WA Rock'n'Roll & Rockabilly Bands, Musos and DJs

The local bands are in a continuous state of flux - the musicians frequently change, the bands form, re-form and de-form, so take this information as possibly correct at the time of the last update. The bands listed play predominantly the 50's and 60's rock'n'roll, rockabilly, country rock and swing.

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Adam Hall and The Velvet Playboys 

The music captures a mood reminiscent of the Rat Pack or Louis Prima in Las Vegas in the 50s - smooth swingin' jazz, rockin' blues and good ol' boogie woogie. Their repertoire also features more contemporary music in a vein similar to artists as diverse as James Brown, Ray Charles & Harry Connick Jr.

 

 

Email: thetrumpeteer@hotmail.com

Adam Hall on
0423 262 362

All Star Showstoppers

The World's Most Versatile Tribute show with five musicians creating authentic live tribute shows to The Beatles, The Blues Brothers, The Rolling Stones, David Bowie, Elton John, ZZ Top, Mellencamp, Mark Knopfler, Elvis Costello, George Thorogood, Cliff Richard, Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin.  facebook

www.allstarshowstoppers.com

email

info@allstarshowstoppers.com

Big Bopper & The Hep Cat

A duo with a difference with Jack Marsh on Double-bass and Jon Matthews on the Guitar.

Our style of music represents our enthusiasm to continue the art of live music with just two instruments and our own brand of live singing.

We play mixtures of the 50's plus greatest rock'n'roll and rockabilly songs we love and want to share with all ages. Also, we involve western-swing, country, easy-listening for slow dancing.

This is just a taste of what we both want to achieve as a stand-out duo.

 For bookings contact Jack
on
0423-872-639

 

Bill Blaine

Historical pic as Bill Blaine & The Dynamics

Bill Blaine is a Western Australian singer, guitarist and solo performer.  He is your ideal entertainer for your wedding, party or function, with his own pre-recorded backing tracks, sound system and vast repertoire.  Bill specialises in 50s and 60s  rock'n'roll and country music. See his website for playlist.

Also see our History of WA Rock'nroll page for a full biography. Bill played a significant roll in WA's rock'n'roll history.

 Email: billblaine@bigpond.com

http://www.billblaine.id.au/index.htm

Chain Reaction

"Chain REACTION" is a professional 6-piece Cabaret Rock'n'Roll Show Band presenting fun filled energetic performances of the greatest classic Rock'n'Roll hits from the last fifty years. The band's music is easily recognised, playing the songs that people love to listen to, dance to and sing along with and is greatly enjoyed by all age groups.

Band Members are all highly experienced, enthusiastic, talented musicians and performers. They bring together a variety of instrumental skills and strong influences forming a tight and professional musical reaction. The Band has strong lead vocals and smooth harmonies, playing guitars, saxophone, keyboard, bass and drums, as well as harmonica and some percussion instruments thrown into the mix.

"Chain REACTION" performs regularly at all types of events and high profile venues, ranging from Corporate Functions, Concerts, Hotels, Taverns, Dances, Weddings, Balls, Festivals, Fairs, Picnics, Birthday Parties, House & Street Parties, etc.

 

 Email:

chainrea@bigpond.net.au

Phil Firkin: 9386 3401
mob 0413 726 857

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http://www.myspace.com/chainreactionbandperth

The Continentals

The Continentals were a rockabilly that played regularly at The Mustang Bar, way out west in Perth, Western Australia. They are now officially finished, however their individual members continue to play rockabilly and psychobilly in a variety of bands.

 
 

 

 

 

 

The Continentals are inspired by artists such as Pat Cupp, Johnny Cash, Hank Williams, Elvis Presley, Eddie Cochran, and the Johnny Burnette Trio.

The band has Marco on lead vocals and rhythm guitar, Steve on electric guitar, Richie Balazic on double bass and Matt Hanson on drums.

Deja Vu

A 4-piece cabaret dance band in Perth, Western Australia, available to play at clubs, weddings, birthdays and corporate functions. 

You will enjoy our rendition of 50s to 70's rock n roll and country rock, and we guarantee that your audience will dance the night away!!! 

