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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….. ???
Mystery Trio is a Rockabilly act from Curitiba, Brazil consisting on Elvis Martinatto (vocal/acoustic guitar), Beto Glaser (electric guitar) and Luiz Fireball (upright bass).The band was formed in the second half of 2007 and it was called ‘Flatheads’ but in 2009 they changed their name to Mystery Trio, an appropriate pun for Mystery Train, one of the most famous Rockabilly songs recorded by Elvis Presley himself.Since the forming – a three piece trio of acoustic guitar, upright bass and electric guitar – the band began writing and performing traditional Rockabilly the way it was played in the early days, when Charlie Feathers, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley were setting the standards and make original songs that combined elements of the Western Swing, Hillbilly Bop, early Rock n’Roll and Traditional Country to the 1950’s style raw Rockabilly sounds to create their own music.After their first few performances at the local clubs, always going crazy on stage, the band has been going from strength to strength, being booked for several gigs and featured appearances at these festivals in Brazil, Europe and USA: Psycho Carnival, Rockabilly Kustom Motor Show, Kaiser Music Festival, Curitiba Roadsters Hot Rod Meeting, Psychobilly Fest, Red Foot Stomp, Waldorf Rock And Roll Weekender, Kustom Kulture Forever and Viva Las Vegas.
In 2010 they signed their first record deal and released their debut called “Turn on the Key”. 2011 saw the release of their first 45 RPM, the official video of “Rollin’ Till the Night” and many shows in the year including a set in Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekend in Las Vegas, USA. In 2013 the band has signed with Rhythm Bomb Records and their new EP called “Don’t Give me your troubles” has been released at the first half of 2014.In 2012 the Mystery Trio has been touring on Europe with many gigs around there with and stop at the world famous Lightining Records Service where they have recorded 4 tracks already available on their EP released by Rhythm Bomb Records.The band is making a new CD to be released on Rhythm Bomb Records at the second half of 2014 and they will be touring around Europe again in 2015.Quotes:“If you like a Succulent Sexy Sensual Soulful Swingin’ Sound you’re gonna dig these Boys from Brazil, Mystery Trio indeed, with their Red Hot True Blue Western Bop Sound!!! I sure dig them! “Rockin’ Ronny Weiser“The Mystery Trio capture authenticity, a familiar sound but one that is all they’re own. Top notch rockabilly at its finest. Smooth vocals, thumpin’ double bass and a mean twangy guitar with the prefect tone! Dig this!”Russel Ray Gere (DJ El Dedo)“I first caught the ‘Trio at Viva Las Vegas in a small club, where they PACKED the floor with their own brand of ultra-traditional rockabilly tunes = it was like hearing Johnny Burnette for the first time!!!”Moris Everett – Lil’ Mo (Dynaflos/Unholy 4)“”It’s no mystery, this trio has the right formula for rockabilly!”Matt Strickland (Hi-Q’s)“Great songwriting, good melodies and great rhythms”Pat Capocci“MYSTERY TRIO is one of those rare group who plays early Rockabilly influenced by Glenn Barber, Jess Hooper, Sonny Fisher, Junior Thompson, Georges Jones, The Sound of Memphis (TN) & Beaumont (TX) both. With a guy looks like young Elvis on vocal who just came through the door of Sun Studio in 1954 ! This how I see this TRIO that has no more MYSTERY form me now. You are totally in the roots of this music.”Hervé Loison (Jake Calypso)“Wow, check these boys out! Brilliant trio, all the way from Brazil; I’m a fan!”Huey Moor“Real rockabilly music is a rare occurrence in South America; not impossible to ﬁnd, but definitely rare. Finding straight—up traditional styled rockabilly (upright bass, no drums!) is like striking gold and winning the lotto at the same time. Up from Curitiba, Parana, Brazil, with a name taken from one of Elvis’ greatest early recordings comes the Mystery ‘Trio, an acoustic threesome sure to endearthemselves to fans of Alvis Wayne, Luke McDaniel and the original Blue Moon Boys. Beto Glaser plays his echo-soaked Gretsch like a musician auditioning for Sam Phillips, picking those countriﬁedblues with true Southern cat style. Luiz Fireball walks his metronome-steady bass straight on down the line, providing all the percussion and bottom end you’ll ever need and Elvis Martinatto’s vocals and acoustic strumming hold it all together, setting the tone for a well paced, entertaining and fun ride from first to last note.”DJ Del Villarreal
