The Last Resort Vs The Take NYC @ Magasin4 – Bruxelles
THE LAST RESORT (UK) Oi!
Please give a brief history of the band, including current line up.The band originally formed in 1980 with the first gig at West London’s Acklem Hall 4th March 1981.The current line-up is me (Roi) on vocals, Chris Jones on drums, John Pearce (no relation) on playing bass and Keith Hillyer on guitar.The band have been back together in this format since 2000. We recorded eight tracks 18 months ago, four old and four new including ‘Working Class Kids’ and ‘Held Hostage’ from the Peel & Birdhouse session. Only one of the tracks has been released – ‘We’re Gonna Get You’ was on ‘Addicted To Oi!’ under Millwall Roi. We have loads of lyrics written and now we are just fitting riffs around the lyrics.
THE TAKE NYC (USA) Punk, Oi!, Hardcore
Famed NYHC drummer Will Shepler (formerly of Agnostic Front, Madball) and Sick Of It All bassist Craig Setari (also formerly Agnostic Front) had an idea for a hardcore power trio. Will called longtime friend, guitarist/ vocalist Scott Roberts (formerly of Biohazard, The Spudmonsters, Bloodclot!, Cro-Mags) who had just left Biohazard only weeks before. It was perfect timing for Scott as he wanted to move on and create something new from the ground up with complete creative freedom and passion. Soon after, Scott and Will began working on what would become The Take’s self titled debut record. Craig was busy with Sick Of It All’s hectic touring schedule so Scott recruited friend and oi veteran Carlos Congote (Royal Hounds, formerly of 45 Adapters, Urban Noise, Legion 76) to complete the lineup.
The Take’s self titled debut LP (engineered, mixed and produced by Scott Roberts) is scheduled for worldwide release on German label Demons Run Amok in 2019.