It is with great sadness
to inform you that John passed away at 09.55 on Wednesday 9th July
2014. He was 60 years old. As many of you know, he had been suffering
from liver cancer for many years and bravely fought the disease
until the very end. We are relieved that his passing was peaceful
and painless. John was a loving husband, inspirational father, doting
grandfather and gifted songwriter. His musical career started from
a very young age and he wanted more than anything for people to
listen and enjoy his music. He passed away knowing he achieved his
ambition. If it were possible, we know John would have liked to
have thanked each and every fan of The Outfield personally. He admired
and respected the emails from thousands of loyal followers who commented
on his music and enquired about his health. This alone, gave him
motivation to battle through the sometimes dark days.
We would like to thank you for 'Your Love' and the continued support
you have given John throughout his career. He loved making music
and playing his guitar. He found pleasure knowing that his music
made people happy and bought them fond memories. He worked hard
with many days in pain to finish the Replay album. There were times
when he could barely pick up his guitar, but he refused to give
up knowing he would disappoint fans. The hardest day for John was
when he put his guitar in its case announcing his hands could no
During the last months of his life, John, Tony and Alan wrote new
material. What the future holds for this is unclear at the time
There is so much more we could say, but for now, we would like to
grieve the loss of John.
God bless you all. Jean, Lee and Paul xxx
LOVE" (Tonight) on "The Voice"
received confirmation that they may air a short clip of "Your
Love" from Team Blake tonight on "The Voice"!
Also, feel free to download this little gem from the vaults. "Don't
Tell Me" was an outtake from around the Play Deep /Bangin'
era, and it features the band in their early natural style! Songs
like this made it difficult for Columbia to categorize the band
as rock or pop, but as we all know the Outfield found their own
way to cut a path through musical genres and create songs that just
made you feel good, regardless of where it fit!
Outfield make the top 10 this week with their single California
SUN' STILL RISING #22
Outfield continue to climb the FMQB A/C top 40 chart with their
new radio hit 'California Sun'. The band jumped five spots this
week from #27 to #22. The momentum looks like it will continue as
'California Sun' is still armed with a bullet and picking up new
stations on a weekly basis.
SOUND OF "CALIFORNIA SUN' CLIMBS TO #27
you were to overlook The Outfield's most recent material taken from
their brand new album, Replay, you
would be missing out on material just as strong as any track from
1989's Voices of Babylon.
band's new single, 'California Sun', has climbed steadily up the
A/C radio chart this week to #27.
Sun' picks up where Voices of Babylon
left off, layered production and pristine performances. What's also
immediately apparent is the approachable radio sound that lifted
the band through their first three album releases.
Sun' is a distinctive return to what radio used to be. It's a song
marked by complex arrangements with open spaces that is carried
by the main melody line that has a bounce to its gait. John Spinks
is at the top of his game as he widely adheres to his own song writing
sound is confident and markedly manifest itself in the lead vocals
of Tony Lewis and the splendid backbeat of Alan Jackman's artful
drumming. With its jangling guitar chorus and soaring vocal harmonies,
'California Sun' is concise as it is immediate.
simple terms, John Spinks, Tony Lewis and Alan Jackman have re-discovered
their chemistry and made a very specific sounding album that can
only be identified as The Outfield, entirely successfully.
SUN' HITS A/C TOP 40
The Outfield have scored their first industry standard Top 40 hit
from their new album Replay this week on the Adult Contemporary
charts. 'California Sun', the lead single from Replay, is sitting
at #34 this week and looks to be climbing. Earlier this year, 'California
Sun' was a regional #1 radio hit in conjunction with iTunes radio.
In other news, the band have confirmed they are getting closer to
live rehearsals but have not committed to any tour dates as of yet.
SUN' #2 MOST ADDED A/C Song Again.
the second week in a row, The Outfield continue to gain momentum
on radio this week as they are gaining more spins by the day. Please
request 'California Sun' in your market and let the stations know
it's available for play.
Outfield Management: Brent Bitner
The Outfield Media/Publishing: Protocol Entertainment/Nettwerk One
LONG, LONG TIME AGO’ Hits # 1
FM ClassX Radio is on the cutting edge of new music again this week
as they announced today that 'A Long, Long Time Ago' has hit # 1
on their AOR chart! This is the second #1 to hit the charts from
The Outfield's new album, Replay! 'California Sun' hit #1 for three
weeks earlier this year.
SUN’ # 2 MOST ADDED SONG
Outfield’s ‘California Sun’ was the # 2 most added
song on A/C radio this week behind Coldplay and Katy Perry. Already
an instant classic with Outfield fans, 'California Sun' is set to
be a late summer radio anthem!
The Outfield’s new album, Replay, on iTUNES
now. The album will also be available through Amazon MP3, Rhapsody,
Napster, Spotify and additional digital retailers worldwide.
SUN" NOW AVAILABLE
new single, ‘California Sun’ and bonus track ‘Malibu
Beach’ on iTunes
RELEASE DATE JUNE 28, 2011
SUN’ RELEASE DATE
Outfield’s lead single, ‘California Sun’, from
their forthcoming new album, Replay, is a careful blend of melodic
brilliance and intricately woven vocals that will illuminate the
radio airwaves this summer. The anticipated release date is May
24, 2011. The single will also include an extra track, the Revolver
(Beatles) influenced “Malibu Beach’.
