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Dunnery reveals 'daunting' re-record project

Francis Dunnery admits he's set himself a "challenging, daunting and overwhelming" challenge with his next project.

He’s begun work on an album called Vampires, set to include 29 It Bites and solo tracks re-recorded “in their original form” – and he’s invited fans to become part of the process.

The idea came to him after supporters congratulated him on the career-spanning setlist delivered at recent Sensational Francis Dunnery Band shows. He says: “I’ve been deeply inspired by all the really positive feedback.

“The last UK tour was one of my most enjoyable musical experiences in a long time. It was a huge hit from start to finish and I’d love to keep the momentum going. I’m dreadfully excited about this project – it’s just the sort of thing that I like to get my teeth into. Challenging, daunting and overwhelming. What more could a man ever want?”

Dunnery, who’ll be documenting the process on video from the start, will soon launch a backing vocals programme, explaining: “I’ll be asking fans from all over the world to sing on the album – please keep watching this space for details.”

Once complete, the Vampires release will be back with a seven-date UK tour:

Oct 25: Egremont Market Hall

Oct 26: Glasgow Classic Grand

Oct 28: Newcastle Cluny

Oct 29: Wolverhampton Slade Rooms

Oct 30: Manchester Club Academy

Nov 01: Porth Factory

Nov 02: London Bush Hall

Tracklist (order not confirmed)

I Got You Eating Out Of My Hand

Underneath Your Pillow

Midnight

Screaming On The Beaches

Old Man And The Angel

Once Around The World

Yellow Christian

You’ll Never Go To Heaven

Calling All The Heroes

Vampires

Feels Like Summertime

Still Too Young To Remember

The Ice Melts Into Water

Heartache Reborn

Jackal In Your Mind

Welcome To The Wild Country

American Life In The Summertime

Good Life

What’s He Gonna Say

I’m In Love

Wounding And Healing

Only New York Going On

Too Much Saturn

In My Dreams

Seventeen Fires Of Love

Yonder Mountain

Joy

Give Up And Let It Go

Whoever Brought Me Here

Martin Kielty

Not only is one-time online news editor Martin an established rock journalist and drummer, but he’s also penned several books on music history, including SAHB Story: The Tale of the Sensational Alex Harvey Band (opens in new tab), a band he once managed, and the best-selling Apollo Memories (opens in new tab) about the history of the legendary and infamous Glasgow Apollo. Martin has written for Classic Rock and Prog and at one time had written more articles for Louder than anyone else (we think he's second now). He’s appeared on TV and when not delving intro all things music, can be found travelling along the UK’s vast canal network.