The guys and Gal have mixed genre’s of Rockabilly/Psychobilly/Punk and Irish music to get a sound that they like to think has never been done before.
Slap bass, gruff vocals, Kickass Punk Guitar , Pounding drums and one hell of a bagpiper is what makes this band a must see band that will make your feet move and have your ears craving more.
(ex: members from, Casino Rumblers , Slim Jim Phantom trio)
Dave (Bean) Rumbler . lead vox and double bass and banjo
With Irish blood and growing up listening to all the Traditional tunes, Dave brings his own unique style and presence to punkify the surrounding area.
Gav Fisher . vox, drums, Bodhran and djembe
With his foot set firmly in Celtic roots, this lad is the bedrock of the band, keeping it steady and solid. His vocal ability is a welcome surprise.
Donna Fisher . bagpipes, vox
Been a regimental piper for many years, and now combines the stirring sounds of the Great Highland Bagpipes with punk attitude!
Kris Arendse . Guitar, mandolin and vox
Love of everything stringed and amplified, Kris’s talent and adaptability is something you need to see to believe. One hellava musician.
As you can see, they incorporate modern instruments with traditional instruments such as banjo, mandolin, bagpipes and Bodhran. Once they hit the stage you won’t know whether you should dance or grab a pint! Take the tip from us – do both!
CAPTAIN RECKLESS & THE LOST SOULS
Captain Reckless – Guitar vocals ..
Azzy T – Drums ..
Charlie Greaser – Upright/electric bass ..
Adam Pecar – Trombone ..
Ben Swatton – Trombone ..
Paul Merchison- Trombone ..
Sharp Suits, killer hair and wicked sounds. Album is close, you can hear the rumblings if you put your ear to the ground.
The front man of one of Australia’s most infamous SKA band’s is turning 50, YES Pete Copper (AKA Pete Porker) and Chop Top Promotions weekend are Proud to Present The Porkers Live in his home town, this kind of thing only happens once in a century !
Pete grew up in Maitland, the new home of AutumnFest NSW own Kustom Kars & Kulture weekend, and for more than half his life has been bellowing out the front of The Porkers, internationally renowned for their Rockin’ Ska music and energetic stage show, and promise some Rock N Roll specially for AutumnFest !
So get ready for AutumnFest Fri May 6th, 2016 as Pete’s 50th will be huge!!! Don’t miss out as The Porkers are set to kick Friday night in the pants and run around with it’s underwear on it’s heads!
HOT ROD WALT (USA)
Hot Rod Walt” aka Walt Richards, was born in 1966. Lived the first half of his life in the very rural town of Beemerville New Jersey. Moved to North Port Florida in 1989. In 2006,moved to the Atlanta area where the music scene is huge and the southern hospitality is overwhelming. Not only does he play guitar and sing in the Psycho-DeVilles, but works on custom cars and motorcycles, does hand pinstriping and really just about anything you can imagine on a car or bike. He even just hand pinstriped over 160 special edition “Hot Rod Walt” Gretsch Guitars. He also has a pretty cool car collection that includes a couple 51 mercs and a couple 32 Fords. And a 34 coupe, the famed “Yellow Jacket”….. And….he has a very cool wife named Sharlene.
Hot Rod Walt and the Psycho DeVilles was formed in 2002. They have released 7 CDs… “Out of the garage and onto the street”, “Psycho Cadillac”, “Supercharger”, “Night Prowler”, “Rockabilly Rodeo”, “Country Gold” and “Rock N Roll Life”…. This is Hot Rod Walt’s tenth full length Cd overall, having had a few bands in the past as well. He takes pride in recording only original music and has about 200 original songs to his name.
He also takes great pride in playing nothing but Gretsch guitars…….. Nothing else compares.
HELLCAT III (NSW)
Originating from the Central Coast, The Hellcat III is an explosive blend of Neo Rockabilly and Surf Guitar.
Since making their debut in February 2015, this group of seasoned musicians have performed in front of thousands of Rockabilly, Dance and Kustom Kulture enthusiasts throughout NSW.
This classic trio of Guitar, Double Bass and Drums offer an exciting blend of traditional, new and unique rockabilly music.
With a new EP of original music to be released in 2016 The Hellcat III are hitting stages to promote their energetic sound of swinging rock n roll that is sure to pack the dance floor.
DAVE RUMBLER & THE MATADORS (NSW)
Drag out your cars, quiffs, creepers and pencil skirts, Dave Rumbler & The Matadors are in town!
