Hey Nick Finch here, so a while back I thought it'd be pretty fun to put together a shit hot gospel band & choir to cover some BATPISS songs and call it BAPTIST. (BATPISS are one of my favourite bands and Sister Act is one of my favourite movies).
I asked 20-odd of Fitzroy/Collingwood's finest players and singers to get together one Monday arvo in the Tote band room to give my gospel arrangements a go. We recorded it live. The band was real tight, the choir was real Sister Act - it all worked heaps better than I could possibly have hoped.
You can hear how much fun we were having on the recording and this 7inch release has been way too long coming. I'm really stoked people will finally be able to hear it, hopefully the BATPISS boys don't think it's too weird.
It'll be available as an unofficial Record Store Day release this weekend (22nd April 2017) at Poison City Records, Oh! Jean, Strangeworld, and Record Paradise.
Happy Easter! Peace be to Jeebus, Satan and Whoopi.
released April 22, 2017
Lead Vocal: Gemma Sharard & Tom Lyngcoln.
Band: Joe Cope (Hammond), Dan McKay (Drums), Roshan Khozouei (Keys), Matt Chow (Bass), Rupert Finalson (Guitar).
Choir: Erica Dunn, Kate Alexander, Alex Hamilton, Sara Retallick, Amy Middleton, Cash Savage, Jim Lawrie, Eddie James, Katie Scott, Amanda Roff, Jordan Gilmour, Brett Marshall, Katie Drane, & Quinn Veldhuis.
Mixed by Matt Chow, engineered and mastered by Nao Anzai.