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Tigertailz

Mon
23
Oct

JAIMZ VOKINS - Time Machine (Showcase)

 

Steevi Jaimz, singer, songwriter. Probably best known for fronting the 1980’s big selling, over the top, Glam Metal band Tigertailz. With whom he wrote and recorded their first Shoot To Kill EP and the debut album Young & Crazy. After his spell in Tigertailz, he signed to Carlin Music Publishing and released his first solo EP Kick That Habit-Cat On A Hot Tin Roof, with which he worked on with legendary Thin Lizzy guitarist Scott Gorham as producer. Two solo albums have followed that. Damned if I Do… Damned If I Don’t. And more recently, 2008’s My Private Hell. Recorded in Sweden with respected songwriter/Producers Chris Laney  (Zan Clan, Shotgun, Pretty Maids)  and Anders Ringman. Steevi says “My Privatee Hell was the record I’d always dreamed of making. Chris and Anders are incredible writers, musicians and Producers, and it was a pleasure to make from start to finish. I’m also very proud to call them great friends too”. In 2015 Steevi was personally invited by Cherie Currie (The Runaways) to join her onstage in London. Which led to the collaboration on the forthcoming Time Machine record.

Phil Vokins is an English guitarist, songwriter and arranger best known for his work with Persian Risk, Bill Ward (Black Sabbath), Tyrant, Strangeways and Wrathchild. Phil is mainly known for his on-stage, charismatic antics. But as a studio artist, Phil’s experience sets him apart as a more unique, and ready to listen to the ideas from those around him. As Phil quotes ” I just love to play, that’s really what it’s about for me, I never wanted to be a Rock Star ” I can’t even stand the term.

Their latest work together has brought them results with “Time Machine” via AOR Blvd. Records.

Jaimz’ tendancy to start bar fights in the bars of London in the hey-day was as likely as someone might spill a beer. But that was 30 years ago. Rumor has it, the chap has been a bit more controlled for a number of years now and the fist fights are well behind him.

One track sure to grab some attention as opposed to a bar brawl, is the remake of Cher’s 1971 hit “Gypsies Tramps & Thieves.”

The classic cover also features The Runaways vocalist Cherie Currie as a guest singer.

 

 
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Thu
21
Sep

STEEVI JAIMZ Teams With PHIL VOKINS For New Project

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Steevi Jaimz, singer, songwriter. Probably best known for fronting the 1980's big selling, over the top, Glam Metal band Tigertailz. With whom he wrote and recorded their first Shoot To Kill EP and the debut album Young & Crazy. After his spell in Tigertailz, he signed to Carlin Music Publishing and released his first solo EP Kick That Habit-Cat On A Hot Tin Roof, with which he worked on with legendary Thin Lizzy guitarist Scott Gorham as producer.
 
Two solo albums have followed that. Damned if I Do... Damned If I Don't. And more recently, 2008's My Private Hell. Recorded in Sweden with respected songwriter/Producers Chris Laney  (Zan Clan, Shotgun, Pretty Maids)  and Anders Ringman. Steevi says... "My Private Hell was the record I'd always dreamed of making. Chris and Anders are incredible writers, musicians and Producers, and it was a pleasure to make from start to finish. I'm also very proud to call them great friends too".
 
In 2015 Steevi was personally invited by Cherie Currie (The Runaways) to join her onstage in London. Which led to the collaboration on the forthcoming Time Machine record.
 
Phil Vokins is an English guitarist, songwriter and arranger best known for his work with Persian Risk, Bill Ward (Black Sabbath), Tyrant, Strangeways and Wrathchild. Phil is mainly known for his on-stage, charismatic antics. But as a studio artist, Phil's experience sets him apart as a more unique, and ready to listen to the ideas from those around him. As Phil quotes ''I just love to play, that's really what it's about for me, I never wanted to be a Rock Star.' I can't even stand the term.”
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TRACKLISTING:
Babylon's Burning
God In Louisiana
Shot By Both Sides
Gypsy's, Tramps & Thieves. Ft. Cherie Currie (The Runaways)
The Wild One, Forever
If You Could Read My Mind
Philby
Stardust
Look At Last Nite
Living Without You (Bonus track)
 

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Mon
21
Aug

JAIMZ VOKINS Project 'Time Machine' Due From AOR Blvd

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To celebrate the 30th Anniversary of Living Without You. Original Tigertailz vocalist Steevi Jaimz has teamed up with friend and fellow Crash KO band mate Phil Vokins. Formerly of (ex Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward's Max Havoc, Persian Risk, UK AOR'sters Strangeways and Tyrant).
 
