Dipping into the classic early 70’s sounds of America,
Another Place In Time is the debut album for Adelaide
troubadour Snooks La Vie who has been a prominent
figure on the roots circuit for the best part of fifteen
years. Credited for his soulful vocals and authentic
delivery of the harmonica, Snooks La Vie has quietly
secured the endorsement of the Australian music industry
and proudly counts many contemporaries including
Troy Cassar-Daley, Renee Geyer and Ross Wilson
Staying true to the era, the album includes vintage
amp noises, and was recorded organically, utilising the
technological limitations of the time to capture its spirit.
An astute interpreter of roots-based music, Snooks La
Vie performs with an electrifying energy and maturity.
Snooks says he wanted to keep the record stripped
back with lots of space to showcase the songs in their
truest form, so the album was recorded with just guitars,
bass, drums & harmonica.
Recorded in only four days, the album was produced
by legendary Melbourne songwriter/producer Charles
Jenkins (who plays on some album tracks), along with
Jim Redgate local and international guitar maker who
engineered it. Inspired by some of his favourite artists
such as Townes Van Zandt (of which he pays tribute to
on the track Aeroplane Glue), Waylon Jennings and
Dwight Yoakam, the album features eleven tracks all
penned by Snooks and takes the listener on a journey
through Blues, Soul and Alt-country with a hint of Rockabilly.
Snooks La Vie has been a prominent figure on the
Adelaide roots circuit since the emergence of his debut
band The Deliverymen. He has become a highly
respected musician within the music fraternity both
locally and nationally, establishing himself as one of
Australia’s elite blues/soul/country vocalist and harmonica
As former frontman of The Hiptones, he has enjoyed
the success of awards such as a South Australian
Music Award for best blues band/act in 1997, signed
to a major label in 2006 and an APRA nomination for
‘blues/roots’ work of the year in 2008. That same year
Snooks also took out South Australian blues vocalist of
the year. The following two consecutive years Snooks
was once again awarded South Australian blues vocalist
of the year (2009 & 2010).
Throughout his career Snooks has had the pleasure of
supporting and touring with the likes of Chris Isaak, The
Royal Crown Revue, Wendy Matthews, and The Blacksorrows
to name a few.
Another Place In Time is a release that is proud and
timeless, and conveys a deep personal honesty. It can
be found at all good indie record shacks from 7th October.