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Last week I interviewed Nick Reynolds of Alabama 3 ahead of the premiere of Songs For Amy at the Galway Film Fleadh. The band have a cameo as a bunch of debauched rockstars (a.k.a. themselves) in the movie, and will be playing a few acoustic shows in Cork, Limerick and Galway at the weekend.
Originally published in the Irish Sun on July 6.
“One of our singers was named the Reverend D. Wayne Love – the first minister of the Presbyterian Church of Elvis the Divine. In America, they actually believed it was a real church!”
Nick Reynolds – a.k.a. Harpo Strangelove – falls into hysterics as he recalls the hostility his band, Alabama 3, have inspired in the States since their song ‘Woke Up This Morning’ first came to prominence on the iconic US crime drama the Sopranos.
Reynolds’ steely harmonica is an integral part of the sound he describes as “electro techno country acid house” – and along with the American-accented vocals of D. Wayne and Larry Love (no relation) convinced many they had come straight out of the Deep South, rather than South London.