And together have recorded a special, one-off 30th Anniversary version of his classic Tigertailz song Living Without You.
This version of the song, featuring Steevi, Phil, Chris Laney, Anders Ringman and Dave Draper. Was originally recorded at Platform Studios, Sweden. At the recording of Steevi's My Private Hell album sessions in 2007. And was recently finished with producer Dave Draper at Tower Studios UK.
"It's been re-recorded and re-released many times. But this is the first time I have done it since writing it. And it has never sounded anything like this. We've stripped the song back to basics and turned it around. And what we have, is the song at it's melodic best. How it would have sounded without screaming guitars. And how I imagined it to sound when I originally wrote it. And because of who I wrote it about, it's very sentimental and personal to me. Basically, it's been given the grown up 2016 treatment". It will be made available to download on the usual sites. Spotify, itunes etc... The pair will also record an album as a special project through AOR Blvd records next year.
 

 
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Tue
11
Oct

TIGERTAILZ - "All The Girls In The WorlD"

 
Tigertailz release 'All The Girls In The World', the fourth video from their latest album BLAST.
 
Jay says: 'We had such an amazing show at this years Bang Your Head festival in Germany we felt it was only right to give the amazing fans who attended that show something to remember it by.
So what better way than to use our crazy Tailz Maniacz fan footage as a video for our new single ‘All The Girls’. We’ve always wanted to do one of these and the video has turned out amazing! And this won’t be the last single off our new album BLAST. There’ll be more to blow your mind soon!'

You can view 'All The Girls' here.
 
The band have also been busy working on their 250 limited edition Shoot To Kill EP, which will be on  pink vinyl. Due for release on November 14th. The EP celebrates 30 years of Tigertailz history. Fans can grab the EP here
 
*Tigertailz are off to the US later this month to play the Rock N Skull Festival in Joliet, Illinois, on Sunday October 30th. *Tickets here
www.tigertailz.co.uk

 

 

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Mon
10
Oct

STEEVI JAIMZ Records Special Version of Classic Song

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To celebrate the 30th Anniversary of Living Without You....
 
Original Tigertailz vocalist Steevi Jaimz has teamed up with friend and fellow Crash KO band mate Phil Vokins - Formerly of (ex Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward's Max Havoc, Persian Risk, UK AOR'sters Strangeways and Tyrant ). 

And together have recorded a special, one-off 30th Anniversary version of his classic Tigertailz song Living Without You.
This version of the song, featuring Steevi, Phil, Chris Laney, Anders Ringman and Dave Draper. Was originally recorded at Platform Studios, Sweden. At the recording of Steevi's My Private Hell album sessions in 2007. And was recently finished with producer Dave Draper at Tower Studios UK.

"It's been re-recorded and re-released many times. But this is the first time I have done it since writing it. And it has never sounded anything like this. We've stripped the song back to basics and turned it around. And what we have, is the song at it's melodic best. How it would have sounded without screaming guitars. And how I imagined it to sound when I originally wrote it. And because of who I wrote it about, it's very sentimental and personal to me. Basically, it's been given the grown up 2016 treatment". It will be made available to download on the usual sites. Spotify, itunes etc... The pair will also record an album as a special project through AOR Blvd records next year.

 
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Mon
06
Jul

TIGERTAILZ announce new bass player BERTY BURTON

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TIGERTAILZ announce new bass player BERTY BURTON

Berty says: 'Couldn't be happier to have been asked, hell, even considered, to join such a great band!  Looking forward to sharing a stage with my new band-mates, and playing for all the Tailz fans! I know I have some big shoes to fill, but i'll try and do you all proud. The new line up sounds absolutely monstrous!
See you in July Maniacz!!'

Quote from Jay ''As soon as we rehearsed with Berty we immediately knew he was the right guy for the job, he's such a solid player, great to work with, and ticks all the boxes of exactly what we need in Tigertailz going forward. He's played with New Generation Superstars and Drugdealer Cheerleader in Europe/UK, so we knew where his high standard of playing was at.
So at last we now have a fully functioning stable, UK based band, and cannot wait for the July shows to show how fantastic it's all sounding right now!
See you there Maniacz!!''

A few weeks ago the band announced previous bassist Rob Wylde (Teenage Casket Company) was to switch roles into the new vocalist.

Tigertailz are now looking forward to the first shows with this completed new line up in July, with more dates TBC later this year.

TIGERTAILZ are also currently in the studio working on 'Daggerz', a long awaited album, which will be the follow up to the 'Knives' EP in 2013.