Our repertoire includes songs by The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Johnny Cash, Shania Twain, Connie Francis, Tammy Wynette, CCR, Elvis, Cliff Richard, Status Quo, Eagles, Neil Diamond, Mavericks, and many, many more

Deja Vu are:
Sarah - Vocals & Rhythm Guitar
Jeff - drums
Derek - Bass Guitar
Kevin - Vocals and Lead Guitar

We are the resident band at the Canning Districts Social Club at 39 Morgan Street, Cannington, WA and we play there EVERY SUNDAY from 6 - 9 pm. We would love to see you there sometime. Check out our video at the club

Kevin : 0431 940 452

 Derek : 0405 259 547

 Website: www.dejavuband.webs.com

 Email:

deja.vu.band.123@gmail.com

 

Flashback

Flashback: music for all occasions.

Play laid-back rock'n'roll.

 Contact:

Jim: 0416 178 921
Winston: 9359 0262
Derrick: 0409 119 387

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Fossil Rock

50's/60's rock'n'roll band fronted by ex Troupador Rick Selby. For a night of classic rock and nostalgia this is the band


 

Rick Selby

0416 200 945

 

email:

 fossilrockperth@hotmail.com

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Full Circle

A very popular duo on the Rock'n'Roll dance circuit. All the classic 50's/60's to today with a great sound to get the party going.  

GT & The Falcons

 

The "Hot" Trio in town playing Classic Hits from the 50's/60's/70's at the tempo and feel that gets those Rock'n'Rollers on the dance floor.

With sensational three part harmonies, and a rhythm section to die for, these guys rip it up with songs from Buddy Holly, Chuck Berry, Elvis, The Big O, Stray Cats, Stones, Creedence  Beatles, etc.

Featuring  former members of the Legendary Bands HAYSTACK, ICE & TROUPADORES

Bill Shepherd: Acoustic/Bass Guitars & Vocals

Grant Hart: Lead Guitar/Keyboards/Sax/Harp & Vocals

Brian Thompson: Drums/Percussion/Vocals

 
Bill Shepherd
Street Talk Entertainment
Office: 08 9302 6888
Mobile: 0419 914 980
 
bill@streettalk.net.au
 
Check out our new website
 
www.streettalk.net.au

 

Harry DeLuxe


Through the years the styles and songs of performers like Big Maybelle, Big Mamma Thornton, Etta James, Besse Smith and Ella Fitzgerald appealed to Harry and fed her dreams of not only being a part of, but standing shoulder to shoulder with the Queens of the retro styles of Jazz, blues, swing, rockabilly and rock'n'roll.

Whether you experience Harry as a solo performer, wooing you and making you believe you are her Pin-Up Queen, or you're on the dance floor jitterbuggin' to Roll 'o' the Dice, one thing is certain - you will never forget the burning halo of red hair under the spotlight, her barrelhouse blues tunes, her soulful ballads or being slain by her ballsy renditions of rough and ready rockabilly tunes.

Harry has a range of influences and loves to perform a range of retro and contemporary styles.

 

Phone: 0419 679 579
Email: harry@harrydeluxe.com.au  

http://harrydeluxe.com.au

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Indiana

Indiana are 4 talented musicians that got together in March 2011.
We are passionate and dedicated about our music, and just love to entertain.
We play in and around Perth and are prepared to travel, if necessary.
We have our own equipment, that includes lighting, and we are available for bookings whether itís for Pubs, Clubs, Birthdays, Weddings or Charity events.

Our range of music covers Country, Cabaret and Rock n Roll, our aim is to give you, great entertainment.

