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.
YOUNG GUN SILVER FOX – THE INTERVIEWS
Here you can find two in-depth interviews with Young Gun Silver Fox about their milestones “Canyons” (2020) and “AM Waves” (2018). Shawn Lee and Andy Platts talk about the beginnings of their collaboration, their love for West Coast music of the 70s and 80s and the never-ending search for the perfect song.
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’. Reason enough to talk with ‘Young Gun’ and ‘Silver Fox’ about the new album, their band anniversary, sources of inspiration, kids and further plans.
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.
YOUNG GUN SILVER FOX – THE REVIEWS
Here you find our Young Gun Silver Fox reviews – always subjective, but full of respect for the music and artists. Let’s talk about records!
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 Pop, Soft Rock and Boogie. “Canyons” is a consistent further development of the unmistakable Young Gun Silver Fox sound and convinces with excellent songwriting and musicality, wonderful harmony vocals, sophisticated arrangements, concise brass sections and a crisp production.
AM WAVES (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.
WEST END COAST (2015)
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.
More about Andy and Shawn
Andy Platts and Shawn Lee are involved in many other projects besides Young Gun Silver Fox, not to forget Andy’s band Mamas Gun. Here you can find more interviews with the two exceptional artists, song writers and producers.