Rhythm 'n' Blues
Pavement Kings are Ireland’s rockabilly royalty
“Pavement Kings are the most exciting live rock n roll act in Ireland right now” says Imelda May, and she should know!
Pavement Kings front man Simon Farrell played double bass with Imelda’s band on her triumphant 2008 UK tour, before striking out to form The Pavement Kings, along with rockabilly stalwarts Ciaran ‘Foxy’ Murphy (on guitar), and Shane Atlas (on the trash-can drums).
A Pavement Kings’ live show is something to behold, and has been described as “a white-knuckle ride of blinding slap-bass rockabilly” [entertainment.ie], a high-octane trip to the halcyon days of rock n roll music, we guarantee you will not be able to stay in your seat!
September 29th 2013 saw the release of the band’s debut album “It’s a Hip-Shake Thing”, which features guest appearances by Gavin Povey, pianist with Albert Lee’s legendary band ‘Hogan’s Heroes’, and saxophonist Ciaran Wilde, a legend of the Irish jazz scene. The CD is available to buy from the band’s homepage, click here to go directly to their own website.
The boys are already festival favourites here at home, and have played as far afield as Italy and France. March 2013 saw them visit the USA for the first time. The band flew to South America in November 2013 for a two-week tour of Brazil, and there are trips to Japan and Russia scheduled for 2014.
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¨CLICK HERE TO BUY THIS ALBUM NOW!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.CLICK ON THE IMAGE BELOW TO BUY THIS ALBUM FROM THE CATTY TOWN RECORDS SHOP!
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
Frantic Rockers are a Los Angeles based hot blues combo that pumps out some of the dirtiest savage rockin’ blues you’ve ever heard. Their screaming guitars, wailing harmonica, and howling vocals are sure to have the dance floor shakin’, boppin’, and screaming. Formed in the summer of 2010 and coming off of our most successful year yet, we are ready to jump onto all of the major rockabilly festivals all over the world. Signed to Rhythm Bomb Records and releasing our debut album “Savage Beat” was amazing this year and looking forward to all the thing to come in 2015. Click on image below for more information and reviews of the album.We have played many awesome venues here in the US with huge crowds of people in the hundreds like the Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekender, Café du Nord in San Francisco, all of the amazing venues here in Los Angeles like the School of Rock n Roll, Spikes Bar in Rosemead, The Observatory, Bordellos, Viva Cantina, The Alpine Village and many more.Our musical background includes many different genres. Jorge and David played in both punk bands and psychobilly together and separately before forming frantic rockers. Ernest played in a punk/ska band before and this is the first band for Jesse. I guess as we got older we started to get into rock n roll and rockabilly and we originally were leaning towards playing like that until we heard the blues everything changed for us. We knew what we really wanted to play.
Some quotes about the Frantic Rockers!The Rockabilly Chronicle – Rhythm Bomb has just launched a LA branch and this one is one of the first two new release. And believe me friends, that’s what I call a hot platter. Beware it’s gonna burn your player down.Take some classic harmonica driven Chicago blues, add a good dose of neo-rockabilly (their upright bassist, Jorge, is really a frantic rocker) and sprinkle it with a punkish attitude reminiscent of the Sonics or the Downliner Sect, and maybe you’ll have a close idea of how this four guys from Los Angeles sound. The rhythm section is tight as hell, powerful slap bass with Diddley beat, their guitar player is an ace and the singer has the perfect gravelly and threatening voice. I couldn’t recommend this album enough.Raucus Record – Savage Beat is the debut album from The Frantic Rockers – a Rockin’ Blues combo from the USA. Wild stuff – this release is sure to make a big impact and will establish The Frantic Rockers as a popular band on the rockin’ scene.DJ Wildgoner – Debut album from this Rockin’ Blues combo from the United States. Since the 80’s the rockin’ and boppin’ Blues is