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The band started 2016 by recording their second album “Never Slowin’ Down” with Sean Genockey, a London based producer who has previously worked with The Who. The album features guest musicians including Liam Genockey (drums) and Jessie Smart (fiddle) from Steeleye Span, Travis Toy (banjo) and Tom Yankton (guitars/harmonica) who are part of Rascal Flatts’ touring and recording band, Lee Pommeroy (bass guitar) from Jeff Lynne’s ELO, Jamie Crompton (guitar) from Suzi Quatro’s band and the legendary BJ Cole (on pedal steel). In February the band took part in the inaugural Yamaha Soho Hoedown, a competition where country acts from across the UK could compete to win a slot at Country 2 Country 2016 and won. In March they sub-headlined the Grand Entrance Stage of the final day of c2c and also featured in the official festival wrap-up where they were described by the organisers as “Brilliant”. They are also now Yamaha supported artists. The band continued to record and perform gigs both locally in Kent and in London until they released their latest single “It Would Be You” which made it into the top 10 of the UK iTunes Country Chart. The album was released shortly after and tracks were debuted on the Dave Cash Country Hour on BBC Radio Kent. In September they were invited to open for Jess Glynne and The Stereophonics at the Gibraltar Music Festival marking their second appearance at the festival in 3 years, both as opening acts. The band also embarked on a mini tour of Nashville in October playing at several showcases including one at the legendary Douglas Corner Café where acts including Blake Shelton, Garth Brooks and Alan Jackson frequently played before being signed. After the album was released the band have continued to receive positive feedback from various magazines and websites including a 5* review in the world’s biggest country music and line dancing magazine, Up Country. Tracks from the album have also been played on Radio Caroline and BBC Radio Shropshire (the Marie Crichton country show) among others. Yamaha have also recently invited the band to be special guest judges for their second Soho Hoedown in January.