Better Late Than Never
Artist description Furious Slugs Rock the Blues. I call our music 'Ooze Blues' because it oozes into Rock, Swing, Jazz, R & B, and right into Balladville; very eclectic, never 'Snooze Blues'. Every song is different with no sound alikes. Traditional Blues fans beware, this may rock you out of your Blues. Russ Allen - Bass/Vocals Kevin Anderson - Drums Tom St Louis - Guitar/Vocals & the best hired guns in town on Keyboard, Sax, Harp, & Percussion With over 100 years of combined experience playing covers, we decided to write our own music. From a vast pool of influences, such as Led Zeppelin, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Carlos Santana, ZZ Top, George Benson, Little Richard, Billy Idol, Eric Johnson, Michael Jackson, Eric Clapton, Muddy Waters, Howlin Wolf, Buddy Guy, and John Lee Hooker to name a few we've carved our sound. You take all of that and frappe it into our world and out comes a sound that is distinctly us. People keep surprising us with comments like, 'That song reminds me of Steve Miller .' hearing influences that we ourselves had not recognized. We play to please ourselves and are especially pleased when others like it too. Furious Slugs, it is really difficult to classify their sound. Ooze Blues Productions came about to further the cause of the band 'Furious Slugs'. They are basically a Blues Band whose blues ooze into all the other genres of music. A very eclectic crew. Furious Slugs is a very ambiguous even oxymoron name. I mean slugs are far too lathargic to ever be furious. But, for the band it expresses a humorous point of view. No one hears the name the same, and we have a lot of fun with it. We are not really angry folks at all. It is just all in good fun. Musical Influences Lead Vocalist and Bass Player Russ Allen's greatest influences have been Paul McCartney, Dusty Hill, Geddy Lee, Tommy Shannin, Jack Bruce, and Billy Idol Lead Guitarist and Vocalist Tom St. Louis' main influences have been Jimmy Page, Stevie Ray Vaughn, and Eric Johnson The Drummer, Kevin Anderson is a Charlie Watts fan and has styled his own drumming in the same rock solid manner. Hired guns on the album were Sax - Tim Bird Piano - Darrel Devaur Keyboards - David Norris Together we are Furious Slugs. Our 2nd CD 'Slug Rider' will be on sale here soon.