Squalls
May 25, 2024

Take Squalls with you wherever you go this summer!

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Strolling Bones Records
Propeller Sound Recordings


 

October 27, 2023

Live Show at Marigold Auditorium December 22


We've got a show coming up at the Marigold Auditorium in Winterville on Friday, December 22. Doors open at 7:00. The Wild Jordan Tonk-Cats will play at 8:00 and Squalls-22 featuring Bob Hay and Diana Torell will play at 9:15.

All ages show. Tickets are $10 plus fees, with a limited nuber of premium seats (the first 2 rows in the center section) going for $20. Get tickets here.

The Marigold Center for Arts and Culture, 373 Church Street, Winterville, GA 30683.

 

 

April 23, 2023

Live Show at Hendershot's May 26



We've got a show coming up at Hendershot's on Friday, May 26. It will be The Wild Jordan Tonk Cats with special guest Dana Downs and Squalls-22 featuring Bob Hay and Diana Torell.

8pm - 11pm. Get tickets here.

 

March 29, 2023

Squalls-22 Live Video



The folks over at Athens GA Live Music have posted videos of our March 24 show at Ciné. Click here to view them on YouTube.

The videos were shot by Frank Russell and edited by Gregory Frederick. The photo to the right is by Vanessa Hay.

The show included a solo set by Bob Hay playing some Robert Burns' songs, a set by the Wild Jordan Tonk Cats, and a set by Squalls-22 including 3 songs from Bob's 2005 project A. Che Why.

 

February 17, 2023

Athens Show Announced

Save the date! Squalls 22 is playing live on March 24, 2023. The venue is The Lab at Ciné, 234 West Hancock Avenue in downtown Athens. Tickets are $10 and can be ordered here.

On the program is, first at 9:30, a solo set by Bob Hay doing some of his favorite Robert Burns songs, and then at 10:00 a set by The Wild Jordan Tonk Cats, followed at 11:00 by a set of Squalls songs featuring Bob Hay and Diana Torell. It might be kinda late for some of you, but hey - it's a Friday night!

We hope to see you there.

 

December 16, 2022

Lyric video for "The Sheik" released

Today, Propeller Sound Recordings released a new lyric video of "The Sheik" created by Vanessa Briscoe Hay. The song is one of the bonus tracks on Squalls [Remastered Extended Edition], which can be ordered here on CD or vinyl.

A live vesion of "The Sheik" can be found on Squalls Live from the 40 Watt which can be ordered here from Strolling Bones Records on CD or double vinyl.

 

December 10, 2022

Bob Hay Interview on CJLO

On Friday, December 9, the Go Go Radio Magic Show on CJLO 1690 AM in Montreal played some Squalls songs and aired an interview with Bob.

The show is now achived on the Go Go Radio Magic Show web site.

The second hour of the show is a superb documentary of the story of Squalls, skillfully edited by DJ Ian Macpherson.

 

December 2, 2022

Squalls [Remastered Extended Edition] vinyl has arrived

Today, the vinyl version of Squalls [Remastered Extended Edition] is now available in fine record stores everywhere. It was delayed by supply chain issues.

In other news, the band played at the Nuci's Space "Athens Uncovered: Steeple Edition" benefit on Sunday, November 27, along with 12 other bands. A few videos of the show have been popping up including this one of "Kalinka".

"Squalls Live from the 40 Watt" can be ordered here on CD or vinyl.

"Squalls [Remastered Extended Edition]" on CD and vinyl can be ordered here.

 

November 4, 2022

Squalls [Remastered Extended Edition] released today on digital and CD

Today, Propeller Sound Recordings is releasing Squalls [Remastered Extended Edition] on CD and digital. (The vinyl release has been delayed to December 2 due to supply-chain issues.) For this release, OnlineAthens.com (Athens Banner-Herald) has a featured article which includes the premiere of another great lyric video created by Vanessa Briscoe Hay for the song "Kalinka".

The full-length LP includes the studio recordings of Squalls eponymous EP and the single "Crickets / Bride of Frankenstein" originally released in 1984-85 on Mbrella Records, as well as 3 never released studio tracks from 1983. It is now available for online ordering here and at the usual streaming services and fine record stores everywhere.

On WXNA 101.5 FM from Nashville, TN, DJ Ed interviews Bob and plays a few Squalls songs on his show "Eighties Smeighties" which airs from 10 a.m. to noon Central Time today, November 4 and will be archived at the WXNA Web site. Bob and DJ Ed discuss the Strolling Bones Records release of "Squalls Live from the 40 Watt" and today's release on Propeller Sound Recordings of "Squalls [Remastered Extended Edition]".

