Introducing Old School Classic Rockers ‘Burnt Out Wreck’ and their story!

Introducing some old school ass kickin’ classic rock n roll!

Hailing from Glasgow, Scotland, Lead vocalist Gary Moat went on to create a new band, Burnt Out Wreck in 2016, after leaving Scotland’s well known Heavy Pettin, the band he originally founded and performed in as Drummer.

The debut album from Burnt Out Wreck was released in Spring 2017 titled ‘Swallow’ a huge slice of full on, punchy classic hard rock with guitar riffs galore! Released on TRHRC through Cherry Red Records, the album is every bit as good as you would expect from one of Scotland’s original rock n rollers – Gary Moat.

Swallow was co-produced by Gary Moat and Steve Rispin (Asia, Inglorious), mastered by Pete Maher (U2, The Killers, Jack White, Rolling Stones etc.)

Checkout the lyric video for ‘Swallow’ below

What People are saying about ‘Swallow’ 

Moat proves that neither he nor his band mates live up their moniker, but are a re-energised
musical force. One of the highlight sets of the weekend”. – HRH UBER ROCKMARK ASHBY 18/11/17

These guys play a raunchy, groove laden melodic rock sound. Drawing on the recently released album, Moat demonstrated why these guys merit a shot on the bigger stage with his superb voice”. – ROCK POSER

Classic 80’s style classic rock at its best with these guys”. – MY GLOBAL MIND

This damn find hard rock, unashamedly pre-nineties and all the better for it”. – ROCKTOPIA

It’s the kind of album that just sticks in your psyche as you spin it while not totally concentrating. You find yourself coming back to it time and time again”. – DECIBELGEEK

This is a hugely enjoyable album that can be consumed in large quantities” – MOSHVILLE TIMES

Burnt Out Wreck then went on to release their second album ‘This Is Hell‘ in 2019 via Burnt Out
Wreckords/Cherry Red. ‘This Is Hell saw the band ratcheting up the pace with this foot stomping, ball busting hard rock album !

This is Hell’, the title says it all. It’s a hard hitting, fast paced and more focused album. It’s an angry set of songs that follows on in the same vein as Swallow, but a bigger sound. It has drained me mentally and physically, made in eleven days start to finish, I cracked the whip on the entire band & they agreed it was worth it!” ~ Gary Moat

The Good News…

Burnt Out wreck are currently working on new material for their third album so watch this space!

About Burnt Out Wreck:

After Gary created Burnt Out Wreck in the summer of 2016 and penning songs for an album – he
ventured into the studio under the watchful eye of Steve Rispin (Asia). With Gary’s
determination to create some good time classic rock, ‘Swallow‘ began to take shape.

People who have heard the songs, including Pete Maher (U2 Killers, Snow Patrol, etc.) who mastered the songs, have called it “an absolute gem of an album”. Whilst in the studio, people were already talking about the new project and within a week Gary had signed to TRHRC via Cherry Red and Eddy Levy at Chelsea Music Publishing Company.

At Chelsea, he joins a roster that includes Tony Iommi, Art Garfunkel, Jeff Beck etc., and both deals are worldwide. Gary left Chelsea Music to join Wardlaw Music Publishing in May 2019 .

Gary has a colourful history as the drummer and main songwriter for Heavy Pettin. The band were signed to Polydor and Warner Chappell in 1983 with help from Def Leppard’s manager Peter Mensch. They toured extensively until 1988 with Kiss, Ozzy Osbourne, Whitesnake, Ratt, Motley Crue, Saxon, Accept and Magnum amongst others, as well as headlining their own tours.

They recorded three albums with different producers: Brian May on ‘Lettin’ Loose’ in 1983, Mark Dearnley on ‘Rock Ain’t Dead’ in 1985, and Adrian Lee/Tony Taverner on ‘The Big Bang’ in 1989 on FM Records. They also played the likes of Reading Festival, Loreley and other major festivals, as well as recording The Friday Rock Show for Tommy Vance & Tony Wilson.

For Burnt Out Wreck, Gary has traded the drum stool for the microphone and has handed the drumming chair to beater Paul Gray. Adrian Dunn has been Gary’s partner in guitar crime since 1991 and was the obvious choice to be the lead guitarist. Adrian had a stint in The Sweet somewhere in the mists of time and possesses a blistering guitar style, he is the ‘Buzz Light Year’ of the band as his solos go into ‘infinity and beyond’! (Adrian has since left the band).

Gary headed over the wall to the land of the kilt to recruit Alex Carmichael on bass. Alex is from Eighties band La Paz, and finally Miles Goodman, long-time friend of Gary and Adrian joined as rhythm guitarist, saying he is ‘thrilled’ to have bagged the job.

Gary has his own imitable style. He is compared frequently to Bon Scott and Marc Storace and he accepts this as a compliment, his vocal style developed in Mother’s Ruin, the band that rose from the ashes of Heavy Pettin’ in 1991. There followed a few years’ hiatus until 2011 when Mother’s Ruin supported Duff McKagan, played HRH Ibiza and the Bulldog Bash, all to great reviews & press interest.

In 2014, he shut the whole operation down in favour of song writing, Burnt Out Wreck’s inception was unexpected but welcome! ROCK AINT DEAD!!!

The ‘Swallow’ album is available on:

Cherry Red




‘This is hell’ album is available on:

Cherry Red



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