Some more pictures of the band in a gallery below, to see hundreds more go to their Facebook page by clicking on the Facebook logo above:[gallery columns="2" ids="5443,5444,5445,5446" orderby="rand"] To see more videos then click on this link to their you tube channel: MYSTERY TRIO YOUTUBE CHANNEL
Johnny Law & The Pistol Packin’ DaddiesJohnny Law’s ever evolving style encompasses the great sounds of the 1950’s with styles such as Rockabilly,Americana, Country and Rock and Roll with a Mexican influence. He hails originally from Perth, Western Australia,but has toured extensively and has become an eternal traveller, constantly developing and absorbing influencesand inspiration from the global music community.Johnny’s discography includes Doggin’ It Home (2004), Crazy Love (Rhythm Bomb 2005), I’ll Get It Right (Rhythm Bomb 2009) and Without Reason (Bundoora Records 2012).The Pistol Packin’ Daddies line–up includes Jon Matthews on lead guitar, Marcus Gordo on Upright Bass, John Brown on Drums and Johnny Law on vocals and rhythm guitar.Marcus Gordon – Double Bass / GuitarMarc has been playing guitar for over 40 years and has been a professional musician for most of that time. He started playing in his home town of Melbourne playing with such iconic Australian musicians as Matt Taylor, Phil Manning and Billy Thorpe. After moving to Perth, he has been playing with Rick Steele for over 20 years, taking up the Double Bass has given Marc another outlet for his musical interests, playing with Perth rockabilly greats, Johnny Law, Rusty Pinto, The Continentals and The Roadmasters.John Brown – Drummer / Bassist / Musical DirectorJohn Brown is a journeyman musician in Perth’s Country, Folk, Blues, Soul, Indie Rock and R&B scenes. Known for his solid, no-nonsense musical approach, impressive stylistic knowledge and a broad credits list, he can be seen playing bass and drums in many local ensembles. He brings an attitude of excellence and professionalism to every musical situation.He can currently be seen playing drums with Johnny Law and The Pistol Packin’ Daddies, Shotdown From Sugartown, The Odette Mercy Trio, David Craft, The Big Old Bears and Lucy Peach as well as freelancing locally.Jon MatthewsJon Matthews is a full time professional musician from Perth and has worked as a guitarist and teacher for the last 3 years. He currently works with Johnny Law & The Pistol Packin’ Daddies, Stratosfunk, the Darling Buds of May and Rusty Pinto’s combo, Shotdown from Sugartown. He has played major festivals and other events all over Australia and Europe.
The band has played at many major International and National Festivals over the past seven years, seducing audiences across the globe. The inventory of festival appearances includes:High Rockabilly Festival, SpainRockabilly Day Festival, BelgiumGreazefest Rockabilly Festival, AustraliaWintersun Rock and Roll Festival, AustraliaGarterbelts and Gasoline Festival, AustraliaCamperdown Rockabilly Festival, AustraliaCruise Inn, AmsterdamMotorcycle Gang Jamboree, ItalySummer Jamboree, ItalyIn 2012 the band toured Europe and played at the Summer Jamboree festival in Italy to the largest crowd ever played to by the band. This was definitely the highlight of the band’s career.Reviews :“They had a very raw, real, traditional rockabilly sound. To me, they have a mix between Johnny Carroll, The Johnny Burnette Trio, and early Elvis Sun Records stuff and throw in a bit of a modern sound as well.”Jay from the Opening Set(www.theopeningset.com/featured-artist/johnny-law/)“With an energetic live act, this band shows off its style of classic rockabilly mixed with swing, rare vocals, catchy ballads and even some Mexican influences. And watch out for the Dick Dale influenced solo (once and once only)”. Rootscd.com
