Glamour, class and style and Sue Moreno

Posted by Dee-Ann On September - 30 - 2014ADD COMMENTS 68 views

Sue Moreno and Chris Casello at the FrySue Moreno is Always up to something. Touring, working with other great guitar artists and releasing a glamour calendar. Time to ask her about the things that are going on in her musical life.

Your latest album City by Night you worked with Chris Casello.
How did you meet him?
* Chris and I worked together during an Elvis tribute tour we did for two years throughout Europe. We also performed Fever at that tour, which we both very much enjoyed playing. As I  was booked in the States when the tour was over, we decided to record a few tracks- including Fever.
We had a great click at the studio and enjoyed working together. So we decided to make it into an album that we recorded in two different timeframes. The Fry Pharmacy studio [ www.frypharmacyrecording.com and be treated to one of our recordings as you open the page]  added a lot to our feel as it is all analog with equipment used in worldfamous RCA Studio B!

Chris & Sue Proofs 68Can you describe the process of writing songs together?
As Chris was in Nashville at the time and me in Holland, we started writing separately, sharing demos and lyrics and working it out in details as we got together.
We both worked on music as well as lyrics, but my focus was a bit more on lyrics, and Chris music.

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Rockin’ Surf

Posted by Rocky On September - 29 - 2014ADD COMMENTS 54 views

Hello boppers ’n kittens, long time no review! I will make that up to y’all! :D

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The cd cover!

Last month I was at the driveinn barn. I was taking my latest treasures (vinyl off course) to my tent, when a guy called Stephen came up to me. He wore a waistcoat, with Edwardian pocketwatch and crepe sole shoes. He introduced himself, and his lovely family. His kids where all in style, waistcoat and all, just like their dad! He asked me if I could listen to his new album, which also is his first, from his band The Surfaders. I heard about them, they’re from my hometown Rotterdam. I told him that I could write a review if he liked that. Which of course, Stephen did :D

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The Surfaders

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Pinup of the week four years later: Kitten Kaboom

Posted by Dee-Ann On September - 29 - 2014ADD COMMENTS 144 views

I began modeling at a young age, and I have grown to find the education side of the industry to be very rewarding. Coaching aspiring models on posing, working with photographers on model direction, and participating in photography workshops is how I spent much of last year. I’m still making my own art in the meantime, and I’ve had the opportunity to work with some very talented people along the way.

Kristina Ramos Photography
Makeup by Bethany Renfro

Facebook.com/modelkittenkaboom
Instagram: misskittenkaboom

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Little Skull Photography: pinup #4

Posted by Dee-Ann On September - 26 - 2014ADD COMMENTS 135 views

Week 4 of Little Skull Photography showcase. Joslyn, of Little Skull Photography’s, has been doing pinup photography for about 2 years. Check out their website to take a look at their studio: http://www.littleskull.net/our-studio/ and their portfolio: http://www.pinup.littleskull.net/

Model: Bettie Dee

Little Skull Photography

Little Skull Photography

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The Reach around Rodeo Clowns – Rockabilly Deluxe; CD review

Posted by Miriam On September - 24 - 2014ADD COMMENTS 176 views

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Quite an unusual name for this American quartet, but right to the point; an unusual style of Rockabilly. They see themselves as a retro-futuristic Rock ‘n’ Roll spectacle.
The band was founded in 1995 by the brothers Quentin Jones (guitar) and Wendell Jones (vocals), but they’re certainly not slowing down on this sixth album called Rockabilly Deluxe, released by Lanark Records.
Together with Dave Ferrara (drums) and Crusher Carmean (upright bass) they play a mix of rockabilly, surf, rock ‘n’ roll with a punkish attitude. Certainly no traditional rockabilly; but refreshing it is!

Ten songs on this album, all written or co-written by guitarist, producer and arranger Quentin Jones:
King of the Slot Car Track, Long Gone Daddy, Bowling Alley Baby, Wild Crazy and Out of Control, Paranoid Boy, I Used to Be the One, I got the Shakes, I’m Obsessed, It’s Rock & Roll, The Light So Bright.

Rockabilly Juice

Posted by Miriam On September - 23 - 2014ADD COMMENTS 181 views

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The summer is almost ending, but nevertheless it’s not too late to throw a Rockabilly party in your own backyard. What do you need?
Most important thing of course is the music: band, DJ, records; all depending on your budget.
It’s nice to decorate your garden with umbrellas, lights, torches and a tiki-bar.
And what should not be missing in this bar? Quite right! A real Rockabilly Juice.

