What is this stuff?

Is it rockabilly with a 60's Mod retread? Is it punk, searching around in the dark for its roots in the blues? Is it Jerry Lee Lewis meets Barbarella, or Little Richard jamming with The Clash?

Beats me, but it's brilliant.

Double bass, snare, guitar. Three chords and the truth. What more does a great band need? If it was good enough for Sun Records, then it's sure as hell good enough for you.

See them without delay.

Grant Smithies


2nd September 2017, DeVille, Nelson

It's our one and only Nelson gig for 2017. We'll be playing with Mental Health Dog. Starts at 8pm. See you there.

Tickets $20 and available from DeVille.

30th September 2017, The Mussel Inn, Golden Bay.

Our first gig at The Muss. We will be on at 9pm. Looking forward to playing for you all in Golden Bay.


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