The Backseat Boogie was born in the Milan area in 2007 as a rockabilly band from the meeting of the two founders, Miko Cantù (guitar, vocals and banjo) and Pedro Bredeon (doublebass). After a couple of line-up changes the band settled with Nick Rizzi (harmonica and saxophone) and Martino Faedi (drums).Defining THE BACKSEAT BOOGIE music ”neo-rockabilly” would be incorrect or at least reductive. Their modern sound is an original blend of country, rockin’ blues, boogie and rockabilly integrating a solid rhythm section, a wild twangy guitar, honky tonk saxophone and vocal harmonies. But the band also love to mess around with some fast banjo tunes supported by a sexy bluesy harmonica.The repertoire is made up of self-penned songs, talking about everyday life with smart and ironic lyrics, played in energetic, punchy and never-the-same live shows.After recording one EP in 2008 (“Backseat Boogie trio”, selfproduced) and two LPs, “Till The Day I Die” (2010, BB records) and “Original Spirit” (2012, Rocketman Records), in 2013 they signed for the London based record label Rhythm Bomb Records. They re-released Original Spirit for the European and US mrket and recorded a new LP at Black Shack Recordings Studio in Germany, “Cut out to rock” (2014, RBR).They played more than 400 gigs all over Italy, Switzerland, Austria, Germany, Holland, Belgium, Spain in clubs, venues, squats, prisons and festivals like High Rockabilly, Summer Jamboree, Get Rhythm and many more..
QUOTES/REVIEWS:“If you haven’t managed to take a ride with The Backseat Boogie yet, then now is the time to jump on board as this is one band not to be missed.”(FAMOUS LAST WORDS MAGAZINE)“Fantastic Rock & Roll with Rhythm & Blues and classical Neo-Rockabilly elements, the band comes from Italy and plays real Party Rock & Roll, highly recommended.”(BEAR FAMILY RECORDS)”Rock’n’roll will never die, as long as there would be bands that understand its essence and how important it is to diffuse it. Without any doubt, the Backseat Boogie is one of those bands that, consciously or not, has this merit” (MAURIZIO “DR. FEELGOOD” FAULISI, VIRGIN RADIO ITALY)”Backseat Boogie are a super-fun rockin’ band from Milan that are sure to get your party started !! All My Friends Are Losers has been a top pick for theirs for quite a while. A band to keep your eye on in the future for sure!” (LEVI DEXTER)
The Hound Dog Rockers is an Italian rockabilly band, active since 2009.The band consists of five harmonius and motivated elements, united by their passion for rock’n’roll and rockabilly culture. Their show is characterized by moods, sounds and rhythms typical of the fabulous 50s, from classic rock n roll to rhythm and blues and country rock’a’billy.Actually the repertoire is extremely varied, to suit every kind of audience.During the show the great classics of Sacred Monsters (Elvis Presley, Chuck Berry, Buddy Holly, Jerry Lee Lewis, Little Richard and many others … ), but also little known tracks, not to mention the pieces produced by the same Hound Dog Rockers, are proposed, even in the form of a medley. The result is a typical vintage unique flavor atmosphere, which will transport the audience into a wild party.The HDR have held numerous shows in the main clubs of the rockabilly world; they took part and collborate in many rock and roll and rockabilly events, exhibition and biker fair in Italy and abroad.In December 2012 their first single “Gerry”, also present in the compilation “Merry Christmas Italian Cats”, was released and is available on I- Tunes, Amazon and all major digital platforms.In December 2013 was released their first EP ” Sweety Pie”, in which the different styles and colors are a point of agreement in a very personal style that blends past and present in a single explosive mixture.