Bands & DJ's BIOS
Crash the party with Toronto’s newest rockin’ combo, Bad Fortunes.
The rockabilly/roots 4-piece is the big news in town, following a high-flyin’ live debut at T.O´s storied honky tonk, The Dakota Tavern, in late 2022.
While still in its early days, Bad Fortunes’ lineup is stacked high with formidable talent from the local rockabilly scene and beyond, providing the group with a potent drive and well-honed chops to make the sparks fly.
Behind the mic, with frantic energy and playing the rhythm guitar like it’s on fire, is Heartbreak Mark (alumni of Wild Records outfit The Greasemarks). Steve Good (a veteran of Tennesee Voodoo Coupe/Blue Mercury Coupe/The Greasemarks) keeps the rhythm steady and tight on doghouse bass. Standup drummer Donny DeKouchay (formerly with legendary Chris Spedding-produced hotshots The Razorbacks) provides the wild backbeat. And joining the T.O. boys, hot roddin' Buffalo Steve Cryan (from south of the 49th parallel, and Blue Ribbon Bastards infamy) brings his sensational guitar skills onboard, adding another level of audio dynamite to the mix.
Cadillac Rumble blends musical styles of early blues-infused rock of the ‘50s, swing, country, western, rhythm and blues, and vintage style rockabilly. This three-piece band reaches back into musical history to play their rock n roll favorites, paying tribute to the greats in their style.
The future is looking bright as Scott, Bogdan, and David spend some time in the Woodshed to continue to write their own material and learn a bunch of new-old songs from the greats of Rock N Roll.
Johnny Clash (QC)
Hello... We're Johnny Clash.
Blending the music and lyrics of the Only Band That Matters with the spirit of The Man in Black, this new band of punk rock veterans promises to bring an intoxicating new take on old-school music to any stage they hit.
Lara Hope & The Ark-Tones (USA)
Winner of an Ameripolitan Music Award, and named the “Best Up-And-Coming Band” by New York's Hudson Valley Magazine, Lara Hope & the Ark-Tones are the Northeast's premier Roots Rock n’ Roll outfit! The Ark-Tones recently released their 3rd studio album, the all-original "Here To Tell The Tale", which has been getting rave reviews nationally and internationally. They've spent much of the past decade on the road, both in Europe, and in the US, and have had the pleasure of touring with some of their musical heroes, including a national tour with The Brian Setzer Orchestra, and regional tours with The Blasters, and the Reverend Horton Heat. The band has also had the privilege of supporting some of their favorite artists, including Joan Jett, Tiger Army, Gary US Bonds, Dale Watson, Wayne Hancock, The 5678's, Jay Leno, and America.
Mark Malibu & The Wasagas (ON)
We are Canada's original Surf Punk Instrumentalists. We existed from 1979 to 1982. We were 16 years old. We played with many new-wave and punk bands confusing audiences everywhere.
We reunited in 2014 for several shows with all original members. That’s 32 years later! The future promises to be interesting for us Wasagas with lots of new music and shows being offered. Surfs Up again!
As named by the ultimate pin-up model Sabina Kelley in an interview with Car Kulture Deluxe Magazine, Mozzy Dee is the Southwest Queen of Rock and Soul!
Born and raised in El Paso, Texas, she now resides in Albuquerque, New Mexico in the US, and is a proud Chicana rockabilly/rhythm & blues artist!
She has performed at Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekend and at various weekenders all over America. She has been named one of the Top 10 Hot Prospects of the Vintage Rock Scene in an interview with Vintage Rock Magazine in their June 2022 issue. She also is nominated for Rockabilly Female of the Year for the 2023 Ameripolitan Awards.
Nicholas Campbell & The Two Metre Cheaters (ON)
From slick hot-rod rockabilly to crooning honky tonk, Nicholas Campbell is the real deal. Nicholas Campbell & The Two Metre Cheaters are sure to knock your
socks off and put the boogie in your soul!
One could be forgiven for thinking that up until now Paul Pigat has spent his whole career flying under the radar. Like all those great old Stax records where Steve Cropper stood behind Otis Redding and played his heart out before anyone knew who he was, Pigat has been creating sweet sounds for some of the best artists in the country without getting the attention you’d expect. Still, you’d have to have been hiding under a pretty big rock to have never heard the immediately recognizable sound of his distinctive guitar playing as over the last several years this unassuming Vancouver native has quietly compiled a list of credits that would be the envy of anyone in the music business.
Paul has shared the stage and lent his guitar mastery to some fine musicians over the years such as Jeff Beck, Jackob Dylan, Michael Kaeshammer, Albert Lee, James Burton, Brian Setzer, The Reverend Horton Heat, Neko Case, Jim Byrnes, The Sojourners, Carolyn Mark… this list could go on and on!
Sean Mencher (USA)
Sean Mencher is well known for being the lead guitarist of High Noon, the Rockabilly trio. With his style, a mix of Merle Travis and Scotty Moore with some jazz thrown in for good measure, and with his sure taste he gained a well-deserved reputation on the scene. He also played with Wayne Hancock and Dig Wayne (Buzz and the Flyers) and with his deep knowledge of Rockabilly and other related genres, he also produced bands like Croonin’ Kurt, the Gin Palace Jesters, the Starline Rhythm Boys, and the Twilite Ranchers. And of course, he recorded a couple of records under his own name.
From parts unknown, weight unknown?
Give it up for the mighty Blue Demons!!!
The Green Reflectors are two brothers, who don’t look like brothers but are most definitely related. Kyle plays the guitar and Aaron plays the drums.
Formed in Bridgewater Nova Scotia in 2007, and playing shows since 2008, they’ve jammed their way around Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and toured in Newfoundland and Quebec.
Wherever they play they end up turning heads, getting people’s attention, and capturing the hearts of new fans with their loud in-your-face riff rock sound and extremely physical shows. The Green Reflectors have opened for many bands including award-winning acts such as the Urban Surf Kings, The Chris Martin Trio, Lee Aaron, Northern Pikes, and Like a Motorcycle to name a few.
In 2020, Mark Gamsjager and the Lustre Kings marked its 25th Anniversary by winning the illustrious Ameripolitan Music Award, launched by the legendary Dale Watson, taking home the “Rockabilly Group” trophy at the virtual ceremony.
Gamsjager’s new album Still the King tells its own story, rocking with original tracks from seminal writers like Ben Vaughn, Ronnie Self, Leroy Preston, and John Lilly, and choice classics like the Ricky Nelson chestnut “Stop Sneakin’ Around.”
“American music is what keeps me going,” Gamsjager grins. “It all comes back to the rhythm, the space, the beat.”
The Reverb Syndicate (ON)
Formed in late 2005 in Ottawa, with the simple concept of exploring and re-imagining the music of groups from the Ventures to Shadowy Men on a Shadowy Planet via the soundtracks of old spy movies.
The band is ready to begin a new adventure that finds our heroes pitted against an evil uprising of the Commodore 64. Let the "Odyssey" begin...
The Trebletones (ON)
The TrebleTones are a Rockabilly Trio Blending Classic Rockabilly Punk & Rock n Roll, Bringing you all your favorites along with Side Original Material. David Nicolof is the lead singer/guitarist, Sharny Nicolof is the bass, and Pete is on the Drums.
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DJ Atomik - Originally from the UK and after living in Toronto for many years, DJ Atomik is a recent Brockville transplant. He can be found bringing the sounds of Rockabilly, Surf, and Soul to local venues and events.