Interview with Johnny Law: Johnny lays down the Law!1) Confirm band members and names (and band name!) – real names? All band names except mine (Johnny Law) are real names. Mine is a knick name.2) Why did you pick your band name? Johnny Law started as a knick-name and then the whole Pistol Packin’ Daddies thing just came from the song, Pistol Packin’ Mama. How did you form? The band had been going since 2001 and seen a few line up changes prior to meeting up with the latest members and deciding we all made a perfect fit. We all have the same musical tastes and aspirations and enjoy playing music together. Why did you decide to play the genre or genres you do? This genre of music is something we’ve all been interested in as individuals for many years so it was a “no brainer” really.3) Do you write out your lyrics? I (Johnny Law) do write all my own lyrics. I’ve never collaborated with another writer before with lyrics. I have done with music, but never lyrics. Maybe I should try this some time? Do you ever change a song’s lyrics in live sets? Only by mistake.4) Where do you usually gather songwriting inspiration? Sometimes from everyday life or my own experiences and sometimes I just enjoy writing a fictional story. What is your usual songwriting process? I usually write the music and then fit the lyrics to the melody I’ve made up.5) Do you have a band website? http://www.johnnylaw.com.au Do you have a Facebook or Twitter? The band does have a facebook site. https://www.facebook.com/johnnylawband?ref=hl Do you use Bandcamp, Spotify to share your music? At this stage we don’t have a Bandcamp or Spotify account but may look into this in the future.6) Do you think that online presence is important for fans to find you and critics to find your music to write about? I think this is crucial these days. If you want to get your name and your music out there to the fan, you absolutely must have an online presence.7) Anything you would like share, from new merch to upcoming shows/tours or songs/albums? Look out for our new tour in 2015.8) What was your favorite live-music performance, and why? The Summer Jamboree Festival in Italy in an open air castle. The biggest crowd we’ve ever played to and having our faces up on the big screen while we performed. We’ll never forget this day.
Formed in 2011, Jack and the Real Deals debuted at The Shakedown Rock ‘n’ Roll Weekender and have gone from strength to strength since playing at Hemsby and some of the top clubs in the UK and Europe.
As with a lot of rockin bands in the UK, Jack and the Real Deals consist of members who’ve had various amounts of success in other bands.
Sid on guitar has had a formidable pedigree with Bill Fadden, Andy used to beat the skins for The Hicksville Bombers and Jack used to play bass with Bill Fadden & the Silvertone Flyers but had a recent foray to the front of stage with the Sun-Rays and The MisDeals and hasn’t made the transition back. Kev is the newest member of the band but has now raised the average age, played Bass for a few other bands and is therefore … on bass (Already much sought after on the scene).
They have just released a new EP, get your copy now!
So there you have the newest sensation that will sweep the nation … Jack and the Real Deals.
One of Spain, Europe, (indeed) the Worlds best Rockabilly bands, the Hightones have been rockin’ all the major global festivals for years building a large fan base everywhere they go. Check out the clip above for a full set of them live, its great stuff.
The band are one of Sleazy Records major talents and have released some fantastic albums and singles on that great Spanish label. Check out first video below with details of their latest single which sold out in just 4 days (WOW), we expect news about a re-press soon.
They recently played another sensational headline gig on main stage at the 2014 Rockabilly Rave, do not miss this great band the next time they play in your area.
Here is some of their album/single/EP artwork.
Charlie Gracie is one of a diminishing number of rock & roll innovators, who continues to actively perform. A native of South Philadelphia, he became the first successful recording star of the “Rock Era” to emerge from that neighborhood. In 1957, Charlie’s “Butterfly” topped the American and British music charts, selling over 3 million copies. His other late 50’s big sellers include: “Fabulous”, “Ninety-Nine Ways”, “Wanderin Eyes”, “I Love You So MuchIt Hurts” and “Cool Baby.” These hits bankrolled Philly’s famous Cameo-Parkway record label, making it a dominant force in the music industry for nearly a decade! At the height of his fame, Charlie frequently appeared on “Dick Clark’s American Bandstand”, “The Ed Sullivan Show”, and “Alan Freed’s TV Specials”. He headlined shows at the Brooklyn Paramount, the Casino Royale in Washington, the 500 Club in Atlantic City, the Opera House in Chicago and old Connie Mack Stadium in Philadelphia.