very popular on the European rockin’ scene and there are lots of bands like Dollar Bill (okay, in this case a one-man-band), the Excellos, Boll Weavil Blues Band or the Blue Flames. many of the bands try to recreate the early boppin’ Blues sound of Muddy Waters, Slim Harpo, or Howlin’ Wolf but the Frantic Rockers take it a bit further. Their sound is more updated without straying too far away. If you like your rockin’ Blues on the wild side, do check them out! For me the sounds is a bit too modern but I’m very single minded when it comes to my music. Anyway, a good debut album from a band that will surely be headlining some of the big festivals in the near future.[gallery ids="5608,5609,5610,5611,5612,5613" orderby="rand"]Rhythm Bomb Interview with The Frantic Rockers!1) Confirm band members and names (and band name!) – real names?– Jesse De Lucas, David Gutierrez, Jorge Renteria, Ernest “Sir” Jaramillo2) Why did you pick your band name? How did you form? Why did you decide to play the genre or genres you do?– We chose Frantic Rockers because we wanted something that let people know what our music was like. We like to have fun and play music the way we want with no boundaries. We got together as a band when David was teaching Jesse how to play guitar, he asked Jorge to help him out on bass and the three starting learning songs from Howling Wolf, Muddy Waters, and Little Walter. The songs started to sound really good and we decided to take a bit further and ask Ernie to join us on drums, we started writing our on songs and things just took off from there. We started playing rockin’ blues because we really loved the style. And at the time here in Los Angeles there was not any bands in the rockabilly scene that played this style. I think that is what really made us stand out from the rest.3) Do you write out your lyrics? Do you ever change a song’s lyrics in live sets?– We do write our own lyrics, everyone is involved. One person will have a couple of verses in mind and then we all just add to it. We never really change the lyrics to our songs on stage.4) Where do you usually gather songwriting inspiration? What is your usual songwriting process?– We gain a lot of inspiration from the records we listen to, watching videos of our favorite artist online, and from live shows. They always motivate us to push ourselves to be as good as we can be. Our writing process is more of a jam session we just get together and try different leads and rhythms until we find something we think will really rock. And then try and fit lyrics into it.5) Do you have a band website? Why or why not? Do you have a Facebook or Twitter? Do you use Bandcamp, Spotify to share your music?– We do not have a band website yet but hope to start one up in 2015. We are on facebook, instagram, and reverbnation that’s where everyone keeps up with the band for updates, shows, pictures, and all other info.6) Do you think that online presence is important for fans to find you and critics to find your music to write about?– We believe it is very important to have an online presence it makes you more accessible to find, listen to, and keep updated on new things.7) Anything you would like share, from new merch to upcoming shows/tours or songs/albums?– We are in the process of printing new shirts and sweaters for our fans, and are very excited to start recording a new record in 2015.8) What was the funniest story that happened on the road?-The funniest thing would have to be Jesse doing the splits on stage at Viva Las Vegas 2014 and splitting his pants! Luckily it was not noticeable and he continued the show.9) What happened the first time you met each other, or the first time they picked up the instrument they play (or sang).– Well Jorge, Jesse, and David are neighbors so we grew up together. And when David introduced us to Ernest we jammed out and knew we could play some real rock n roll! Jesse first starting singing as a joke but everyone loved his energy and voice that we kind of forced him to keep doing it!10) What was your favorite live-music performance, and why?– Our favorite live performance was Viva Las Vegas 2014 we had a lot of energy the crowd was amazing and we felt we really put on a great show for everyone and got the crowd loved it.
