Live at Columbia City Theater EP

by Sam Russell & the Harborrats

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The "Live at Columbia City Theater" EP is a preview of songs from the upcoming album release from Sam Russell & his backing band the Harborrats!

Heard here for the first time in the band's unofficial anthem "Teen Soul Explosion" which celebrates the 50's/60's doo-wop & rock n' roll the band derives much of their sound from.

"The Red Lighthouse" also harkens back to the doo-wop era and crosses it with surf-rock to make for a strong highlight of the TSE's live shows.

"Broken Chandelier's" is a soul/faux-reggae filibuster, ratcheting up the energy and tension as it goes, providing an excellent example of Sam & the 'rats' live prowess.

Enjoy "Live at Columbia City Theater" as a taster of both live shows and songs to come then go check 'em out for yourself! Check for upcoming dates and news at Studio versions of these songs will be available on the band''s upcoming album release, stay tuned for details!


released January 4, 2015

The Harborrats are…..

Ken Nottingham-bass, vocals
Allison Tulloss-keyboards, lead vocals
Sam Russell-lead vocals, guitars
Aimee Zoe-drums/percussion, vocals

recorded live at Columbia City Theater, Seattle WA
produced by Gary Mula & Sam Russell
additional editing done at The Duplex by Moe Provencher
mixed by Gary Mula at The Bani-Love @ Columbia City Theater, Seattle WA
mastered by Steve Turnidge @ UltraViolet Studios, Seattle, WA

all songs by Sam Russell
“Teen Soul Explosion” uses chorus from “Little Bitty Pretty One” {R.Byrd} as intro & outro {licensed for use by the Harry Fox Agency}
“The Red Lighthouse” relies heavily in it’s outro on “Who Put the Bomp” by Barry Mann and “Rama Lama Ding Dong” by The Edsels for inpspiration
“Broken Chandeliers” is a rewritten version of “New San Antonio Rose” by Bob Wills, quoting original lyric in places and using variation on original melody

Studio versions of all songs coming in 2016

Thanks to Michael Spaly, Carlos Tulloss, Tekla Waterfield, Sean Lambrect, Ryan Devlin, Catherine Michalski, Diana Michalski, Molly Mac, Shelby Earl, Doug Port, Colin Higgins, James Apollo, Bart Cameron, Colin J. Nelson, Moe Provencher, Conrad Uno, Geoff Larson & The Bushwick Book Club, Gary Clark, KEXP, the Moore family, everyone who was at the show and yelled loudly!



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Sam Russell & the Harborrats Seattle, Washington

Sam Russell preaches the gospel of heartbreak and decadence via The Blue Moon Bible, a series of 8 albums showcasing a wide variety of 1950's & 60's-inspired rock n' roll. Doo-wop, garage-rock, folk, soul and everything inbetween soundtrack the search to find divinity in love, as sung by a failed Christian and his fellow heathens. ... more

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