Written by John Spinks
Keyboards by David Kahne
Produced by John Spinks with The Outfield and Brent Bitner
Executive Production by John Spinks
Recording/Production at The Outfield Studios, The Limehouse Studio
and Abbey Road Studios
Written by John Spinks
Produced by John Spinks with The Outfield and Brent Bitner
Executive Production by John Spinks
Recording/Production at The Outfield Studios and The Limehouse Studio
RELEASE INFORMATION COMING SOON
Tony and Alan (pictured at Abbey Road) are excited to have completed
production on the band's new album 'Replay'. After some well deserved
time off, the band will continue live rehearsals in the upcoming
weeks as John continues to recuperate. 'Replay' release information
OUTFIELD COMPLETE RECORDING AT ABBEY ROAD STUDIOS
Tony and Alan shown leaving Abbey Road Studios)
Outfield’s much anticipated new album, ‘Replay’,
is now complete. John Spinks, Tony Lewis and Alan Jackman finished
production on the album at the legendary Abbey Road Studios in London.
The new album will feature 12 new tracks written by John Spinks.
‘Replay’ is scheduled for a tentative July release date
(subject to change). The early reviews of ‘Replay’ by
industry sources have praised the band for their musical focus and
OUTFIELD ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM TRACK LISTING
track listing for The Outfield's brand new studio album, "Replay",
has been revealed today. The new album will feature 12 brand new
songs that find the band 's sincere confidence colliding with polished
musicianship. Sonically, "Replay" is a culmination of
The Outfield's signature sound elements in a resulting apex of their
power trio The Outfield, have confirmed the band’s newest
studio album will be called ‘Replay’.
record will be released this summer (2011) on a new label that will
be announced at a later date.
recording sessions have found all original members John Spinks,
Tony Lewis and Alan Jackman, edged further into more sophisticated
textures and skillful grooves. The Outfield has been previewing
several new songs from ‘Replay’ including the radio
ready ‘California Sun’, which reached #1 for three weeks
as a limited radio release.
end result has said to hear the band at their most focused and musically
enduring while encompassing the essential foundation of melodic
OUTFIELD WALMART MP3 DOWNLOAD EXCLUSIVE
Very Best of The Outfield is now available exclusively on WalmartMP3.com.
Download your copy now!
1993 ARCHIVE DOWNLOAD
Outfield have released an exclusive free download to celebrate the
band's upcoming new album release. The archived track is from a
1993 recording session called 'A Little Piece Of Paradise'. Please
visit The Outfield's Official Facebook/BandPage to download now!
SUN’ RETURNS TO # 1
is an obvious sonic commitment displayed in The Outfield’s
newest set of songs that will appear on the band’s forthcoming
album this summer. The first promotional single from the new album,
‘California Sun’, is punctuated with the trademark joyous-ness
that burst from The Outfield’s unique landscape of carefully
crafted power pop. For a third time in six weeks, ‘California
Sun’ has claimed the #1 spot on the ClassX
Radio Worldwide FM AOR chart. (Also available on iTunes
OUTFIELD’S ‘CALIFORNIA SUN’ #1 AGAIN
Outfield’s promotional single, ‘California Sun’,
has topped the AOR chart on Worldwide FM ClassX
Radio for the second week in a row while securing a top
five position for the last month. ClassX FM is also available through
iTunes classic rock radio. With the signature chiming guitars, sweet
harmonies and irresistible hooks, ‘California Sun’ is
poised to be a summer smash hit when the band’s forthcoming
new studio album is due to arrive this June. The single has been
released to limited markets to help promote Sony’s newest
Very Best of The Outfield, a remastered version of the
band’s greatest hits and classic cuts.
DEEP DEMO DOWNLOAD - MYSTERY MAN
The Outfield would like to thank their phenomenal fans for their
support of 'California Sun'! The promotional single, taken from
The Very Best of The Outfield, has reached #1 on Worldwide FM Class
X Radio (also on iTunes Radio). We couldn't have done it without
The Outfield's newest single, 'California Sun', which was released
to limited radio markets has topped the charts on iTunes Radio.
Worldwide FM Class X Radio has been supporting the band's latest
release, Playlist: The Very Best of The Outfield. The new compilation
is a re-mastered version of the band's greatest hits and classic
tracks. The compilation also includes the # 1 chart topper, 'California
NOW: THE VERY BEST OF THE OUTFIELD (REMASTERED)
Sony Music Group presents, The Very Best of The Outfield (Remastered).
This compilation features the band’s greatest hits and classic
tracks. Also included is The Outfield’s new single, ‘California
Lewis talks about the recording of 'My Paradise', The Outfield's
second single from Voices of Babylon. With it's driving guitar and
deliciously summer sound, 'My Paradise' is a fan favorite and unquestionably
encompasses the spirit of The Outfield.
VERY BEST OF THE OUTFIELD- VOICES OF BABYLON
Spinks sheds light on the track that defined the group’s legitimacy
as just more than a MTV band. 'Voices of Babylon' found The Outfield's
confidence colliding with advanced musicianship that elevated the
band's stable of hit songs.
SPINKS U.S. RADIO INTERVIEW
Outfield’s, John Spinks, will be on air Thursday, January
13th, at 7:45 am (EST) with Bruce Patrick on the River Morning Show.
Hear the debut of ‘California Sun’ in the Southeast
Markets. Bruce Patrick will also be playing selections from the
upcoming Sony Music Group release, The Very Best of The Outfield.
groove oriented 'No Surrender' was released in 1987 as the second
single from The Outfield's Bangin'. John Spinks talks about the
songs origins and working with film producer David Fincher, who's
latest movie, The Social Network, has gained international acclaim.
VERY BEST OF THE OUTFIELD – THE NIGHT AIN’T OVER
Outfield's third album Voices of Babylon was produced by legendary
producer David Kahne. Often considered as the band's best album,
'The Night Ain't Over' showcased the impeccable songwriting that
distinguished the band from their contemporaries of the day.