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London – UK (Healer Selecta Rock’n’Roll Soul Surf Revue) In 2008, the iconic American actress Tura Satana (Varla in Russ Meyer’s ‘65 cult classic, Faster Pussycat Kill Kill asked DJ Healer Selecta (Freestyle Records) aka Yvan Serrano (Vintage Weekender/RaisonD’Etre London) to create some music for her next movie. Thus, The Dustaphonics concept was born.
The Dustaphonics is not a band in the traditional sense; instead it is composed of founder band leader, music director & producer DJ Healer Selecta, who selects and assembles a specific rotating line-up of London-based singers, drummers and bass players to form a 4 piece band: Yvan playing guitar himself, featuring Gizelle Smith or Hayley Red or Aina Roxx on vocals. Mark Claydon or Eric Frajria or Bruce Brand or Hugo Deviers on drums and Dan Whaley or Daniel Jeanrenaud or Devid Dell’Aiera on bass.
Photo Credit: Steph Dray.
Whether The Dustaphonics plays tonight, at a festival for 10,000 people in Spain or in France, in a club in the North of England, or in a trendy venue in London and whoever from that rotating line-up will be on stage that night, The Dustaphonics will deliver whatsoever the same great quality, atmosphere, sound, enthusiasm and energy. All of whom share the same passion for 50s/60s Rhythm ’n’ Blues, Rock’n’Roll, Rockabilly, Instrumental Surf, Soul, Funk, Garage and 70s Punk Rock, melding all these influences into a tonic unique Dustaphonics vibrate sound wrapped up in a party vibe:
Since 10 years Serrano’s and various collaborators brings that great and positive vibe which makes Dustaphonics songs remarkably fresh and distinctly modern, with a production sense that offer the best possible sound to both: Purist vintage roots music fans and those who want something up to date.[embed]https://youtu.be/p6Z4ND1i8Ps[/embed]
The Dustaphonics have been twice backed legendary Blues Brother Dan Aykroyd on stage, opened the London show of Motown icons, Martha Reeves and The Vandellas, Garage Punk heroes The Sonics, Rockabilly Queen Wanda Jackson, 60s Swinging London cult Blues man Sam Gopal, R’n’B Maestro James Hunter and the list goes on.
Start a dust-up at: http://www.healerselecta.co.uk
DUSTAPHONICS: Kingaling Records (London) Dirty Water Records (London) Munster Records (Madrid) Qsound Records (Paris) Catty Town Records (Dublin) Wipe Out Music Publishing Ltd. UK
Photo Credit: Zic En Boite
Yvan Serrano aka DJ Healer Selecta:
Is one of London’s key underground figures signed by Freestyle & Kudos Records; musician, DJ, songwriter, record producer and entertainment promoter, scout talent, have long been presenting exciting new talents around London with his successful Raison D’Etre Collective and his vintage revue style shows Vintage Weekender Festival in Lille-Roubaix (Fr).
He has DJed for London shows by BO DIDDLEY, THE SONICS, CHUCK BERRY, IKE TURNER, EARTHA KITT, WANDA JACKSON, DICK DALE, MANU CHAO, GLASTONBURY FESTIVAL and many main venues and clubs in London, Bo Diddley (RIP) is the official sponsor of DJ Healer Selecta and Raison D’Etre Collective. Yvan first came from his native France to London in the early 90’s, while touring with ex The Cramps member, Miriam Linna and Norton Record ‘s Boss BIlly Miller (RIP). Same year John Peel was playing the US and UK singles of Yvan’s Guitar Surf Garage band’s on BBC Radio 1. He also collaborated with Liam Watson Toe Rag Studio in the late 90’s.
“Hero with a record box, where Healer Selecta goes the party is sure to follow” Time Out Magazine. kudos records/Healer Selecta/let’s get it started
Dustaphonics Discography –
JOHNNY & BO 2016
Kingaling Records Vinyl UK
Dirty Water Records Digital UK
Catty Town Records CD Irleand – CLICK ON IMAGE ABOVE TO BUY NOW!
