The End Records and BMG are pleased to release Simon Kirke’s studio album All Because Of You, out today in North America. The full album just premiered with Ultimate Classic Rock! Please see below for all streaming, download, and ordering options.
Simon Kirke recorded All Because Of You with The Empty Pockets over the course of four studio sessions at Chicago, IL’s The Empty Pockets Studios. With Simon Kirke on lead vocals, drums, guitar, keyboards, and ukulele, his cohesion with The Empty Pockets (Josh Solomon, Erika Brett, Nate Bellon, Danny Rosenthal) would make you think they’ve been recording together for years.
Says Simon Kirke, “I finally got a chance to record some of my best songs with a superb band - The Empty Pockets. This CD has become one of the highlights of my career."
Fans of Bad Company will note that Track 3 on All Because Of You is a ukulele version of the 1975 Bad Company classic “Feel Like Making Love" (named the 78th Best Hard Rock Song Of All Time by VH1!). The album also features guitarist Warren Haynes (ex-Allman Brothers, Gov't Mule), who guest stars on Track 10, “Trouble Road.”
To accompany the release, Kirke is hitting the road with The Empty Pockets, March 15 - April 1. In addition, he performs tonight with Bad Company show at the Vine Theater in Waterloo, NY. Tickets are on sale now, with more dates to be announced!
311 is the police code for indecent exposure in Omaha, Nebraska. The name was erroneously thought to be an allusion to the Ku Klux Klan, and band members have given various other explanations in the past.