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Stuttgart, Germany

 

The Wolverhinos – Love Runs Out (2017) CTR708 Catty Town Records

The idea of contemporary songs being covered in a rockabilly style isn’t new, but The Wolverhinos give it a unique twist by claiming to play the original versions.

Instead of merely changing the instrumentation and the rhythm of a song, The Wolverhinos reinvent it down to the writing, while still maintaining its artistic core.

Back in the 1950s, songs rarely had a middle 8, harmonic progressions consisted of 3 major chords and dynamic changes were sparse. The Wolverhinos take these parameters into consideration when „wolverhizing” a new song.

To be eligible, a song has to be a classic of some sort, either having stood the test of time, or simply by the quality of its composition.

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So when it kicks off, you know you know the song, but often you just can’t put the finger on it. You can hum along, you even remember the lyrics, but it stays in the back of your brain, driving you mad, until you recognize the chorus. Aaaaaah, right. That’s what we call the Wolverhino effect.

But even if you don’t care about the pseudo-scientific approach of The Wolverhinos, and even if you don’t get the joke, the band still kicks ass with their unique blend of Rockabilly, R’n’ B and Country.

Their 2017 debut CD „Love runs out“ on Catty Town Records contains 14 songs, all recorded live at the vintage studio Black Shack Recordings in Calw, Germany.

It contains quite a variety of vintage styles, from boom-chicka-boom country songs and straight forward rockers to r&b jivers and even some chess-style blues, which makes the CD very interesting for DJs and everyone with a broad taste of american roots.

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About The Musical Idea

The fifties were one of the most important decades in human history.
Young people danced, dreamed and loved, enjoying the excitement of Rockabilly, Country and Blues, while the economy flourished, the cold war started and the modern human society had its first contacts with extraterrestrial beings.

Today, hardly anyone listening to modern artists like Robyn, Led Zeppelin or Miley Cyrus is aware of the fact that some of their favourite songs were written back then. Being deprived of their original meaning, watered-down for commercial purposes and their message distorted, these songs are biding their time as a caricature of the original idea.

But don’t despair, for redemption is nigh. The Wolverhinos painstakingly research the original versions of recent hits, thus being able to play them as they were meant to be, juicy, crispy, spicy and in a major key.

Singer Oliver Rheene has assembled an international, high-caliber team, supporting him in this noble task:
Flown in from Canada is passionate guitarist and singer Shawn Mac Wyre, on upright bass the legendary rockabilly producer Ray Black and seated at the drums no one else but the versatile, yet dead reliable Raw Byrd

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THE BAND:

Oliver Rheene – Singer, Acoustic and Electric Guitar

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Shawn Mac Wyre – Electric Guitar, Singer

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Ray Black – Upright Bass

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Raw Byrd – Drums

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Townsville, Queensland, Australia

 

BRAND NEW ALBUM RELEASE ON CATTY TOWN RECORDS BY AUSTRALIA’S CHERRY DIVINE:

 

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Maureen & The Mercury 5 sign with Catty Town Records

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MAUREEN & THE MERCURY 5 blend raging Rockabilly, sultry Blues, and toe-tappin’ Swing into a sound for fans of IMELDA MAY, BRIAN SETZER, AMY WINEHOUSE and even THE YEAH YEAH YEAHS.

M&M5 have appeared in Paris with NICO DUPORTAL and SANSEVERINO; in Los Angeles with DICK DALE, DEKE DICKERSON and BIG SANDY; and at the infamous Whisky A Go Go in Hollywood with members of Quiet Riot, Cheap Trick & Kiss. And despite Maureen’s bad girl image, (captured in cartoon by Artist Adam Huntley) she is still a favorite at Disneyland, performing to 1000’s every month.

 

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M&M5’s songs are also making quiet a splash on American television, as heard on LIFETIME CHANNEL and COMEDY CENTRAL as well as network TV.

The title track GIMME MO! was cowritten with Rock artist JESSE BLAZE SNIDER (son of TWISTED SISTER’S Dee), and the classic I WANT YOU TO BE MY BABY is sung hilariously in English, French, Spanish, Chinese and Japanese, with guest stars NBC TV crooner DOUGLAS ROEGIERS, Japanese Rockabilly sensation EITARO SAKO and retro music royalty JASON EOFF on keys (THE OUTTA SITES). Co-Produced by SCOTTY LUND (BLACK EYED PEAS, RIHANNA, DRAKE) and SYLVAIN CARTON (BEATS ANTIQUES), GIMME MO! brings “Retro Nouveau” to Pop & Rock Radio.

