Mike Penny & his Moonshiners are an authentic 50s Outfit with a rootsy and original sound – combined with Mike Pennys geat crooners voice and a lot of rockin’ and swinging Hillbilly tunes. Definitely a great live band, whether at big festivals or small clubs. Always enchanting & danceable.
The band Fia Sco and the Majestics embrace the american style and the sound of the 1940s – 50s and describe their music as Western Swing, Country, Hillbilly Boogie & Pre- Rockabilly. Founded in 2014, the band grew around the young and very talented singer Fia Sco and is under the musical guidance of Don De Vil (Double Bass).
The Jelly Roll Men are on a mission! They want to the bring old-school blues to everybody out there. They band earned a solid reputation for beings a great live act and a real crowd-pleaser. Make no mistake. In spite of their stage antics, these guys take their music seriously. They don’t play old-school blues to be different, they play it because it’s in their soul. Their debut album “Jelly Roll Shuffle” -produced by award-winner producer and musician Little Victor -who also guests on the record- features the most authentic 1950’s blues sounds.
This band has been one of the most in demand old-school rockin’ blues combo on the international blues scene for many long years. They played and they still play at the best clubs and festivals and and festivals in the Old Continent on regular bases. Egidio “Juke” Ingala & The Jacknives are famous for delivering highly energetic live performances and also the high quality of the music they perform. They are a top notch band that plays Chicago and West Coast Blues thrilling audiences with their explosive performances in many different Countries.
Little Walter Jacobs was arguably the most influential blues harmonica players of all time and he still is. Veteran harp player Mo Al Jaz brings Little Walter back to life with an honest and heartfelt tribute to Walter and his music. The album “The Blues of Little Walter” (originally released on Mo’s own CHEST Records) produced by multiple award-winner Little Victor really sounds and looks like a Little Walter album from the 1950’s. Lot of people tried to get the famous CHESS sound for decades, Only very few got this close.
It is a welcome return to the uk and European blues scene for long time blues guitar player Dexter Shaw. A truly great classic, traditional blues player he paid his dues many moons ago with roots going back to doctor feelgood and in his own right a as a respected guitarist. He became known to many of us with his appearance and great chops on the London and uk blues scene ,he played along side many of the very finest uk blues musicians going on to form his very own fine band ” Dexter Shaw and the Wolftones”.
28 years together, many tours around the globe, thousands of shows and a dozen of albums under their belts, these guys are the real deal. They play their music so well that that it’s hard to believe BB AND THE BLUES SHACKS are actually from Germany. Their mixture of blues and rhythm and blues with a touch of early soul, gave the band a solid base of faithful fans all over Europe, America and the rest of World.
Dusty Dave & The Heart Attacks are new on the scene and smell like brisk haircream, water of cologne and guest room soap. But the makers of the band Lucky Steve, Dynamite White, Ray Black, Rockin’ Bende und Dusty Dave are already playing successfully in other bands, like the The Booze Bombs, Devils & Sons, The Hidden Charms or Fenders 55.
Hank’s Jalopy Demons have performed publicly in Melbourne and Internationally since 1996. The latest line-up has been particularly active in seedy late night bars, where they have assailed unsuspecting victims with their well practiced and expert renditions of unadulterated Rock-a-billy music (sometimes cut with illicit substances such as late-50s garage Rock‘n’Roll and Hillbilly).
Dale Rocka & the Volcanoes were formed as a band in 1998 and ever since they’ve been a flagbearer for straight rockabilly in their native island of Sicily and abroad. The energy and elegance of their live shows have produced a solid reputation throughout Europe, and for this reason they’re constantly busy with concerts around the continent.
These six boys from the city of Brno (Czech republic) have been rockin’ together for more than a decade in a rock’n’roll revival band The Fireballs (CZ), learning the ins and outs of the genre from the masters like Bill Haley, Chuck Berry, The Treniers, Jimmy Cavello, Freddie Bell or The Big Six. After 10 years, they decided it was time to move into somewhat more demanding territory and formed a pure & authentic jiving combo called GONE HEPSVILLE.
The Broadkasters were formed over 10 years ago and specialise in playing vintage blues from the ’50’s…influence mainly by the Sun Records and Chess records releases of the time .
The Houserockers were formed in 1999, by frontman Rob Glazebrook and have performed over 2000 shows in the U.K. , Europe, Scandinavia and the USA. They have released 8 albums and 2 45’s in this period, the last two CDs being on Rhythm Bomb. The bands musical message is simple..’we play real Rock ‘n’ Roll’
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 rockin’ sounds up and down the west coast (or any coast)!