"Squalls Live from the 40 Watt" can be ordered here on CD or vinyl.

"Squalls [Remastered Extended Edition]" on CD can be ordered here. The vinyl has been delayed until December 2, but can be pre-ordered at the same link.

 

October 18, 2022

Digital single "Feet Are Walking" premieres in AJC

Today, Propeller Sound Recordings is releasing "Feet Are Walking", the third digital single from the upcoming LP Squalls [Remastered Extended Edition]. For this release, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution has a featured article which includes the premiere of another wonderful lyric video created by Vanessa Briscoe Hay.

Squalls [Remastered Extended Edition] will be released digitally and on CD on November 4. (The vinyl release has been delayed to December 2,due to supply-chain issues.) The full-length LP includes the studio recordings of Squalls eponymous EP and the single "Crickets / Bride of Frankenstein" originally released in 1984-85 on Mbrella Records, as well as 3 never released studio tracks from 1983. It is now available for online pre-ordering here.

 

October 17, 2022

Squalls Release Party Nov. 18

Squalls [Remastered Expanded Edition] album from Propeller Sound Recordings release show will be on Friday, November 18 at Cine Lab, 234 West Hancock Ave., Athens, GA 30601.

Doors 9 pm, music starts at 9:30 pm. Tickets are $10 and are available at the Cine web site.

Schedule:
9:30 pm - Bob Hay performs a short solo set of Robert Burns music.
10 pm The Wild Jordan Tonk Cats with original Squalls drummer Mark Cooper Smith perform their special brew of originals and covers.
11 pm - Original Squalls members Bob Hay and Diana Torell join The Wild Jordan Tonk Cats to perform a set of Squalls material.

"Squalls [Remastered Extended Edition]" can be pre-ordered here on CD or vinyl. The scheduled release date for digital and CD is November 4, 2022. (The vinyl release has been delayed to December 2, due to supply-chain issues.)

 

September 27, 2022

Interviews

Today, a couple of interviews Bob Hay did last week are being aired or podcast.

Episode 129 of the "Only Three Lads" podcast has been released. In this episode Bob discusses with Brett and Gregg their top 5 Athens albums. You can listen on the Only Three Lads podbean site.

On WXNA 101.5 FM from Nashville, TN, Pauly on the radio interviews Bob and plays a few Squalls songs on his show "Middle of Nowhere" which airs from 7 to 9 a.m. Central Time on Tuesday, September 27 and will be archived at the WXNA Web site. Bob and Pauly discuss the Strolling Bones Records release of "Squalls Live from the 40 Watt" and the upcoming release on Propeller Sound Recordings of "Squalls [Remastered Extended Edition]".

"Squalls Live from the 40 Watt" can be ordered here on CD or vinyl.

"Squalls [Remastered Extended Edition]" can be pre-ordered here on CD or vinyl. The scheduled release date is November 4, 2022.

 

September 20, 2022

Digital single "Information" released

Today, Propeller Sound Recordings is releasing "Information," the second digital single from the upcoming LP Squalls [Remastered Extended Edition] which will be released on vinyl and CD on November 4. The full-length LP includes the studio recordings of Squalls eponymous EP and the single "Crickets / Bride of Frankenstein" originally released in 1984-85 on Mbrella Records, as well as 3 never released studio tracks from 1983. It is now available for online pre-ordering here.

For this single release, Vanessa Briscoe Hay has made another great lyric video.

Propeller Sound is offering webstore-exclusive limited edition bundles, including an elephant grey vinyl LP with an 8-page full-color booklet with lyrics and archival photos or a CD in a full-color gatefold digipak with a 28-page full-color booklet with lyrics and archival photos. Also offered in the bundles are unisex super-soft dark charcoal heather T-shirts, an Elephant AM/FM Radio, an elephant-shaped stress keychain, an elephant-shaped bottle opener keychain, a 3-piece 1.5" button pack, and an elephant-shaped stress elephant.

 

September 2, 2022

"Strolling Bones" single released

Today, Strolling Bones Records released "Strolling Bones"! It's from the vinyl double LP Squalls Live from the 40 Watt.

"Strolling Bones" has a lyric video by Vanessa Briscoe Hay which is being premiered today by Glide Magazine.

