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03 December 2009
Crazy Cavan will be releasing a New CD Box Set Album featuring 40 songs from their Legendary career reflecting a Musical Timeline.
All the favourites are there, plus an additional 15 track bonus CD of previously unrecorded tracks. The collector's item comes with a 30 page booklet co-written with the Band by John Kennedy.
The first gig of The 40th Anniversary Tour kicks off...
27 November 2009
Cliff Crofford, co-host of the mid-1950s KBAK-TV show "The Chuck Wagon Gang" and a prolific honky-tonk club performer and movie-soundtrack songwriter, died Sunday, two days after suffering a massive stroke, according to his granddaughter, Danielle Crofford Fetters.
Crofford, who would have turned 80 on Dec. 12, played with Bill Woods' Orange Blossom Playboys at the Blackboard saloon and at various local venues with the Jimmy...
26 November 2009
Little Richard, now 76, is recovering at a Vanderbilt University hospital after undergoing hip surgery. In a post to his official Myspace page, a spokesperson has said that although the surgery was successful, the veteran rocker is still in a lot of pain. "Please be praying for a quick and full recovery. He may have a long road ahead of him (i.e. physiotherapy) because he waited...
25 November 2009
The German ’Country Home News’ describes Robert Gordon at a recent show there as "overweight, tired and burned out".
Writer Andrea Weber reports that, "It was a weak performance, for a small audience. There isn’t much good to report about the show. Even the widely acclaimed guitarist Chris Spedding, who backed him, seems to have lost his enthusiasm for performing due to Robert’s poor...
19 November 2009
The Greenwood Inn (674 Whitton Avenue West, Northolt UB5 4LA) has closed their doors till next month.
The reason to do that (and cancel all gigs) was last minute emergency repairs to the plumbibg & electrics.
The club promised to fix everything by beginning of December. If not, then their Christmas party must be postponed... until next year....
14 November 2009
It's still a long way off, but there's good news for Stargazers fans as they have just confirmed their first show in what will have been a four year sabbatical.
The English swing band, Stargazers will be appearing at the Valencia Hall Party in Spain in April 2011 (along with their band-within-a-band, The Piccadilly Bullfrogs).
So looks like we can welcome the...
10 November 2009
It was a great party and it was because of you, who could find time (and money) and come to rainy Holland for our 1st Rockabilly Bash at the Cruise Inn with special guest performer Don Woody.
But some people we would like to mention and give our big THANK YOU. They made it more easy for us, so we didn't get too stressed and...
05 November 2009
An hour ago we got some sad news. The bass player of Lost Hound got trouble with his back. Doctor said he must stay in bed for two weeks, so the band decided to cancel their show at our 1st Rockabilly Bash at the Cruise Inn coming Saturday.
We feel very sorry and wish him fast recovery!
The replacement for Lost Hound will...
01 November 2009
After releasing four full length records and playing major rockabilly weekenders and venues all over the world as The Roy Kay Trio, Roy, Robin and Mike added Aaron to the mix to form the Roy Kay Combo.
"When you add drums and piano, there's more space," says Kay. "With the trio, we're really trying to make the most out of what we all have,...
31 October 2009
For those who still don't know, here is the schedule for the 1st Rockabilly Bash (7 November, 2009) at the best rock'n'roll club in Holland, the Cruise Inn:
20.00 - 21.00 - DJ Lotte Lou
21.00 - 21.30 - DJ Chicken
21.30 - 22.15 - Lost Hound
22.15 - 22.30 - DJ Reb Mocum
22.30 - 23.00 - Tri-Tones
23.00 - 23.15 - DJ
26 October 2009
A four-disc boxed set spanning the full career of Elvis Presley will be released on Dec. 8 by Legacy Recordings.
"Elvis 75 - Good Rockin' Tonight" will begin with "My Happiness," the acetate Presley recorded at Sun Studios in Memphis in 1953, to "A Little Less Conversation (JXL Radio Remix Edit)", an international hit in 2002.
"Elvis 75" ranges from the seminal...
26 October 2009
Al Martino, who died on October 13, was a great postwar Italian-American crooner who rose to even further fame with his role as the singer Johnny Fontane in The Godfather (character supposedly based on Frank Sinatra, but with eerie similarities to Martino's own career), the 1972 blockbuster movie starring Marlon Brando.
His single "Here in My Heart" was number one in the first UK Singles...
24 October 2009
There are some minor changes in lineup of Chicago rockabilly/hillbilly band The Gin Palace Jesters.
Katie, the fiddle player, had a baby and moved to Reno, NV. Her new name is now "Fiddlin' Katie Reno".
The double bass player, Casey, got married and decided to move on after a good 5 year run.
"Spider" Mike Hobson is...
22 October 2009
Rock & Sock Records recording artist, Tokyo Rosenthal has signed a representation agreement with renowned Scandinavian promotional company Hemifrån.
Hemifrån specializes in marketing established musicians in Scandinavian countries as well as select European markets.
Hemifrån will focus on introducing Rosenthal into this area where he has had little or no exposure to date. This will entail facilitating media reviews, radio airplay, retail...
17 October 2009
The new cd of German rock'n'roll band is almost ready.
During the last weeks they were busy with mastered all songs - there will be fifteen hot-rocking, ass-kicking tracks on the piece of silver.
Also, all the artwork is done and has been handed over to the production. And last but not least with "Mad Drunken Monkey Records" the band has found...
14 October 2009
Brian Setzer has a new album out today (October, 13), "Songs From Lonely Avenue" with 13 tracks.
Setzer told the Associated Press he got the idea after coming up with dark, dramatic riffs that sounded like a film-noir soundtrack.
The cover design was made by Andi Hazelwood, the winner of the Brian Setzer album cover design contest, who got the blue colored Gretsch...
10 October 2009
As many of you already have heard Shelby Singleton passed away on Wednesday October 7th, 2009. He was 77.
Shelby Singleton worked at various jobs after finishing school, and began promoting his wife's (Margie Singleton) singing and songwriting career part time, and this led to his full time entry into the music business in 1957 when he joined Mercury Records as...
08 October 2009
The new book about Jerry Lee Lewis "Lost and Found" written by Joe Bonomo is officially for sale since last month.
It delves deeply into the accidental intersection between fading American Rockabilly and the ascending Beatlemania.
By first taking a look at the critical years before his famed night in 1964 at West Germany’s Star-Club, then the tumultuous years that follow, culminating in...
06 October 2009
Yes, we all have been waiting for it! And finally the line up for the biggest Rockabilly festival in Europe, The Rockabilly Rave, is announced!
Jack Scott (USA), Sleepy LaBeef (USA), Deke Dickerson and The Ecco Fonics (USA), The Bellfuries (USA), Maibell and The Misfires (Finland), The Slapbacks (Austria), Eddie and The Flatheads (Sweden), RJ and Tri Tones (Holland/Estonia), Jessie and The Orbits (UK) and...
03 October 2009
The Elvis Cruise is now entering its third year of sailing as a music-themed cruise. This is the only officially licensed cruise by Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc.
The Elvis Cruise will set sail on the 2,052-passenger Carnival Inspiration November 12-16, 2009, round-trip from Tampa, Florida, calling at Cozumel, Mexico.
Hosted by Elvis’ close friend and entourage member, Jerry Schilling, the cruise will...