Black Patti, named after a short-lived Jazz/Blues record label in 1927, has dedicated themselves to the early roots of acoustic blues. The German duo consists of professional musicians Peter Crow C. (guitar, slide, harmonica, vocals) and Ferdinand Kraemer (a.k.a. Mr. Jelly Roll, guitar, mandolin, vocals).
Ike and the Capers came together in 1994 and soon they left town for national shows. The first album ´Loud and Silent´ became a huge success all over the world and took them to a lotta countries such as Italy, Great Britain, USA, Austria, Switzerland, Spain, Sweden…
Nic Steven Nilsson Started out as a 12 year old in 1979 with rockn roll.. Since 1991 my band name were Uncle Nic & Alternators. In 1998 My artist name become Fireball Steven and focus went on straight in your face raw authentic rockabilly.
Singer/songwriter and guitarist Ricky Fabian, born and raised in Berlin, is a new promising name on the international roots music scene. He plays authentic Rock ‘n Roll and was significantly influenced by all the great black and white artists from the late 1940’s to the early 1960’s. His music is an excellent blend of classic Rockabilly, Rock ‘n Roll, Swing, Country and early Soul.
The Ballroom Rockets started out as a rockabilly band in 2001 founded by the brothers Christoph and Fabian. Since then their style developed to a brought range of American roots music: Rock’n’Roll with huge influence of Country and Blues.
From LILLE, north of France comes a brandnew Rockabilly trio called THE HOODOO TONES ! If you are familiar with the Rhythm Bomb roster this band will remind you on MARC AND THE WILD ONES, THE RAMBLIN BANDITS or TWISTED ROD.
Since their take-off in the year 2007, The Rockets have been on the road constantly. After various shows in America and Russia, the band tours in their bus across Europe. Of course they are also frequently back in Switzerland, their homeland. For some time now, The Rockets have been among the bands, which are booked most often in Switzerland.
The Margraves, take inspiration from the late 50’s artists that created a new wild sound and create something new again. From upbeat vocal harmony tracks to untamed and moody instrumentals, The Margraves are filling dance floors worldwide from the US to Europe and Australia all the while bent on continuing their influences’ primitive tradition.
The Roy Kay Trio, the drummerless trio that have been fixtures on the rockin’ scene since 2002. Dynamic and powerful lead vocals and harmonies supported by huge rhythm and meaningful melodies, the trio continues to draw big crowds of dancers and listeners alike to their authentic and heartfelt stage show. Featuring the same members who have been rockin’ around the world since 2001, The Roy Kay Trio always deliver a fantastic, energetic performance and you can tell they love every minute of it!
With more than 1000 Shows all over the world – including Japan, the USA, Russia and across Europe this rockabilly / rock ‘n roll hotpot has earned it’s spurs.
With her old school vocals and gritty guitar-picking style, Coral Lee Farrow is one of Australia’s most exciting female singer/songwriters in the Americana roots tradition.
Jittery Jack brings his East Coast bang to the world of Rockabilly and 50’s inspired Rock ‘n’ Roll. Hailing from Boston, MA USA he has headlined at the Viva Las Vegas festival numerous times, and has toured internationally headlining many festivals including UK’s the Rockabilly Rave and Australia’s Camperdown Cruise. Jack has also recorded for both Wild Records in Hollywood, CA and Rhythm Bomb Records in Germany who released his 2014 full length, “Gonna Have A Time”.
Duvall is known for his 1950’s recordings such as Little Boy Blue, Boom Boom Baby, Double Talkin’ Baby, among others. He has performed with Eddie Cochran, Johnny Horton, Bobby Darin, Dale Hawkins, The Champs, and others. His Little Boy Blue charted on Billboard in 1958 and Eddie Cochran told him it was one of his favourite songs. Duvall recorded Boom Boom Baby two years prior to Billy “Crash” Craddock and his version of Double Talkin’ Baby was sent to Gene Vincent as well as Modern Romance to Sanford Clark.
Joakim Tinderholt & his band was formed in Oslo, January ’05 by members from the well renowned Muddy Waters Blues Clubs houseband, in addition to Tinderholt himself. Since then the band has done numerous, sucessfull gigs at clubs and festivals all over Norway. Some of the highlights include Notodden Blues Festival, Dark Season Blues Festival, Color Blues Festival and tours of Poland and Russia.