For bookings ring
Ian 0414 596 656

      or email: ianandjoythomas4@bigpond.com

Indigo Alley

 

Indigo Alley is a 4 piece Blues Rock band formed in 2006. They play Rock Blues from the more modern blues artists as well as older blues compositions. The emphasis is on individual style with very powerful performances from KNiKi fronting the band on vocals, Conrad on guitar plus vocals, Tony on bass plus vocals and Merv on drums. http://www.indigoalleymusic.com/
http://www.myspace.com/indigoalley

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Indigo Duck

 

An eclectic mix of divergent styles from Blues & Roots, through to Rock n Roll, Jug Band, Ragtime and beyond.

http://www.indigoduck.net/

myspace - http://www.myspace.com/indigoduck

 

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Johnny Law & the Pistol Packin' Daddies

Johnny Law & the Pistol Packin' Daddies  formed back in 2001 and since then have been playing around the country including Hollywood, Vegas and cities throughout Germany.

pistopackingdaddies@yahoo.com.au

Their CDs - wild rockabilly, mixed with some blues, swing and even some Mexican influenced tunes - are available online at www.rhythmbomb.com, www.cdbaby.com, www.cdnow.com and other good online stores. Also available at : 78 Records - www.78records.com.au and DADA Records - 36 Pier St, Perth, Western Australia www.info@dadarecords.com

Mustang Bar Monday nights May and June  2011Johnny Law:
aus_johnny_law@yahoo.com
040 555 2987
 

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Les Meade

Dubbed, Australia's Dean Martin and described by Rocky Thomas ( the A&R Manager of RCA Records Australia ) as a blend of Dean Martin, Elvis Presley and Jim Reeves, Les has continued to entertain around Australia for over 53 years and shows no sign of taking a break from his passion of entertaining his audiences.

A talented singer/songwriter, acknowledged as an entertainer for all occasions, at the age of 70, Les shows no sign of retiring and ( since returning to his home state of W.A. in 1975 ) is still presently performing as a solo act, and as part of three great entertainment packages - "Tristars", "Total Eclipse", "Reflections" and "The Les Meade Solo Show".
 

 08 9444 5924   or contact@lesmeade.com

Loose Cannon

   

The Loose Noose

 

Rockin' country at it's best with hats, belts, buckles, boots and a little bit of yehahh!! BOOKINGS: 0414 566 927

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The Mustangs

The Mustangs are a six piece band comprising guitars, bass, drums, keyboard and sax. We play mainly 50s, 60s & 70s with a helping of 80s as well. We are a fun loving bunch of guys, who concentrate on getting toes tapping and feet moving to classics from Elvis, Buddy Holly, The Beatles, CCR, The Stones, Roy Orbison, The Mavericks etc. We also do country rock, latin, a touch of disco, ballads and pretty much something to please everyone on the dance floor, or for just pure listening pleasure.

We play the Glengarry Tavern, the Rock'n'Jive Social Club (Osborne Park Bowling Club) and various dances, cabarets and weddings around the Perth metro area.

 

Contacts:
Gordon : 0409-296-706
Derek: 9459-4642
Mick: 0413-887-283

 

Nearly Famous

NEARLY FAMOUS is a popular Perth Duo which has performed throughout Western Australia since 1992 and has acquired a solid reputation for its hard working, professional performances in a variety of genres ranging from Rock and Roll to Calypso and country music. In addition to its successful Corporate performances, the band is now resident at Peppers Bar & Lounge at the Atrium Hotel in Mandurah where its faithful renditions of Merseybeat classics from bands such as the Beatles, Hollies, Gerry & the Pacemakers, Dusty Springfield etc have attracted a firm following in one of Mandurah's most popular nightspots.

Boasting one of Perth's widest song repertoires, band members Alison and Wido emanate from classic Perth Bands of the 1970's and 1980's such as Sage, Prefects, Tripp and MI5, and tailor the repertoire to suit the audience on the night. Nearly Famous is also available as a trio.

Contact Details; www.nearlyfamous.com.au

 

New Tricks


Newtrix has been playing the Perth music scene for the past 40 years after a 28year break they are back and playing all your 50s 60s covers music. The line up consists of Ray Payne Vocals, John Finlan Rhythm Guitar Greg Morrison Drums, Dennis Grimwood Bass Guitar and Glenn Howell Lead Guitar

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John: 0419 954 015 gail.finlan@gmail.com

Ray : 0416 867 687
poppyray1506@gmail.com

www.newtrix.webs.com

One Way Street

Frankie Reid 0432 118 406

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On the Level
 

Rockin' Boogie bandDave on 0414 566 927

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Peace, Love & All That Stuff

