The Amorettes and Tequila Mockingbyrd join forces to become each other

Tequila Amorettes
An artist's impression of the new line-up of both The Amorettes and Tequila Mockingbyrd

Tequila Mockingbyrd and The Amorettes have joined forces to fulfil each other's touring commitments. 

Last month, The Amorettes announced that bassist Heather McKay and her drummer sister Hannah had left the band, while Tequila Mockingbyrd parted ways with singer Louisa Baker late last year. 

Now, the remaining members - Amorettes singer and guitarist guitarist Gill Montgomery, Tequila Mockingbyrd drummer Josie O'Toole, and bassist Jacinta Jaye - have joined forces with Aaron Buchanan and the Cult Classics guitarist Laurie Buchanan to fulfil both band's upcoming tour commitments. 

“I am very excited to have Josie, Jacinta and Laurie join The Amorettes for the shows we have coming up," says Montgomery. "We intend to have a lot of fun this summer, and who knows what the future will hold for us all! Watch this space!”

"We are so pumped for what lies ahead," adds O'Toole. "The Amorettes were one of the bands we admired from afar back in Australia before The Tbyrds had even landed in the UK so to join forces with Gill is something else.

"And to have the incredible Laurie Buchanan on board too means a double whammy of guitar goodness! We really can't wait to get out there and make some noise."

The Amorettes – UK/European Shows 

Apr 20: Dijkrok, NL
May 02: London Islington Assembley, UK (supporting Terrorvision)
May 03: Bristol SWX, UK (supporting Terrorvision)
May 04: Nottingham Rock City, UK (supporting Terrorvision)
Jun 08: Skullfest, Belgium
Jul 07: Amplified Festival, UK
Jul 25: Blue Balls Festival, UK
Jul 28: Steelhouse Festival, UK
Aug 24: Stonedeaf Festival, UK
Aug 31: Just Push Play Festival, UK
Nov 30: Winterstorm Festival, UK

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Tequila Mockingbyrd – UK Shows

Jul 14: SOS Festival
Aug 04: Rebellion Festival
Aug 25: Rockwich Festival
Sep 14: London Kentish Town Forum (supporting The Quireboys)
Sep 29: Foursticks Festival
Nov 02: Halloween Spooktacular
Nov 7-10: Hard Rock Hell Festival 

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Fraser Lewry

Online Editor at Louder/Classic Rock magazine since 2014. 38 years in music industry, online for 25. Also bylines for: Metal Hammer, Prog Magazine, The Word Magazine, The Guardian, The New Statesman, Saga, Music365. Former Head of Music at Xfm Radio, A&R at Fiction Records, early blogger, ex-roadie, published author. Once appeared in a Cure video dressed as a cowboy, and thinks any situation can be improved by the introduction of cats. Favourite Serbian trumpeter: Dejan Petrović.