Today we continue with our popular “Your Voice, Your Choice” feature on Belles and Gals, which has now reached the grand old age of 40! We introduce one of our favourite songs from a country artist and then the artist tells us in turn about a song that has inspired them and has a special place in their heart. Today we feature UK artists Gasoline and Matches.
‘Fool’s Gold’ is the new, chart topping single from the fantastic Gasoline and Matches. It’s been an incredibly busy few weeks for the duo since they hit the top spot, with a headline appearance at Hard Rock Country, as well as a 5 date tour of California.
The video for this impact single was directed by the talented freelance filmmaker Jez Alsop. The idea was to create a simple performance style video to introduce the personality of Gasoline & Matches and this has been achieved perfectly. Fool’s Gold is indeed a great introduction to the joint talents of Sally Rea Morris and Steve Marks and having had a sneak preview of further tracks, we all have a lot to look forward to! You might also have seen the announcement that Sally will be joining Belles and Gals as a feature writer – giving her insider view of the UK country music scene!
Sally has chosen ‘Drops of Jupiter’ by Train
“This has been my favourite song (and album) for years! The first time I heard it was when I was flying to America one summer as a kid. It was back in the days when you didn’t get those individual TV monitors, so the only real in-flight entertainment was a magazine, pack of cards, fighting the person next to you for the arm rest and the in-flight radio! Since then I’ve always associated the song with taking a journey which is something I relate to as so much of my life is adventuring to new places meeting inspiring people and playing my music. I always thought travelling was the best way to find yourself and sometimes it’s the best way to find out you have everything you’re looking for right at home. This song so perfectly catches the essence of having stars in your eyes whilst reminding you not to forget the things and people along the way. It’s a very humbling feeling.”
Steve has chosen ‘Stranger in this Town’ by Richie Sambora
“I was in awe of Richie Sambora in my early years of learning the guitar. He was and still is one of my biggest guitar heroes & musical influences. His choice of melody and guitar phrasing echo’s through my playing to this day. A defining moment in my life was seeing him live at one of my first ever arena concerts. I can remember every note from that night. It changed my life…I even have a Tattoo in his honour. This song is a wonderful journey into the Blues, and I can hear Richie’s influence on my modern country heroes like Chris Stapleton, especially vocally. I never get bored of listening to the Album of the same title, it’s just magical.”