Ingredients: (2 cocktails)

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Photographer showcase: Jo Vallianatou

Posted by Dee-Ann On September - 22 - 2014ADD COMMENTS 250 views

Photographer Jo Vallianatou was born in early 90’s. She studied photography and painting at Vivarte school of applied arts.
Jo: As a photographer i love the “alternative” style. Why I love 50’s?? Because it was a post war area full of optimism, beacause of the dresses and make-up! Of course because of Elvis and Hitchcock movies. Oh because of a 52’s Cadilac Sedan that I’m in love with. And finally I love 50’s because of the hair that Audrey Hepburn had and of course the “new look” of Christian Dior.

http://jovallianatouphotography.blogspot.nl/

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Photographer Jo Vallianatou

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Little Skull Photography: pinup #3

Posted by Dee-Ann On September - 19 - 2014ADD COMMENTS 231 views

Week 3 of Little Skull Photography showcase. Joslyn, of  Little Skull Photography’s, has been doing pinup photography for about 2 years.  Check out their website to take a look at their studio: http://www.littleskull.net/our-studio/ and their portfolio: http://www.pinup.littleskull.net/

Model: Ashley Phillips

Little Skull Photography

Little Skull Photography

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The 24th Street Wailers

Posted by Dee-Ann On September - 17 - 2014ADD COMMENTS 187 views

24streetwhere are you from? We are from Toronto, Ontario, Canada
How and when did you start?  We started after meeting in music school and having a mutual love of blues and 50’s Rock n Roll.  I was glad to find 4 people to start a band with and not just have a backing group.  Each member, Emily Burgess-Guitar, Jon Wong-Tenor Sax, Jesse Whiteley-Piano and Michael Archer-Bass are talented and a feature in their own right.  
Describe your music style?  We are a 50’s RnB band.  

How did your love for this music start, which age, which artist?  I’ve always loved music, of all kinds, for as long as I can remember but when it comes to 50’s RnB I would have to say that Little Richard was the first to really move me.  I would have been around 10 years old then.  
Who did influence you?  My influences are very eclectic, however my main influences when it comes to the world of R n B would have to be Little Willie John,  Mickey Baker, Little Richard, and most importantly Nick Curran.  He was a great singer, guitarist and drummer.  He really brought this music forward for a whole new generation to hear and see.


Do you write your own songs?  Yes I write the songs, along with Emily the guitar player, we play a few covers but the lions share of the music is original. 

If so, where do you get your inspiration? Real life, or total fantasy.  I would say my song content comes very much from real life,  Emily on the other hand likes to mix some fantasy in with hers.  
Do you write together? We have in the last year begun to write together but up until this point the  song writing was very separate and we’d bring them in when either Emily or I was done with them.  Now we’re a bit more open to writing with each other. 

(Tell us about your latest cd)

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Pinup of the week: Bianca Grasshoff

Posted by Miriam On September - 15 - 2014ADD COMMENTS 223 views

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Hey Ladys and Gents :)
I’m a 25 year old girl from Frankfurt Germany. I work as a Pin up for 2 years now. I do workshops for photographers and other models…

I start loving the 50´s when my son was born on the 16 August 2009… the day when Elvis died.. so I named him Aaron :)
Since this day I love the music, the clothes, the Rockabilly people, the lifestyle, the cars.. and on and on and on.

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Little Skull Photography: pinup #2

Posted by Dee-Ann On September - 12 - 2014ADD COMMENTS 256 views

Week 2 of Little Skull Photography showcase. Joslyn, of  Little Skull Photography’s, has been doing pinup photography for about 2 years.  Check out their website to take a look at their studio: http://www.littleskull.net/our-studio/ and their portfolio: http://www.pinup.littleskull.net/

Model: Lou-Lou Lexi

Little Skull Photography

Little Skull Photography

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The four star combo – Wait a minute baby (album review)

Posted by Dee-Ann On September - 11 - 2014ADD COMMENTS 253 views

20140828_143021I received this album from 2014 on Man o man! Records from The Four Star Combo. This band from Washington DC area, started in 2007. Let me introduce to you the guys on the cover of this album:

Ron Scott, lead vocal, acoustic and electric guitars, harmonica

Eric Hurtt, lead guitar, vocals, lead vocals on Slipping out and slipping In

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Pinup of the week Tobey Anne Russel

Posted by Dee-Ann On September - 8 - 2014ADD COMMENTS 254 views
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Picture by by Victor Devilbliss

Tobey Anne (1)

Picture by Viva Van Story

 

Interview with Little Skull Photography

Posted by Dee-Ann On September - 5 - 2014ADD COMMENTS 385 views
The next ten weeks we will showcase pictures of Little Skull Photography . Joslyn, of  Little Skull Photography’s, has been doing pinup photography for about 2 years.  Check out their website to take a look at their studio: http://www.littleskull.net/our-studio/
Here’s her story.
Besides the obvious reason of everything oldschool being super awesome, I find shooting vintage pinup to be the most flattering way to photograph a lady.