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MEET MAUREEN & THE MERCURY 5

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MAUREEN & THE MERCURY 5 blend raging Rockabilly, sultry Blues, and toe-tappin’ Swing into a sound for fans of IMELDA MAY, BRIAN SETZER, AMY WINEHOUSE and even THE YEAH YEAH YEAHS.

M&M5 have appeared in Paris with NICO DUPORTAL and SANSEVERINO; in Los Angeles with DICK DALE, DEKE DICKERSON and BIG SANDY; and at the infamous Whisky A Go Go in Hollywood with members of Quiet Riot, Cheap Trick & Kiss. And despite Maureen’s bad girl image, (captured in cartoon by Artist Adam Huntley) she is still a favorite at Disneyland, performing to 1000’s every month.

M&M5’s songs are also making quite a splash on American television, as heard on LIFETIME CHANNEL and COMEDY CENTRAL as well as network TV.

BRAND NEW ALBUM – BRAND NEW LABEL – Gimmie Mo on Catty Town Records!
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The title track GIMME MO! was cowritten with Rock artist JESSE BLAZE SNIDER (son of TWISTED SISTER’S Dee), and the classic I WANT YOU TO BE MY BABY is sung hilariously in English, French, Spanish, Chinese and Japanese, with guest stars NBC TV crooner DOUGLAS ROEGIERS, Japanese Rockabilly sensation EITARO SAKO and retro music royalty JASON EOFF on keys (THE OUTTA SITES). Co-Produced by SCOTTY LUND (BLACK EYED PEAS, RIHANNA, DRAKE) and SYLVAIN CARTON (BEATS ANTIQUES), GIMME MO! brings “Retro Nouveau” to Pop & Rock Radio.

The Mercury 5 are –

Maureen Davis – Lead Vocals
Scott McClean – Lead Guitar/Vocals
Sylvain Carton – Rhythm Guitar/Saxophone
Steve Whalen – Bass/Vocals
T. Alex Budrow – Drums/Vocals

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Mercury 5 History

In July 2015, Maureen became the first female music director in late night talk show history as Maureen & the Mercury 5 were cast as the house band for the new live-to-tape program, “After Dark with Julian Clark at The Second City”, sponsored by Adore FM, Spreaker Radio and Golden Road Brewing. M&M5’s single, “The Keepin’ Kind” (from the album by the same name on Swingtone Records / Universal Music Group) was chosen as the theme song for the show, which producers hope will follow in the footsteps of Second City creations “Saturday Night Live” and “SCTV”.

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2015 also marked several SRO concerts with Surf Guitar Legend Dick Dale, Ameripolitan award-winning international Rockabilly sensations, Big Sandy & His Fly Rite Boys and world-renowned Deke Dickerson.

M&M 5 draws its sound from late 50’s and early 60’s, notably inspired by rockabilly greats like The Stray Cats, Bo Diddley, Chuck Berry, Buddy Holly and inimitable soubrettes Dusty Springfield, Ann Margret, Amy Winehouse and even Chrissie Hynde. .
A smash at Viva Las Vegas (VLV) 2013 – the largest Rockabilly festival in the world — Maureen & the Mercury 5 was named among the top 20 bands of 70 appearing there, with the iconic tune “What’s It Gonna Take” featured on the VLV compilation CD.

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MAUREEN & THE MERCURY 5 FUN FACTS:

Opened for DICK DALE, BIG SANDY, DEKE DICKERSON (with members of The Blasters)

Toured Paris & Lyons – played in concert with Nico Duportal & Thibault Chopin, and Sanseverino at Club Balajo; sang at the wedding of soundtrack label owner JC Chamboredon (Milan Records).

Bear Records says: “Maureen Davis went from Broadway to Carnegie Hall to the big screen to your TV screen. Now she’s conquering radio airwaves with her Rockabilly Jump Swing thing and the new album ‘The Keepin’ Kind’ . A dominant Rockabilly guitar sound touching Country and Blues as well as some Swing sounds and even Mambo. One can hear influences by such female voices as Imelda May, Chrissy Hynde, and Amy Winehouse with a traditional brand of Rockabilly back beat. Vintage meets modern style, great stuff!” 

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Regulars at at Ultimate Jam Night @ The Whisky A Go Go in Hollywood, CA as the “country cuzzin’s” of the classic rock & metal kids. (Mentored by Chuck Wright of Quiet Riot)

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7-year residency at Downtown Disney’s ESPN Stage, with an average of 400 people seeing each 4-set show. The band also played for one year aboard the historic Queen Mary ship.