Tod and the Boys present classic 60's and 70's music that incorporates the flower power era. Featuring songs by The Monkees, Beatles, Kinks, Stones, Marc Bolan, Bad Company, Animals and many more, the band will leave you with a strong sense of nostalgia and have you singing all the words you know so well. The band has without doubt been one of Perth's most sought out shows performing at all major corporate functions throughout Western Australia info@peacelove.com.au

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Peter Anderson

Peter plays all over Perth. Often at the Swan Yacht Club with Johnny Young. He's an ex-Troupador. golowacz@three.com.au

Peter: 0417 983 739

Peter Busher and The Lone Rangers

Peter Busher has been in the music business for over 25 years.
He has won several awards. His most recent at the 2002 Australian Country Music Awards in Tamworth; Peter received the Golden Guitar award. He has recorded 4 CD's, the most recent a collection of well known covers all relating to alcohol, titled "Beer Today, Gone Tomorrow" recorded in Austin, Texas in 2000. 
Peter Busher & The Lone Rangers play a blend of honky tonk country music and contemporary originals
The Mustang Bar,
 Lake St, Northbridge

Sunday nights
6-9 pm

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Phoenix

Phoenix is a band of baby boomers who play the kind of music we grew up with ie 50's & 60's rock'n'roll, country and pop

a video clip available on myspace

 Don 0418-943-199
Bob 0408-954-333
Ian 0418-716-306

Purple Haze

Perth band Purple Haze has been delighting audiences since reforming in late 2009. The band caters for all venues including pubs, clubs, corporate events, weddings and concerts. With a wide-ranging repertoire. Haze covers vintage rock'n'roll, swing, latin, country and rock - and a cappella doo-wop. Dancers love the foot-tapping music of this popular quartet.

Purple Haze features strong vocal harmonies, leads from guitar (both electric & acoustic), sax and trumpet backed up by a driving rhythm section of bass and drums. Haze has brought pleasure to listeners and dancers in metro and country WA - to audiences who love their favourite songs performed authentically.

Email: ridgway.ten@bigpond.com

 

If you're looking for a great band to play your favourite songs from the late 50's the 60's,70's and a few from the 80's - then this quartet is the one for your special occasion. Line-up:

Robbie - lead guitar (electric & acoustic) vocals

Greg (Bazz) - sax, trumpet, rhythm guitar. Vocals

Rod  - bass. Vocals

Nige - drums, vocals

 Nige: 0419 921 131, email: ridgway.ten@bigpond.com

Robbie: 0439 901 946 

web: www.purplehazebandwa.com

Razor Jack - rockin' DJ

Razor's collection of rockin' vinyl gems delights crowds and fills dance-floors at some the coolest "retro" venues every week. He is one of the presenters of RTR fm's ROCK, RATTLE & ROLL and also hosts two long-running, rock n roll club nights. SUNDAY RECORD HOP at Defectors Bar has been a favourite haunt of Perth's rockin' crowd for almost 3 years. From 4pm till 7.30pm, on the last Sunday of every month, Razor spins up a storm of 50s R&B, rockabilly and wild rock n roll to blow your wig off! CHICKEN SHACK BOOGIE - take a ride to the other side of the tracks on the second Thursday of every month at Perth's extraordinary tiki bar, the Hula Bula. Co-hosted by Razor & Rockin' Rhys, Chicken Shack brings you the wildest sounds of the 50s from hillbilly hicks to screaming black rock n roll! 8pm till midnight, free entry.

 

More info and bookings: Andy at Trickstermusic 0404 643 841 email: trickstermusic@bigpond.com

 

Renegade

Taking the reins from multi horse-powered stage-coach acts such as The Fargone Beauties, Sensitive New Age Cowpersons and The Magnificent 7, comes a new incarnation of fun lovin' cowpokes to holler up a storm at a hoe-down near you.

Renegade deliver a rollickin' performance of country classics and re-worked, 'country-fried' pop/rock favorites. Their fun filled 'tongue in cheek' stage show never fails to get toes 'a tappin, mouths a'singin' and feet a'movin' on the dance-floor.

The new line-up boasts some of the finest players from WA's best known bands of the last decade. Their pedigree and professional approach guarantees a great night.