Click here to contact Charlie’s Booking Agent in the UK – Paul Barrett
Charlie’s star burned even brighter in Great Britain where he became the first solo American artist to bring rock & roll to the English concert stage. Precededonly by Bill Haley and the Comets, Charlie headlined London’s Palladium and Hippodrome–receiving outstanding receptions from the press and public. To this day, Charlie Gracie, is a much loved and respected performer the length and breadth of the United Kingdom.
While Charlie has earned a place in rock music history, this is only one dimension to a career that spans 60-years. His versatility makes him the consummate music man! Even now, Charlie enjoys a strong following at clubs and resorts along the Northeast Corridor of the U.S. Twice, annually, he performs tolarge audiences in countries such as: England, Italy, France, Germany, Austria, Finland and Holland. His superb guitar playing elicited the highest of praise from music legends like George Harrison. The late Beatle once referred to Charlie’s guitar technique as “brilliant” in a March 1996 interview with Billboard Magazine. Paul McCartney paid tribute to Charlie by recording an updated version of “Fabulous” in cd series entitled: “Run Devil Run”. McCartney honored Charlie again that fall by inviting him to the album’s premiere party inLondon.
The new Millenium found Charlie on the road with Irish blues rocker, Van Morrison. Van, another Charlie Gracie admirer, commissioned him to open several shows on a West Coast tour–including the Wiltern in Los Angeles the House of Blues in Las Vegas and the Hilton in Reno. In 2007 Charlie was the subject of amade for PBS-TV documentary: “Fabulous!” The program recounted the story of his influential career- from humble beginnings in his South Philadelphia row home (735 Pierce Street) to concert stages around the world! Today, Charlie is still doing what he loves best. His reputation among his peers as a stellar, multi-faceted singer and musician is such that world famous rock stars regularly pay him tribute and volunteer to work with him. In the fall of 2011, ABKCO Records released his latest CD: “FOR THE LOVE OF CHARLIE!” produced by Al Kooper, who has recorded and produced the likes of Bob Dylan, the Rolling Stones and Jimi Hendrix. Among the artists performing with Charlie on the CD are: Graham Nash, (Crosby, Stills Nash & Young), Peter Noone (Herman’s Hermits), Jimmy Vivino (guitarist & music director; Conan O’Brien Show), Craig Ross (keyboards; Lenny Kravitz) and Dennis Diken (drummer; Smithereens), “What an honor to have these people on my album,” he says. “They don’t need Charlie Gracie, but they love what I put down as a foundation years ago, and I’m humbled that these artists would want to perform with me.”
It is obvious why Charlie Gracie has lasted the course longer than most. He is an accomplished musician and an exceptional talent – a devoted family man whoconducts himself as a gentleman both on stage and off. He is a credit to his industry. And what’s next for this Rockabilly Hall of Fame inducee? Is he readyto retire after more than six decades in the business? Hardly. “I’m getting started on my next album and I’m in the process of writing a book!” Charlie Gracie has only just begun to rock!
*Charlie was voted into Great Britain’s “Rock & Roll Hall of Fame” (1998) created by “Now Dig This” Magazine.
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.
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!
