Ludella Black was an original member of legendary Medway garage band The Del-Monas, after that she became a Headcoatee along with her friends Holly Golightly, Kyra Rubella and ‘Bongo’ Debbie. Since the demise of Thee Headcoatees in 1999 she has released two solo albums (one on Damaged Goods 2000’s ‘She’s Out There’) and played live with The Masonics and appeared on loads of singles and albums with them too.
A track from that album called ‘He’s Not There’ appeared in the hit film JUNO in 2007
Now finally we have our second album from her and it’s another classic. “From This Witness Stand” features 14 new tracks recorded over summer 2008 in Spain, backed by The Masonics (who feature Micky Hampshire (Milkshakes) Bruce Brand (Milkshakes / Headcoatees / Holly Golightly /Dutronc) and John Gibbs (Wildebeests / Holly Golightly)
A bit about the latest album from Micky Hampshire…
WOW! What have we ‘ere then, I hear you gasp, well, what we ‘ave ‘ere is new platter of delicious listenable edibles from your favourite songstress Miss Ludella Black.
Served up by Ludella and lovingly garnished with sincere backing vocals by her trusty ‘feast of fruity puds’, this dish comes straight from the hottest recording kitchen in Europe that is Perrotti Studios in Spain.
Prepare to mull over this mouth watering menu of tasty treats, sit back and salivate at the tunes cooked to perfection by Ludella and aided by her sous chefs ‘The Masonics’ under the culinary expert Mr Jorge Explosion.
So if your ears are bigger than your belly then get ready to enjoy a second course of Girl Stomp Anguish , Bitter sweet melodies and a slice or two of raw rock and roll charm….BON APPETITE!
Other recordings and guest appearances from Miss Ludella Black:
‘Outside Looking In’ Masonics LP (Vinyl Japan, Japan)
‘Skull Of A Man’ E.P. 7” (Smart Guy, US)
‘Saucy Jack’ The Buffets (Special Guest) LP/CD (Damaged Goods, UK)
‘You Waster You’ Ludella Black & The Masonics – Tour single (Circle Records, UK)
‘She’s Out There’ MISS LUDELLA BLACK (Damaged Goods, UK)