In the early 1970s a new form of music was emerging in the South. A mixture of blues, country, gospel and the English invasion of rock and roll that later was to be coined the phrase "Southern Rock." The music was filled with style and emotion and with bands in the forefront such as the Allman Brothers, Lynyrd Skynyrd and a band from Jacksonville, Florida called Molly Hatchet. Named after a famous 17th century axe murderess "hatchet molly" who would behead her lovers with the hand tool Lizzy Borden made famous.
Their self-titled debut album which included Danny Joe Brown, Dave Hlubek, Duane Roland, Steve Holland, Banner Thomas and Bruce Crump in the lineup was released on Epic records in 1978 and reached multi-platinum status as the band established their reputation of working hard, playing tough and living fast through intense touring with such bands as Aerosmith, Bob Seger, The Rolling Stones and many more. In 1979, Flirtin' With Disaster was released and history was in the making. The band continued touring on the road with an average of 250 live shows per year and like the first album it also achieved multi-platinum status. Lead singer, Danny Joe Brown left the band in 1980 and contacted Bobby Ingram, a Jacksonville based guitarist and friend, who gave brown his first singing gig in 1975 with a Jacksonville based band called Rum Creek. Brown and Ingram then put together with keyboardist John Galvin the Danny Joe Brown Band and continued touring until 1982. The album was produced by Glyn Johns at Compass Point Studios in the Bahamas as he has worked with legendary artist The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, The Who, The Eagles and many more.
Molly Hatchet supports tradition that keeps developing the common bond and unity that keeps this style of music alive and well and rest assured Molly Hatchet is a band that is always workin' hard, playin' tough, livin' fast, and still Flirtin' with Disaster!!!
Sons of Liberty are the UK's own original Hard Southern Rock Band!....a group of passionate and experienced musicians who were there the first time...... like discovering a fine un-played 1959 Gibson Les Paul this band are the real deal...transported to the present day! The boys were drawn together by a shared love of the incredible music of the Southern States of America....and their desire to keep the music alive by creating their own unique contemporary homegrown interpretation and getting it out there. An energetic and engaging band who deliver an authentic and fresh live show based on oak aged professional musical ability
2021 sees the band release and tour their new (and finest) album, recorded at Momentum Studios - produced by the incredibly talented Josiah J Manning. The lead single 'Damaged Reputation' has been playlisted by Planet Rock Radio, which has helped establish the Sons as one of the leading new bands on the current rock scene
The boys first release was their 2018 debut EP ...Shinola EP.... 5 tracks of homeground hard hitting southern rock'n'roll. The follow up Aged in Oak was released later that year, stepping things up a notch and featuring the single 'Damned If You Do'....voted #4 EP of The Year by New Wave Of Classic Rock!
2019 saw the band writing and recording their stunning debut LP Animism - which was released on October 25th on CD and in July 2020 on Vinyl - 11 tracks of pure 'Awesomism' including 'Up Shit Creek', 'Rich Man Poor Man. Beggar Man Thief', 'Snake Hips Slim' and the epic showstopper 'Into The Great Unkown'
In 2020 the band were voted #4 band of the year by the New Wave of Classic Rock community and the band are featured on 'The Official New Wave Of Classic Rock - Volume 1' compilation CD, reaching #10 in the official UK Charts.
The Sons are live favourites, performing their blistering live shows regularly at venues and festivals across the UK and in Europe. They are on many peoples 'ones to watch' lists and have been booked for some great festivals and shows such as Giants of Rock, Planet Rockstock, Planet Rock Winter's End, Rock and Blues Custom Show, Rockin The Bowl, RockForce, SOS, Cambridge Rock Festival, WinterStorm, Wildfire, Cornwall Rocks, Breaking Bands, HRH Festival and Hard Rock Hell CROWS and 2021 saw them reach out to Europe at Bully on Rocks in France. The band have shared stages with The Quireboys, Bernie Marsden, FM, Grand Slam, Diamond Head, Stone Broken, Skinny Molly and Massive Wagons