CLICK ON ARTWORK ABOVE TO BUY THIS ALBUM!TRACK LISTING:01 Not For Long (3:13)02 Can You Spare A Match? (2:23)03 All Knocked Up (2:22)04 Put You Down (3:51)05 Mean Mean Woman (1:45)06 I See Green (2:47)07 Little Black Heart (3:17)08 Camille (3:45)09 When I Steal (3:04)10 Who You Think I Am (3:26)11 Pretty Little Kitty (4:11)12 The Way I Walk (3:19)13 You Underwhelm Me (3:26)All songs Philippa/Harada © & P 2016 North Of Bakersfield Music, ASCAP except “The Way I Walk” (Jack Scott) APRS/EMI UNART Catalog, Inc BMICREDITS:Lead and Harmony Vocals, Songwriting: Ruby Dee PhilippaElectric guitar, baritone guitar, flattop and archtop acoustic guitar, bottleneck guitar on “Little Black Heart”, B Bender on “I See Green”: Jorge HaradaUpright Bass: Dylan CavaliereDrums and Percussion: Scott L. FrenchConsole Steel Guitar on “Little Black Heart”: Dave Leroy BillerSaxophone: Jim TrimmierPiano: Earle Poole BallCello on “Camille”: Tony RogersViolin on “Camille”: James AndersonAll Knocked Up Rowdy Playground Choir: Ruby Dee, Kelly Davis-Burns, Holly Brown, Cris Burns, Dylan Cavaliere, Jorge HaradaSpecial guest appearance by Rosie D. Burns on “Pretty Little Kitty”
Produced by Ruby Dee Philippa and Jorge HaradaEngineered by Cris Burns at Ameripolitan Studios, Austin TX during March and April 2016Mixed by Cris Burns and Jorge HaradaMastered by Cris BurnsCover Photo by Ricardo Acevedo at St. Elmo Soundstage, courtesy of Dave WolfeBack Cover Photo by Joe Van WykDesign by Dave S. Phillips, Dimention XPublicity: Heather West @ Western PublicityRadio: Bill Wence @ Bill Wence ProductionsCLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT RUBY AND THE SNAKEHANDLERS!Many Thanks (not in any particular order):Cris Burns for his invaluable ear and assistance – we couldn’tve done it without you, Kelly Davis-Burns, Tim Summitt and Holly Brown, Josh Nichols and Monica Jones, Rob Butler, Sweetpea Rockabilly, Leon Berman at Shake The Shack – KEXP FM Seattle; Road Moag, Ted Branson, and Miss Pearl at KOOP-FM Austin TX, Freddy Krc and American Federation Of Musicians (Local 433), Dave Phillips, Jess Klein, Tjarko Jeen, Rod at The Driskill Hotel, AJ Mancabelli, Joe Carducci at GRETSCH Guitars, Jeff Van Zandt at Fender Musical Instrument Corporation, Steve Wertheimer and Dianne Scott at The Continental Club Austin, Waterloo Records, Antone’s Record Store, Ed and Britta Maloney, Francis Macri, Shaun Havoc, Jen “Lil’ Bit” Adams and Sam’s Burger Joint, Joel Gammage and Texas Hatters, Chuck Stokes, Highway 99 Blues Club, Dr. Jon Carroll, PhD, Terry Gaona and all the staff at the Little Longhorn Saloon, Dale Watson, Phantom Shakers Elle Mae and Mark Longsdorf (Thank you for loaning me the awesome sounding guitar, Mark!), A-Town Rockabilly Roundup, Rockin’ Ronny Weiser and Rollin’ Rock Records, Lee Joseph and Dionysus Records, and all our fans in the USA, Europe, and Australia, anyone who supports live music, and rockabilly rebels and honky tonk angels everywhere. We miss you, Mary Schuh.To those who hit the boards with us night after night, past and present – we salute you: Dylan Cavaliere, Mike L. Smith, Scott French, Kevin Fox, Jody Suarez, Pete Crowley.CLICK ON THE IMAGE BELOW TO BUY THIS ALBUM AT CATTY TOWN RECORDS.
Late 2015 release on Rhythm Bomb Records by California based band Lil’ Mo & The Unholy Four.
Just love this description of the band from their Facebook page –Born in the death house of Parchment Prison Farm, and sired by werewolves, The Unholy Four are a quartet of hell-raising hooligans bent on giving the devil his due by making unearthly noise up and down the west coast! Santos De Leon and Randall Stanton hold down the back beat and bass fiddle, while up on six strings, “Spanish” Mike Sobieski, creates devilish licks and leads.All of this fury is caught in a catchers mitt, shines up with black tar and thrown with a wicked curve by the redneck high screeching sound of one “Lil Mo” Everett, on loan to Lucifer from the fabulous Los Angeles doo-wop octet, The Dynaflos.After sippin’ some of Grandpappys sippin’ shine and sitting on a thumbtack or two, the sound that a-comes out of the jerry-rigged amplification is a harmonious horror-fest of good old East Texas rockabilly and Louisiana swamp blues, with just a hint of Grand Old Opry on the side.WARNING: This is the devils music, liable to make young folks want to copulate in the street, or at least dance real close in dark environments. No one under 3 years of age will be admitted onto the dance floor!!!Some live performances of album tracks –
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:
Rhythm Bomb Records says “Hailing from Melbourne, this outfit is around since 1996 and its members have played all aussie RnR bands from Benny & The Flybyniters, Dancehall Rackateers, Stringbusters, Starliners or Straight 8’s. We met them at the Rockabilly Rave, backing up Scotty Baker and were really impressed. Music On The Up Beat is a re-release of their aussie version and is limited to 500 copies. An LP release will follow in September.” Track Information and Credits etc:The Band are:
- Hank Ferguson – Vocals and Rhythm Guitar.
