"The Coyotes" featured myself, Willie Wilson (drums); Steve Simpson (gtr/vocals/fiddle/mandolin); Malcolm Hoskins (bass) and Dave Luke (gtr/vocals); augmented at times by Andy Cooper (organ/piano).
The band went on to win the British Country Music Album of the Year Award from a standing start with the album "Coyotes". Like it's eventual successor, "Tender Mercies", and despite an award winning album, the Coyotes found no home in the British Country Music club circuit although we played some of the major festivals.... various reasons were mooted for this signal lack of interest from the hatted and booted, fake gun toting club scene, but basically we were a bit too left field I suspect.
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Willie Wilson & Errol Walsh
Coyotes went on to win the
British Country Music Association "Album of the Year" Award 1997
from a standing start with their eponymous debut album "Coyotes".
"Coyotes" came about when I met drummer
Willie Wilson (ex Sutherland Brothers and Quiver, Cochise, Al Stewart and Dave Gilmour) and we discovered a mutual interest in Americana music.
We recruited old friend and multi-instrumentalist
Steve Simpson (gtr/vocals/fiddle/mandolin) into the band along with Malcolm Hoskins (bass),
Dave Luke (gtr/vocals) and augmented at times by Andy "Secret Agent" Cooper (organ/piano) and
Bob "Oscar" Loveday on fiddle
Willie Wilson, Dave Luke, Errol Walsh,
Malcolm Hoskins, Steve Simpson
Despite this prestigious UK award (voted for by music writers and media critics) Coyotes found no home in the British Country Music club circuit although we played some of the major British country festivals.... we may have been a bit too left field!
The band was more welcome in Scandinavia where we toured several times and played both music clubs and festivals.
This beautiful hand-carved and hand-painted plaque on the right was presented to the band at the international Vinstra country music festival in Norway appreciation of the band's performance