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OVERKILL Bassist To Release Debut Album From D.D. VERNI & THE CADILLAC BAND


Last Updated on 02:52 AM by Giorgos Tsekas

D.D. VERNI & THE CADILLAC BAND has released “Cadillac Man”, the first single and video from their debut album, “Let’s Rattle”, out September 17 (via MVD). Expect high-energy original swingin’ and rockin’ big-band music from D.D. Verni, the songwriter/founding member/bassist for heavy metal pioneers OVERKILL who’ve sold millions of records worldwide and have released 19 studio albums dating back to their 1985 debut album. Watch the video, filmed at the Vogel Theater in New Jersey and directed by Rich Furniss, produced by Adam Torkel and edited by Steven Bartashev, below.

Verni has always dreamed of recording a big band album, as his love for the sound dates back many years. The New Jersey-based artist began by writing a fantastic collection of soon-to-be big band classics. Next, he recruited longtime BRIAN SETZER ORCHESTRA upright bassist John “Spazz” Hatton to do horn arrangements and play upright bass, while D.D. switched things up playing some guitar on the album. Then D.D. brought in the L.A.-based horn section from PHAT CAT SWINGER to play the horns and added BRIAN SETZER ORCHESTRA drummer and current DOOBIE BROTHERS member Tony Pia. Add jazz pianist Dave Moscoe and HOT ROD guitarist Damian Bacci, and you have a star-studded lineup of big band greatness that made this album shake and swing.

With songs like “Cadillac Man”“Shake It Swing It” and “Olivia…That’s Who!”, the album features 13 tracks (nine originals and four covers), was produced by Verni and mixed by Greg Reely (COLDPLAYSARAH MCLACHLANOVERKILL), and recorded in Los Angeles and New Jersey.

“Let’s Rattle” track listing:

01. Cadillac Man
02. Shake It Swing It
03. Give Me Your Number
04. Olivia…That’s Who!
05. Powerhouse
06. Cold Hearted Woman
07. School Of Rock n’ Roll
08. L-O-V-E
09. Just Say U Love Me
10. Manhattan Baby
11. Close Your Eyes and Dream
12. Ain’t That A Kick In The Head
13. The One Who Loves You


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