EP PARTY GIRL (HornsVersion)
Q SOUNDS GROOVE
WITCH OF THE NIGHT
LP vinyl “BIG SMOKE LONDON TOWN”
Dirty Water Records England September 2014
CD Album “BIG SMOKE LONDON TOWN”
Dirty Water Records England September 2014
LP vinyl “PARTY GIRL”
Kingaling Records England January 2012
CD Album “PARTY GIRL”
Dirty Water Records England January 2012
7” single “The JINX” – “LOOKING AT YOU”,
Munster Records / Vampi Soul Records Spain release December 2011
7” single “BURLESQUE QUEEN – TORNADO”
Dirty Water England release 2010
Cd Tura Satana’s sound track files
“BURLESQUE QUEEN” release 2009
My passion in music started out when I was very little. Living a long way out of town and one of five other children on a farm we had to find things to amuse ourselves. I spent my time listen to records on my Grandads gramophone. Everything and anything I could get my hands on. It was mainly country for me as that is what my folks listened to but as I grew older I learned to appreciate all types of music. It wasn’t until my dear friend Renae introduced me to Wanda Jackson that I truly fell in love with Rockabilly and here we are. Relocated to Melbourne to try our hand at the Rockabilly scene with our original material. Look out for us as we venture into the world of Rockabilly.
The band consists of
Helen Bailey – Lead singer/Acoustic Guitar
Keith Bailey – Bass Guitar/Slap Bass.
and various on Lead Guitar/backing vocals –
and Drums –
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MEET MAUREEN & THE MERCURY 5[embed]https://youtu.be/_nDXS5mdvbE[/embed]
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
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”.
This is the band with the show host Julian Clark.
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.
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!”
The first rockabilly band with the first female music director in late night TV history for “After Dark With Julian Clark” at Second City. M&M 5’s single, “THE KEEPIN’ KIND” is the show’s theme song. http://starmagazine.com/2015/12/01/new-cutting-edgecomedy-with-after-dark-with-julian-clark-show/
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)[embed]https://youtu.be/FGA_x6NxOHw[/embed]
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
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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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)
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.
Daniel De Vita is a 28 year old guitar player and singer born in Buenos Aires who has been playing in the argentinian Blues scene for the last 10 years. He has been a part of major latin Blues festivals such as the ¨Festival de Invierno de Buenos Aires¨ and the ¨Buenos Aires Blues Festival¨ as well as the ¨Mississippi Delta Blues Festival¨, this last one being the most important Blues Festival in South America. He is also a part of the band ¨South American Kings of the Blues¨He has recently recorded his first solo work. The album is called ¨Southside Blues¨and it´s a tribute to great masters such as Muddy Waters, Little Walter, Memphis Slim, John Brim and many other Bluesmen.The CD consists of 11 electric Blues songs and 4 acoustic Downhome tunes.Some of the tracks are classic songs from the Chicago of the 40s and 50s like ¨You got me where you want me¨ by John Brim, ¨Be mine alone¨ written by Sunnyland Slim, ¨I´m getting tired¨ by Snooky Pryor and ¨Red headed woman¨ written by Baby Face Leroy.
Daniel is a Blues fanatic and recording engineer who used the same methods as the Chess Record Company did during the 50s to recreate a truthful sound.The band consists of some of the more experienced Blues musicians in Argentina and Latin America. Gabriel Cabiaglia provides a solid drum beat while Mariano D´Andrea plays upright bass with great excellence, the work of Nico Smoljan with the harmonica rounds up performances that are a homage to the traditional Blues style.In addition, ¨Southside Blues¨ has gotten some great reviews by publications such as Blues Junction.com, Blues Blast Magazine, The Alternate Roots, and many more praising Daniel De Vita for his debut album.E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.orgFacebook user: /danieldevita