Ruzz Guitar’s Blues Revue

‘Ruzz Guitar’s Blues Revue’ – A powerful, Soul injected Blues/R’n’B/Rock’n’Roll band hailing from Bristol UK and lead by Gretsch endorsed guitarist Ruzz Guitar. After taking inspiration from many great guitarists such as Wilko Johnson, Brian Setzer, Jim Heath and Jimmie Vaughan, Ruzz has developed what he has learnt into his own style which is quickly becoming recognized around the globe.

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Little Victor

Little Victor, a.k.a “The Beale Street Blues Bopper” is a multi-award-winning musician and producer, famous for the quality of his shows -a mix of authentic old-school rockin’ blues and cabaret stage antics- and the outstanding artistic quality of his records and productions. He’s an exemplary keeper of the fame. His joyous showmanship and larger than life personality has made him a popular international festival attraction for decades until he practically almost retired from live activities -to focus on production and other stuff -before recently moving to the UK. Little Victor is back with a new groundbreaking album “Deluxe Lo-Fi” and he’s ready to hit the road again!

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Ray Black & The Flying Carpets

Ray Black & The Flying Carpets are totally devoted to the raw and honest sound of early Rockabilly. Still these guys are not afraid of critically selected garage songs from the 60s, that they translate into their own style and use them as a fuel injection for their mainly authentic Rockabilly sound.

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Chet Atkins

Chester Burton Atkins (June 20, 1924 – June 30, 2001), known as “Mr. Guitar” and “The Country Gentleman”, was an American musician, occasional vocalist, songwriter, and record producer, who along with Owen Bradley and Bob Ferguson, among others, created the country music style that came to be known as the Nashville sound, which expanded country music’s appeal to adult pop music fans. He was primarily known as a guitarist. He also played the mandolin, fiddle, banjo, and ukulele.

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The Jelly Roll Men

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.

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Dusty Dave & The Heart Attacks

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.

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Hank’s Jalopy Demons

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).

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Dale Rocka & The Volcanoes

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.

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Gone Hepsville

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.

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Narvel Felts

Narvel Felts (born November 11, 1938 in Keiser, Arkansas) is an American country music, rockabilly singer. Raised in Bernie, Missouri where he attended Bernie High School, Felts was discovered during a talent show at the school. He had been encouraged to participate in the show by some of his classmates, and it just so happened that a talent agent was attending the performance at the time.
Felts recorded his first single “Kiss-a Me Baby” at the age of 16, and his career skyrocketed with the help of Roy Orbison and Johnny Cash. Narvel Felts enjoyed modest pop success in 1960 with a remake of the Drifters “Honey Love” which earned a low position on the Billboard Hot 100. He went on to release such songs as “Lonely Teardrops” and “Pink And Black Days”, but it wasn’t until the 1970s when he began enjoying success on a national level as a country singer.

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Ricky Fabian

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.

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Ray Campi

Ray Campi was born in Yonkers, New York. After his family moved to Austin, Texas in 1944, Campi began a lifetime of performing and recording music in numerous American genres, including folk, country, and rock and roll as well as rockabilly. Early on he recorded on Domino Records. In the 1950s Ray Campi recorded for several labels, including Dot Records, and recorded the first tribute record to the 1959 Buddy Holly plane crash, ‘The Ballad of Donna and Peggy Sue’, backed by the Big Bopper’s band. He also worked with many of the most prominent pioneers of rock and roll music, including Bill Haley, Buddy Holly, and Gene Vincent.

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Egidio “Juke” Ingala & The Jacknives

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.

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Mo Al Jaz

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.

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Dexter Shaw And The Wolftones

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”.

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The Cochran Brothers

Hank Cochran and Eddie Cochran, not related, both rose to international prominence in music – Hank Cochran in Country Music and Eddie Cochran in Rock and Roll. Their success as solo artists did not come overnight, though. Before that, Hank and Eddie joined forces in 1954 when they were only teenagers, Hank 19 and Eddie 16, but as the Cochran Brothers they made their very first professional steps in music. And they did so with some success; the Cochran Brothers recorded professionally for EKKO and CASH RECORDS, toured extensively along the west coast and were featured regularly on regional TV with the popular artists of the day.

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George Jones

George Glenn Jones (September 12, 1931 – April 26, 2013) was an American musician, singer and songwriter. He achieved international fame for his long list of hit records, including his best known song “He Stopped Loving Her Today”, as well as his distinctive voice and phrasing. For the last 20 years of his life, Jones was frequently referred to as the greatest living country singer. Country music scholar Bill C. Malone writes, “For the two or three minutes consumed by a song, Jones immerses himself so completely in its lyrics, and in the mood it conveys, that the listener can scarcely avoid becoming similarly involved.”