BANG!MUSTANG! was founded by members of successful international bands, incl. Los Twang! Marvels, Messer Chups and The Rob Ryan Roadshow. The Mustangs sound like wild west, 1000 PS and hypnotized amerindians who celebrate the musical excess of all cultures! With oiled straps, burning guitars and marvelous melodies in their gats they delighted the continents from the year one with brilliant, sparkling sounds, surging guitars and roaring rythms – Surf Music in the proper sense! It’s all about dynamics, devotion and passion!
Lil’ Mo and the Dynaflos came about one night around 2004 at the World Famous Derby Club in Los Angeles as “Lil’ Mo” Morris Everett and Cliff Quan discussed their love for Doo Wop music. Lil’ Mo, being a veteran of previous vocal groups and Cliff, being an avid Doo Wop listener and rockabilly guitar player in the LA band “The Hellzaboppers”, decided “Why not give it a go ourselves”? The rest is history!
Rockin’ Rhythm & Swingin’ Blues, that’s a name suited to the music served up by the frontman, guitarist & singer Nico Duportal, who leads his “real deal” band, The Rhythm Dudes. Nico draws on the full spectrum of the deep black roots of Afro -American music and performs some of the finest early Blues and Rhythm ‘n Blues music being played in Europe today.
Benny & the flybyniters have been a stalwart of the Melbourne roots music scene since 1999. From humble beginings playing local bars and pubs, to tours and Festivals in the USA and Europe, the Flybyniters have made their mark. Backing the likes of Lazy Lester, Big Jay McNeely, Ska/Bluebeat great Owen Gray, to name few, Benny & the flybyniters have always been the go to band in Australia for your Rhythm & Blues fix.
Kieron is well known for his singing/songwriting both at home and abroad with a total of 8 CD releases and 2 vinyl releases spanning 18 years. His song writing is inspired by artists from the 1940s and 50’s and yet he injects his own original style and personality into his music.
Is a 3 piece rockin‘ combo based in Prague. They play highly energetic, red hot 50s inspired music. They are considered as one of the most authentic rockabilly band in the Czech Republic.
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.
The story of Mississippi Queen began in the fall of 1989, in Zagreb, capitol of Croatia. The band was formed by Jurica Štelma (upright bass), Karlo Starcevic (rhythm guitar, vocal), Renato Zgrablic-Pit (second rhythm, guitar, harp, vocals) and Vedran Žanko (lead guitar, vocals). They played together for over a year, and recorded a few sessions from which tree songs were published on the compilation tape “Rock this town”.
The Starjays, dynamic, melodic, original and catchy mid-century inspired rhythm and blues from the Northwestern USA. From the second they take the stage with sax, guitar, upright bass, piano and drums, Roy Kay and Angelatini deliver their powerful duets and harmonies on top of a jumpy rhythm that turns music venues into dancehalls.
Billie & the Kids – the band that play late 1950s and early 1960s rhythm & blues, and early soul music. Fronted by the lead girl singer Ana Klabucar, aka Billie, they have been playing for several years now, on stages all across the Europe.
Cat Lee King and His Cocks from Bonn, Germany are one of the most notable European new comer bands in the field of authentic 50s Rhythm’n’Blues and Rock’n’Roll. Charismatic bandleader Cat Lee King, who astonishes with self-taught Blues Piano Skills as well as an unmistakeable raspy voice, has gathered a bunch of dapper looking young lads, who manage to excite every crowd and put down an energy-packed live show that promises to blow off the roof of any juke joint, club, or theater hall.
Johnny Law started the Pistol Packin’ Daddies band under the name of The Hellfire Trio back in 2001, but later changed it to the Pistol Packin’ Daddies. For the next few years the band played around Western Australia and the lineup changed a number of times during this period. In 2003 the first CD was released by the band called Doggin’ It Home. Since that first release the band have played many major international and national festivals, seducing audiences across the globe.
SaraLee is the queen of rhythm ‘n’ blues and rockabilly lovers’ hearts! Her soulful voice and flirty attitude has brightened many stages from Finland to Germany and she is yearning for more. Until today, she has warmed up stages for legends such as Matchbox, The Polecats, Crazy Cavan and sang with Charlie Thompson.
Maryann & The Tri-Tones is a group playing authentic rockabilly since 2011 when the lovely singer Maryann took her acoustic guitar and joined guitar player Artur and drummer Peeter who had already been making music together for a while. From a local bar they found a waitress named Mari who also happened to play the upright bass and Maryann got a third Tri-Tone to complete the set.
