The guys have just signed their first EP ‘Beginnings’ with international music company Audio Network. This deal also sees funding for their debut full length record, and the opportunity to orchestrate it at London’s world famous Abbey Road Studios. The band will be working closely with UK songwriter/producer Julian Emery.
On stage, Tenderfoot are the real deal. The musicianship is world class, the chemistry infectious, and Vella’s voice remains original and centred. Tenderfoot are John Vella as frontman and principal songwriter, Joel Burton on bass and Anthony Donlon on keys. Vella’s knack for melody and arrangement is apparent in each track of Tenderfoot’s debut, bringing out his experience as a composer and songwriter.
About what lies ahead with Tenderfoot, Vella says “This project has been developing for a few years now, and it’s a really exciting time to be finally releasing our first work to the world. We are stoked to team up with Audio Network and are already working on our full length follow up, which will saw the band travel to the UK in September to work in some pretty special places with a great producer.”
Tenderfoot’s members are all accomplished in their own right. Bassist Joel Burton is one of Sydney’s most in demand session players. His skills have seen him open for many highly acclaimed artists, including John Legend, Roy Ayres, Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings, and Jamie Liddell.
|November 2, 2017 9:15 pm||Rhythms Stage|