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Roy Kay Trio

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!

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B.B. & The Blues Shacks

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.

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The Dustaphonics

THE DUSTAPHONICS: London – UK
(Healer Selecta Rock’n’Roll Soul Surf Revue) In 2008, the iconic American actress Tura Satana (Varla in Russ Meyer’s ‘65 cult classic, Faster Pussycat Kill Kill asked DJ Healer Selecta (Freestyle Records) aka Yvan Serrano (Vintage Weekender/RaisonD’Etre London) to create some music for her next movie. Thus, The Dustaphonics concept was born.

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Jittery Jack

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”.

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Huelyn Duvall

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.

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Joakim Tinderholt

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.

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Bang!Mustang!

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!

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Lil’ Mo and the Dynaflos

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!

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Nico Duportal and his Rhythm Dudes

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.

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Benny and The FlyByNiters

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.

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Ruby Dee and The Snakehandlers

Ruby Dee’s is a tale of unbelievable resilience and drive in the face of struggles that would foil someone with less determination. She is a singer, songwriter, bandleader, and cook as well as a traumatic brain injury survivor. Her band, Ruby Dee & the Snakehandlers make American music with rockabilly, swing, country and R&B inflections, and their latest album, Little Black Heart is a tour de force of exemplary musicianship.

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Frankie Miller

Texas honky-tonk singer Frankie Miller enjoyed a string of hits for STARDAY in the ’50s and ’60s. Nearly a decade before those classic recordings, Frankie was drafted into the Army. He gave up a blossoming music career and went off to fight in Korea. Frankie bought a guitar while on leave in Seoul and taped a letter for the folks back in Texas, singing samples of the latest songs he had written while far from home.

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Mississippi Queen

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”.

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Cat Lee and His Cocks

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.

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Johnny Law and The Pistol Packin’ Daddies

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.

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Tony Sheridan

Tony Sheridan (Anthony Esmond Sheridan McGinnity; 21 May 1940 – 16 February 2013) was an English rock and roll singer-songwriter and guitarist. He was best known as an early collaborator of the Beatles (though the record was labelled as being with “The Beat Brothers”), one of two non-Beatles (the other being Billy Preston) to receive label performance credit on a record with the group, and the only non-Beatle to appear as lead singer on a Beatles recording which charted as a single.

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Alexis Korner

Alexis Korner (born Alexis Andrew Nicholas Koerner; 19 April 1928 – 1 January 1984) was a British blues musician and radio broadcaster, who has sometimes been referred to as “a founding father of British blues”. A major influence on the sound of the British music scene in the 1960s, Korner was instrumental in bringing together various English blues musicians.

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Billy Mize

Billy Mize (Born William Robert Mize on April 29, 1929 in Arkansas City, Kansas) is a steel guitarist, band leader, vocalist, songwriter, and TV show host. Mize was raised in the San Joaquin Valley of California, an area steeped in country music thanks to relocated Okies. He originally learned to play guitar as a child, but fell in love with the steel guitar he received for his 18th birthday.

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Johnny Cymbal

During a career that spanned four decades, Cymbal made an impact on popular music worldwide as a songwriter, singer, performer and record producer. During those years, in addition to his rock and roll anthem, “Mr. Bass Man”, he was responsible for hit records including: “Teenage Heaven”, “Cinnamon”, “Mary In The Morning”, “Rock Me Baby” and “I’m Drinking Canada Dry”.

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Cab Calloway

Cabell “Cab” Calloway III (December 25, 1907 – November 18, 1994) was an American jazz singer and bandleader. He was strongly associated with the Cotton Club in Harlem, New York City, where he was a regular performer. Calloway was a master of energetic scat singing and led one of the United States’ most popular big bands from the start of the 1930s to the late 1940s.

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Bill Monroe

William Smith Monroe (September 13, 1911 – September 9, 1996) was an American mandolinist, singer, and songwriter who created the style of music known as bluegrass. The genre takes its name from his band, the Blue Grass Boys, named for Monroe’s home state of Kentucky. Monroe’s performing career spanned 69 years as a singer, instrumentalist, composer and bandleader. He is often referred to as the Father of Bluegrass.

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Maryann & The Tri-Tones

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.

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The Rob Ryan Roadshow

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.

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Ray Allen

„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.

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Vince and the Sun Boppers

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.

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The Kokomo Kings

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.

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Cherry Casino & The Gamblers

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.

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Shakedown Tim and the Rhythm Revue

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’…

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Marc and the Wild Ones

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.

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The Backseat Boogie

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.

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A.J. and the Rockin Trio

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.

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The Slapbacks

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.

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