- Dave Cantrell – Lead Guitar, Steel and Vocal Harmonies.
- Til Vex – Bull Fiddle and Vocal Harmonies.
- Andrew Lindsay – Drums
- Guest Artist – Ezra Lee on “Bare Knuckle Ride” – 88 keys
All songs are written by Hank Ferguson except;
- Track 3 – Joe Thomas.
- Track 6 – Lindsay/Ferguson.
- Track 12 – Nelson Young.
- Track 15 – Ferguson/McDonald
Art design on cover by Don De Vil Vintage Artwork!
Beat Up 40’s Ford Live
Video shared from ScottBarberMedia
“Second Release of the aussie piano pumper, this time backed up by the Firebird Trio! Ezra is touring like hell through Oz and has been booked to all good festivals, including Rhythm Riot in UK and Viva Las Vegas in the US. A new record is already in the making and probably out for the Riot”.Rhythm Bomb Press Release Statement!TRACKLISTING
- ROCK LITTLE BABY
- MOTOR HEAD BABY
- WOW WOW
- VOLCANIC BOOGIE
- OVER AT HATTIE’S BARRELHOUSE
- IT’S YOU BABY
- THE ENTERTAINER
- DON’T SAY THAT I LOVE YOU
- LAST DATE
- PINK CHAMPAGNE
- A LITTLE UNFAIR
- SKINNY WOMAN
- LOW DOWN PIANO BLUES
- ROCK N ROLL OUTLAW
- Ezra Lee – Vocals and Piano.
- Chris Nomad D’Rozario – Slap Bass
- Pete Belair – Guitar
- Hank Elwood Green – Drums
Blue Swingin’ Mama is the new Album by Essex based band “The Houserockers” on Rhythm Bomb Records.Track Listing:
- I’m So Lonesome (Wilson).
- Blue Moon Baby (Satalsky-Rowe).
- Tell Me Why (Glazebrook).
- Slippin’ In (Millet)
- Blue Swingin’ Mama (Fiscel-Dowd-Mitchell).
- Baby’s Got Two Left Feet (Glazebrook).
- If I Had Me a Women (Shell-Price).
- Wee Willie Brown (Rex-Ferguson-Williamson).
- Nuthin’ I Can Do (Glazebrook).
- Rocky Road Blues (Monroe).
- She’s Mine (Strickland-Lawrence).
- Keep Her Cool (Glazebrook).
- Give Your Heart To Me (Besh-Bartel-Bella).
- Trapped Love (Testo).
Bonus Tracks (in Low-Fi).
- Susie Q (Hawkins-Lewis-Broadwater).
- Slippin’ In (Millet).
- Rob Glazebrook – Lead Vocals and Guitar.
- Nick Hoadley – Double Bass.
- Nick Simonon – Drums
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 Tattoo Lifestyle Shop’ is The Largest Online Tattoo Studio Directory (thetattoolifestyleshop.co.uk) and Alternative Shopping Centre (nicheorunique.co.uk) in the UK. The Tattoo Lifestyle Shop also includes ‘Strangemporium Oddity Shop – The Land That Taste Forgot’ (strangemporium.co.uk) which is the department store of The Tattoo Lifestyle Shop.The founding principle of the site is that the tattoo studio listings in the Studio Search and the main alternative business listings in Niche or Unique must be free to both users and business owners – the site may generate income in other ways, but these two main listings must always be free.The Tattoo Lifestyle Shop Facebook and Twitter pages publish a combination of between 5-10 daily offers, new products and competitions from the Niche or Unique Alternative Businesses.John Taylor who runs this online directory has played live and sang for many years and played guitar but mainly saxophone.Below is john’s favourite back tattoo: Here is a playlist of some of the songs John sang himself:
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.
