Hot News: Doogie White & La Paz voted number one in Classic Rock Magazine’s poll “Tracks of the week”!

The sophomore album by the British band Doogie White & La Paz is set to be released on May, 27th in Europe and June, 4th in USA„Don’t Drink with the Devil”, the first track promoting the album “The Dark and the Light”, has just been voted number one in Classic Rock Magazine’s poll “Tracks of the week”! You can read the full results of the poll at THIS location.

You can still stream „Don’t Drink With The Devil” on Metal Mind Productions’ official YouTube channel in THIS location.

Chic McSherry comments the track: “We have a GREAT drummer in Paul McManus and I wanted to do a track that would give him space to play almost freeform because he normally holds everything together very tight in GUN, his other band. I basically told him just to go for it and he laid down such a dirty rock/funk vibe on it that it blew me away! It would have been so simple on this track to have just hammered away with double bass-drum pedals in a straight rock format but he really pushed the song in a new direction with what he did. I love it! Andy also pulled out a fabulous keyboard solo in this one which gifted us the quirky little mid-section. All in all this song gave everyone a pretty good workout.”

Scottish vocalist Doogie White came to the attention of the worldwide audience when Ritchie Blackmore asked him to be the lead singer in his reformed Rainbow. They recorded one album together – “Stranger in Us All.” Doogie would go on to sing with Swedish neo-classical guitarist Yngwie Malmsteen for over a six and a half year period, record two albums and tour the world. He also recorded four albums and toured with Cornerstone and is currently the lead singer of the legendary  N.W.O.B.H.M. band – Tank.

La Paz were formed in Lanarkshire, Scotland in the summer of 1984 by Chic McSherry (guitars), Doogie White (vocals) and Alex Carmichael (bass). At the first rehearsal together they hit it off immediately on a personal level – they also liked the same music and they had the same influences and heroes (Purple, Rainbow, Journey, Gary Moore) so they started to recruit other members to try to form a band and go do some gigs. Andy Mason (keyboards) joined the trio and he fitted in from the start, even though he was still at school when he joined. Drummers were always a problem and, over the life of the band, La Paz went through almost as many as Spinal Tap. Unquestionably the loudest and the most accomplished was/is their current drummer, Paul McManus. La Paz played live regularly, sometimes playing up to a hundred gigs in a year. They played the world-famous Marquee Club in London as well as at some festivals in Milton Keynes and they were featured regularly in Kerrang! (Derek Oliver becoming a big fan of the band) and attracted interest from a number of UK and US record companies, finally agreeing terms with one of them for a three album deal. But it was not to be – for reasons which were never explained by the record label the deal fell through at the very last minute. Sadly the band didn’t survive for very long after that. They did their last gig on 15th October 1988 and then Doogie moved to London to join Midnite Blue, Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow, Cornerstone, Yngwie Malmsteen and now the mighty Tank. And then legendary DJ Tom Russell of 96.3 Rock Radio called Doogie and asked him if he would do some acoustic numbers at The Garage in Glasgow for Rock Radio’s Birthday Bash in January 2008. Doogie agreed and asked Chic to play guitar. It was a big ask after 20 years: almost 1000 people, Doogie singing alone and Chic with one flamenco guitar! “We had such a blast though and it woke up so many great memories in both of us that we decided to give it a go with the full band for my 50th birthday” said Chic. And so the full band started to rehearse and it was clear that they could still play a bit. The band just gelled: just like old times and the gigs were a terrific success. And so the idea of re-recording some of the favourites from the set that had never had a proper production job was conceived. The final result could be heard on the album “Granite” released in early 2012. It was an album with its roots in the past but its energy in the present. And now the band return with their sophomore album entitled “The Dark and The Light”.

Doogie White & La Paz – line-up:
Doogie White – Vocals
Chic McSherry – Guitar
Alex Carmichael – Bass
Andy Mason – Keyboards
Paul McManus – Drums

Doogie White & La Paz on-line: www.facebook.com/LaPaz.rocks?fref=pb

Doogie White & La Paz – The Dark And The Light

Label: Metal Mind Records
Cat. no.: MASS CD 1471 DG
Barcode: 5907785037892
Format: CD DG
Genre: Hard Rock
Release date: 27.05.2013 Europe / 04.06.2013 USA


1. Little Black Book Of Songs
2. Don’t Drink With The Devil
3. Old Habits Die Hard
4. Burlesque
5. The Good Old Days
6. De la Luz
7. Devil in Disguise
8. Lonely Are The Brave
9. Shadow Of Romance
10. Sweet Little Mistreated
11. Men of War
12. The Fallen

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