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69Beavershot Baroeg

Posted by Dee-Ann On September - 3 - 2014ADD COMMENTS 250 views

IMG_0133After a couple of silent years 69 Beavershot played at the the Scum Bash festival earlier this year. They kinda picked up performing again, with drummer Rene. In July they were sharing stage with Bob Wayne, at the Baroeg. A dark and little venue in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Mostly alternative bands play there. Mostly hardrock, metal, but gradually Psychobilly, hillbilly is setteling at the Baroeg.
Guitar player Robert always has this great style of playing, inspired by Brian setzer, Scotty More, James Burton. His growling voice is just right for their kind of rough rockabilly. All their songs have titles you can easily sing and shout along with, like, red headed woman (my favorite although I’m not a red head), hell cat and speed track. 69Beavershot played their own originals as well as some covers. While guys sang along especially woman danced exotically in front of the stage. Is it because of their music or are they hoping Robert is giving them the eye?

Lady K Loves V2 Pencil Skirt: Win A V2 Of Your Colour Choice!

Posted by Dee-Ann On September - 1 - 2014ADD COMMENTS 251 views

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Summer has flown by and Autumn is creeping in; crisp cold air, fallen golden leaves and dark evenings are approaching. It’s time to transition from your Summer Wardrobe to your Autumn Wardrobe and Lady K Loves has the perfect essential every office girl will love. The V2 Pencil Skirt.

 

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Exciting news, reviews and interviews on rockabilly online

Posted by Dee-Ann On August - 31 - 2014ADD COMMENTS 251 views

20140829_163913It’s been a long time since we reviewed albums, due to the big amount of albums offered and lack of enough reviewers , time and energy. But after a summer holiday well spent we are back on our feet again. I was going through 400 emails from all around the world! I answered 200 (the other half was spam) so now we got some great interviews coming up, fantastic pinup pictures of photographers and ofcourse album reviews.

To name a few: Four Star Combo, The Rockats, Kyle Esplin, Marco Di Maggio, The Reach Around Rodeo Clowns and ….. Reverend Horton Heat!
Did I mention Brian Setzer? Brian’s new album is coming up too!

To the artists who request a review, we only accept the physical albums, no downloads please, because our reviewers want to review the whole production. And be patient, we really do get a lot of emails and albums daily.

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Pinup of the week: Samantha Young

Posted by Miriam On August - 30 - 2014ADD COMMENTS 229 views

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Hi my name is Samantha Young I’m a 26-year-old retired air-traffic controller and United States Air Force. Since retirement I’ve gotten in the modeling. I shot a wide variety of photographs and I’m hoping to shoot an even wider variety. My modeling pics can be found on the Facebook link attached. I’m also on model mayhem and 420 nurses. Thank you for your time and I hope to hear from you soon.

https://www.facebook.com/samantha.griffith.315

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ROCKABILLY ROCKOUT OCTOBER 2nd – 5th 2014

Posted by Dee-Ann On August - 29 - 2014ADD COMMENTS 336 views
219 We’d love to introduce you to some of the bands that you will see at Rockabilly Rockout!
 
Meet the Bands: 

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Memphis aan de Maas (NL)

Posted by Dee-Ann On August - 28 - 2014ADD COMMENTS 455 views

On Sunday the 14th of September 2014 the first edition of Memphis aan de Maas will take place at ‘De Vertrekhal’ in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. This former Departure Hall for cargoships from Rotterdam to the USA nowadays is an event center and because of the historical link with the USA the location is very suitable for a 50’s & 60’s event. Memphis aan de Maas has an impressive line-up. One of the best Dutch Rockabilly/Rhythm & Blues bands ‘Dee’s Honeytones’ will play their swinging songs, Dutch Crooner Ray Martin will bring his tribute to Dean Martin & Frank Sinatra.  DJ Franco Diago will play all the old Sun Records and there will be a cool oldschool barber: Rockin’ Barber Ritchie Mensingh. Together all the entertainment visitors can also enjoy a real 50’s & 60’s market with vintage clothes, coffee, 50’s stuff, vintage and retro furniture, oldschool jewelry and everybody can participate in the Memphis aan de Maas Music Quiz. Tickets are only €15,-. Wanna buy a few? Send an email to raymartin@hotmail.nl

De Vertrekhal
Benjamin Franklinstraat 507, 3029 AC Rotterdam, Netherlands

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