A.J. and the Rockin Trio
André Joaquim – Vocals & Acoustic Guitar
Celso Ladeira – Guitar
Ruben “El Pavoni” - Bass
Rui “Tex” Gomes - Drums
Record Label: Rhythm Bomb Records
Musicstyle: Authentic Rockabilly
A.J. & the Rockin' Trio is a four-piece Rockabilly combo, with Vocals, Acoustic and Electric Guitar, Upright Bass and Drums.
The 12 track debut CD "Howlin' at the Moon" contains 9 self-penned originals and 3 covers, and will be released trough Rhythm Bomb Records based in Berlin, London and Los Angeles. Playing modern Rockabilly, A.J. & the Rockin Trio bring to their sound flavors of R&B, Swing, Country and Jazz, making their own unique blend and vision of Rockabilly music.
With just 2 years existence, A.J. & the Rockin' Trio has released the debut CD "Howlin' at the Moon" at the biggest european festival, the 20th ROCKABILLY RAVE in UK on June 2016, and in Portugal at the biggest summer festival NOS ALIVE at Raw Coreto Stage on July 7th. During the summer, film the video clip for “Waiting For You”, that reached on the first week at Facebook an impressive 500 shares and 25000 views. In September, “Hot Rockin' Mama” and “She Do The Bop” taken from the CD are released in 7 inch vinyl, the artwork was made by one of the finest vintage artist Henrique San. Still in September A.J. & the Rockin Trio played at Alligator Rockin' in Spain, and for 2017 already have 7 dates appointed for Spain, France and Austria.
July 12th 2014 - Saturday afternoon,
Aloha Café in the now defunct Imaviz Undergound, bring to the classic Jam Session, four old time friends from the Rockabilly scene, A.J. & the Rockin' Trio is officially born. The four-piece combo create the show "Johnny Cash Special & the Rockabilly Favourites", presenting it in the Live Music Bars and Tributes. In 2015 the band record 6 tracks, 4 self-penned and 2 covers, and released the E.P. in Cassette format, and started presenting with their own name. The opening track "Hot Rockin' Mama" make some buzz on the scene, and quickly gets to Rhythm Bomb Records who invites to release their first CD, releasing the song later on vinyl 7''
Famous Last Words
"this album is highly recommended if you enjoy your rockabilly on the wild side but also one that has the nous to change direction every so often to add variety in terms of its output."