We are all still reeling from the loss of our label boss, and good friend, Eric Cook, who passed away in April after a battle with cancer.
Eric was more than someone who just worked in the music industry, managed bands, ran a studio or ran record companies. He lived and breathed his passion for music. His infectious laugh could fill a room, and his stories would keep you endlessly entertained. One of his greatest qualities though was to see the best in the people around him and help them to be the best they could be. He helped so many and so often that his passing has left a huge void in the industry and especially in the North East.
We can think of no better way of marking the fifth month since his passing than to throw a “bloody loud rock gig”, delivered by bands that helped sound track his remarkable career.
Therapy? were one of Eric’s last signings to his own labels Blast and Demolition Records and he brought them with him to Amazing Record Co. too. There was a huge amount of mutual respect between Eric and the band, and it was Therapy? frontman Andy’s suggestion that we show Eric the respect that he deserved in the best and most suitable manner possible… by putting on a fantastic show to celebrate Eric’s life as a rocker.
Support comes from two bands Eric championed at opposite ends of his career – Tysondog, a Newcastle heavy metal band formed in 1982, and Avalanche Party, whose single, Solid Gold, we released through the Amazing Singles Club, and in whose storming live shows Eric saw huge potential.