Lily Moe was born and raised in Switzerland. She started to sing in the autumn of 2011 and her debut show was in January of 2012. She has a rousing stage presence with a powerful voice. With this combination, it didn’t take her long to find herself on stage all over Europe. Her tour schedules have included some of the hottest Rockabilly/Rhythm & Blues music festivals such as High Rockabilly ES, Rhythm Riot UK, Rockin’ Around Turnhout BE, Tear It Up CR, Summer Jamboree IT and many more. This has helped her to grow a huge fan base. Be prepared for some hot shakin’ female R&B! Be on the lookout for her album “Lily Moe & The Barnyard Stompers” on the Rhythm Bomb Records label!What other people say about Lily MoeRhythm Riot UK:”The first Swiss band to play at the Rhythm Riot…. And what a great way to start! Miss Lily Moe’s influences include many of the female R&B legends, so listen out for the sounds of Wynona Carr, Big Maybelle, Ruth Brown and more, as you enjoy a red-hot show jam-packed with rocking’ rhythm & blues!“Get Rhythm Go Wild! Festival DE:”Yep… youre reading right… SWITZERLAND!!… is not only famous for their cheese, mountains and ricola… no no no… the newest Rockin export is a young lady that sings RnB like only a few can sing it… just breathtaking! Backed by the fantastic Nico Duportal and his Rhythm Dudes, this is a show not to be missed!! One of the best RnB bands meet one of the best singers… put em both together.. only one word… DYNAMITE!! Ladies and Gentlemen… Miss Lily Moe!“Yeehaaw! Magazine DE (german):”Aus der Schweiz kommt Miss Lily Moe, die vor kurzem mit ihrem Debüt-Album bei Rhythm Bomb Records glänzte. Sie präsentiert feinsten Rhythm’n Blues im Geiste von Ruth Brown, Etta James, LaVerne Baker oder Valetta Dillard. Viele der Stück sind neu und stammen aus eigener Feder. Wer etwas aufmerksamer ist, dem ist der Songschreiber bei „Never let me go“ aufgefallen, ein gewisser M. Valentine. Richtig, Marc Valentine von Marc & The Wild Ones. Nun liegt es nahe, da ja beide beim gleichen Label sind, aber da ist noch etwas mehr. Mittlerweile ist Lily aus der Schweiz nach Deutschland gezogen. Nicht nur aus Gründen der musikalischen Mehrfalt, sondern auch aus privaten: sie ist mit Rene Rottmann, dem Gitarristen von MATHWO liiert….. Ich hatte bereits 2 mal Gelegenheit mich mit Lily zu unterhalten und ich muss sagen es hat viel Spass gemacht. Sie ist so offenherzig, lustig und kontaktfreudig, dass die Chemie sofort stimmte.“von Uwewww.yeehaaw.de[gallery ids="5582,5583,5584"]Record reviewsBear Family Records DE:About the CD: „15 tracks, Killer female Rhythm & Blues from Switzerland! This girl has a fantastic voice and the band really will blow up your top! This album is really highly recommended and a real treat for everybody who digs the sounds of Ruby Ann, Cherry Tess, Gizelle, and Emmy Lou! This is the female Cherry Casino!“About the EP: „The first vinyl of Lily Moe & The Barnyard Stompers – four stompin’ R&B goodies which sound like they were recorded in the 1950s! EP plays on 33rpm and comes with a nice company sleeve! ‘Never Let Me Go’, a nice late 50s – early 60s related tune was written by Marc Valentine of Marc & The Wild Ones! A real treat for everybody who likes the music of Gizzelle, Billie & The Kids and the 50s female shouters!“
Streetstyled.com – Review from Belgium:„The best way to start this review is telling you about the first time I heard Lily Moe sing. It was a band night in Belgium and one the bands on stage was Marc and the Wild Ones. They brought a special guest with him and a small blond girl climbed on stage. Now I try not to have prejudices before I heard somebody doing their thing… but what I heard blew me away! This girl turned out to be the Princess of Rhythm & Blues.Needless to say I was anxious to listen to the album. The songs share the same ingredients: a powerful female voice, a swinging hot guitar, a honkin’ saxophone, a jazzy walking bass and some stompin’ drums. It seems like a heavy recipe but it’s not hard on the stomach at all… it’s your feet who will suffer!Play this album and let your ears get warmed up by listening to the Intro (don’t worry, you can cool them down again with the Outro!). The jazzy tones of Ripple The Tipple,Tell Me All About It and others activates your rhythm scences while songs like Why Don’t You Hold Me Back emphasizes the blues part. I should also mention this album contains a great version of Ruth Brown’s Mama, He Treats Your Daughter Mean. The song that does the trick for me personally is Never Let Me Go. Hearing the unplugged version really shows the strength and brittleness of the song (which was written by Marc Valentine from Marc and the Wild Ones).One of the songs, I’m A Wine Drinker, is really showing the difference between rockabilly (beer) and rhythm & blues (wine).This girl from Switzerland is aiming high and well on her way to be included in the female section in the Hall of Rockin’ Fame!