With the official launch of NashFilms Records comes the release of a project that has been kept secret for nearly 20 years, The Finnigan Bros.: The 1990-92 Sessions. Founding member of BREAD, Robb Royer, along with brothers Mike and Sean Finnigan, dug deep into their musical archives to pull 12 cuts that are sure to please Country, Rock and Blues fans alike. The group decided to make the material available to the public after Royer began forming his own independent record label last year.
“I was talking with Mike and we both realized how much we still dug the material… then I thought to myself, ‘well hey… I’ve got a record label… why not?’” says Royer. “We had to do some serious maintenance work on the original stuff… the tapes were so old they turned into goo when we put them in the machine, but once we had them baked they sounded good as new!”
Robb Royer is a founding member of the 70’s rock band BREAD and an Academy-Award-winning songwriter, having penned tunes for Ray Charles, The Carpenters, Mary Chapin-Carpenter, John Michael Montgomery and Randy Travis. Royer is also the founder of the newly launched NashFilms Records.
Legendary sideman Mike Finnigan has recorded and performed with rock and roll luminaries Jimi Hendrix, Crosby, Stills and Nash, Dave Mason and currently tours with Joe Cocker. Recording contracts with Columbia Records and Warner Bros. resulted in the self-titled 1976 release, Mike Finnigan, produced by Jerry Wexler at Muscle Shoals Studios.
His brother, Sean Finnigan, might be best known as a reformed bank robber. After ‘visiting’ over 30 banks in the late 1970s, Sean served prison time, completed hundreds of hours of rehabilitation, and eventually made his way back into society with a sound mind and spirit. Today he counsels prisoners and recovering addicts.
The Finnigan Bros.: The 1990-92 Sessions is scheduled for a March 3, 2009 release date. The album will be available for purchase on i-Tunes and online at www.finniganbros.com.