RICKY WARWICK discusses working with Sam Robinson on this new album


BLACK STAR RIDERS frontman RICKY WARWICK is set to release not one but TWO new solo albums next month. When Patsy Cline Was Crazy (And Guy Mitchell Sang The Blues) and the beautifully acoustic Hearts On Trees will be released as a double CD on 26th February 2016 via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. The lyrics for a selection of tracks on the two forthcoming albums were written alongside Ricky’s friend, Sam Robinson. We spoke to Ricky about how the partnership came about and what it’s like working with Sam: https://youtu.be/4QD_0HuQuY4


Listen to the title track off the electric album, ‘When Patsy Cline Was Crazy (And Guy Mitchell Sang The Blues)’, over on YouTube: https://youtu.be/uQkzmMhyHAY


The artwork for the double albums reflects the tone of each – When Patsy Cline Was Crazy… showcases the electric rock and roll side of Ricky, while Hearts On Trees veers more towards tender stripped-back songwriting, influenced by both Americana and, more importantly, Ricky’s Northern Irish roots.


RICKY comments, “Hearts On Trees and When Patsy Cline Was Crazy (And Guy Mitchell Sang The Blues) were written by myself and my good friend Sam Robinson, both albums depict our experiences of growing up and coming from the Greater East Belfast area, not only experiences that have happened to us but historical references and stories that have been told to us by friends and family… in saying that both albums translate those experiences on to a global scale that hopefully anyone geographically can relate to.”

The release boasts an array of acclaimed musicians with guests such as; Joe Elliot (DEF LEPPARD), Damon Johnson (THIN LIZZY/BLACK STAR RIDERS), Andy Cairns (THERAPY?), Billy Morrison (BILLY IDOL), Nathan Connolly (SNOW PATROL), Ginger Wildheart, Jake Burns (STIFF LITTLE FINGERS), Richard Fortus (GUNS ‘N’ ROSES/THE DEAD DAISIES).


Pre-order the double CD here: http://nblast.de/RWarwickPatsyClineNB


Track list and formats as follows:


Double CD

CD1 When Patsy Cline Was Crazy (And Guy Mitchell Sang The Blues)


  1. The Road To Damascus Street
  2. Celebrating Sinking
  3. When Patsy Cline Was Crazy (And Guy Mitchell Sang The Blues)
  4. Toffee Town
  5. That’s Where The Story Ends
  6. Johnny Ringo’s Last Ride
  7. Gold Along The Cariboo
  8. The Son Of The Wind
  9. If Your Not Gonna Leave Me (I’ll Find Someone Who Will)
  10. Yesteryear


Bonus Tracks

  1. Ghost Town Road
  2. The Whiskey Song
  3. Tank McCullough Saturdays (Electric Version)


CD2 Hearts On Trees

  1. Presbyterian Homesick Blues
  2. Tank McCullough Saturdays
  3. Psycho
  4. Hearts On Trees
  5. Said Samson To Goliath
  6. Way Too Cool For Snow
  7. Schwaben Redoubt
  8. The Year of Living Dangerously
  9. Disasters
  10. 82


Bonus Tracks

  1. Love Owes
  2. I Can See My Life (From Here)
  3. The Ugly Truth
  4. Hell Or Highwater
  5. Eight Bells (Demo)


RICKY will have a full band on board to bring these great songs to fruition on the stage. RICKY WARWICK & THE FIGHTING HEARTS will be supporting Belfast’s own favorite sons, STIFF LITTLE FINGERS on their UK tour in Feb/March of 2016.



25.02.  UK       Oxford – Academy

26.02.  UK       Portsmouth – Pyramids

27.02.  UK       Exeter – Phoenix

28.02.  UK       Cardiff – University (Solus)

01.03.  UK       Wolverhampton – Robin 2

02.03.  UK       Leamington Spa – The Assembly

04.03.  UK       London – Forum

05.03.  UK       Northampton – Roadmenders

06.03.  UK       Bristol – Academy

08.03.  UK       Cambridge – Junction

09.03.  UK       Norwich – Waterfront

11.03.  UK       Nottingham – Rock City

12.03.  UK       Leeds – Academy

14.03.  UK       Aberdeen – Garage

15.03.  UK       Inverness – Ironworks

17.03.  UK       Glasgow – Barrowland

18.03.  UK       Newcastle – Academy

19.03.  UK       Manchester – Ritz



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