8 Ball Aitken – Heart And Soul


8 Ball Aitken - Heart And Soul Albumer

8 Ball Aitken – Heart And Soul
Format: CD – Vinyl LP
Label: Red Rocker Records
Release: 2022

Release date: March 18, 2022

8 Ball Aitken is back with a brand-new sound, a self-produced laidback soul album ‘HEART AND SOUL’. The recording was mostly completed in Nashville right before he re-located back to Australia twelve months ago.

The musicians on ‘HEART AND SOUL’ include Grammy winning drummer/producer Tom Hambridge (Buddy Guy), saxophone legend Buddy Leach (George Thorogood & The Destroyers), Sydney soul singer Taya Chani and 8 Ball’s younger brother Dillion James on Hammond organ and piano. Michael Caruana (Melbourne Ska Orchestra), Tim Carter (Hayseed Dixie) and indie singer Pepper Jane also guested on some tracks.

8 Ball toured the world for more than a decade performing his swampy-blues-rock across twenty countries to date. He’s earned a loyal fanbase from his live shows and internet videos, while paying his dues as a singer, songwriter, slide-guitarist and producer.

Website: https://www.8ballaitken.com/

01. The One Who Loves You
02. Better Than You Found Me
03. Leave Too Soon
04. Never Giving Up On You
05. The Woman I Love
06. We Are All In This Together
07. Righteous Loving
08. Make A Change
09. Empathy
10. Better For It All
11. Singing On A Sunny Day (
12. When Will It End?

8 Ball Aitken: vocals, guitars, bass, percussion
Tom Hambridge: drums & percussion
Buddy Leach: sax, keys, triangle, backing vocals
Dillion James Aitken: Hammond organ, piano
Taya Chani & Alice Wallace: backing vocals
Michael Caruana: keys
Tim Carter: mandolin (on track 12)
Darren Scott: bass (on track 11)

Produced and engineered by 8 Ball Aitken @ Red Rocker Studios, Nashville, USA & Glass House Mountains, Australia
Drums recorded at The Tree House, Nashville, USA
Mixed by Jason Millhouse & 8 Ball Aitken at Record Works, Brisbane, Australia
Mastered by: Dave Harris, Studio B Mastering, Charlotte, USA

All songs written by 8 Ball Aitken except…
8 Ball Aitken & Allan Caswell (tracks 1 ,2,3,10)
8 Ball Aitken & Pepper Jane (track 8)
8 Ball Aitken & Buddy Leach (track 12)