Photo Axel Beinert 2001. "Holiday Inn"
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|STEVE - GUITAR, BOTTLENECK, VOX|
(Heat, Shakers, Bozmen, Rumble, Drugbuster)
G - FENDER BASS
BRIAN - DRUMS, BV's
ALICE - HARMONICA
Steve has the scars to remember The Heat (punk rock 'n' roll 1977), The Shakers (rhythm 'n' blues from hell 1982 - 1987),
Boz and The Bozmen (glam rockabilly 1988) and Rumble (raw rockabilly 1994 - 1997) by.
He also played and recorded with Wilko Johnson (Dr Feelgood and Blockheads),
Boz Boorer (Polecats and Morrissey), Captain Drugbuster (Demented Are Go),
Levi Dexter (Rockats and Ripchords) and SHiNE EYE (Mocking Bird Gal).
Ram Jam Geno Washington, Mr Maybellene, Chuck Berry, Small Faces Steve Marriott,
New York Dolls Johnny Thunders and Red Hot Robert Gordon were happy to share stages with
the rockabillyblues and soulman too.
Since 2004, this stripped down stompin' band has blazed a trail across France, Belgium, Holland, Germany, Finland, Spain and the UK. (Steve also headlined Rough House (Japan) with Boz Boorer in 2003 and toured
the East Coast (USA) with an American line up in 2005).
They have made their mark at significant venues and festivals including Tattooed Lady (Spain),
the London 100 Club with Robert Gordon, Rock 'n' Soul (UK),Walldorf Rock 'n' Roll Weekender (Germany),
Beach Rock (Holland), Festival De la Jeunesse (France), Kustom Kulture Blast Off (UK),
Secret Garden (UK), 100 Ans De Rock 'n' Roll (France) and headlined Paulettes (France).
"Boptown" CD (2004), Stagger Lee Is Back" CD (2006), Sugar Devil" Vinyl EP (2009),
"Before The Rooster Crows" CD (2010) and "Rockabilly Dolls" CD with Levi Dexter all gained airplay and
good press. The Promo clip for "Stagger Lee Is back" with Pin Up Bernie Dexter notched up almost
50,000 hits on YouTube!
In 2012 with the new line up, they played at Gaz' Rockin' Blues London, Rockabilly Street (Holland)
and Southend Pier Festival (UK), then booked into a favorite Essex studio to work on new material.
Now 2014 is lookin' good with tour dates booked into 2015, the new album "Smokin' Guitar" on CDand Download, a cameo appearance by Steve in the film "Looking For Johnny" and new interest from Sweden,
Japan, Canada and the USA.
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