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The Dark Sinatras are a Crossover band based in Reading. Influenced by Metal, Jazz and Funk they are an extraordinary set of Musicians.
Their Album "Sick Society" is what happens when a Punk/Metal Guitar Player and Singer from Birkenhead meets a Gypsy Jazz Drummer from Kazakhstan in Moscow and they form a band with a world famous session Bass Player.
The Dark Sinatras’ unique sound, sometimes ominous and sinister, sometimes tinged with ethnic theatre, was originally forged in the cold, unforgiving clime of Russia’s punk clubs and watering holes where songwriter, guitarist and singer Mark White performed. Mark met Eduard Laubinger, a Kazakhstani gypsy drummer, at a free jazz recording session at Mosfilm Studios in Moscow in 2006.
During his time in Russia Mark also undertook several other projects in the role of artist/producer including the recording of Tuvan Throat Singers in an endeavour to explore different soundscapes. Also during this time Mark collaborated with independent film maker Yaroslav Dobronravov which resulted in a number of independent films including a video for the new band; The Dark Sinatras.
After his return to England, Mark was having some tracks mixed at Hook End Manor by sound engineers Bradley Spence and Charley Russell, when he was introduced to bass maestro Paul Turner. A natural rapport between them was soon established and an exciting sound was forged, prompting a week-long recording session, once more at Hook End Manor.
The resulting recordings are a highly inflammable mix of new songs and some of Mark’s earlier compositions. Paul’s hard funk sound meshes perfectly with Eduard, and the trio take Mark's compositions into uncharted waters.
The Dark Sinatras have been honing their live act and have received enthusiastic reaction at their London and Midland gigs. They also embraced the new media at disposal and have broadcast two concerts from their studios at Hook End Manor. One show was in collaboration with one of Britain's most interesting bands; Hot Head Show an avant-garde trio led by Jordan Copeland.
The band is currently mixing their second album with the help of Lee Popa, producer, sound and live engineer of Tool, Living Colour, Bad Brains, Ministry and many more. The album will be released this summer and the band intend to hit the road shortly after.