New York Public Library are a UK rock 'n' roll band who have been in existence since 1966. Their brand of music encapsulates all that's good in harmony and song. Over the years they have had many personnel changes, but the intergrity of the band has remained unchanged. They hope to remain until the last man stands and the last note fades away. They are a very special crew. They just need a sober captain. We can't change our history, but we can change our story , because there are lots of stories in our history, as there is in everyones.
Sam Clark plays a Tobacco-burst Gibson Les Paul Standard,Ivory white Fender Stratocaster 57 Vintage Reissue, Epiphone Casino, through a Marshall all valve 60 watt combo and various pedals and things that squeak. When pushed he also plays a Takamine EF381C. Sam's dad has an oak coloured shed on 18inch brick stilts, 2 normal brown sheds and Sam had a new mobile shedless house. He sold it.
Pete Morrison has far too many guitars for his own good. He plays an Ashbury octave mandola, Sigma D28, Martin 00001, 1975 Gibson J160E Custom, Takemine TF360SBG, Takemine Cedar top, TAN 20 (not the 20C) and a Takamine EG523SC-12 string. He also has a couple of Fender Strats, a Tele and a Harmony Rocket. Pete made himself 2 strats, an "f" hole Tele and a copy of a 12 string Rickenbacker. He drinks in The Bourne Royal British Legion. Pete has a verdie conservatory that needs painting and a magnolia shed with Oxford Blue facia's and a matching door. It has a concrete floor. He's not sure what it's for. His hedge gets too high
Topper plays a Remo Black Kit and Zildian cymbals and various percussion bells Over the years he has had a variety of vans. So many, it's hard to keep tabs. Topper has 3 brown sheds and a swimming pool. His hedge also gets too high.
Lofty Reng plays an MSR pedal steel usually through a Peavey or a Fender Hotrod Deluxe combo and the occasional Stratocaster and Telecaster. He did in the past, play his self built pedal steel. which was a work of art. Lofty has a shed by the seaside now, where he works diligently on his art of bird watching.
Bob Doughty plays a Fender Precision bass and an Oldfield fretless bass. Bob does not have shed, at least none that we know of, but he has bought a new amp. He lives quite a sheltered life and is only allowed out on Wednesdays.
Karl Rylander plays a rare Fylde Lysander acoustic guitar and a Chet Atkins Epiphone simulated acoustic guitar + Harmonica. Karl has 3 sheds, an aviary and a conservatory he sits in everyday. Or...is it the aviary he sits in?
Strings by Rotosound .
Acoustic strings, Country Golds and Jumbo Kings for 6 & 12
Electric strings, Roto Purples and Roto Pinks
Nylon String Guitar, Superia
Bass, Swing Bass 66
Lofty strings his pedal steel with a mixture of GHS and Rotosound to make up 12 strings
(Rotosound strings are made in UK) probably in a large shed
Acoustic amps used are Marshall. Sam now plays through a hand built obscure amp that sounds like hell. He thinks it's a Wilson. Wilson's of Crossgates, Leeds, also make wonderful pork pies
Engine driver required to pull some crumpet. Any experience in steam would be of great advantage. Must be able to pull anything off the beaten track.
NYPL are in the process of recording a new long awaited album. So far, 11 tracks have been mixed. It should be finished by Spring 2013. We are putting another four tracks together as it appears to be rather short. Album will be called "That's That Then"
Once that is done Pete will be starting his 3rd solo album before they deliver the Zimmer Frame