A Quarter Past Four by Wil Forbis and the GS

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Announcing the new album A Quarter Past Four from Wil Forbis and the Gentlemen Scoundrels!

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Following the trail of 2008's country rock album Shadey's Jukebox, the band has taken a left turn and produced a collection of original jazz material. Replete with horns, harps and songs of heartache (as well as some happier numbers) A Quarter Past Four is the album to buy in 2012!!! (And all years thereafter.) It features these quality songs:

1. A Quarter Past Four
2. Love Locked in a Vault
3. Speakeasy Blues
4. Nightflowers
5. On Hold
6. I'll Have the Blues until I Die
7. A Quarter Past Four (Reprise)

This album is released by Rankoutsider Records and was recorded, mixed and mastered at FSF Music.



  • Sioux City Weekender "Forbis' tribute to a jazzier time is more lounge than it is supper club and more a dank, after hours juke joint than the Copa."
  • MidWest Record "Spiff up those spats, wax your mustache and give the guy at the door the secret password. This set is a riot. "
  • Roctober Magazine "Should be called Wil EIGHTbus, because this collection of swinging cocktail jump blues jazz... is twice as good as what they did before!"
Photos (click pic for big version)
These pictures must be credited to Lara Michelle under threat of being flayed by Slinkies!
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These pictures must be credited to Didier Chevalier under threat of being boiled alive!
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Song Samples

Album Credits:

Wil Forbis: Vocals, Guitar on Track 6
Peter Kavanaugh: Guitars
Geoff Rakness: Upright and Electric Bass
Mark San Filippo: Drums and Percussion

Kevin T. Smith: Piano, Keyboards
Laura DeWitt: Duet Vocals on Track 2
Dan Weinstein: Trombone
Schwee Miguel: Saxophone
Mike Bolger: Trumpet
Laura Osborn: Flute
Julian Risigari-Gai: Orchestral Harp
Kent Klineman, Bill Tasgall: Shout Vocals, Handclaps

Recorded, Mixed and Mastered by Frank San Filippo for FSF Studios (http://www.fsf-music.com)
Horn arrangements on Track 1, 2 and 7: Dan Weinstein
Flute arrangement for Track 2: Frank San Filippo
Album art by Wayno, copyright 2011 (http://www.wayno.com)

All songs written by Wil Forbis (BMI)