Following the successful reunion show at Firefest 2011, Frontiers Records is pleased to announce the signing for a worldwide brand new release of CONEY HATCH planned for 2013!
Coney Hatch was one of a gang of young Canadian, loud rock bands that sprang up around the turn of the 80’s. Beginning in 1980 with a line-up that included founding members Andy Curran (bass & vocals) and Dave Ketchum (drums) Coney thundered across Canada, swapping the first few guitar players for Steve Shelski (lead guitar) and Carl Dixon (vocals & guitar) as they went. Anthem Records signed the band in late November ’81, and the following summer saw the first of three worldwide releases: “Coney Hatch” in 1982, “Outa Hand” in 1984 and “Friction” in 1985. After many miles touring with the likes of Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Accept and Krokus the band called it quits in 1986 never having reached a concert stage in Europe.
In April, 2008 Carl Dixon was very seriously injured in a car accident in Australia while returning from a recording session. The other 3 original band members came to his aid for a benefit show and on August 5, 2010 the original Coney Hatch line up (including the now recovered Carl Dixon) played a reunion show in Toronto. It was the first performance from the original line up since 1993. A further live date was scheduled for the Firefest Rock Festival in Nottingham, England on 23 October 2011. It was at that point the guys and Frontiers Records discussed working together for a 4th Coney Hatch album of all new material.
The band is currently working in the studio to give birth to this new release which is planned for a release sometime in 2013.