The title track for The Gringos’ upcoming album, Unfinished Business, was released today. The band’s heyday in the 1970s, when they played in nightclubs and toured the US and Canada, is depicted in the song.
The members of the band kept in touch with one another throughout the lengthy period of inactivity, and questions like “What if we could put the band back together again?” were frequently discussed.
In the spring of 2015, Charles Johnston, the band’s former manager, brought the entire group to Scottsdale, Arizona for a series of meetings primarily to recall and relive some of their earlier times together. However, during that get-together, a great deal more information surfaced.
In 2016 the band put forth a hard and fast attempt to reunite on Cape Cod. The band worked on getting ready for two important live performances for several weeks. Given that they hadn’t performed together in decades, the first performance was essentially a dress rehearsal that went very well. However, just two hours before the band was scheduled to perform, the second show, which was a live-streaming event and was meant to showcase the band, was canceled. Due to a serious illness, one of the members was unable to play. The band’s prospects for the future were once more in doubt.
In early 2020 similarly, as the pandemic affected everybody, the Web video conferencing application, Zoom, permitted the band to meet day to day and put a plan in action to start recording and letting new material out of the tremendous inventory of melodies the band had stored.
The musical version of The Gringos’ plan to play and create music again is Unfinished Business, which was produced by Grammy Award Winning Producer Billy Williams and the rest of the production was finished by Jim Mill operator.