“written by Tom Calleeauwwww.streetstyled.comDynamite Magazine DE (german):”Wenn ich richtig informiert bin, handelt es sich hier um das Debütalbum der Schweizer Sängerin, die sich mit dieser CD gleich auf eine Stufe mit Ruby Ann, Cherry Tess und anderen hochkarätigen Damen des Genres katapultiert. Auf der CD mischen sich Eigenkompositionen mit Covern. Tolle, kraftvolle Stimme, super Begleitband – was will man mehr? Zwei Kritikpunkte: Intro und Outro – jeweils ca. 50 Sekunden lang – hätten eher als ein Instrumentalstück angegeben werden sollen und nicht als voneinander getrennte Songs. Und das Booklet hätte etwas mehr Informationen enthalten können. Doch das ist Jammern auf hohem Niveau. Der Käufer erhält abzüglich Intro und Outro 13 hervorragende Tracks. Kaufen!“Interview on Eastcoast Rockabilly Central (US):http://www.eastcoastrockabillycentral.com/lily-moe.htmlInterview on Streetstyled.com:http://www.streetstyled.com/interviews1/214-talking-with-lily-moe.htmlalso on youtube:[gallery ids="5587,5588,5589"]
The Catfish Kings have “Fifties Music” written through them like a stick of Brighton Rock. Take some New Orleans R&B in the manner of Little Richard and Fats Domino, mix with the boogie beat of Big Joe Turner & Moon Mullican and then blend in the jumping jive of Louis Jordan and Lavern Baker. You have the perfect cocktail for an evening of smash hit dance music. Featuring Big Al on piano, Terry Green on Tenor Sax and dual vocalists Harry Lang (doubling on guitar) and Sarah Cotton (also baritone sax), all urged on their way by the driving force of Stewart Green, drums and Pete Sinden bass.
Formed almost five years ago, the band are seasoned pro’s each with at least 25 years experience; Band members have played/recorded in the past with Chuck Berry, Steve Cropper, Ruby Turner, Lou Pride, Roddy Jackson and many US rhythm n blues artists.
The Catfish Kings have appeared at Twinwood Vintage Festival; Broadstairs Folk Week; The Canterbury Festival; Kings Of Rock n Roll; Warners Holiday Weekends; Holiday Rock; many weddings. parties, rock and roll/jive nights throughout the UK; leading London venues including Dover St. Jazz Bar, Rivoli Ballroom and the Swamp Rock Club.
Rather than blather on about ourselves, we thought we’d let some of the many satisfied promoters, punters and party planners – people like yourselves, tell you what they thought of The Catfish Kings:
“The party was a great success, to which The Catfish Kings contributed greatly. You delivered just what we wanted and everyone enjoyed the night – the proof was in the dancing. I don’t think the dancefloor was ever empty.”
David S, New Zealand
“We hired The Catfish Kings for our wedding reception in November. The music was terrific and really made the party go with a swing. Everyone enjoyed themselves and there wasn’t one song when the dance floor wasn’t crowded – that says a lot! As for most weddings the age range was from children to a 96 year old and they all loved the music. My great nephews who were aged about 16 – 25 all had a great time and their Mum said that was the first time she’d seen them all up on a dance floor. Everyone was very sad when it was time for the band to pack up. So in summary the Catfish Kings are superb for a party of all ages.”
“We have had many positive comments on the night and in the days after about you and the band being so good to dance to and being very professional.”
“We are glad you enjoyed yourselves, I can tell you we certainly did ! I hope it was worthwhile travelling all the down here. Every time we mention it to bands etc. we feel that we are officially at the end of the world !”
Mike Riggs, Rock and roll promoter, S Wales
“Just wanted to drop you a line and thank you and the Catfish Kings for your performance at our wedding.”
“As we suspected, we didn’t see or enjoy as much of it as we would have liked (very little actually) but the reports we got back were great. ”
“You were all superb a top class high end Saturday band and would grace any of the very best events – the audience loved you.”
“Your music set was so varied and of the highest quality where have you been throughout my 19 Blackpool years ?”
