STEVE COOKE AATA
Between The Vines 2nd album Ain’t Country Enough
Updated: Mar 3, 2022
By Steve Cooke
AATA friends Between The Vines second album, Ain’t Country Enough, is out on 14 March.
The band’s rising status in the music world is reflected in the album’s array of guest artists including Nashville star Clive Gregson, Darren Wharton from Thin Lizzy, and country legend Sarah Jory.
Ain’t Country Enough continues in the similar Southern Country rock style to their excellent, well received, first album from 2018, 50 ways to Beautiful.
Between The Vines are Rochdale based husband and wife Kev and Rebecca Whitehead, and brothers Dave and Norman Higginson.
Rebecca Whitehead, Lead singer/ Songwriter and Acoustic guitar. As singer / songwriter Rebecca’s debut album, Crazy love was released 2014 and was an eclectic mix of Hip hop/ R&B and Dance, encompassing the unique sound of an Electronic and Acoustic mix. Rebecca then started to learn to play the guitar and together with her husband Kev Whitehead created Between The Vines. Rebecca's passion is now for Country music, especially Country Rock. The more she listened and learned, the more she wanted to create and be part of that genre. Throughout her career Rebecca has had the opportunity to work with world class artists such as Lisa Stansfield, Ian Devaney, and Ste Boyce Buckley (producer at Gracielands studio).
Kev Whitehead, Drummer and Percussionist. Kev’s earliest venture into professional playing was recording with a band called Blue Zone which featured a very young Lisa Stansfield. Since then, he has recorded many albums with Lisa, including her two most recent Seven and Deeper. Over the years Kev has been in great demand having recorded and performed live with such as Pete Lockett, The Christians, The Animals, Proud Mary, and Yazz. Kev joined the well-known John Lees’ Barclay James Harvest in 1999 and Dare in 2008 touring most parts of the world with these two bands.
The band tell me that are excited to be performing at festivals this year including Cambridge Rock (June 17) and FSA Country Festival (July 8,10).
You also can catch them locally as they gig frequently in the area, so be sure to check out their social media pages:
Facebook- Between The Vines Music
Instagram- Between The Vines Music
Both albums are available on their website: www.between-the-vines.co.uk plus rather cool T Shirts and Hoodies
You can also view very interesting well worth watching videos on http://www.between-the-vines.co.uk/videos.html
Photo of Between The Vines taken at Healey Dell by Mark Chrimes