Declan O'RourkeSunday 19 May 2013
The Mavericks are back and for lead singer Raul Malo, The Mavericks' reunion is a testament to faith, fate and chance.
For drummer Paul Deakin, it's rekindled a way of being in tune that they don't have with anyone else.
Bassist Robert Reynolds encapsulates the mood of their new album 'In Time' as 'big love, big loss, big joy - and party!'
Cited influences on the album range from Dean Martin to ZZ Top, George Jones to Ravel. These enrich The Mavericks' famously no-borders fusion of country, garage, Latin, soul and torch-song sounds with fresh passion and maturity.
Support comes from Irish singer-songwriter Declan O'Rourke who, since his first album Since Kyabram went double-platinum in 2004, has been selling out venues across Ireland. Declan is championed by many across the industry, not least Paul Weller, who in April 2012 said of his song 'Galileo' that it was 'possibly the greatest song written in the last 30 years'.