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Independent Stage Interview

We had a lovely conversation on the radio with the hostess of the Independent Stage, Deirdre Gilmartin, talking about our tour plans, what it’s like to write these songs and many other fun tid bits. Sprinkled throughout are some of our songs from Diesel Tunes and another unreleased song called Eccentric. You can listen to this show on Mixcloud and be sure to hit the heart button for us. Thanks!
 
 
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Working Class Hussys Set To Release Diesel Tunes

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New Jersey based alternative rock band Working Class Hussys is proud to announce the release of Diesel Tunes, their third full length album. The songs on Diesel Tunes explore the common thoughts and experiences from professional truck drivers longing for home while living life on the open road, to the adventures of free-spirits who left their homes to see the U.S.A.
Written by prolific songwriter and lead singer Ian Patrick Gentles, the songs on Diesel Tunes cover a wide emotional and musical spectrum. The album displays the unique vision of a band who has taken their musical influences (alternative rock, classic 70’s and southern rock) and created a sound all their own. Diesel Tunes will be available on Amazon.com and iTunes on July 18, 2014.
The songs on Diesel Tunes are also inspired by Ian’s 12 years as a truck driver, “Throughout my experiences and trials driving a truck, the songwriting kept me company during the hundreds of miles and lonely 12 hour days. I was constantly getting melodies in my head while driving and I would have to write them down on […]

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Let The Music Play at Grounds For Sculpture

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Let The Music Play
From classical to pop, tuneful evenings can help make the season special
Working Class Hussys, a rock band with a southern sound, will perform at Grounds For Sculpture in June.
By Keith Loria
Published on Wednesday, June 4, 2014 4:30 PM EDT
SUMMER is the perfect time to get outside with your friends and community and enjoy great music provided by one of the multitude of summer concerts and series in the area.
It doesn’t matter what your musical style, there is something for everyone this summer season. From pop to jazz to classical to bluegrass to country — those in charge of creating the concert series have you covered.
The Working Class Hussys, a rock band with a Southern sound, hit Grounds for Sculpture on June 13 as part of its Courtyard Concert Series.
”We are excited to play at Grounds For Sculpture this summer. I grew up in nearby Trenton and draw inspiration from the industrial history here,” says Ian Patrick Gentles, the songwriter and lead vocalist of the Working Class Hussys. “This venue offers a great chance to hear great music in an […]

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Kickstarter FUNDED!!!

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We couldn’t be happier! We are so grateful for the generous pledges you all made for our campaign to launch the CD “Diesel Tunes” in early 2014. http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/wch/diesel-tunes-music-cd. Our hats, tee shirts and keychains are ordered. Our album art is nearly designed. Our songs are mastered. Lot’s of projects have just kicked off!!! If you missed it and would like some swag, send us an email, or come check us out at an upcoming show. We are still planning out the date for our CD release party, so check back in for updates as it comes together. WE LOVE YOU GUYS!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!
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RockWired Profiles Ian Patrick Gentles

Brian Lush from RockWired Radio features Ian Patrick Gentles for an interview and cuts from Diary Of A Blue Collar Cracker. Download and listen HERE.
Also, RockWired has nominated Working Class Hussys for Artist of the Month. Voting is open until January 25th, 2013. Vote HERE
 

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Skopemag’s review of Diary

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A listen to the Working Class Hussys’ new album, Diary of a Working Class Cracker evokes a melding of vintage Chicago, ELO-like melodies and a tinge of quirk a la Weezer. The sound as a whole is slightly nostalgic… a sort of “I’ve heard this before” Je ne sais quois. The lyrical matter ebbs towards the lighthearted and whimsical (“Whiter Shades of Trash”) and flows to the more deep and heartfelt (“Somewhere You’re Smiling”). As a whole, the 10-tracks illustrate that a strong album can come from a serious commitment to the songs all the while not taking oneself too seriously.
The acoustic strums of “Break” introduce the throwback sound of WCH with electric and piano fills, busy backing drumbeats and multiple soundscapes that seem to flow into one another. The album toes the line between a classic Steely Dan tune and contemporary Alt Rock to give it another facet all together. This gives way to the aforementioned “Somewhere You’re Smiling” with its bent note Blues guitar note fills and Patrick Gentles’ vocal delivery that commands a range from gruff grit at moments […]

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