 

 

http://www.myspace.com/RENEGADEWA

 

http://twitter.com/renegadewa

 

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Rockin Rhys

 

You can catch Rockin Rhys either @ the Mustang Saturday or Sunday nights or on Tuesday nights on 92.1fm playing roots style rock'n'roll, rockabilly, rhythm and blues, surf and country bop.

Rock, Rattle and Roll !!! Its more than just a radio show! Every Tuesday nite from 8pm----blastin' out the latest and the greatest, vintage and contemporary Rock'n'Roll, Rockabilly, Rhythm and Blues and all manner of roots music.

The Mustang Bar,
 Lake St, Northbridge

Sunday nights
 

and

Rock, Rattle and Roll 92.1 on the fm dial Tuesday night 8 till 10pm

 

 

hepcat54@yahoo.com

Rhys 0400 563 125

Rockin Ronnie

Rockin Ronnie is also also one half of the popular '50 and '60s duo Twist & Shout, the sophisticated trio Hatrick, and the male/female duo Covernotes. He has the full band sound, all your rock'n'roll favourites, and all the popular crooners, singing, playing guitar and harmonica.

 

Phone 95862540 or 0417940164

Or email colnron@bigpond.net.au

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The Rough Housers

Formed over nine beers and a mutual love of all things rockabilly; country licks, standing up, thumping bass, slapback vocals and songs about cars and girls, the three chaps who form the powerhouse backbone of erstwhile Perth pop rock band Murphy's Lore decided that their time was NOW.

Rockabilly music, if it needs to be pigeonholed (and it really doesn't, however), is a country and rock and roll crossover that defined the late 50's and brought stardom to Elvis, Roy Orbison, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis and Johnny Cash amongst many others. While the Stray Cats and other noted revival artists have added a distinctly punk ethos to the rockabilly epithet, no one can deny the raw energy and pure fun delivered by swingin' rockabilly tunes.

http://www.myspace.com/theroughhousers

 

Street Artist Management Pty Ltd
PO Box 4
Tuart Hill  WA  6939
0419 936 336

shaun@murphyslore.com.au 
http://www.theroughhousers.com/
 

The Roadmasters


 

The combined talents of Boogie-woogie pianist Peter Stone (ex-Busher's Lone Rangers) and ace blues guitarist Mark Gordon (Rick Steel's Hot Biscuit band) has helped to make the Roadmasters a real favourite with fans of 50's R&B, rock'n'roll and rockin' blues.  The boys share lead vocals, and are backed by a swingin rhythm section - this is a band that really knows how to rock it up, and keep you on that dance floor!  Buckle up, for some "automotive blues"!
 

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Rocket to Memphis


 

Fronted by the beguiling Betty Bombshell, this smokin' quartet has a unique, off-kilter take on rockabilly, that's had hips shakin' in cities as far flung as Tokyo, London and New York. The band has shared the stage with rockabilly stars Slim Jim Phantom (Stray Cats), Darrell Higham (Imelda May) and cult heroes such as Zombie Ghost Train and Tokyo Cramps. Without doubt one of scene's most distinctive and dynamic live acts, catch them at one of their regular Perth shows at Devilles Pad or this year's Garterbelts & Gasoline Festival in QLD. "if you're looking for a darker, sexier version of Imelda May, Rocket to Memphis will REALLY hit your spot"  "wild sounds, catchy tunes and a live show that's slick as a rocker's barnet". 

Albums: JUNGLE JUICE (2011), HIP SHAKINí VOODOO (2009), SWAMPWATER SHUFFLE (2007)

https://sites.google.com/site/trickstermusicstudios/

  More info and bookings: Andy at Trickstermusic 0404 643 841 email: trickstermusic@bigpond.com

Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a01TkSV8tyY

The Rusty Pinto Combo

Formally Rusty & the Dragstrip Trio, one of the  most successful Rockabilly bands to come out of Australia. A headlining act at Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekender twice, two successful CD's, which have been re released in Australia, Europe & the USA. And a regular weekly gig at The Mustang Bar for over 6 years. Achieving as much as any rockabilly band can the Dragstrip Trio finally came to its end.

