UK hard rockers Stevie R. Pearce and the Hooligans will re-release their independent released self-titled debut album on March 2nd, via Cargo Records UK. Stevie Pearce has established himself as a highly regarded guitar player, and has become first call for Jizzy Pearl (Jizzy Pearl’s Love/Hate) and Kory Clarke (Warrior Soul).
The album was mixed and mastered by Dave Draper at Tower Studios, and recorded at Evolution Studios Oxford, and Studio 91, Newbury.
The lyric video for the song Bad Day can be viewed below!
Nobody Loves You
Same Old Story
Set My Soul On Fire
Can’t Turn Your Back On Blood
‘Til Something Better Comes Along
Folsom Prison Blues
Stevie R. Pearce and the Hooligans Are:
Lead Vocals and Guitars – Stevie R. Pearce
Drums – Dave Sanders
Rhythm Guitars – Lewis Clarke
Bass – Richard Jones
Stevie R. Pearce started his first band Young Lust back in 2005, though it was more of an introduction to rock and roll and throwing punches in the gutter. There were long national tours with Donnie Vie, and then Enuff Z’Nuff, and then numerous headline tours following the well received release of Right in the Thick of it All. The band disbanded essentially in 2011 when Stevie formed the Black Bullets, a band which lasted two years following huge endorsement from Extreme TV and other extreme sports labels; however just before signing potential record deals the then lead singer relocated to LA to marry Corey Parks of Nashville Pussy – never to be seen again.
At this point Young Lust reformed and whilst on a short tour of the North in February 2015, Kory Clarke of Warrior Soul was in attendance at one of the shows, and by the following Monday Stevie had been officially asked to join the band. Throughout the whole of 2015 and 2016 the then named Kory Clarke Band embarked on probably over 150 dates throughout Europe, Scandinavia and UK and re-instated the name of Warrior Soul – which gave great opportunities to open for Sebastian Bach in New York and key slots at the Hard Rock Hell festivals, as well as sold out shows in every major European city. At this point Young Lust was still playing select shows.
During some point in early 2016 Stevie caught the eye of Jizzy Pearl of Love/Hate via recommendation of Christian Kimmett of Warrior Soul, and was asked to join his new set up- Jizzy Pearls Love Hate – as lead guitar player for the Wasted in America 20th anniversary shows. Sixteen dates were undertaken in March 2017 including a sold out Hard Rock Hell show in front of an audience of 3500 and the same later that year in September in Sheffield. Subsequently Jizzy has completed a new album and has now have over 20 shows in a row lined up for this May 2018 and early noise suggests a heavy touring schedule by the end of 2018.
In September 2017 Stevie released his own album under Stevie R. Pearce and the Hooligans – not content with the way Young Lust was going- and spending so long playing other peoples music (although highly enjoyable and rewarding) a new creative outlet was required-following the release of the album Stevie undertook a debut headline tour and finished the year with approx eleven shows under his belt nation wide: The album has gained way more momentum critically than hoped for, and subsequently the album is to be re-released with Cargo Records worldwide on Friday 23nd March. Six dates are planned to coincide with this March 2018.
Stevie has established himself as a highly regarded guitar player, and has become first call for both Jizzy Pearl and Kory Clarke – which is no easy feat…and is becoming a prominent singer and song writer in his own right, with his own sound. Stevie continues to throw those same punches in the gutter, but with one foot firmly on the pavement.