On July 1st from 12pm, Vinnies Dive Bar in Southport, QLD will transform into a haven for music enthusiasts, hosting an electrifying showdown of epic proportions. Brace yourself for an afternoon that promises heart-stopping beats, high-energy riffs, and an atmosphere that will leave you breathless.
Get ready to dive headfirst into an afternoon of unforgettable punk, rock, and rockabilly at the highly anticipated event, "Mayhem at Vinnies."
Prepare to have your senses rocked by an impressive line-up of powerhouse bands from across Australia. These bands are not just talented musicians but also bring their unique stories and styles to the stage, making for an even more captivating experience..
Louis King (Melbourne) :
Louis King (aka Tommy McEwan) has been a full time musician and fixture in the Australian music world, since he came to notoriety as a young drummer in The Rubes in the 1980’s. He played in well known Aussie acts like the Straight 8’s and No Nonsense , as well as backing musician stints with touring acts Deke Dickerson,Starliners,The Detonators ,and has even played drums for The UK’s Extrordinaires,. Tommy has been at the top of the Roots music scene in Australia since his first CD as Louis King was released in 1996. His original mix of Blues, Rock’N’Roll and Rockabilly songwriting style has been noted worldwide by luminaries such as Billy Pennell, T.V Weeks Jeff Jenkins, the U.S Blues bible “Blues Review’, as well as Rolling Stone magazine. He has toured all over Australia, including major festivals such as the East Coast Festival in Byron Bay five times, as well as Bridgetown Cairns and Broadbeach Blues festivals. He has also toured Europe 8 times, performing at the Great British Blues Festival, Kwadendamme Blues Festival in the Netherlands and The Screamin’ Festival in Spain. 2017 saw him perform in The U.S.A at the prestigious Viva Las Vegas festival as a guest at Deke Dickersons Guitar geek Festival. His songs have been covered by artists including New Orleans favourite son Rockin’ Dopsie Jr, The Flattrackers, Cherry Divine ,and the UK’s Summertime Kings, and also been included in the soundtrack of a Hollywood movie in conjunction with Australian television shows Packed to the Rafters and Underbelly. His band has been the featured support act for B.B King, Buddy Guy, Jimmie Vaughan and Screamin’ J Hawkins to name a few His 8th and brand new CD of his original tunes ‘Lonesome Town’, was released in March 2020 . The Album is a follow up to ‘Standing in the Sun’ His Love letter toThe Sun Studio’sThe Album features the talent of legendary musicians Like Ezra Lee ,Mike Miller ,and Dave Cantrell. It features 8 brand new songs plus re--recordings of some of his songs covered by other artists, including the legendary ‘Werewolf Baby” Louis Departs Australia in July for his 9th European tour Still Dedicated to Rockin’ the world!
The Dizzies (Melbourne) :
Neo Rockabilly Trio The Dizzies from Melbourne Australia. Playing a mix of rockabilly classics from the 1950’s roots of rock n roll n blues thru to 1980’s Neo rockabilly styles with a mix their own originals. The trio’s minimal stylistic approach adds their own blend to rock n rolls and of course paying respects to our rock history past. Influences too mention a few stem from the Stray Cats , Eddie Cochran , Buddy Holly, Gene vincent ,Billy idiol , the Rolling stones and many more…. Fronted by Dizzy Davidson on lead vocals and guitar who has played and toured with the likes of Glen Matlock (sex pistols) Slim Jim Phantom (Stray Cats) Earl Slick (Bowie/Lennon) The living End , Rev Horton Heat along with his own bands the Strays , RockADees and now Wolf Katz. Joined by Corey Zammit on drums and Bryan Brown on Double Bass this power packed trio is sure too get your feet howling n strutting. The Dizzies are go and we’re ready too rock this town.
Jake & the Cadillacs (Gold Coast) :
Jake and the Cadillacs are a rockabilly powerhouse that will blow your mind with their electrifying performance! These guys are not messing around, delivering a heart-stopping, high-octane show that will have you screaming for more. With frontman Jake Maloney leading the charge, the band's explosive sound is driven by the insane talents of guitarist and vocalist Dyllon Foley, and the pounding rhythms of drummer Mitch Van Egdom. These guys are the real deal, honed from years of playing together since their teenage years. They are masters of rockabilly, swing, punk rock, psychobilly, blues, and frantic rock and roll. With their blistering talent and raw energy, Jake and the Cadillacs have earned a well-deserved reputation as one of the most sought-after rockabilly bands in Australia. If you're looking for a band that will make your heart race and your feet move, then look no further. Jake and the Cadillacs will take you on a wild ride that you won't soon forget. Get ready to rock out with these hardcore rockabilly legends!
Dynamo from Brisbane:
Dynamo is a Rockabilly, Country, Folk, Funk, Blues and Classic Rock and Roll band featuring three of Brisbane's more talented musicians. Driving this uncontrollable train is none other than the incredible Chris Chirnside. Bouncing those wooden branches with style and etiquette like no other before him. Smashing out the lower octave is the formidable Kevin G. Shredding the fat strings through any genre laid out before him as only a master of the instrument can. And last but not least, front man Zac Jones. Ripping through the six string and wailing on the reeds with more gusto then is generally required. This band will make you dance, jump, scream, fall down, and cry from your injuries.
An Afternoon of Pure Rock and Roll Energy:
Mayhem at Vinnies isn't just your average music event; it is an experience that will ignite your passion for live music and remind you why rock and roll is timeless. From the moment the first chord is struck, you'll be transported into a world of raw power and unadulterated energy. The stage will come alive, and you'll find yourself moshing, boogieing, and screaming your heart out alongside a crowd that shares your love for the genre.
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