Charming singers MEI and YUKI present a very colorful Rock and Roll record. “Rockin` Like A Man” features rockin, bluesy and countrified covers from “Try Me” (BOB LUMAN), “I’m In A Whirl” (THE DEUCES), “Dimples” (JOHN LEE HOOKER) to “Keep A Knocking” (LITTLE RICHARD).
GIFT MUSARURWA is the younger brother of Jazzmusician AUGUST MUSARURWA from Simbabwe, who wrote the hit ‘Skokiaan’ which was recorded by PAUL ANKA, BILL HALEY, HERB ALPERT, LOUIS ARMSTRONG and many others. GIFT is a natural talent and started in age of 12 playing piano.
Mabey the most powerfull mix of Americana, Blues and Roadhouse Rockabilly you could find on this side of the big pond. The Band around the native American Robert Ryan fires up a true Roots music firework where ever they go.A mix of mostly originals with a few covers thrown in, great melodys and allotta rhythm combined with a highly energetic live show is what you get here.
„Rock’n’Roll is here to stay“… This old 1950’s cliche’ is even more relevent today. A great example is RAY ALLEN. He and his band are playing real Rock’n’Roll! RAY ALLEN plays authentic rocking ‘late 50s’ and the bopping early 60s’ sounds without compromise. They even look the part with authentic clothing, microphones, and instruments.
Hailing from one of the sunniest sites in Europe, and being inspired by the huge musical heritage of the famous Memphis label, this newly formed Italian four piece rockabilly band, although new, includes some of the oldest hands of the genre around the southern border of Europe, as Vince Mannino, singer and lead guitarist of the band has been the first one to pick straight authentic rockabilly in his sicilian homeland way back in the late seventies, when just a teenager.
Take a big bucket of unpolished Mississippi juke joint boogie and blend it with another bucket of laid back down home blues. Add a teacup of swamp pop, a tablespoon of hillbilly and a pound of profane, ecstatic gospel and you´ll have the Kokomo Kings. This is rock´n´roll before rock´n´roll was born. Nothing but primitive, groovy Saturday-night music made for dancing.
The Round up Boys were put together in 1996 and hail from Berlin/Germany. First record release in 1999, EP ” Something For Everyone” (Favorite Records). Over the years the boys have developed a unique style and sound.
The Band was put together in spring 2001 and made their first public appeareance in august 2002 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. Cherry´s belting delivery not only stands out vividly on record but also with his personal appearances, which accounts for his universal popularity… especially with the teen-age contingency.
Shakedown Tim & the Rhythm Revue deliver the blues as if they hand-carried it from the Mississippi Delta to Chicago personally. It’s a fierce and joyful combination of down home blues en uptown jump, swing & boogie; from a Pre-War ‘Dust Bowl Depression era’ blues party, straight outta these ‘Dirty Thirties’, to a fifties street corner dance at Maxwell Street Market in ‘the Windy City’…
Marc and the Wild Ones: the rockin’ scene’s best proponents of hair waving, hip shaking, beer spilling, foot stomping excitement, delivered with staggering confidence & youthfull bravado, earned by almost 3 years of crowd-inciting insanity. In a short period of time Marc & The Wild Ones have made their musical mark (stain?) in the roots rock crowd, first by thrilling German, Austrian, Belgium & Netherlands audience and now, after triumphant appearances at majpr European music festivals, such as the Rave and the High, that energetic WILD sound is finally getting around.
Straight out of the cold Denmark, hot and raw rockabilly trio Ramblin Bandits was formed in the start of 2016. Rambling Bandits play hard hitting, balls out, no bullshit, raw and fast rockabilly with a sound inspired by the roots of rock n roll spiced up with attitude and dedication and brought forward to the modern sounds of today.
The Backseat Boogie was born in the Milan area of Italy in 2007. They started out as a Rockabilly Trio. The band became a quartet a few years later when they added a harp/saxaphone player. To classify The Backseat Boogie as Rockabilly would be incorrect or rather reductive in their description. Their sound intersperses various types of music to include Rockabilly, Country, Rockin’ Blues and Boogie.
Wild rock and roll, kustom garage rockabilly trio from Budapest, Hungary. Ati EDGE and the Shadowbirds is a solo project of The Silver Shine’s singer/guitarist.
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.
There’s no need to introduce The Slapbacks. Hailing from Vienna/Austria, these guys are a household name in the European Rockabilly scene since 1995. They played countless shows and drove thousands of miles all around Europe and the US and are well known for their easy going but at the same time highly professional working style, on and off stage.