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Punters return with revamped lineup
The Evening Telegram
Said She Couldn't Dance - The Punters - (Independent)

The Punters are back with a revamped lineup and a new recording that adds weight to the band's growing reputation.

Since their first recording a few years ago, the hand has been touring all over the place, from around the province to Eastern Canada and even down to New York.

Since their debut, the band has parted company with guitarist Jason Whalen and hooked up with producer Dave Panting of Rawlins Cross fame.

The result is a textured album that shows the diverse sides of this band. Irish influences are all over but like other Newfoundland bands making their mark, The Punters have managed to put a fairly distinctive stamp on their act.

Brian Kenny's often funkified bass blends well with Bob Hiscock on drums to give a firm footing for Larry Foley's guitars and vocals, while fiddling demon Pat Moran does his stuff with panache and pure energy.

This is another album that deserves to be played loud and to be danced to.

It features arrangements of traditional tunes, several high-energy instrumentals and more of Foley's own songwriting talents. I've said before that this band is going somewhere. Said She Couldn't Dance is a good step in that direction. Standouts on the album are the Electric Jigs, Jolly Jack, Jim Harris, The Dancing Master and Well You Know.

New CD Ready
Fisherman's Blues, the 4th CD from The Punters, is now available. On this CD the band celebrates their traditional roots and we finally hear a song from Pat.


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