Trio Features Brian Ray (Paul McCartney, Etta James), Oliver Leiber (son of famed songwriter Jerry Leiber), and Argentinian Musician Lucrecia López Sanz with help from Adam MacDougall (The Black Crowes), Davey Faragher (Elvis Costello) And More!!
We are so excited that Los Angeles, CA’s The Bayonets are back with the new single “Argentina” and the b-side “Post Apocalypso.”
The single is out digitally and as a physical 7″ single on February via Wicked Cool Records.
You can listen to “Argentina “ on Spotify Here and on Apple Music Here. You can also check out the b-side “Post Apocalypso” on Spotify Here and on Apple Music Here
The group, consisting of core members Brian Ray (Paul McCartney, Etta James), Oliver Leiber (son of famed songwriter Jerry Leiber) and Lucrecia López Sanz, is often rounded out by a revolving roster of musicians, including but not limited to Adam MacDougall from The Black Crowes on keys, Davey Faragherfrom Elvis Costello’s band, and Scott Shriner from Weezer.
It all started with an idea back in 2011….
As Brian Ray tells it, “The Bayonets was started by my friend Oliver Leiber, the son of Jerry Leiber of Leiber and Stroller fame. His father famously wrote ‘Jailhouse Rock’, ‘The Boardwalk’, ‘Hound Dog’, ‘Poison Ivy’, ‘Stand By Me’…Anyway, the apple didn’t fall far from the talent tree with Oliver, and he’s been my favorite collaborator and best friend for some twenty years now
“When it came time to write some more solo music of mine, Oliver said ‘why don’t we do a band instead?’ And I said ‘great, okay let’s go!’
Our approach is kind of original to “original rock’n’roll”. Real humans, real time, real studio, real instruments. I don’t want to make music alone in a computer, y’know? I’d rather do it with a group of people – you have a laugh that way.
“It’s Oliver, Lucrecia, and I along with a revolving cast of characters, including but not limited to Adam MacDougall from The Black Crowes on keys, Davey Faragherfrom Elvis Costello’s band, Scott Shriner from Weezer, and it’s just a lot of fun. It’s raw, it’s rock and roll, but it still has a pop hook sort of sensibility.”
We are absolutely loving The Bayonets sound it’s retro with a fresh new vibe and feel that is just incredible. We cannot wait for more music from The Bayonets.