Spo-dee-o-dee blends Rockabilly, Rock n Roll and Teenbeat in their very own uniquei timeless style. Theres hardly any stage around the globe the band hasn t played yet, including tours through Japan, Russia, Europe and off course through Rock n Roll’s homeland the USA. No less than 8 Albums and 7 45 s has this red hot outfit released to date. Most of the important festivals like VLV, High Rockabilly or The Rockabilly Rave Spo-dee-o-dee has played at least twice. Within the last years the band has turned more towards a heavier, 2 electric guitars driven late 50s sound mixed with some Teenbeat Rockers here and there which goes down with all kinda audiences whereever they go. Looking at the bands releases is like taking a look at the 3rd wave of Rockabilly/Rock n Roll Labels, TAIL, FAVOURITE, ON THE HILL, PART, CRAZY GATOR, SLEAZY and now last but not least they re allready releasing thier 4th album on the fabulous RHYTHM BOMB Label.It seems they finally got all figured out with the new Album called “Drinkin Wine ” SPO-DEE-O-DEE ?SPO DEE O DEE from Germany were as excellent as I recalled, hot rockabilly reworkings of blues standards, a very cool style indeed. I DJed after their set,
Rockabilly, Roots, Country, Doo Wop, 50s instrumentals – you name it – Its the many styles of Spo-Dee-O-Dee …Who else could review such a classic release as Mr. Rockabilly Rave himself, Jerry Chatabox:OK, you already know this is a great rockabilly combo, so you think you know roughly what to expect on this album, right ? Oh Really ??? Well you couldn’t be more wrong, and I’ll tell you why… You get yanked straight in with a frantic paced bopper, Crazy For My Baby, and the pounding moody rocker, Lovestruck Baby. But then whats this ? Piano and Sax on the ’58 Danny Boy classic, Don’t Go Pretty Baby ?!! As this gets you thinking, you cruise along with a couple of fine country rock songs blaring out…. the tuneful, Why Did She Have To Go ? you play over and over and the alternate Tell Me Who with ’60’s Elvis western movie backing, has you grinning from ear to ear ! A change of mood and the powerhouse instrumental, Thunderbird is followed by a straight down the line Gene Vincent rock’n’roll workout on Let Me In ! When you hear, I Aint Got You and Pride and Joy, you have to look at the CD cover to check that this earthy, black r’n’b is the same band ! No More Cryin The Blues superbly handled.. not rushed, calms you back down, and just when you thought life was normal again, the guys shed their rockabilly skin and turn out a perfect white Italian/American do wop classic.. With a fix of primitive hardcore rockabilly on, Go Little Go Cat, you realise Spo-dee-o-dee are back in the studio. But who were all those other guys you heard….. ???
In the summer of 1994 the guys took the chance to do recordings in a berlin – based studio.When listening to the playbacks they decided to have a drummer in the band. They hired Tina Passberg because they knew that she played drums since she was a kid. With the line-up complete they started to improve way faster just because of the fact that the sound became more catchy and it was easier to keep the rhythm and feel.
In may 1995 they left the town for their first national show with Crazy Cavan in Bremen and they soon signed a record deal with Part-Records , Germany. The Debut-album ´Loud and Silent´ became a huge sucsess all over europe and took them to almost all european countries such as Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Belgium and Spain .In 1997 they appeared at the HEMSBY-Rock and Roll festival as well as the ROCKABILLY-RAVE promoting both their new EP ´I´m not shy to do´ on Part-Records and their second Longplayer on SFAX-Records, Spain. In june 1998 they entered the TAIL – Studios in Jonköping, Sweden to record another album called ´Four Alley Cats´ then took off for a four week US-tour over California, Washington, Colorado, Nevada and Arizona.
In 2000 the recording work continued and TAIL released the fourth Longplayer ´Hello there´. The band went on to perform on festivals in Germany, France and at the GREENBAY ROCKIN´50s FEST, Greenbay, Wisconsin USA in july 2002.
Soon after that they teamed up with RHYTHM BOMB RECORDS and the label released the CD “JUKEBOX FAVORITES” in 2006. The Capers performed at Hemsby 34 in may 2005, at the Screamin´Festival in Spain and the Rockabilly Rave in march 2006!
This is the fourth album by Germany’s Ray Allen.All tracks recorded at Lightning Recorders in Berlin. Engineered by Ike Stoye, re-recording, mastering by Axel Praefcke. Sleeve design by Axel Praefcke.
