Date: Oct 16th 2013
Our new single “Hook Line & Sinker” will feature Rob Papparozzi (American Harmonica player with The Blues Brothers). Here’s the crazy backline story of how “Hook Line & Sinker” got to feature Rob.
We (The Shoos) busk whenever we get a chance as it gives us an opportunity to live rehearse songs and sell cd’s to people who wouldn’t normally buy music on Itunes etc. Busking away on our favourite corner in Temple Bar on a rare but beautiful summers day in Dublin and somewhere in the crowd that were listening, looking and sipping coffees, cokes and beers were a couple. After about 7 songs we took a quick sun cream break (it was about 23 degrees and I was actually melting but that’s my fault for being originally ginger) and this American lady came up to us and said she liked the stuff, bought a CD and proceeded to tell us that her son was a musician in Nashville. Her husband (also a musician), came over and said hello after a few songs later and said that he diggin our stuff. We started chatting everything music, and it turns out he is the harmonica player for The Blues Brothers. It clicked that this what could be that little missing link for our new single “Hook Line & Sinker”, so we asked him to sit in with us and play it. After 10 seconds we thought Wow, that’s it ! We exchanged digits, kept in contact with Rob, and subsequently learned that Rob’s no sideman in the Blues Brothers but indeed the Main Event, he’s one of the brothers! That would have been Dan Akroyd or Jon Belushi in the film, with a huge worldwide tour and incredibly busy schedule year round. We asked Rob would he be so kind as to play on the track with us, so we sent the track off to the States and to Rob’s engineer where Rob played on it and sent it back to us, We were just blown over by the result, it just wouldn’t have been the same song without it! What a chance meeting and what a great guy to do that for us and for Hook Line & Sinker.