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CHERRY DIVINE

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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.

 

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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

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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.

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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”.

This is the band with the show host Julian Clark.

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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!” 

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)

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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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Buenos Aires, Autonomous City of Buenos Aires, Argentina

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.CD-muestra-duotonoPANTONE648CThe 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: danielitodevita@gmail.comFacebook user: /danieldevita

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Austin, TX, United States
Ruby Dee and the Snakehandlers are a high octane Americana roots and rockabilly four piece combo that plays twang the way it was meant to be heard- with attitude! Their music encompasses Texas honky-tonk, Bakersfield twang, Memphis rockabilly, Western swing and good old-fashioned rock ’n’ roll.After nearly constant touring for the past fourteen years, including thousands of dates across America, Europe, and Australia, songs from the band’s fourth album, MILES FROM HOME (Dionysus Records, June 2008; produced by Conrad Uno), are still earning steady airplay, including “Cold Pines and Red Dirt,” which earned band front woman- lead vocalist and songwriter Ruby Dee- runner-up honors in Songwriter magazine’s 2007 competition. The album charted in at #86 on the AMA Top 100 for more than four weeks and #26 on the Texas Third Coast Music FAR Top 40. The “Round and Round” video, release in May 2009, has earned great acclaim with its cameos of Seattle rockabilly musicians and famous musical neighborhoods.RDSH Pointing 300dpi 8x10 RGB
“Blending snarling rockabilly with honky-tonk heartache, Ruby Dee and The Snakehandlers have crafted their best recorded set thus far,” said Blue Suede News of the album. “The heart of the 13-song set emanates from Dee’s original material which combines poetic expressionism and hillbilly sass. Aided by Jorge Harada’s top-flight guitar work — which alternates ballroom tenderness with rowdy roadhouse rock — she sounds like a Texas dance hall chanteuse visiting us from another era.”RD&S2The band’s last release: LIVE FROM AUSTIN TEXAS came out mid May 2011 on both CD and vinyl, showcasing a few new songs and fans old favorites cranked up with that live jumpin’ sound for which the Snakehandlers are so well known. Songs from the CD charted for three months on both the AMA and Texas Third Coast Music charts, and the CD earned the band a 54th Grammy consideration for Best Americana Album.Their latest release: ROCKABILLY PLAYGROUND came out May 2013 on both CD and vinyl, and is a roots and rockabilly album for the whole family. With all mature instrumentation (no kazoos or funny voices) and lyrics for the kids: songs about homework, naptime, why we have to follow all the rules, super best friends, and more. Ruby wrote the record when she saw how many of their fans have children and when they can bring them to shows, how many of those kids LOVE this style of music! So rather than sing achy breaky ‘he’s gonna get it’ type songs to them, she wrote new ones with the kiddos in mind. Songs from the album charted on both AMA and FAR charts, and earned the band a 56th Grammy consideration for Best Children’s Album.11x17 Poster with RegistrationThe band has just finished recording their most recent work LITTLE BLACK HEART at the Ameripolitan Studios in Austin, TX with special guests Earl Poole Ball on piano (Johnny Cash), Dave Biller on pedal steel (LeRoy Brothers) and more. These are the first songs Ruby has been able to write since her near-death auto accident 8 years ago that left her with a TBI. She has worked her ass off to come back from that, and these are some of the best songs she’s ever written! This album will be released on a new label, Catty Town Records! Click on the artwork below to see more about the album and CLICK HERE to buy it. lbh background wrkng“Risky—and perhaps just a bit risqué—Ruby Dee and The Snakehandlers conjure forth all sorts of visions of another time,”said Metro Santa Cruz after a California show. “Rooted firmly in the classic country and rockabilly tradition, the band is an authentic backdrop for lead singer Ruby Dee’s blend of Wanda Jackson sass and Patsy Cline pathos. The band holds it down with the insistence of a chugging train while Dee, a pinup heartbreaker of yesteryear with thoroughly modern attitude, commands the stage.”
If you need to contact our record label, publicist, radio promotions rep, or send us some snail mail, use the list below.New Record LabelCatty Town Records,Enniscorthy Enterprise Centre,Milehouse Road,Enniscorthy,County Wexford,Republic Of Ireland.email – eamonn@cattytown.comPhone – +353 872982618 (Mobile/cell number) Old Record LabelDionysus RecordsAtt: Lee JosephPO BOX 1975Burbank, CA 91507(818) 848-2698web: http://www.dionysusrecords.comemail: dionysus@dionsysusrecords.comRadio PromotionBill Wence PromotionsP.O. Box 39Nolensville, TN 37135(615) 776-2060web: http://www.billwencepromotions.comemail: info@billwencepromotions.comPublicity and MediaWestern Publicity,Heather West,2344 West Addison Street, Apt 2E,Chicago, IL 60618cell 773/301-5767westernpublicity@gmail.com Snail MailRuby Dee and The SnakehandlersPO Box 151408Austin TX 78715United Statesweb: http://www.rubydeemusic.comRuby shared some of her greatest influences with us, what a line up!Sister Rosetta TharpeBuck Owens Johnny Cash Patsy Cline Elvis Presley X Neil Young The Clash David Bowie Ella Fitzgerald Chuck Berry Bob Wills
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