Brian Amos, promoter of rock and roll at Blackpool Imperial Hotel
“Thank you for brilliant playing on Saturday, fabulous band and commented on by all. And thank you for bearing with the slightly slack time-keeping too which meant you played well beyond midnight (I ditched my watch as it didn’t go with my dress so had no idea of the timing most of the evening!)”
Rachel, Wild Strawberry P.R
See the band playing at Rachel’s party:
Song list includes: See You Later Aligator; Little Queenie; Jim Dandy Got Married; Sea Cruise; You Never Can Tell; Say Mama; I’m Ready; Slipping and Sliding; Shake Rattle and Roll; Nadine; Jambalaya; Reeling and Rocking; 20 Flight Rock; Rock and Roll Music; Good Golly Miss Molly; Jenny Jenny; Rocking Robin; North Side Gal; Good Rocking Daddy; One O’Clock Jump; Caldonia; The Walk; Moose on the Loose…
Steve has the scars to remember The Heat (punk rock ‘n’ roll 1977), The Shakers (rhythm ‘n’ blues from hell 1982 – 1987), Boz and The Bozmen (glam rockabilly 1988) and Rumble (raw rockabilly 1994 – 1997).
He also played and recorded with Wilko Johnson (Dr Feelgood and Blockheads), Boz Boorer (Polecats and Morrissey), Captain Drugbuster (Demented Are Go), Levi Dexter (Rockats and Ripchords) and SHiNE EYE (Mocking Bird Gal). Ram Jam Geno Washington, Mr Maybellene, Chuck Berry, Small Faces Steve Marriott,
New York Dolls Johnny Thunders and Red Hot Robert Gordon were happy to share stages with the rockabilly blues and soulman too.
Since 2004, this stripped down stompin’ band has blazed a trail across France, Belgium, Holland, Germany, Finland, Spain and the UK. (Steve also headlined Rough House (Japan) with Boz Boorer in 2003 and toured
the East Coast (USA) with an American line up in 2005).
Steve – Guitar, Bottleneck, Vox
John – Fender Bass
Brian – Drums
Special Guest Alice – Blues Harmonica
They have made their mark at significant venues and festivals including Tattooed Lady (Spain), the London 100 Club with Robert Gordon, Rock ‘n’ Soul (UK),Walldorf Rock ‘n’ Roll Weekender (Germany), Beach Rock (Holland), Festival De la Jeunesse (France), Kustom Kulture Blast Off (UK), Secret Garden (UK), 100 Ans De Rock ‘n’ Roll (France) and headlined Paulettes (France).
“Boptown” CD (2004), Stagger Lee Is Back” CD (2006), Sugar Devil” Vinyl EP (2009), “Before The Rooster Crows” CD (2010) and “Rockabilly Dolls” CD with Levi Dexter all gained airplay and good press. The Promo clip for “Stagger Lee Is back” with Pin Up Bernie Dexter notched up almost 50,000 hits on YouTube!
In 2012 with the new line up, they played at Gaz’ Rockin’ Blues London, Rockabilly Street (Holland) and Southend Pier Festival (UK), then booked into a favorite Essex studio to work on new material. Now 2014 is lookin’ good with tour dates booked into 2015, the new album “Smokin’ Guitar” on CD and Download, a cameo appearance by Steve in the film “Looking For Johnny” and interest from Sweden, Japan, Canada and the USA too.
The Three Farmers Boys are a tight trio of experienced musicians, who are creating waves within the rockabilly/hillbilly country/western swing and rhythm and blues scene’s.This year(2014) the album “Jamboree baby” was released! Order it now by contacting them on Facebook or e-mail Ronnie at the e-mail address above.Farmers boy Roel Huizinga (he was playing also in Highway 54, Haystack Silvertones) is pickin’ his Doghouse bass with complete heart and soul. He has been influenced by bass players like Bill Black, Tielman Franks, Kevin Smith and Willie Dixon. He’s the engine driving the trio.
