Wednesday , December 31 -
"The Troublemakers are an authentic rockabilly band, based in the Caledon area, paying tribute to the rock and roll classics of the mid to late fifties. The instrument line up is classic too: acoustic drums, a real stand-up slap-bass, Gretsch electric guitar and vocals. No effects (other than analog delay), no electronic tricks, no karaoke, just the music. The Troublemakers capture the energy and rebel feel of the great rockabilly acts from the fifties, as well as a few from the 80's rockabilly revival. So what is Rockabilly anyway? First, it's not a music genre. It is true rock'n'roll, long before it got complicated, long before it became corrupted, and it happened between 1955 and 1960, mostly. It was the start of the careers of Elvis, Carl Perkins, Roy Orbison, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Buddy Holly and many others, many of whom recorded at the famous Sun Studios in Memphis Tennessee. The music is simple, honest, energetic, danceable, rebellious but above all, about having fun. Hotrod cars, bikes, girls, drive-in movies, grease ... it's all in there. The T-Makers are: Johnny Rev on drums, Max Flex on slap-bass, Knock-Out O'Reilly on vocals/acoustic guitar, and Larry d'Lion on electric guitar. The T-Makers are on FaceBook (https://www.facebook.com/TroublemakersRockabilly) and have a website (http://www.troublemakersrock.com). The band has been playing together for about 18 months now, and are making waves in and around the Toronto GTA."
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