Now specializing in 40's & 50's Jump Blues & Rockabilly the Combo, with a new drummer and guest saxophone have picked up where the old band has left off, with a  Brand new CD out soon and a European tour in 2009, former Dragstrip Trio fans will not be disappointed.

 

 

  

Second Chance

Second Chance is a four piece melodic rock group that was formed eight years ago in Perth due to the increasing requests for music from the fifties, sixties and seventies, real music that you can dance to!! They have built up quite a following and can regularly be seen at rock n roll jive clubs and in fact anywhere that enjoys the authentic sounds from the past. They also specialise in baby boomer birthday parties and can really liven up your event.

 

 

Stephen Taylor
0419 996 411

George Price 0409 205 367

Or by email

stephentaylor304@yahoo.com.au 

 

Shiraz

Shiraz - the Duo that sounds like a band.
Karen MacDonald (vocals) and Jamie Hopson (guitar/vocals) have been playing together since 2001.

By playing the best songs from the 50s through to the 80s they try to remain faithful to the spirit of the song whilst putting in their own modern spin.

Shiraz can cater for all events - weddings, clubs, pubs to larger venues with a PA and light show to suit.

 

 Karen MacDonald

0438 344 039

Stevie Lee Lewis

Steve is an experienced Midi/Sequenced performer
to bring you great  Rock 'n' Roll music. 

Jerry Lee Lewis style Piano Rock & Roll with Johnny B Good, Rock Around the Clock, All Shook Up, Great Balls of Fire, Eagle Rock, That'll be the Day, Bird Dog, Oh Carol, You May Be Right , Crocodile Rock and many more.
Steve was a member of The Remnants, The Love Handles and Indigo Bridge and can also perform a host of Easy Listening, Country Classics and Modern Country.  Hits such as Country Road, Mary Lou, Your Cheating' Heart, From A Jack to A King, You Never Can Tell, Bobby McGee, Six Days on the Road, Sister Goldenhair, Bad Bad Leroy Brown, Gypsy Lady, Gone Country, If Bubba Can Dance and Boot Scootin to name just a few, which keeps you dancing or your foot tapping.

As a Midi/Sequenced performer, I can produce all the sounds of a full band and more and the number of songs available is HUGE!
I would be delighted to play for you at your Club, Hotel or Special Event

Based in Bunbury, I am a regular at The Bunbury Rock'n'Roll Club and Wokalup Tavern.

Steve:
9721-3637

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The Yeomen

The Yeomen perform 'down to earth' live Rock'n'Roll. No synthesisers or electronic gimmicks - just high energy Rock. Whilst predominantly 50's & 60's music their repertoire extends to popular 70's & 80's numbers ... all played the way they used to be. Originating in the Perth 60's Stomp scene, members went their separate ways in '67 but reformed in the 90's to perform much of the same material they did 40 years ago. The Yeomen - 50's & 60's music - the way it used to be.   theyeomen@hotmail.com

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The Zodiacs

The Zodiacs are a 6 - 8 pce band specialising in 50s - 60s -70s rock'n'roll dance music . The band is made up of veteran muso's from the top 60s - 70s showbands of Perth - Troupadores - Times - Statesmen etc. and features Tony Tyler & Reg Carson . All the Zodiacs members play instruments and feature as vocalists, the line up comprises lead & rhythm guitars, keyboards, harmonica, bass guitar, and drums and at times the band is extended to include sax.

The Zodiacs are available for bookings for Pubs, clubs, corporate & private functions, weddings and parties.

A regular Friday night gig @ Osborne Park Bowling Club on the first & third Friday of each month is "The Zodiacs Big Friday Night Rock'n'Roll Party".

Osborne Park Bowling Club monthly.

See
"What's On".

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Alan 0418-900-106

email :

 theZodiacs@bigpond.com

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Zydecats

 


Zydeco with 'Cat' music - swing, jump blues and rockabilly, plus rock and roll, country blues, soul, R&B, Cajun and New Orleans R&B

Clancy's Fish Pub

51 Cantonment Street
Fremantle

Sundays
6:30 - 9:30pm

info@zydecats.com.au

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