Video above by Tony Bruce!So many great rockabilly bands have sprouted up over the globe since the style first took root in the ’50s. Hank’s Jalopy Demons are proud to be a part of such a tornado of musical wildness and take their inspiration from the countless masters of this genre over the past 60 years. In fact, what may make Hank’s Jalopy Demons a hip band is their total immersion in this music, as well as their energetic enthusiasm for playing rockabilly the best they can – trying to emulate the best, while creating their own unique authentic interpretation.On this exciting musical journey, Hank’s Jalopy Demons started out by doing the hard yards of the musicians’ ordeal – playing in rough dingy bars on the wrong side of the tracks (in fact, they still do). From there, the small, increasingly loyal, audience grew. From those early hard days, they added inspired new original numbers to their repertoire and formed a tight musical outfit. By 2000, they were having people really rockin’ at the Shifters hot rod show at Viva Las Vegas with their frighteningly authentic and wild renditions of rockabilly.Back in Australia since, in addition to releasing their first CD “Going straight (to the electric chair)” on Preston Records in 2007, they’ve played all the major rockin’ festivals, such as GreazeFest (Brisbane) and Camperdown Cruise (Victoria), alongside a plethora of international acts to packed audiences. Most recently, they had their European debut at the 2014 Rockabilly Rave, where they made the audience go flipsville, as evidenced by the great interest (sales) of their latest long-play recording, entitled “Music on the up beat”.
Of course, a band is more than just the sum of its members – the quality of a band in a non-linear equation. This dynamic output is the result of the input of the following vigorous personalities.First, there’s Andrew Lindsay on drums. He has extensive experience in the hippest of hipness. Many will be familiar with Benny and the Fly-by-niters in which he provided the rhythm, as well as the respected western-swing/hillbilly-bop outfit the Starliners. Secondly, there’s Dave Cantrell on the lead guitar and vocals, who’s been playing and recording rockabilly since a school-boy, still wet behind the ears. He played in such renowned Melbourne bands as the Roadsters and Stringbusters, plus the Starliners too. Next, there’s Til Vex on bull fiddle. He’s been honing his skills for many moons in Melbourne rockabilly bands, such as the Straight 8s and the Roadsters. You may be familiar with all of the of bands mentioned above from the infamous and acclaimed Preston Records label. In addition, Andrew, Dave and Til backed both Scotty Baker and Kieron McDonald, among others, on their excellent recordings. Lastly, Hank Ferguson, lead vocalist, rhythm guitarist and composer, is known for his singing with the Starliners, as well as other Preston Records releases dating back over two decades. He’s been playing this music since he was knee high to a grasshopper.And that, amigos, is Hank’s Jalopy Demons – dig it!Review quotes:‘I have to admit I do absolutely love this band… The Rave lot went wild when they rocked the main stage and lots of CD’s were sold after the show.’‘Like I said, the sound of the recordings are period perfect and after the Rave this was one of the CD’s I played over and over again… Most of the tracks on this killer album are self written and you’ll have to check out the lyrics, which often are creepy and amazing!’‘Check out “Damn Their Hides”, “Warm And Close”, “The Jackal”, “She Demon” or their boppin’ verison of “You Bring Out The Wolf In Me”! Like their first album “Going Straight (To The Electric Chair)”, this is an absolute killer album by one of my favorite bands from Australia.’ ‘If you dig bands like the Crawdads or the Tex Speed Combo, you simply can’t afford not to buy this album, I love it!’(From URL: http://www.eastcoastrockabillycentral.com/record-reviews-august-2014.html, DJWildgoner, accessed 29/11/2014)An interview with Hank’s Jalopy Demons1) Confirm band members and names (and band name!)?We are Hank’s Jalopy Demons. On vocals and rhythm guitar is Hank Ferguson, with David Cantrell on lead guitar and vocals, Til Vex on double bass and Andrew Lindsay on Drums. 2) Why did you pick your band name? How did you form? Why did you decide to play the genre or genres you do?We think that Jalopies are the hippest form of internal combustion engine powered transportation, especially when rodded. So Andrew came up with the name spontaneously when we formed ’cause it runs through his veins.We formed when Andrew was called for a gig in 1996. He ’phoned around to see who could do it and Hank’s Jalopy Demons have been doing it since.We’d already been playing rockabilly music successfully for some time, so it was like ducks on water. It’s what we do, listen to and flip for. 3) Do you write out your lyrics? Do you ever change a song’s lyrics in live sets?