THE RIFFBACKERS is the new project of Fausto Martin (guitar and lead vocals) and Nacho Garcia (drums), after the break up of their former band The Winnerys (Rock Indiana-Spain/Rainbow Quartz-USA 2001-2007) in February 2007, together with Octavio Vinck (guitar on Paul Collins' Beat and Amaral) and Dani Montero (bass on Cooper).
The band was born in the springtime of 2007 in Madrid, starting that summer the recording sessions of their first album The Curtain Shop And Alterations, a brand new 11-song set written by Fausto Martin who was mainly inspired by 70's Pop and Rock artists (Raspberries, Badfinger, Cheap Trick, The Who, Paul McCartney) and 80's New Wave, Powerpop and PubRock bands (The Knack, Paul Collins' Beat, Rockpile).
The Curtain Shop And Alterations was released at the end of 2009 under their own label Rainbow Lane Records, with great acceptance by the critics, record labels and specialized power pop sites (Not Lame, Kool Kat Musik, Jam Records, Powerpopaholic, PowerPop Overdose, AbsolutePowerPop...) and the general public.
released October 5, 2009
The Riffbackers "The Curtain Shop And Alterations"
Fausto Martin / Guitars, bass, keyboards, lead vocals
Nacho García / Drums, percussion, vocals
Yani Martinelli / Lead and backing vocals “Under Your Spell”
Susi Mayoral / Backing vocals “Under Your Spell”
Coke Pérez / Drums to the right “Make Yourself At Home”
Octavio Vinck / Lead guitar “Make Yourself At Home”
Recorded with The Big Twang! Mobile Studio
Madrid and Talavera de la Reina 2007-2009
Produced and engineered by Fausto Martin
All songs written by Fausto Martin, except “Under Your Spell” music by Fausto Martin and words by Susi Mayoral
Design / Nacho García
Photography / Susi Mayoral
Coke and Toño ‘La Niche’, Octavio, Yani ‘Navy Blue’, ‘Taller de Instrumentos’ Madrid, Ben Gilde, Sally Maddick, David Vela, Álex Diez, Daniel Montero, Mario Álvarez, Jomi, Power Pop Action!, Pepe ‘Escridiscos’, J.F. León, Paco Pepe Gil, El Profe, Submarino Amarillo 2.0
This album is dedicated to Dani ‘Púlsar’ Carchenilla
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