PAT CAPOCCI (NSW)
Hard working and relentless determination are just two characteristics that can be attributed to Pat Capocci. Since forming nearly 10yrs ago, Pat Capocci has emerged as one of Australia’s most respected practitioners of Rockabilly and Roots music.
Growing up in the Maitland-Hunter region of New South Wales, Pat spent his early years listening to and being influenced by traditional roots music of yesteryear. At age sixteen Pat became a member of the Hunter’s very own Johnny Greens Blues Cowboys as well as the Torpedoes, and began performing at local pubs and hotels. Pat had a taste of live performance and decided to venture out and form his own band.
Many years later and with five records produced on the Presstone Label, including compilations with leading acts across Australia, he has now signed with Hollywood’s Wild Records and recorded his brand new album ‘Pantherburn Stomp’ in their studios when he visited the states in April 2014. Pat Capocci’s ‘all or nothing’ mentality has gained him respect on both a national and international level. Undoubtedly being one of Australia’s hardest working bands, it is no wonder why all ages and subcultures across the world admire the energy and passion fuelled music that is Pat Capocci.
The Detonators (VIC)
Formed in August 1997, and based in Melbourne Australia the hard working quartet known as The Detonators have become Australia’s kings of roots rock n roll. Their original music to which all members contribute is best described as a lethal combination of rockabilly, blues and early rock n roll. The Detonators have toured to all corners of Australia, done all major blues and roots festivals more than once and have ventured into Europe with their high powered original show. The band is constantly gigging and has a huge local and interstate following. With five Cd’s in their arsenal they have recently had their music on the film “Charlie and Boots” as well as the Australian TV series Underbelly. Cold Chisel have labelled The Detonators as their favourite band and have used The Detonators as support at their sold out Rod Laver arena gigs. Dancing shoes and drinking arms are compulsory for any good time Detonators show.
DANNY & THE COSMIC TREMORS (NSW)
Combining an authentic 1950’s rockabilly feel, with an individual style and energy all their own, Danny’s smooth vocals blend with the wild, rhythmic sounds of the Cosmic Tremors to provide audiences with a knock out performance of original tunes and well as covering obscure rhythm and blues classics from the rockabilly vault. Danny and the Cosmic Tremors are currently working on their first solo album which will be available later in the year.
Danny Wegrzyn – Rhythm Guitar and Vocals
Pat Capocci – Lead Guitar and Vocals
Damien Lawson – Double Bass and Vocals
The Goat – Drums and Vocals
CRUISIN’ DEUCES (NSW)
The Cruisin’ Deuces were born out of a love of traditional Honky-tonk, Western Swing and Rockabilly music. Hailing from Sydney’s Inner West, the boys blend the southern twang of Telecasters with crying steel guitars and driving bass. The Rev. Dr. Z’s (lead guitar) soulful voice and burning solos blend with the mournful wail of the pedal steel and bring the sounds of Texas, Memphis and Nashville to Sydney for a hootenanny you’ll never forget.
THE SAUCER-MEN (SA)
Early in 1998, Chris Hayne started to put together a rockabilly combo encompassing talents from several Adelaide outfits of the time. Steve Mitchell, of Satellites fame, on double bass and Dave Bond from the Tomahawks joined Chris to form the Saucermen. They played a few gigs around town but Steve soon left to focus on The Satellites and it’s heavy touring schedule which included a world tour.
Chris soon asked Steve O’Malley, (ex Tomahawks) and Francis Macri ( ex Finger Poppin’ Daddies, Killer Instinct) to join and complete the line up in 1999. The Saucermen’s first gig was supporting The Satellites at the Governor Hindmarsh early 2000.
Very quickly the new lineup created a reputation of hard edged rockabilly with elements of punk, blues and country and were booked in many venues around Adelaide. All members had been players in the Adelaide Punk and Rockabilly scene in SA in the 80s and 90s with reputable and well attended bands. This experience and love of all things roots and retro shone through into their covers of Johnny Burnette, Elvis and Johnny Cash tunes as well as the Meteors, Cramps and David Bowie’s “John, I’m Only Dancing”. The band quickly gained popularity for their original Neo-Rockabilly tunes penned by Chris and Steve O’ which consistently charted in the top 10 of local Independent Music Charts of 3D radio and the Annual 100 + 1 Chart for the year.
