Banda Macho!

Banda Macho!
L to R: Sam, Mike, Luke, Nato, Matt

Thursday, December 27, 2018

Dangerous and Midnight In Memphis!

And so, without further ado... get ready for...




Well, it is almost time to release them into the wild - our double shotgun blast of rock'n'roll, straight to you via the internet, and soon available on cassette from Motorcycle Potluck Records! The release date is January 5th. Could a 7" 45rpm with a big hole be in the future for these two massive alternate-reality smash hits? MAYBE.

If you click here, you get a sample of what's going on - a little clip of "Dangerous"!

The cassette format, as well as the online Motorcycle Potluck Records page, will be accompanied by a couple more songs from The State Budget (Denver, CO), so check those out too when the time comes!

And in the meantime, please continue to wait with bated breath for our new full-length Flyover, out this spring...

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Late 2018 Update - Finally!

Hello! We the band have been laying a little low in the second half of 2018 as we gear up for an absolutely unstoppable 2019, what with our new album Flyover coming out and all that. It's good to recharge the batteries sometimes, ya know? Anyway, that's why there haven't been more posts here over this past year.

That said: we are officially announcing the release of TWO NEW SONGS on Motorcycle Potluck Records out of Denver! Their names: "Dangerous" and "Midnight In Memphis". They're available online, as well as on a split cassette with State Drugs (also out of Denver)to be released January 5th 2019. The songs were recorded during our sessions in mid-2017, from which the songs that constitute our forthcoming full-length will also be derived.

And check out this little Q & A I (Nato) did with Ryan from Motorcycle Potluck! Click here to read it!

There are also some major developments just around the corner - stay tuned... and look out for more shows in the New Year!

Let me say that date again: January 5th, 2019! New material from Nato Coles & the Blue Diamond Band! Will it have been worth the wait? Well, you're about to find out...

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Small Late May Bulletin

Hi everybody! Hope you're beating the heat, keeping hydrated (I prefer to stay "hopdrated" myself, but hydrated works too), and in general having a good entry into summer. We've been laying just a little low lately, but not too low - and we've got a ton of new shows listed as of today, so check those out! Lots of good summer parties in the Upper Midwest.

In new album news... stay tuned. We've been saying this for months but without warning, at any moment, the album release details will be announced!

So, keep checking the shows, keep an eye on our social media and all that stuff, and we hope to see you all out there soon. Salud!


Monday, February 5, 2018

February 2018 Update - Nato at Awesome Fest, album news, more

Hey there, everyone - I know it's been quite some time since we updated this thing, so I wanted to check in and let you know that we are still out here, keeping jive alive and rock'n'roll's heart is still beating! Hope you've been well.

We're mixing our 2nd full-length, and figuring out which songs to put on it and which ones to leave off. These are tough decisions! If you've seen us live in the past year, you've probably heard six or seven of the ten or so tunes that will make the album - but I guarantee you that we have some new stuff to drop on even our most devoted showgoing fans! Stay tuned.

Although we don't have any full band shows coming up soon, I - Nato Coles, at your service - have several solo and/or Coles/Beer (with Sam) shows coming up, including a couple sets at Awesome Fest in San Diego! I'll update this website as soon as I have the details of when/where I'll be playing. And Mike and Bill's other band - The Chinchees - are playing, too! They play on Sunday. If you don't have your passes yet, you better get 'em! And they've just announced that a limited number (fewer than 30!) one day passes are available too. Get 'em!

Ok, that's a wrap for now. It's good to shake the cobwebs off of this old website, huh? Cheers!

-Nato & the Blue Diamond Band