Northern Irish rock band No Hot Ashes [Paul Boyd (Bass), Tommy Dickson (Keys), Steve Strange (drums), Eamon Nancarrow (vocals), Niall Diver and Davey Irvine (Guitars)] are finally set to release their debut album 34 years after the band first formed.
Formed in 1983 the band were influenced by UFO, Ozzy Osbourne, Whitesnake, Journey, Foreigner, Thin Lizzy and other Classic Rock and AOR bands of that era they quickly started writing, performing and recording their own songs. The band put out their first single, ‘She Drives Me Crazy’ in 1986. In the eighties the band supported bands like Mama’s Boys, Magnum, Girlschool and Steve Marriot and his Packet of Three.
In early 1988 the band signed a record deal with GWR Records joining Motorhead, Girlschool and Hawkwind on the roster of talent, recording their first album later that year. By this stage the band had moved to London to be closer to the record company. Unfortunately with problems in getting the album released, by late 1990 the band had called it a day.
Performing what can be described as Classic Rock with a Contemporary twist they have been delighting new fans over the last four years with their hook laden, guitar and keyboard driven, melodic classic rock songs.
Unfortunately for the band the pleasure of releasing the album is tinged with great sadness as founding member, bass player and friend, Paul Boyd tragically lost his brave battle with cancer in January 2017.
Paul appears on the album and the band are respectfully dedicating it to Paul’s memory.
1. Come Alive
2. Good To Look Back
5. I’m Back
7. Over Again
8. Jonny Redhead
10. Running Red Lights