Prima Donna’s Kevin Preston and David Field Join The Longshot Band




Exclusive photos of Kevin Preston, David Field and Prima Donna by Donna Balancia
Exclusive photos of Kevin Preston, David Field and Prima Donna by Donna Balancia

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.

Exclusive photo of David Field, Aaron Minton, Lights Out Levine and Kevin Preston by Donna Balancia
Exclusive photo of Prima Donna: L-R David Field, Aaron Minton, Lights Out Levine and Kevin Preston – Photo 2018 © Donna Balancia

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.

SEE OUR EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH PRIMA DONNA

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.

See our earlier story on The Longshot

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: