White Lightning

Août 25th, 2014 | By
White Lightnin' promo photo - One of a batch of publicity photos taken by photographer and actor Martin Oldfield, somewhere in a warehouse in Ancoats sometime in 1981 - All rights reserved

A British rockabilly quartet formed by Stuart Warburton (vocals, rhythm guitar, tenor saxophone, harmonica), Paul Murphy (lead guitar/steel guitar), Phil Morris (double bass) aznd Gary Leach (drums) in the early 80’s. They had two tracks (House Of The Rising Sun and You’re Not Going Out Dressed Like That) scheduled for release by Hot Rock Records…

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Crazy Tones (the)

Juil 5th, 2014 | By
The Crazy Tones - Holland

The Crazy Tones Country: Netherland The Crazy Tones took form when Remi Groot met Jacco Buchholz in 1985 during a concert of The Keytones. They got along well and decided to form a Rock’n’roll band. Buccholz knew a drummer, “Beerke”, and they started to rehearse on a hot summer day. They built a small repertoire and…

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The Nitros (neo-rockabilly)

Juin 17th, 2014 | By

The Nitros story begins in 1984 when Mark Swain (double bass) and his cousin Jon Attril (drums) recruit John O’Malley “I met the band when I answered an advert in Melody Maker. Mark & Jon had advertised for a Rockabilly guitarist so I went along to the audition. It was at Mark’s house in Tottenham,…

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The Swamp Dogs (german psychobilly band)

Juin 3rd, 2014 | By
the Swamp Dogs

The Swamp Dogs Member of various German rockabilly and rock’n’roll bands since 1982 as a drummer and/or singer, Roland Heinrich aka The Lone Wolf learned to play the double bass in 1984 (one time members of the Percolators and Fall Out) . He formed the Swamp Dogs the following year with Doc Preatorious on guitar…

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The Niteshift Trio

Juin 1st, 2014 | By
The Niteshift Trio - You Aint Seen Nothing Yet

Gary Venn started to learn double bass in the early 1980s. His teacher was Boz Boorer from the legendary Polecats (and now Morrissey’s main man). He soon teamed up with a school friend called Steve Lovett on guitar and they started to practice in his mum and dads garage. It all seemed to fall into…

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Crackle Rattle Bash

Juin 1st, 2014 | By

Crackle Rattle Bash started around 1986 when Kay Kesting and Aris de Vries performed in a squater’s building in Arnhem (Holland). Kay played his T-bass and Aris played guitar and sang. Afterwards they regularly played the streets of Amsterdam and one day Richard Weydert passed by and joined them on washboard. Much later they were asked to…

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The Jumpin’ Paralyzers

Mai 27th, 2014 | By

The Jumpin’ Paralyzers was a rock’n’roll/jive band from Finland (Tampere) formed in 1982 with members of the Hillybilly Cats, Buddy Rider and the Bobbin’ Tunes: Jarkki Siekkinen (vocals and guitar), Olli ‘ Big Daddy’ Ahonen (drums), Jukka ‘Juki’ Manninen (doublebass) and Pete Rinta-Opas (sax) and Harri ‘Harry’ Kallio an occasional fifth member on rhythm guitar….

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Crazy Legs (German neo-rockabilly trio)

Mai 11th, 2014 | By
Crazy Legs

Crazy Legs Not much is known about this German neo-rockabilly trio. The members were Mike Reuter on lead vocals and doublebass, Christian Kron on drums and vocals and Armin Fröb on guitar. To my knowledge they only released two ep’s (one in 1989 and another in 1990) and two years later an album, all on Tally-Ho…

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Something Shocking

Avr 5th, 2014 | By
Something Shocking

Something Shocking Something Shocking were a psychobilly band with a strong pop edge formed in the late 80’s. They first started with Doug Sheperd on guitar, Vannessa Pipe on bass and vocals and a drummer named Pete going under the names of Biffa & the Bacons and Mission Impossible, before they were joined by Emma…

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Scannerz (the)

Mar 29th, 2014 | By
The Scannerz

The Scannerz Germany – Neo-rockabilly/psychobilly The Scannerz started in late 1985/ early 1986. Sebastian Glenz aka Semmel (guitar) met Uwe Klein through his older brother. Uwe had started to play doublebass and was looking for a guitar player to form a neo-rockabilly / psychobilly band. They were very young (Glenz was 16!) and that was…

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