....The Sound of Wooltone for your listening enjoyment
----Drums Pepe Hoonose--- Bass GP Chesters ---Guitar vocals Rob Clarke
Feels like a single!
Sounds like a single!
'Woolton may be known hitherto for its retirement homes, swimming baths and irresponsible conservatory home improvements'. 'But now, with a similar wild enthusiasm, the city’s brightest, newest hit parade headliners take their first steps from the Mersey Tunnel to the Pier Head, and across the world and beyond with Are You Wooltoned? a driving foot tapper with all the punch and liveliness you could ask for, and the beguiling transcendent Colours (of the Sun)'.
The cinema (later saved) was in danger of closing and Rob played a folk song he had written specifically, called 'Save Woolton Cinema' and was later impressed by the intense psychedelic grunt and garage explorations of the appropriately named Wooltones.
Under the name Rob Clarke & the
Wooltones a download single ‘End of the End/Tracey Emin’s Blues’ and a psychedelic
reworking of the late sixties/early seventies Clouds classic ‘Mind of a Child’ and Hollies 'Stop Right There' were recorded in the garage of Brian Epstein's mum's bungalow.
By chance, all the musicians were born within
a mile of Woolton Church, home of the Beatles first steps in music- it’s not
stretching the writer's imagination to think the Beatles might also have
thought about using the same Wooltone name.
Technical guru Roger
Wooltone-Smith designs and builds the group’s own distinctive ‘Wooltone’
equipment in his flat above a local newsagent.
He custom assembles all the group's amplifiers, using a dwindling stock of sixties parts he rescued when a nearby electrics company folded in the nineties.
You can hear the Wooltones psychedelic
leanings combine with Rob's electric folk here and at: