Roots / Alt Country / Blues
Pale Riders fused the soul of blues, the attitude of rock, the story of folk and the landscape of country and were one of Australia's premiere independent acts in the 90's. Scott Bird, Scott Mainwaring and Garry Vandepol began playing together in their early teens and continued experimenting, performing, writing and recording from the late seventies up until 2001 when they disbanded. Pale Riders pre-dated the nu-roots wave which crested in the early 00’s with the likes of Ben Harper, Xavier Rudd and John Butler trio.
A highlight of Pale Riders career was touring the country with Midnight Oil in 1998. Remembered for their integrity, great songs, sound and live show – their music lives on in the digital world, as relevant today as it was 20 years ago. Their albums can be purchased at our online store.
Photograph above by Wendy McDougall, shot on location at Centennial Park, Sydney
Pale Riders 1994 to 2000
Available for sale at the Riversong Music store as digital downloads. Lyrics and cover artwork are included in the download.
NEW RELEASES APRIL 2020 - THE PRODUCER PACK
Pale Riders - recorded 2001, remastered for release 2020
Produced by Nash Chambers and recorded in his studio at Avoca Beach, Australia. This was a demo we were doing for EMI Records. Remastered 2020 by Andrew Beck at The Back 45.
Pale Riders - recorded 1999, remastered for release 2020
Produced by Peter Blyton, recorded at Powerhouse Studios Alexandria, Sydney Australia. This release also includes the track Henry Rooster. These songs were produced to promote the band at SXSW in Austin Texas, March 1999. Remastered in 2020 by Andrew Beck at The Back 45.
BLACK BOBS CROSSING
Pale Riders - recorded 1997, remastered for release 2020
Produced by Garry Frost, recorded at Warner Chappell studios Sydney for pitching to a TV series. Remastered in 2020 by Andrew Beck at The Back 45.
Pale Riders recorded 1994, remastered for release 2020
Produced by John Brewster, recorded at Rondor studios Sydney. Remastered in 2020 by Andrew Beck at The Back 45.