The Outlaw Orchestra announces new single and music video “Bag of Bones”

The Outlaw Orchestra announces new single and music video “Bag of Bones”

10th September 2023 0 By Jon Deaux

Southern Rockers – The Outlaw Orchestra are back with a bang and ready to announce the first of their new singles from the hotly anticipated 3rd Studio Album, following sessions at Rogue Studios in Wembley.


For those already in the know, this trio might not look like a typical orchestra, but with a plethora of instruments at their disposal and the skillful musicianship required to portray their unique sound to a live audience, they certainly possess the talent of one.  Frontman “Rocker” Dave Roux exudes roguish charm through his charismatic vocals and bombastic guitar, alongside technical brilliance by incorporating the bass, via a ‘split rig’ guitar setup.  “Banjo” Pete Briley is much more than the name might suggest – bringing vocals, lap steel, pedal steel, guitar, mandolin, and of course the eponymous banjo to the part.  Last, but by no means least, the notorious Ryan “ThunderSmith” channels his energies into soul-thumping percussive elements with his drumming.  

“Bag of Bones” is the first release from the Outlaws’ new recording sessions and the single marks the first taste of what is to come from a band whose skill and influences create a genre-spanning sound with unabashed and authentic rock soul.

Rocker Dave tells the story: “After posting daily escapades onto the Outlaw Orchestra Brotherhood fan page, one story in particular received so much love and hilarity that DJ and friend of the band, Steve Beastie, insisted the boys turned it into a song”… and so the story goes:


It was New Year’s Eve, about 4 pm – me and my dog, Ted, were out walking and passed the local butchers.  In full muddy, soaking, dog-walking attire – and dragging a rather wet and worn-out Ted into the shop with me – I loudly asked “Hey guys, have you got anything left?  Any old Scraps?  Something… anything??” – there was a ‘well to do’ couple in the shop, who gave me and the dog the once-over – the lady approached tentatively looking me up and down, opened her purse, and said, ‘You poor thing, it must be so hard for you at this time of year’.  Needless to say, I fell about laughing, as did the butchers who knew me well!  

I said, ‘Bless you, but I’m not homeless, I’m just really scruffy and the meat is for the dog!’.  She was mortified, I pulled her leg “I’m worth more than a tenner”, her husband cracked up laughing!  

The butchers sorted Ted out with a big bag of marrowbones and off-cuts, and we were about to leave when in rushed another customer…

“Oh, no – you’re shutting!  Am I too late?  My wife has just got out of hospital having suffered badly with Covid, finally getting her appetite back and all she wants is a decent hearty stew”.  I paused at the shop door and looking up to the heavens, I said “OK – if you exist, then you’d better save a seat for this kind lady, this guy and his wife… BUT!

Especially for me and my dog…

“Hey buddy, you can take this bag of bones, make your wife an amazing dinner, and have a Happy New Year!”  


No strangers to the UK Live circuit, T.O.O. have had the pleasure to perform at the likes of Call of the Wild, Maid of Stone, HRH, Festival on the Hills, and many more in the last 12 months.  They have been on the road supporting Phil Campbell ATBS, Skid Row, Robert Jon & The Wreck, Florence Black, Girls School, Kira Mac, Black Spiders and The LA Maybe.  Wherever they roam, they leave a wave of new followers in their wake.

Alessio Garavello, the producer/engineer/owner at Rogue Studios grasped the elements of watching us as we played live in the studio and said “Thats what I need to capture, that energy, the edge of danger where it could go wrong but also where the magic happens, I need that big cinematic sound that you three produce”. Alessio is no stranger to this adrenaline-fuelled recording style as he has his own projects as frontman of Dragonforce and his own band A New Tomorrow.  


Potentially the most exciting project from The Outlaw Orchestra to date, the plan is to release singles over the next 6 months before the as-yet-untitled new album is released with the full catalog of tracks.  As they recently said in an interview “It’s taken years to know these songs, write them, wear them, until they become a part of you – we’ll never tame the Outlaw beast, but this album will capture the tooth and claw of the big stage energy”.

Live Dates:

10 Aug – Festival on the Hills, Devon | TICKETS

26 Aug – The Holme Bush Inn, Corfe Mullen (Headline)

9 Sept – Steel Paws Festival, Sheffield |  
25th Nov – The Gifford Arms, Wolverhampton (Headline) |




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