 

August 30, 2022

Propeller Sound Recordings announces Squalls [Remastered Extended Edition] vinyl LP

Propeller Sound Recordings announced today that Squalls [Remastered Extended Edition] will be released on vinyl and CD on November 4. The full-length LP includes the studio recordings of Squalls eponymous EP and the single "Crickets / Bride of Frankenstein" originally released in 1984-85 on Mbrella Records, as well as 3 never released studio tracks from 1983. It is now available for online pre-ordering here.

With the release of the first single and lyric video from the new LP, "Elephant Radio", Propeller Sound is offering webstore-exclusive limited edition bundles, including an elephant grey vinyl LP with an 8-page full-color booklet with lyrics and archival photos or a CD in a full-color gatefold digipak with a 28-page full-color booklet with lyrics and archival photos. Also offered in the bundles are unisex super-soft dark charcoal heather T-shirts, an Elephant AM/FM Radio, an elephant-shaped stress keychain, an elephant-shaped bottle opener keychain, a 3-piece 1.5" button pack, and an elephant-shaped stress elephant. All shown on the poster below.

 

August 30, 2022

Squalls release show t-shirts now available

A t-shirt celebrating the release show of August 18 at the 40 Watt Club for the double LP Live from the 40 Watt from Strolling Bones Records, is now available for online ordering at the Strolling Bones Records website. Two colors on black, it features artwork by iHeartJPL.

Get it now. A limited quantity is available.

 

August 12, 2022

"Bride of Frankenstein" single released

Today, Strolling Bones Records released "Bride of Frankenstein", the fourth digital single from the upcoming vinyl double LP Squalls Live from the 40 Watt. Also available on one CD.

The release is featured in today's Atlanta Journal-Constitution with an article by Lee Valentine Smith, and an exclusive world premiere of the lyric video for "Bride of Frankenstein" created by Vanessa Briscoe Hay.

Squalls Live From The 40 Watt will be out August 19 on Strolling Bones Records.

You can stream/purchase "Bride of Frankenstein" HERE.

You can pre-order LIVE FROM THE 40 WATT HERE.

 

August 4, 2022

August 18 Release Party Poster


Here is the poster for our release show created by iHeartJPL.

This image will also be available on t-shirts at the show



For info and tickets, visit the 40 Watt Club ticket web site.

 

July 29, 2022

"Cindy" single released

Today, Strolling Bones Records released "Cindy", the third digital single from the upcoming vinyl double LP Squalls Live from the 40 Watt. Also available on one CD.

The release is celebrated in today's Atlanta Journal-Constitution with an article by Lee Valentine Smith, and an exclusive world premiere of the word video for "Cindy" created by Vanessa Briscoe Hay.

Squalls Live From The 40 Watt will be out August 19 on Strolling Bones Records.

You can stream/purchase "Cindy" HERE.

You can pre-order LIVE FROM THE 40 WATT HERE.

 

July 12, 2022

"Crickets" single released

Today, Strolling Bones Records released "Crickets", the second digital single from the upcoming vinyl double LP Squalls Live from the 40 Watt. Also available on one CD.

The release is highlighted on It's Psychedelic Baby Magazine's web site, which features a word video for "Crickets" created by Vanessa Briscoe Hay.

Squalls Live From The 40 Watt will be out August 19 on Strolling Bones Records.

You can stream/purchase "Crickets" HERE.

You can pre-order LIVE FROM THE 40 WATT HERE.

 

July 1, 2022

Release party for Squalls Live from the 40 Watt at the 40 Watt Club Announced

Strolling Bones Records is celebrating the release of the double LP Squalls Live from the 40 Watt on August 18, 2022. The show consists of a set by Wild Jordan Tonkcats, a solo set by Bob Hay, a set of Squalls songs by Bob Hay backed by Wild Jordan Tonkcats, and a set by Pylon Reenactment Society. For info and tickets, visit the 40 Watt Club ticket web site.

 

June 10, 2022

Squalls Live from the 40 Watt announced

Today, Strolling Bones Records is releasing "Na Nanana", the first digital single from the upcoming vinyl double LP Squalls Live from the 40 Watt. Also available on one CD.

Squalls Live From The 40 Watt will be out August 19 on Strolling Bones Records.

You can stream/purchase "Na Nanana" HERE.

You can pre-order LIVE FROM THE 40 WATT HERE.

 

From 1981-1989,

Squalls rocked Athens and made several tours of the South, the Midwest, and East coast cities including several shows at New York City clubs CBGB, Danceteria, and Peppermint Lounge. They released 4 recordings and appeared in the 1986 movie "Athens, GA: Inside/Out".