About 44 Pistol
Update: After a two year hiatus .44 Pistol have reunited for a limited run of gigs in 2018 & 2019
1st March 2014 saw Stafford-based lo-fi blues extravaganza .44 pistol release Live at the Vaults, fourteen tracks of relentless searing guitar, pounding drums and sweaty energy recorded at a packed show the previous September in Stafford’s Market Vaults. Following on from 2011’s Served Raw the record captures the spark of the band’s energetic live show.
This also marks the recorded debut of lead singer Pete Wearn’s homemade guitar, constructed from an oil can, which appears on several tracks including the showpiece original “Born in the Borderlands”.
The choice of the Market Vaults as the venue for the recording was no coincidence, as it is both the historical site of the founding members’ first meeting, and the band’s favourite off-duty watering hole.
Described as ‘brilliant’ by Maverick Magazine & ‘kick-ass’ by bluesinthenorthwest.com, .44 Pistol consists of Pete Wearn (vocal, harmonica & slide guitar) Ash Jones (Lead & rhythm guitar) & Mick Askey (Drums). They do not have a bass player, nor do they feel they need one.