The band has played at many diverse venues, a regular invitee to The Adelaide Fringe Festival’s “The Kustom Kulture Weekend SA” over the last 9 years playing with the cream of Australian Pyschobilly, Rockabilly and Ska bands in that time. The Saucermen have shared the stage with great Australian acts like the Manic Pistoleros, Porkers, Complete Madness, Flatfoot Shakers, Jonno Zilber, Psycho Delmatics, Ska Vendors, Detonators, Zombie Ghost Train and the Bone Rattlers to name a few.
Devil’s Elbow (written by Chris Hayne) features in several compilation CDs such as Depth Charge, Cooper’s “Live and Local” and Presstone’s “It’s A Gas 2”
Chris Hayne (lead guitar) ex..The Skunks, Northern Drinking Cult, Killer Instinct.
Steve O’Malley (vocals) ex.. The Tomahawks
Hayden Milsteed (drums) Slingshot Dragster, Lubricated Goat, Asteroid Belt
Frank Macri (Double Bass) ex Finger Poppin Daddies, Killer Instinct, The Jamjets
THE FLATTRAKKERS (Newcastle)
The Flattrakkers are a 3 piece band with front man Mark Hawkins on guitar and main vocals, Matt Ward playin’ slap bass and back-up vocals and Cameron Overend with his crafty drum skills and also providing back-up vocals. It’s Rockabilly! Call it neo, hot roddin’, high octane, amped up, toe-tappin’, flat out or create your own definition. The Flattrakkers have developed a style unlike any other…
In their 10th year, The Flattrakkers have released 4 studio albums, the latest – “Gettin’ Dirty”. Some are calling it the best yet. The ROCK is in rockabilly when you’re talkin’ The Flattrakkers. It’s clear by their always growing fan base that they know how to connect with the crowd and deliver the goods.
It’s all non-stop and the The Flattrakkers play a stack of both local (around Newcastle and the Hunter) and “away” gigs including the rockabilly, kustom kulture and blues & roots scenes around Australia and New Zealand. Go to any gig and you can expect a wide variety of original tunes (40+ to put some kind of number on it) – fast, slow and everywhere in between. Their tunes reflect the main ingredients for any rockabilly outfit – fast cars, hot rods, girls, booze, dancing and just having a good time but it’s the boys love of speedway that keeps them focused and “driven”.
The Chickenstones are a dance inducing Swamp Rock’n’Roll outfit that hails from Sydney, but have had folks stomping from Melbourne to Brisbane and many stops inbetween since 2009, with songs about bathtub gin, broken men and fallen women, leaving town and hoping for redemption.
Having recently released their fifth album ‘Johnny Streetlight’ , they are deadly keen to get the jump on for Maitland’s famous AUTUMNFEST.
BEAUT UTES (NSW)
The Beaut Utes are a three piece Urban Country Band from Sydney, Australia.
Band member’s are, Dave Castellari, Bass, Vocals (Formally of The Ewing’s)
Rusty Jones, Guitar, Keyboards, Harmonica & Vocals (Formally of The Headstones)
Joe Breen, Drums & Vocals. (Formally of The Ewing’s) and Ian (The Revrend) Little. Guitar, Banjo and Vocals.
The Beaut Utes are influenced by the late sixties & early seventies country sounds, by the likes of Gram Parsons, Buck Owens, George Jones, Merle Haggard, CCR, as well as more contemporary bands such as, Wilco, Dwight Yoakam, Steve Earle, Ryan Adams & Junior Brown.
The Utes plays a mixture of “Rocky” Original Tunes with some thigh slappin’ country hoedown numbers throw’n in for good measure. Also you can expect to hear some three & four part harmonies on a number of our tunes as well as a bit of Banjo & Harmonica work.
Chucks Wagon are a four piece Alt Country Rock Band based in Sydney, Australia lead by singer songwriter, Chuck Stokes, playing original heartfelt country rock songs, inspired by the likes of the Outlaws of Texas Country Music.
Formed in 2006, Chucks Wagon have released a “Bootleg” e.p in 2006,followed by their Debut Album in August 2007, a debut video single “Black Road” in 2008, as well as “Live in Austin Texas”. Currently they are promoting the release of their second studio album, “Lipstick and Sin”.
