Formed in Miami, Florida in 1989 The Mavericks were a country-rock band who soon outgrew that particular description to become a band with a far broader template for their music. They’re best know in the UK for their single “Dance The Night Away” which reached no 4 in the charts in 1998. They won a Grammy award in 1995. They broke up in 2004 but reformed in 2012 and they then released the album “In Time” in 2013. Since then the band has toured around the world and released a further album “Mono” in 2015.
AMP Visual’s Steve Averill had been a fan and friend of the band since hearing their first album. The first design project was for a tour programme and tour t-shirts which were designed to accompany their Dance The Night Away UK tour. When the band decided to record the new album they renewed that professional relationship and asked AMP Visual to design the new album cover. A cover for the EP “Suited Up and Ready” was designed for a digital only release to proceed that.
During this time a close working relationship with Mavericks’ keyboard player Jerry Dale McFadden was established and continues. When the most recent album “Mono” was propsed a series of ideas were disusscused and the megaphone boy image by photographer Jim Herrington was chosen along with a series of his collaged band portraits which were used in the CD and Vinyl package.
Following a date in Dublin in 2015, as part of their world tour, Averill proposed a tour programme based on the exclusive photography of Ray Lewis who was traveling with the band and documenting the tour. The result is a 24 page programme with a set of interview questions also written by Averill.This is available from the band’s website and at performance venues.