out by the end of the summer.

The event is being MC’d by the legendary rock DJ Tom Russell who is currently touring the country promoting his autobiography and preparing for the rebirth of Rock Radio in Glasgow.

“I think it’s magnificent that a town like Troon is putting itself firmly on the Rock map and if this event gets the support it’ll be great not only for rock fans from all over the UK and beyond but also for local businesses and tourism. It’ll be great fun to get down the coast again for the weekend, listen to some wonderful musicians and get that Ayrshire sea air, a stick of rock and an ice cream!”

WinterStorm will rock the seaside town of Troon between the 24th and 25th of November 2017 and the dates are already set for next year with the dates of 23rd – 24th of November 2018 already in the calendar.

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