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Sta Prest


Sta Prest
Shadow Boy

Sta Prest was the brainchild of songsmith and guitarist Dick York back in 1976. Known for a string of high profile shows and a single that saw the band reach critical acclaim. just as quickly as it all started, Sta Prest faded away after a failed record deal with EMI, one halted by poor management and rotten luck. Moving on to pastures new, a career in the police and then playing with German supergroup CRYSSIS (ft. Vom Ritchie – Die Toten Hosen) Sta Prest became a distant memory… That is until fate brought Dick and the project from his youth back together. Celebrating his 60th birthday in the pandemic, Dick sought out the old demos recorded at Manchester Square back in ‘78 only to find them sat in the vault at Abbey Road. Upon receiving the digitalised stems he hit the studio with son-in-law Jay Harrison in tow. Having played together across the EU in The Originals, Dick & Jay soon decided to revisit some of the other lost songs as well as writing new to form the Sta Prest album that never was.

Shadow Boy was born, 12 songs capturing the attitude and swagger synonymous with the

band of old. Blending the punk and pop that Dick sharpened his teeth on with The modern rock sensibilities of Jay and producer Jack Murphy (Youth Killed It/Crystal Sound Studios), Shadow Boy features Dick’s signature story telling against a thunderous backdrop marking a leap into 21st century rock.

Proceeded by singles ‘Keep Drinking’ (22/04) and Punk Rock Stephen(06/05), Shadow Boy will be released May 22nd, just in time to be the biggest comeback album of the summer. The band are available for press as we lead into a very Exciting time.

Sta Prest – Punk Rock Stephen

Sta Prest – Keep Drinking

 

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