Hi , we’re Ten Gallon Bratz
Ten Gallon Bratz hail from Greenock in the wild west of Scotland and began with Mark Dunsmore and Barrie Kelly back in the early nineties. After amassing a substantial and ever-growing body of work they decided to form a band to showcase the songs.
Ten Gallon Bratz exists in two forms, a three-piece acoustic band and a full blown five-piece band.
To date, the band has produced a number of demo CDs. Their thirteen track acoustic CD entitled “GHOST STORIES” has been a great success and the guys have just completed their second CD “THE WILDERNESS”.
The album, which was partly recorded at Riverside studios by Duncan Cameron who has also worked with the like of Travis and Trash Can Sinatras, is a mixture of acoustic and full band tracks. The Wilderness is available from i-Tunes, Amazon, spotify and many other digital download sites or is available on CD, in partnership with PayPal, from the shop link above.
Tracks from the Wilderness have been aired on American and European Americana internet radio stations as well BBC Radio Scotland, Black Diamond FM, Leith FM and most recently Celtic Music Radio.
In their career the guys have provided support slots for renowned artists such as legendary musician Albert Lee, as well as Colin Hay (Men At Work) Glen Tilbrook (Squeeze) Jan Akkerman (Focus), Eleanor McEvoy and JJ Gilmour (Silencers). They have also performed three times at Glasgow’s Celtic Connections festival.
Ten Gallon Bratz music is broadly based in the Americana tradition where glorious three part harmonies are seamlessly combined with infectious hooks and intelligent lyrics. The band in general continues to increase its fan base due to a growing reputation for memorable songs combined with entertaining live shows.