The Pumpin Piano Cats
Originally formed back in the 80's as a support act. The P.P. Cats played the live music scene in Adelaide and Sydney with much success.
Front man Johnny black with many years of experience and his exceptional vocal and piano skills, teamed up with some of Adelaide's finest Rock n Roll and Rockabilly musicians to bring you the sounds of the 50's with the style of the greatest piano player of the era Jerry Lee Lewis . Johnny Black is also a talented Double Bass player with the Rockabilly band " East Texas " who have just returned from touring the USA.
On lead guitar we have the talented Peter Poropat with many years experience in various bands around Adelaide including Rockabilly band " Salvy and the Hired Help" he brings the original sounds of the 50's using the famous Gretsch Guitar made famous by the likes of Eddie Cochran and Brian Setzer.
Coming from well known bands like The Saucermen and The Jam Jets, is Frank Macri on the bass with more than twenty years of rock & roll and Rockabilly experience he brings the 50's sound on stage using the latest Dipinto Belvedere bass and equipment.
On drums is DJ Jess Mallia who is mostly known as one of Adelaide's leading rock & roll DJs but not common knowledge that he is also a talented drummer with over fifteen years experience.
Special feature this year we have Little Max Mallia, at 5 years old he is no stranger to the stage . He is the son of Rock n roll DJ jess and made his first appearance at the Victor Harbor Rock n Roll festival at the age of three singing Rock Around The Clock . Now with a little bit more experience he still loves Rock n roll and is looking forward to joining the Pumpin Piano Cats on stage once again for a couple of songs.
Come and join us and take a leap back to the 50'. These popular tunes will definitely suit all generations and take you back to an era everyone can enjoy .