Doogie White & La Paz
Metal Mind Productions
There’s a long story behind the band La Paz. It was originally formed in Lanarkshire, Scotland, in the early 80s by Chic McSherry (guitars), Doogie White (vocals) and Alex Carmichael (bass). Naturally, Doogie wasn’t a well-known vocalist at that time … and so La Paz was between live gigs and line-up changes for some years. They did manage to make a deal with a record label but… according to the band the deal went down for no reason. The guys played a last gig on 15th October 1988 in Falkirkcall and then they disbanded. It was a little later when Doogie moved to London to join Midnite Blue and Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow finally.
Anyhow, the band got back together after Doogie asked Chic if he could do some acoustic numbers at The Garage in Glasgow for Rock Radio’s Birthday Bash in January 2008. After that La Paz gave several gigs and the reaction was very good… the guys started recording for what it was to be the debut album of La Paz. Sometimes you’ve got to have faith no matter how many years may pass.
“Granite” has as many hard n’ heavy as rock & roll elements…it is mostly influenced by Rainbow, Deep Purple, Dio, Gary Moore etc. Some fine rockers are: “Just For Today”, “What Do You Say”, “Still In Love” & “Shame The Devil”. The album is pretty solid, the production is good, the performances have a live feeling and I strongly believe that this work is better than Doogie’s solo album, “As Yet Untitled”.