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Young Gun Silver Fox demonstrate their joy of playing with their new single “West Side Jet” and announce 4th album for October

After a sold-out tour through the Netherlands, Young Gun Silver Fox finally release their new single, “West Side Jet”, which again combines all the qualities you love about Andy Platts and Shawn Lee: an infectious melody, a driving groove and a crisp production. It’s definitely one of our summer anthems of the year. The single is a foretaste of their new album “Ticket To Shangri-La”, which will be released in October 2022.

Concert review: Young Gun Silver Fox in Hengelo

There are concerts and there are Young Gun Silver Fox shows. We had to wait a long time to finally see Andy Platts and Shawn Lee live again. The buzzkill Covid had put a spanner in the works of the tour for their third album “Canyons”. Now, finally, they were back where they belong: in the spotlight, in front of an enthusiastic audience.

The 5th anniversary of Young Gun Silver Fox – the West Coast Soul Special

In 2015, the British singer, songwriter, producer, founder and bandleader of Mamas Gun, Andy Platts, and the London-based American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer and arranger, Shawn Lee, combined their talents to express their love for the melodic Californian soft rock of the late seventies and their penchant for catchy hooklines and rousing grooves in a joint project – the beginning of Young Gun Silver Fox! Five years later this duo has become one of the biggest phenomena of the genre. Since then, they have released three albums – “West End Coast”, “AM Waves” and “Canyons” – whose quality and catchiness are second to none, and have inspired critics and music lovers likewise. Young Gun Silver Fox have long become synonymous for modern, soulful West Coast music. Reason enough to search through the archive and compile all interviews and reviews for the big Young Gun Silver Fox WEST COAST SOUL special. We congratulate Shawn and Andy on five outstanding and creative years and hope for more great deeds in the near future.

“West End Coast” by Young Gun Silver Fox

In 2015 the British singer, songwriter, producer, founder and bandleader of Mamas Gun, Andy Platts, and the American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer and arranger, Shawn Lee, combined their talents, their love for melodic Californian soft rock of the late seventies and their penchant for catchy hooklines and rousing grooves on one album that nobody expected.

Corona Crisis Chat with Andy Platts (Mamas Gun/ Young Gun Silver Fox)

The current corona crisis especially affects musicians, bands and artists. Against this background, we at WEST COAST SOUL would like to give musicians the opportunity to talk about the current situation, but also give fans a little insight into their musical roots. Today we talk with the British singer, songwriter, producer, founder and bandleader of Mamas Gun and the ‘Young Gun’ of Young Gun Silver Fox Andy Platts.

Corona Crisis Chat with Shawn Lee (Young Gun Silver Fox)

The current corona crisis affects especially music makers, bands and artists. Against this background, we at WEST COAST SOUL would like to give musicians the opportunity to talk about the current situation in an interview series, but also give the fans a little insight into their musical roots. Today we talk with the singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer, arranger and ‘Silver Fox’ Shawn Lee, who we have reached in London.

Young Gun Silver Fox – Canyons

After their critically acclaimed milestones ‘West End Coast’ and ‘AM Waves’, Shawn Lee and Andy Platts, better known as Young Gun Silver Fox, return this February with their long-awaited new album ‘Canyons’. In the third chapter of this British-American success story, which began five years ago, the talented musicians, singers, songwriters, arrangers and producers take their listeners on another journey into the world of soulful West Coast, AOR, soft rock and boogie. ‘Canyons’ is a consequent further development of the distinctive YGSF sound and convinces with excellent songwriting and musicianship, wonderful harmony vocals, incisive brass sections and a superb production. Reason enough to talk with ‘Young Gun’ and ‘Silver Fox’ about the new album, their band anniversary, sources of inspiration, kids and further plans.

“AM Waves” by Young Gun Silver Fox (2018)

Only a few albums have impressed Yacht Rock lovers and West Coast aficionados as much in recent years as Young Gun Silver Fox’s critically acclaimed debut album “West End Coast”. With their sophomore album “AM Waves” Andy Platts (Mamas Gun) a.k.a. Young Gun and multi-instrumentalist and producer Shawn Lee a.k.a. Silver Fox consistently develop the unique sound of their debut album further and entice their listeners with well-crafted West Coast melodies into the heyday of the genre.

Young Gun Silver Fox – AM Waves

Only a few albums have made such an impact on music lovers and West Coast aficionados in recent years as the critically acclaimed debut album “West End Coast” by Young Gun Silver Fox in 2015. With “AM Waves” the duo releases its long-awaited second album this May, and refines its sophisticated blend of modern aesthetic and well crafted ’70s West Coast melodies once again. I spoke with Shawn Lee aka Silver Fox and Andy Platts aka Young Gun about their new album, the search for perfect harmonies and the influence of ’70s radio.

Cure The Jones – Interview with Andy Platts (Mamas Gun)

After the turbulence of the last two years, the long-awaited fifth album “Cure The Jones” by British soul band Mamas Gun is finally released – a lush, nuanced and expansive contemporary meditation on a world turned upside down, embedded in the classic soul tradition of Bill Withers and Marvin Gaye. West Coast Soul talked with singer, songwriter and band founder Andy Platts about the new album, the impact of the pandemic on their music, what it feels like to be back on stage, the healing power of soul music, his new studio and much more.