Chucks Wagon tour nationally and internationally, enjoying three killer tours at the Tamworth Country Music Festival 08/09/10/12 Chuck has toured the U.S.A six times, taking in Texas, Colorado, California, New York, solo in support of the Debut Album in September 2007, returning with Guitarist Kinnon Holt (Alex Lloyd Band) in June 2008 in support of the “Black Road” single release, playing 23 shows in 25 days, in 2009 to release Lipstick and Sin . Whilst in Texas they recorded “Live in Austin Texas” at Roadhouse Rags, which was released at Tamworth 09 and then in the U.S.A. on the 09 tour! Meeting and chewing the fat with long time hero Steve Earle in San Antonio, was also a real highlight!
MOTHER TRUCKERS (NSW)
The Mother Truckers bring you “raw rockabilly, stomping swamp and more.”
THE KOFFIN ROCKERS (QLD)
If Elvis had never left the building; if Green Day had never come around; if The Sex Pistols had never caused anarchy in the UK and if country musicians never had dogs, wives, trucks or beer, you might not understand much about music – or North Queensland punkabilly band The Koffin Rockers.
Laidback larrikins Michael Hegarty (guitars/vox), Shaun Butcher (upright bass/backing vox) and Dean Gilboy (drums/occasional vox) personify the musical genre they play: a mix of balls to the wall rock n roll, in your face punk, toe-tapping pop and just enough hillbilly to make you realise you’re not in Kansas any more. This is completely new territory, so let The Koffin Rockers be your guide.
Check your inhibitions at the door, because TKR will get you on the dance floor with their no frills, all thrills stage shows that have been winning fans across the country. The band formed from the ashes of The Rockerfellas in 2011, and since then has wowed crowds from Townsville’s Rock n Rods Nostalgia Festival, Fist Fest Punk Festival and Rockabilly Rumble to Mackay’s Rockabilly Revival, the Airlie Beach Music Festival and Brisbane’s Greazefest Kustom Kulture Festival.
‘These Guys’ – the band’s aptly named EP from 2013, gave the lads a foot up amongst their peers, with the gritty little locally recorded five-track earning critical praise in DeadBeat mag as “a solid introduction to the band and captures their energy and enthusiasm.” It also captured their quirky sense of humour, as seen in the clip for Cherry Bomb – a parody with a nod to the hillbilly in all of us.
The pomaded punk rockers have performed alongside the likes of King Social, No Hype, Azzy T (Zombie Ghost Train), The Resignators, The Tearaways, Australian Kingswood Factory, Ezra Lee, The Flattrackers, The Workinghorse Irons and Evil Elvis (Canada), with national and international tours planned for 2016, along with a brand spankin’ new record and more festival appearances.
The Koffin Rockers is also bringing it’s infectious rockabilly style to pubs and clubs with an impressive kover set that spans every popular artist from Johnny Cash to Lady Gaga – with a distinctive TKR twist.
THE RATTLESNAKES (NSW)
Renowned for filling the dance floor, the Rattlesnakes are masters at mixing it up to provide a wide variety of feels from rockabilly to rock n roll, blues, surf sounds and alt country.
Seasoned showmen, the Rattlesnakes have a strong reputation of high quality performance delivery and have featured at many festivals throughout the country including the Kurri Kurri Nostalgia Festival, Camperdown Cruise Rockabilly Weekend, Tamworth County Music Festival, Wintersun and Ballarat Beat.
The band comprises Rockin Robbie Urquhart on guitar and lead vocals, Matt Emanuel on double bass and Trev the Crusher Cameron on drums.
These guys deliver punchy guitar riffs, melodic vocals, a big slap back bass sound and a solid, driving backbeat you just can’t stop your toes tappin to! Rattlesnakes recordings include an EP Venom released in 2010 and two albums High Noon in Hell Town 2010 and Moonlite Motel’ 2013.
Catch the Rattlesnakes on stage at AutumnFest on Sunday Arvo 8 May 2016!
WOLFMAN DAN & THE ROCKABILLY RHINO
‘Wolfman Dan and The Rockabilly Rhino once brought you Liquored Up & Lacquered Down, once a successful radio show that had a world wide following. They’ve interviewed the likes of Reverend Horton Heat, The Snowdroppers, Mad Sin, Nekromantix and many more. These days, they are regulars at The Sydney Rock ‘n’ Roll & Alternative Markets, Throttle Roll and the very first AutumnFest plus many more successful events. With their witty tongue in cheek humour, no one can really predict what is going to happen when these guys are around.’
Straight from his Las Vegas Tour! Brian has been a DJ since the early 90s and Played with lots of bands at clubs and RnR festivals around Australia.
He plays, R&B, Rockabilly, Hillbilly & 1950s Rock n Roll.