Catch the band live at The Rock N Bike Festival on Fri July 17th, http://www.rockandbikefest.co.uk/
and then Dreadnoughts Club, Bathgate (Scotland) Sat 18th July. http://www.dreadnoughtrock.com/

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Thu
05
Mar

TIGERTAILZ release their 8th studio album, ‘Lost Reelz’ on FnA Records

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Tigertailz have released a new project of old demos and unreleased recordings entitled ‘Lost Reelz’ via FnA Records.  The 18 track album has no shortage of never-before-heard recordings that pack a punch and will titillate any Tigertailz fan.  Despite the fact that these unreleased recordings are demos, the sound quality is impeccable.
Tigertailz hail from Cardiff Wales in the UK and may already have the distinction of being the only UK band to share in some of the success of hairspray heavies like Mötley Crüe, L.A Guns, WASP, and Poison. They achieved it by being unique, by not following others and by doing it their way. Extremity in everything - in music, in image, in art, in life...
 
Tigertailz got their start with its first release in 1987 entitled ‘Young & Crazy’ which eventually channeled into the bands highly successful sophomore effort ‘Bezerk’.  ‘Bezerk’ saw the band releasing multiple singles and heading out to play major markets and festivals.  It’s at about this point, in 1994, that a lot of the songs from ‘Lost Reelz’ were demoed.   Some of the songs morphed into other songs , while others were either lost or put away for a later day. 
 
On ‘Lost Reelz’, the listener hears a new side of Tigertailz as Pepsi was being heavily influenced by the Trent Reznor/Nine Inch Nails sound.  This is most evident on songs like: “Long Live The New Flesh”, “Twisted”,  and “Falling Down”.  The song “Hold Your Horses” was a track recorded for Tigertailz Thrill Pistol album, but was later pulled as it didn’t fit the mold.  Some of the tracks like “Get Real”, “Daggerz”, and “In For The Kill” were recorded in 2005 when the band reformed.   Additionally, the album leads off with a mesmerizing rendition of the Welsh National Anthem performed by Jay Pepper.  Lastly, a brand new 2014 track entitled “FNA” was written and recorded specifically for the ‘Lost Reelz’ project .  “FNA” harkens back capturing the 80’s/90’s vibe that Tigertailz is known for.
 
Don’t let the ‘new sound’ of the tunes on ‘Lost Reelz’ scare you off; this is a pure Tigertailz album through and through; you hear a band that is growing and changing while maintaining their uniqueness.  Come share in the memories of Pepsi Tate and dig into his diversity alongside original member/guitarist Jay Pepper.
FnA Records is the home to many of the 80’s favorite hard rock bands like:  Roxy Blue, Tora Tora, Dirty Looks, Roxx Gang, Tigertailz, Rock City Angels, Gypsy Rose, D’molls, The Godz, Wanted, Alleycat Scratch, Witch, Ruthless, and many others.
 
 
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Tue
01
Jul

CLASSIC ROCK PREMIERE TIGERTAILZ 'PUNCHED IN THE GUTZ' VIDEO FROM KNIVES EP

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CLASSIC ROCK PREMIERE TIGERTAILZ 'PUNCHED IN THE GUTZ' VIDEO FROM KNIVES EP

The Welsh glam metal titans are back with an almighty big bang in this new video showing how they can still pack a mighty punch.
http://classicrock.teamrock.com/news/2014-06-30/tigertailz-dish-out-a-punch-in-the-gutz Punched In The Gutz is the third video release from the much acclaimed Knives EP.
 
And for vinyl loving Maniacz everywhere - The Knives EP is now released on Vinyl via Night Of The Vinyl Dead through Nuclear Blast Records.  See here:
http://www.nuclearblast.de/en/products/tontraeger/vinyl/lp/tigertailz-knives.html
 
The band are also well on the way with the recording of the next killer EP - Daggerz, this will be scheduled for release by Italian label Scarlet Records late 2014/early 2015. It will feature the brand new exciting Klint artwork which was designed by renowned Manga Artist Ben Krefta.
 
More exciting news for Tailz Maniacz everywhere will be the release of all unheard old Tigertailz Demos on US label FnA Records, this will be called 'Tigertailz Lost Reelz' and is due for release in September 2014.
 
The Tailz are also setting up a few select live European shows in Nov/Dec. Confirmed shows as follows:
Friday 28 November - The Globe, Cardiff - this will be a totally FREE show for all the hardcore Tailz Maniacz out there, so you'll need to be quick getting your ticket as we expect it to sell out ' more info regarding tickets on the official Tailz site and Facebook/Twitter pages as and when we know...!! Saturday 29 November ' UK TBC Friday 5 December ' Zaragoza, Spain ' Sala Utopia Saturday 6 December - Miranda de Ebro (Burgos), Spain ' Sala F'brica de Tornillos Sunday 7 December ' Madrid, Spain ' Sala We Rock
 
Tigertailz are also delighted to announce a run of shows in Australia!!  Yes, The Tailz will go 'Down Under Mate' to visit our Oz fans with a trip to singer Jules's homeland.
Shows confirmed for early 2015:

  • Melbourne
  • Sydney
  • Brisbane

 
Ticket details to follow soon.
 
Go Bezerk Maniacz!!

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