Originating from the Lucky Daltons and also Lost Hound, guitar player Farmer Boy Sierk Andela, excites many people with his original yet authentic sound. He was inspired by guitarists such as Scotty Moore, Grady Martin and also jazz driven Charlie Christian.Farmers boys vocalist and rhythm guitarist Ronnie Pietersma is well known within the rock and roll world. For example with the glorious UBANGI 4 and Ronnie, Rolf and Ray. His inspirations are numerous, yet while absorbing all kinds of influences, he has created his own sound.Thees Three Farmer Boys stands for absolute 50’s rockabilly, hillbilly, country and rhythm and blues.So put on your wooden boppin shoes an overalls, start jumpin’ on the boogie and dance a two step with The Three Farmers Boys.Facts: The Three Farmers Boys did some great shows with artists like Dale Watson, The Keytones, Chuck Berry, Bill Wyman and his Rhythm kings, Lawen Stark, The Neanderthals, The Barnstompers, The Saddle Tramps, The Buckshots, James Intveld, Candye Kane, and Joe Buck and also The Seatsniffers.They have played at festivals like : Rock Around Turnhout (Belguim), Rock an’ Roll Sunday( Hoorn,nl), Billy At Bottendaal Festival ( Nijmegen,nl), Rock and Roll street weekender (midsland,terschelling,nl), Peursenrebs Friendship Party’s (Germany), Hometown Rockers Festival (Lummen,Belguim), Rock and Roll day Festival( Affligem,Belguim), Cruise inn (Amsterdam,nl), Copperville (Turnhout,Belgiuim)etc etc.Heres more of the the band in action:
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 Beatles of Swamp Rock: The Excellos Spirit of Excello Records – For any of you who were fans of Excello Records, the premier American Swamp Rock Blues Record label in the 50’s home of the great blues men: Slim Harpo, Lazy Lester, Lightnin’ Slim, Charles Sheffield, Roscoe Shelton, Lonesome Sundown, Silas Hogan and Arthur Gunter, an English rock group The Excellos named after the record company that in influenced them, have become the keepers of the Excello Records flame, playing both classic Excello Swamp rock and original swamp rock with Excello Roots. I’m really surprised nobody thought of doing what The Excellos did sooner. I discovered them surfing the web and was absolutely knocked out. Unlike most bands who’s original’s can’t match their influence’s covers, The Excellos originals exceed them! Quite simply they are “The Beatles of Swamp Rock”. I love their sound, image and their sole album, The Excellos. Craig Shaw on vocals, harmonica and guitar seems to be the “Front Man” from what I can gather and he looks like he should star in a 1950s drive in movie or TV series battling Zombies and Supernatural Geeks. Check out those incredible Sideburns-Is this not one of the greatest looks ever for a Rock Star:
The Excellos CD album really sounds like it was authentically recorded in the 50’s and bravo to whoever produced this fantastic album- there’s sadly no producers credit. This is the first album I ever played that seems to have a drug induced hypnotic effect on me and I feel like I’m actually experiencing living in the 50’s listening to The Excellos. Every track is great and total grit and cuts like a razor blade against wire. The album opens with a great cover of “Got Love it You Want it” and unofficially ends with a great cover of “Shake Your Hips (there is actually a hidden version “Meet Me at the Bottom” which follows). In between there are outstanding originals, the best being the infectious “You Don’t Care”, “Jekyll & Hyde”, “Jump” and the best original instrumental I’ve heard in like forever, “Kasbah”. Each of The Excello members contribute songwriting and they all do it really well.
5 years ago a crack Rock N Roll band was sent to prison by a military court for a crime they didn’t commit. These men promptly escaped from a maximum security stockade to the underground music scene. Today, still wanted by the government, they survive as soldiers of volume. If you have a problem, if no one else can help, and if you can find them, maybe you can hear… The Rockets The Rockets are a 5 piece band from Dublin with a love of all things Beatles, and in particular 1950’s Rock N Roll and Rockabilly. If you love Chuck Berry, Eddie Cochran, Little Richard, Gene Vincent, Buddy Holly, Elvis and the rest, and in particular if you love your Rock N Roll faster than a Formula One car, and louder than a 747 coming into land, then dont miss the Rockets live on stage Influences:Gene Vincent, Eddie Cochrane, Elvis Presley, Chuck Berry, Buddy Holly, Carl Perkins, Little Richard, Bo Diddly, The Beatles, Larry Williams.