Virgil & The Accelerators " Army Of Three "


RELEASED ON MONDAY 6th OCTOBER 2014
Coincides with October / November UK Tour
Virgil & The Accelerators are set to release a brand new studio album "Army of Three"on Monday 6th October via Mystic Records. The band will support the release of the album with the single and accompanying promo video "All Night Long".




The new album dovetails Virgil & The Accelerators’ nationwide UK tour which starts on29th September at the Borderline, London.
Army of Three is the band’s second studio album produced by the legendary Chris Tsangarides (Gary Moore, Thin Lizzy, Black Sabbath, Judas Priest). The new album follows 2011’s critically acclaimed debut album "The Radium" which claimed a Best Of Year spot in Classic Rock magazine’s year round-up.


Virgil And The Accelerators (L-R): Gabriel McMahon (drums), Virgil McMahon (guitar, vocals), Jack Alexander Timmis (bass). Photo Credit: © Will Ireland

"The Radium" was also voted No.2 in the coveted USA Magazine Blues Rock Review Top 20 Albums of 2011, alongside many 5 star reviews. That’s no mean feat, considering the band were only teenagers when they recorded the album.
"The Radium was pretty much a live studio recording," reflects Virgil. "On Army of Three we wanted the production values, but we didn’t’t want to compromise the raw energy of our live sound. I think the new songs really show a lot more maturity and growth."
Photo Credit: © Martin Lewis

"Chris Tsangarides has an excellent track record," continues Virgil. "He’s an easy guy to work with.  He helped us keep our own sound and explore bigger production. What we do appeals to a rock and blues audience. Blues rock is the most accurate way to describe our music."
The album very nearly failed before the end of production. "Chris had a recording gig booked in Greece and we all but completed the album with the exception of two more days left," recalls VATA bassist Jack Alexander Timmis.



"Before we were to return to the studio to finish the album, Chris was diagnosed with Legionnaires disease. He was in intensive care for three months. He was lucky to come out of it alive. We didn’t want to bother his family, but, at the same time, we were frantic about finishing the album. We originally planned to release it in May. When Chris made a full recovery, we immediately returned to the studio to finish the album." 
As a killer guitarist and front man, Virgil McMahon is up there with the best of them. His incredible fretboard skills are acknowledged by his peers.  He was voted ‘Best Guitarist 2013’ in the European Blues Awards.


Virgil McMahon (guitar, vocals) and Gabriel McMahon (drums). Photo Credit: © Will Ireland

And yet he is the first to admit that Virgil & The Accelerators is a group effort in every sense of the word. His brother, Gabriel McMahon, is a formidable drummer and Jack Alexander Timmis plays one mean bass guitar.  All in their early 20s, the band has built a formidable reputation as a telepathic power trio whose live shows are jaw-dropping, relentless and energized.
VATA have taken European festival stages by storm. They have toured relentlessly in their own right, while supporting the likes of Johnny Winter, Wilko Johnson, Michael Schenker, and Uriah Heap, all of which has built them a loyal, growing and dedicated fan base.


Jack Alexander Timmis (bass). Photo Credit: © Will Ireland

THE BORDERLINE LONDON
ALBUM LAUNCH

Monday 29th September
Tickets: £12.50
Box Office: 0844 847 2465 / Book Online
Orange Yard, Off Manette Street, London W1D 4JB
http://mamacolive.com/theborderline
SPAIN CALELLA ROCKFEST
Saturday 11th October

Tickets: From €19.99 / Book Online
Calella, Nr Barcelona,Spain.
www.calellarockfest.com
BEAVERWOOD CLUB, CHISLEHURST KENT
Thursday 16th October

Tickets: £10.00 adv
Box Office: 0208 761 9078 / Book Online
Beaverwood Road, Chislehurst, London, BR7 6HF
www.feenstra.co.uk
BOOM BOOM CLUB, SUTTON
Friday 17th October

Tickets: £10.00 adv
Box Office: 0208 761 9078 / Book Online
Sports Ground, Gander Green Lane, Sutton, Surrey, SM1 2EY
www.feenstra.co.uk
MANCHESTER, THE RUBY LOUNGE
Saturday 18th October

Tickets: £10.00 / Book Online
28-34 High Street, Northern Quarter, Manchester M4 1QB
www.therubylounge.com
GREAT YARMOUTH
LEGENDS OF ROCK FESTIVAL
Sunday 19th October

Tickets from £99.00 (3 day event) / Book Online
Vauxhall Holiday Park, Great Yarmouth
www.classicrocktours.com
SOUTHAMPTON, TALKING HEADS
Wednesday 22nd October

Tickets: £10.00 / Book Online
The Talking Heads, 320 Portswood Road, Portswood, Southampton S017 2TD
www.talkingheads.co.uk
HULLBRIDGE, THE TOUCHLINE
Friday 24th October

Tickets: £11.00
Box Office: 0844 412 4642 / Book Online
The Touch Line, Hullbridge Sports Club, Lower Road, Hullbridge, Essex SS5 6BJ
www.touchlinelivemusic.co.uk
FERRYHILL, MAINSFORTH
COMMUNITY CENTRE
SATURDAY 25th October

Tickets £10.00
Tickets available on the door
Mainsforth Community Centre, Ferryhill, Mainsforth County Durham
DEVIZES, LONG STREET BLUES
Saturday 1st November

Tickets: £13.00 adv / Book Online
Wilsford House 30 Long Street, Devizes, Wilts, SN10 1NW
www.longstreetbluesclub.co.uk
SWANSEA, THE SCENE
Sunday 2nd November

Tickets: £11.00 adv
Box Office: 0115 912 9000 / Book Online
50 Plymouth Street Swansea, United Kingdom SA1 3QQ
www.thesceneclub.co.uk
DERBY, THE FLOWERPOT
Saturday 8th November

Tickets: £10.00
Box Office: 0115 912 9000 / Book Online
25 King Street, Derby DE1 3DZ
www.rawpromo.co.uk
TENBY BLUES FESTIVAL
Friday 14th November

Tickets: £15.00
Box Office: 01834 869323 / Book Online
De Valence Pavilion, Upper Frog Street, Tenby, Dyfed, SA70 7JD
www.tenbyblues.co.uk
BILSTON, THE ROBIN 2
Wednesday 19th November

Tickets: £12.50 adv
Book Online
26-28 Mount Pleasant, Bilston, Wolverhampton, WV14 7LJ
www.therobin.co.uk
Virgil And The Accelerators (L-R): Gabriel McMahon (drums), Virgil McMahon (guitar, vocals), Jack Alexander Timmis (bass). Photo Credit: © Will Ireland

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