Artist: Ivan Beecroft
New Release: BAD COMPANY
Genre: Rock, 90's rock, retrorock
Located in: Melbourne, Australia
This song is off my next album called "Liars, Freaks & Fools" and is paying homage to all those great rock bands from the 70’s such as deep purple, rainbow, free and many others. The song was written in response to a period of life when I was struggling to find work and both my parents lost their jobs in a recession and the bank callously foreclosed on my parents mortgage right down to taking a small amount of money that was to be used as a deposit to rent another place, during this period I was constantly pulled over by the police whilst driving a $400 piece of junk, I received numerous fines that I was unable to afford to pay so the amount of money I owed inadvertently quadrupled and eventually I was threatened with incarceration.
It also led to having my license cancelled without my knowledge which in turn led to more hefty fines the next time the police pulled me over, with all that weighing heavily on my shoulders I ended up making some very poor decisions and eventually started to self medicate on drugs to relieve some of the misery and sadness.
One night at a house that I used to frequent I was set upon by a group of guys and beaten up to the point where I couldn't recognize myself in the mirror, the experience still haunts me years later.
The music we are creating is...
Going back to my roots in rock and blues which is why I initially started playing in bands as I was interested in guitar rock from the 80’s and 90’s, it’s a very important transition from my earlier releases as it shows a more pub rock style that was typically around in Australia in the 80’s as I really want to turn people back onto this type of music
Right now we are..
Still working on songs for my next album and have had to re-record most of the songs on an analogue desk to get the type of punchy guitar rock sound I was looking for, so hopefully that will be ready early to mid 2019