Cartoonist, Adam Huntley (Angry Rooster), who designed the bands cover and Maureen’s image, was hired as principle artist on the first fully-animated horror film, starring Morena Baccarat because of the CD. He will be designing collectible comic book covers based on all M&M 5 original songs. Adam also did the artwork for the hit single taken from the album – The Keeping’ Kind

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VENUES & FESTIVALS:
Pershing Square (Downtown Los Angeles); Villain’s Pub (Downtown Los Angeles); Downtown Disneyland (Anaheim, CA);
Queen Mary (Long Beach, CA); Club Balajo (Paris, France); Don The Beachcomber (Huntington Beach, CA);
Joe’s Great American Bar & Grill (Burbank, CA); Long Beach BBQ Festival; Ribs, Pigs & Watermelon Festival (Huntington Beach, CA); Arthritis Walk LA (Los Angeles, CA); 24-Hour Lindy Hop for Hope (Orange, CA); Pasadena Ballroom Dance Assoc. (Pasadena, CA);
Rusty’s (Inglewood, CA); Rusty’s Surf Ranch (Santa Monica, CA)

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Vancouver, BC, Canada

HERE ARE JUST SOME OF THE REVIEWS OF THIS ALBUM 
“Very Smooth and Swinging, the boys have got some style that’s for sure.”
Del Villarreal, Rockabilly DJ Go Kat Go, Motorbilly Radio.

“From the beginning, this CD just plan sounds good: all the instruments, and the vocals, are well recorded, and in the right place in the mix. There’s an overall clarity and warmth to the sound, which really showcases the band’s sense of dynamics; it’s obvious some real thought has gone into the arrangements of the songs.”
Dave Schroeder, CD reviewer for “Western Swing Music Society”

“Your album is brilliant, one of the best of the year, will be at the top of our radio.”
Chema Valbuena, DJ Rockin’ Therapy Radio.

“With their debut record, Out Of The Past, The Palomars prove that a new generation of Canadians are just as capable of understanding these roots genres and delivering their own brand of it with authentic sincerity.”
Buster Fayte, Rockabilly Blogger (www.rockabillyromp.com)

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THE BAND –The band was formed in 2011 by lead singer/steel guitarist Tom Hammel and upright bassist Ken Wilson to follow their love of ’40s and ’50s musical and cultural styles. This just seemed natural for Ken who also runs a business selling ’50s rockabilly wear and for Tom, who’s love of the steel guitar led him to explore musical styles from that era. Tom notes, “I was surprised how the band’s initial rockabilly focus led so easily to other styles that were influenced by jazz and western swing, but without losing their edge”. Part of the bands signature sound is the twin harmony lines played on steel guitar and electric guitar.

The band has been playing locally in Vancouver and has connected with local swing dance groups which was a natural connection for the band. After a recent gig with the Atomic Radio Productions Swing group, DJ J.F.Sebastian commented, “You guys knocked it out of the park and had the dance floor hopping and honky-tonkin’ all night long”. That’s in large part due to the bands swinging rhythm section with drummer Sandy McNair and bassist Ken Wilson who have been playing together in various bands for over 20 years.Spurred by the interest in the debut CD, the Palomars have released 3 singles and are working on more new material with the goal of another album soon.

“What it comes down to for us,” remarks Tom, “Is that we really dig what we’re doing, and we’ve brought a lot of people along with us on a historical musical journey. We know rockabilly isn’t a mainstream form of music, but that’s fine because it was always intended as a form of rebellion.

“The Palomars are:Tom Hammel – Lead vocals and steel guitar, Ken Wilson – Upright bass,Sandy McNair – Drums.

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Well, here it is…our first album, released on Catty Town records on October 14, 2016!Twelve tracks recorded by Will Keeris at the MiniMobile Studio in Schipluiden (NL).And boy, did we have fun recording!The whole album was mixed and mastered by Alex Hall at the Hi-Style Studio in Chicago (USA).The beautiful artwork is done by Chris Wilkinson, and we are so proud to have some heavy weight musicians cooperating on it;We’ve got Jan Albert Smit playing some mean clarinet, Koos van der Hout swingin’ on both the trumpet and the trombone, Jonathan Doyle with some fabulous hip-shakin’ saxophone- and clarinet-solo’s, and Carl Sonny Leyland playing his boogie-woogie-ragtime-piano on a couple of songs![gallery ids="8438,8439,8440,8441,8442,8443,8444,8445"]

The Hot Rhythm Ramblers are Aram Stoop; Guitar & Vocals,Huey Moor; Upright-Bass & Vocals,Ben van Anrooy; Drums.And occasionally:Jan Albert Smit; Clarinet,Koos van der Hout; TrumpetTo buy this great album now click on the Catty Town Records image below.BCARD PRINT

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