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Bobby Dee & the Decibells

Bobby Dee & The Decibells are all about those "Happy Days" when "Teen Idols" ruled the airwaves. Using the classic 50's Rock n Roll instrumentation of Guitar, Piano & Saxophone along with the smooth vocals of Bob Doherty and Billy Orr out front, Adelaide's new dance band is sure to have Rock n Rollers boppin' away on dance floors in their favourite pubs & clubs.

Bob Doherty, the popular vocalist from Good Company stars as Bobby Dee along with guitar legend Billy Orr on his red Stratocaster. Billy performed for many years with Johnny O'Keefe. On rock n roll Piano and Hammond Organ is Geoff Skewes, formerly of 60's national recording artists The Vibrants Playing Tenor Saxophone is the very talented Terry Benn who has worked in Sydney with American acts such as The Temptations and The Four Tops. Terry also played saxophone in concert with Australian rock icons The Angels. Adding to the mix are the powerful rhythm section from Mack Brown Rox, Arthur Tucker on his '71 Fender Precision Bass and Rob Huxtable powering on his big, big Gretch drum kit.

Bobby Dee & the Decibells

Andy & The Rockits

Cool Rockabilly - Hot Rock ‘n Roll! Since 1989 Andy & The Rockits have rocked ‘em around Australia, New Zealand, Japan & the United States, with a unique blend of Rock ‘n Roll, Jumpin’ Blues, Cookin’ Swing & Honky Tonkin’ Hillbilly. It’s a taste of old with a dash of new.

“…He launched into his first song, and the front row spontaneously combusted” ~ Planeta en Ritmo Festival, Austin Texas
“…It took less than a phrase and the audience were on their feet!”.
~ Fox Promotions, Wisconsin USA
“…Seymour is in complete control of his material & has what it takes to wow an audience” ~ The Advertiser.
“….this guy is one cool Daddy-o” ~ Rip it up magazine

Andy & The Rockits

Customlines

The Customlines play a form of jump, swing blues from artists such as Little Walter, Ike Turner, Nat King Cole, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, and many more. The band is made up of Trev Gliesert - guitar and vocals; Nathon Dawson - harmonica and vocals; Jacob Bain - upright and electric bass, and Trev Drake - drums and vocals.

The Customlines were formed in 1996 and have been playing the Adelaide and Country Pub and Club circuit as well as private and corporate shows. Their style of music appeals to both young and older audiences and is very danceable. We love the style of music we play and our aim is to entertain and to get our audiences to have a swinging good time as well as have a good time ourselves.

Customlines

The Silverados

The Silverados are one of Adelaide leading Rockabilly outfits and are strongly influenced by some of the traditional early 50's American rockabilly artists such as Carl Perkins, Eddie Cochran, Billy Lee Riley and Elvis Presley to the more modern day neo-rockabilly influences.

The Silverados have performed alongside many of Australia's top Rockabilly bands plus overseas artists such as The Go Getters (Sweden), Amber Foxx (USA), Phil Hayley and The Coments (UK) as well as Bill Hayley's daughter, Gina Hayley.

The Silverados

East Texas

EAST TEXAS have developed their unique Rockabilly sound from Country, Swing, Western Swing and Rock n' Roll. Their intricate "hot-rodding" of old standard tunes and carefully crafted originals bring a breath of fresh air to the Australian scene. Souped-up, stripped-down, fuel injected and rebadged Rockabilly like you've never heard before!

The EAST TEXAS stage show is an event not to be missed. Colour, costume and three lead singers create an unforgettable show. www.easttexas.com.au

East Texas

The Lincolns

The Lincolns are an Adelaide based 4 piece Teddy Boy Rock n Roll band who play a mix of High Energy Rock n Roll and Rockabilly classics with their own unique style and sound.

Dressed in their drape coats, drainpipe trousers and creepers, the Lincolns punch the songs out with the same enthusiasm, style, and energy as they were played when things were really kicking off in the fabulous fifties. They are guaranteed to keep you bopping the night away!

The Lincolns

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 .




The Pumpin Piano Cats

The Satellites

The Satellites’ musical influences stem from all forms of roots music including Country, Rhythm & Blues, Jazz, Swing, Western Swing, Rock n’ Roll, and of course Rockabilly adding their own unique flavour to come up with the rockin’est combo Adelaide has seen in years. The Satellites live act is a show in it’s own right. Their performance is exceptional, with stage antics & an exuberant spontaneity that makes their live shows an unforgettable experience.

The Satellites

The Memphis Suns

The Memphis Suns are a Vintage/Retro inspired 3 piece Rockabilly band with influences from (naturally) Elvis, Glen Glenn, Bill Hayley, Chuck Berry and more.

 

The Memphis Suns

The Cadillacs

Retro, Rockabilly, Rock & Roll with our own special Hot Diggity Dog 'Chilli Palmer' sauce blend of the old and new!

Think a Supercharged Rocket Fueled mix of Roy Orison, Del Shannon, The Shadows, The Stray Cats and Chris Isaak with a Pulp Fiction twist and you've got 'THE CADILLACS'

The Cadillacs
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