Previous albums –[gallery ids="7744,7745,7746"]Available now from Rhythm Bomb RecordsHere’s a full track from the album:
This is the new (2015) album from one of the fastest rising Rockabilly bands in Europe. It was released on Rhythm Bomb Records recently and is doing very well for the band. This writer DJed just before they took to the stage at the 2013 Rockabilly Rave and saw them up close and personal. They are a quiet bunch but very very good musically, they looked very focussed on the day and performed very well.Some band and album info;Band members are Carolinn Rottman (Vocals/R Guitar), Sebastian Rottmann (Lead guitar), Marco Mass (DB), Stefan Durrbeck (Drums)Guest Musicians: Miss Lily Moe (vocals), Rene Rottmann (Guitar on T7), Sascha Kommer (Piano on T8 & 9).Writing Credits: All songs are originals written by the band except T7 which is a cover of an old Patsy Cline Rocker.Here is another track from the album;
And some tracks from the bands first album:
Some other online reviews for this album:http://www.bealestreet.be/index.php/carolina-and-her-rhythm-rockets-by-my-sidehttp://www.thebettajivereview.com/cd-reviews.htmlhttp://famouslastwordsrecords.com/reviews/?genre=rockabilly
Rob Ryan Roadshow are a High Energy Honky Tonk Music, Rocking Country Style Band
Since 2008, The Rob Ryan Roadshow has been on the road all over Europe and has opened up on tours for The Boss Hoss and Imelda May to name a few.They have played more than 350 concerts throughout Europe, including on such events as The Hemsby Rock n Roll Weekender in the UK, Summer Jamboree in Italy and Polish Picnic Country.
Their style is a mix of Americana,Rockabilly and Roadhouse Rock played and sung with such power and passion that it wins over audiences almost immediately where ever the band goes.The Rob Ryan Roadshow bands members : Rob Ryan – Lead vocals, Acoustic guitar and Harmonica.Ralf Sommer – Double Bass , Jaco Bertacco – Electric lead guitar , Boris Israel – Drums & PercussionSigned with the London based Rhythm Bomb Records the guys have just released their 4th Album to date,called GOIN’ OLD SCHOOL. Click here for more info on their new album.
The Rob Ryan Roadshow play their music with such a large dose of passion and power that the audience is not able to resist their sounds and will not relent in the pursuit of bringing every audience member to the dance floor.
Check out their website for upcoming gigs
The Band was put together in spring 2001 as a backing band for american singer/50´s recording artist Rayburn Anthony (SUN Records “St. Louis Blues”). Axel Praefcke soon found the right guys to make this project happen. Just a few days before the tour the whole thing was cancelled and there stood a well-rehearsed band with nothing to do…”We didn´t wanna leave it this way after all the practising and the countless hours of rehearsing” sayes Ike “and somehow everything we played sounded kinda good!” Good ol´ Rayburn wasn´t there so we changed our set and did some new material instead.We tried that early R&B thing and BANG! there we were!
HERE COMES CHERRY
Cherry Casino and the Gamblers made their first public appeareance in august 2002 on the famous „Brandenburg- Weekender“ in Werder/Berlin and went down very well.The Boys have built up a huge following of fans, all over Europe. Constant touring, and their dynamic live stage show has won Cherry Casino a huge legion of devoted fans. Five funny faces break the ice in less than a second every time they appear with their well blended mix of early R&B and furious Rock and Roll ! 2005 continued in the same vain with one little difference…After all the live shows they were preparing themselves to cut their first album “Let´s Play Around”. It was released in February 2006 followed by the album “Fat Mama´s Daughter” in 2008.
HERE`S WHAT CHERRY LIKES …
The band plays classic 1950´s Rhythm and Blues and Rock and Roll with catchy lyrics and hard driving guitar/sax lead breaks and is trying to come as close as possible to the magic sounds of the era. Cherry loves T-Bone Walker, Wynonie Harris, Big Joe Turner and all kinds of mirrors.
Here’s Cherry Casino & Gamblers in action:
The Round up Boys were put together in 1995 and have developed a unique style and sound.
They play classic 1950s music with forceful beats and a raging stage show.
The four cats are Germany’s best known interpretation of a 1957 High School band.
Their sound is the music of the hipsters and teen – agers, it’s music about “going steady” and “making love”, it’s the big beat of the era!
Berlin’s hottest Rockabilly outfit has played countless club- and open air appearances in almost every country in Europe and has put out several albums and 45s on different labels such as “Favourite Records”, “Rhythm Bomb Records” and “Migraine Records”
1998 EP “Something For Everyone”, Favorite Records (Vinyl-Single)
1999 Single “If You Don´t Treat Me Right”, Favorite Records (Vinyl-Single)
2002 CD “Lift Off”, Rhythm Bomb Records
2005 CD “Good Lookin´ Daddy”, Rhythm Bomb Records
2007 CD “Another Night, Another Town”, Rhythm Bomb Records
2012 Single “Scale Rock”, Migraine Records (Vinyl-Single)
Michael Kirscht – Leadguitar/Vocals
Carsten Harbeck – Bass
Ike Stoye – Rhythmguitar
Axel Praefcke – Drums