By DONNA BALANCIA
What do the bands Prima Donna and The Longshot have in common?
Both have the great Kevin Preston and David Field as band members.
Preston and Field along with Jeff Matika of Green Day have been announced as the band members in Billie Joe Armstrong’s project, The Longshot. Preston plays guitar, Field is the drummer, Matika is on bass and Armstrong is the frontman.
Mysterious Clues and Music …
The Longshot has been dropping mysterious hints and music and has been booking gigs around Northern and Southern California.
The Longshot has been quietly dropping singles, one-offing shows at places like DTLA’s Redwood, Orange County’s Wayfarer and Oakland’s 1-2-3-4 Go! Records, where they played a 15-song set last weekend.
At 1-2-3-4 Go! Records, the band opened with ‘Ziggy Stardust’, before launching into new tracks including ‘Taxi Driver’, ‘Chasing A Ghost’ and ‘Love Is For Losers.’
Check out the video from The Longshot’s Oakland performance here:
Prima Donna’s New Album S/T
Prima Donna is rounded out by Lights Out Levine on bass, and Aaron Minton on keys. Prima Donna is one of the best local bands in Los Angeles and has a fierce following.
Preston is an outstanding songwriter and Field is an accomplished drummer with great experience, so Longshot is getting some amazing band members.
Stay tuned for our record review and interview with Prima Donna. In the meantime, here’s two more new releases from The Longshot, the titles of which may or may not be so PC for today: