Following White Sister's triumphant
performances at Firefest in the last couple of years, news
of a new album from the lads has generated a lot of talk.
It's time for an update. Who better than to ask but the band's
own Dennis Dries.
Dennis commented to me this week: "We talked about putting
an album together of re-works, but honestly, everyone's just
too busy with their lives to make time for it. Gary is working
on his band (Fast Machine), Rick is quite busy and successful
working as an Audio Engineer, and I have a full time job as
well. We're regular guys with family, jobs…regular stuff!
A lot of people think we make a living with White Sister,
but it's just not the case…never was unfortunately.
As for new material, we talked about
putting a couple of new songs in with the re-works.... I turned
21 while recording WS1! It still blows me away that people
still talk about it, and are still discovering it after all
these years…amazing…so maybe we shouldn't try to create that
again, and just leave it alone?!!"
So what is Dennis working on right
now? He answered that also: "For now I'm having fun recording
songs that have been tucked away in a shoebox, and in my head…on
a digital multi-tack I picked up on eBay! Some WS tunes, some
Tattoo Rodeo, and some new stuff. I don't know where it's
all going yet, but as long as I can still bark out a tune
I'm gonna lay it down while I can!"
Dennis has been very kind to put his
hand up to be included on an upcoming MelodicRock compilation.
A first-take demo of a song called All Out Of Tears will appear
on MRCD8 - The Ballads later in the year.