Prehab has added Phillip Rhodes on drums and chosen Owen Morris to produce the bands follow up to “I Have Not Been Completely Honest” this fall at Sonic Ranch Studios in Texas. “ This is a great year for Prehab, to be able to play with a drummer like Phil and have someone of Owen’s caliber agree to help us make this next record is awesome” said Bass player Chris Cantu. The band looks to release the record in the beginning of 2015.
Phillip Rhodes was a founding member of the Gin Blossoms. An American rock band formed in 1987 in Tempe, Arizona. They first came to notice with the song “Hey Jealousy” from their first major label album, New Miserable Experience (1992), but this achievement was coupled with the firing and eventual suicide of the song’s author and band co-founder Doug Hopkins, prompting the title of their follow-up album, Congratulations I’m Sorry (1996). After a series of charting singles, the band broke up in 1997
Owen Morris started working in the music industry as a sound engineer at Spaceward Studio in Cambridge, England when he was 16. He continued as an engineer until 1994, when he mixed and mastered Oasis’s debut album Definitely Maybe. He continued working with Oasis for their subsequent two albums (What’s the Story) Morning Glory? (1995) and Be Here Now (1997). Morris appears on the cover of (What’s the Story) Morning Glory? holding the album’s master tape.
He went on to produce The Verve album A Northern Soul, Pusherman’s “Floored” (1996), Ash’s 1977 (1996) and the debut UK album, For God’s Sake for Thai rock star Sek Loso. In 2000 he recorded and produced Ash’s album Free All Angels. He produced The Paddingtons debut album “First Comes First ,” which was released in October 2005 on Poptones Records . In the early summer of 2006 he produced Hats Off to the Buskers , the debut album of Dundee band The View , released 22 January 2007 through Columbia Records 1965 Records label and reaching number 1 in the UK Albums Chart. Morris also produced the band’s second album.
In 2013, Owen re-mastered the first three Oasis albums with Ian Cooper for the 20th anniversary re-issues.
Prehab began life in the 1990’s playing as the Bedspins along Tempe Arizona’s Mill Ave and touring the Southwest. For almost five years between 1993 and 1998, the band logged more than 500 live shows preforming energizing sets of mostly original songs. The Bedspins became a songwriting machine working under producer Andy Barrett of Gin Blossoms and Stevie Nicks fame. They almost never played the same set twice as they were always adding new songs, sometimes on a per-show basis. In the late 90’s the group disbanded and had very little contact for almost a decade.
In 2007 dramatic events pulled the former band-mates back together. After some reminiscing and several rounds of drinks a plan was hatched. The band would get back in the rehearsal room to assemble songs with the goal of landing a publishing deal. This initial plan ignited the recording of One Is Too Many (A Thousand Is Never Enough) Released by Aahshaw Records ( 2009 ) The record was well-received and reviewed locally landing the band live shows and drawing enthusiastic crowds.
Soon the band was back rehearsing and writing new material. In the summer of 2012 the band hopped a plane to Memphis to record at Ardent Studios with John Hampton (White Stripes, The Replacements, Gin Blossoms) After additional recording and mixing Adam Ayan ( Nirvana, Foo Fighters, NIN, Keith Urban) mastered the record at Gateway sound. The result of everyone’s collective efforts is the new Aahshaw Records EP “I Haven’t Been Completely Honest” (2013)
Shortly after completing the EP long time drummer Jeff Bourne left the group to explore other opportunities. After several weeks of auditions the band welcomed Phillip Rhodes (Gin Blossoms) to the fold. Phil brings years of experience as a platinum selling artist, performer, and songwriter to band as well as a sense of humor that is a perfect fit.
The first single “Not Coming Home” is currently receiving regular airplay locally after being heavily requested then added to 93.9 KWSS in August 2013. “Not Coming Home” as well as “Liar Liar” and “False Horizon” are currently in rotation on over 68 college radio stations such as WMCX,KMNR,WONY,KQAL,WUMF,WVYC etc. The bands official video for “Not Coming Home” was released in fall and now has over 6000 views. Prehab’s music has also been featured on PlayboyMexico.com, thebabespot.com, Almost Famous Film Festival and Dailymotion.com where the song “Freaky” has over 218,000 views. The band’s music was most recently used in fashion line Diego Milano’s winter 2013 ad campaign. More singles, videos and live dates will follow for all of 2014 /15.