[Hank:] I only write out the lyrics when I compose them. Hopefully, I can remember them after that. I may alter them when we first rehearse (or record) them if it improves the tune, such as phrasing to go with the musical interpretation of the band. If they’re ever changed in live sets, it’s probably because I’ve had a big night.4) Where do you usually gather song writing inspiration? What is your usual song writing process?Lately, I have been using the Jack Kerouac method – because I’m beat. That means getting on the metaphorical typewriter and letting the juices flow. Then, on another day, I can try to fashion them into a musical structure, based on the original raw impromptu verse. This works well with coming up with the best feel for these lyrics – should it be up tempo, should it be in a major or minor key, what kind of groove should it have to suit the meaning? Dig?Otherwise, Hank and Andrew might be having a beer and watching a corny hot rod movie. This inspired Beat up ’40 Ford. Or Hank was on a flight to a gig with Kieron McDonald and we just started writing lyrics to pass the time. And although I [Hank] still enjoy songs that just say, “Bop, bop, bop! Rock, rock, rock!”, it’s satisfying to write about what moves you personally, like Damn their hides is a protest against being ripped off, Mess you up is about how prisons are pathological and The Jackal describes the behaviour of certain types of unscrupulous guys who objectify women in late night bars.
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?What’s a website? [Insert loud ironic laughter here!] Yes, we have a website at the URL http://www.hanksjalopydemons.com.au and a Facebook band page too. As for the others, we haven’t gotten around to that yet.6) Do you think that online presence is important for fans to find you and critics to find your music to write about? It is good that people can contact us through the internet, but the web’s a scam these days you know. It’s mainly about commercial sites, like Facebook, collecting information about you and your behaviour to part you more easily from your money with targeted products. But Hank’s Jalopy Demons are on it anyway ’cause we belong to the same flock as all the other sheep. 7) Anything you would like share, from new merch to upcoming shows/tours or songs/albums?We’re playing around Australia, in different capital cities, all the time, as well as in our home town of Melbourne. In the process we are always working on our act to improve our performances and tunes. Also, there’s a rumour that we may be touring in Europe in the future, but we’d like to have had another album recorded before then.We have CDs to sell, plus the vinyl single (put out by Rhythm Bomb Records) and t-shirts with our jalopy races inspired ‘logo’. 8) What was the funniest story that happened on the road?Well, for me, Hank, it was when I was throwing rocks at the first floor window outside the pub where we were staying on tour in Sydney, standing in the middle of the road, as dawn was rising. You see, the door was locked and I had been painting the town red, but the Jalopy Demons had gone back earlier. Well, of course, when a cop car came around the corner, I had to do some quick talking which is pretty hard to do when you’ve been drinking all night.Anyway, I got out of that scrape, without being cuffed, but when I got inside and looked in the mirror, I had a big ‘love bite’ on my neck. “Damn it!”, thought I, “I’ll be in worse than the dog house when I get back to Melbourne”. Anyway, Andrew did me the favour of scraping my neck hard with Velcro to cover the evidence. It hurt – and I think he actually enjoyed it too! Sicko!There’s really probably a funnier story, but I lost that brain cell somewhere. 9) What happened the first time you met each other, or the first time they picked up the instrument they play (or sang).We ignored each other because each thought that the others were asses. Well, in fact, we couldn’t’ve been more wrong. Most times!10) What was your favourite live-music performance, and why?Playing at the Continental Club, in Austin in 2000, was wigsville. Like, the vibe was electric, it was packed to the gunnels with cats who dug, were hip to and could play the music as it’s meant to be played. And the line up was outstanding, including the irrepressible Ray Condo and his Ricochets and the fabulously talented High Noon. What a blast!