Week 8 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.littleskull.net/pin-up/
Week 7 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.littleskull.net/pin-up/
Model: Vera Rose
It’s a real nightmare when a singer catches a cold, keeps on coughing all week and has to play in the weekend. But we all get that from time to time. One of my singing coaches was Mieke. She studied Theater and Musical at the conservatory in Rotterdam. She taught me some tricks to be able to keep ons singing while your throat hurts. It’s not the best sound you can get, but at least the show can go on, and it must!
My band Dee Ann and the Nightcaptains arrived at the Maloe Melo. It’s such a great place to be at Jur’s place. He gets a lot of cool artists every now and then. He met Chet Baker, Barry Hay of the Golden Earring, The Paladins, Candye Kane. Tons of bands and international artists want to go and be there at the home of blues. The walls and ceiling are filled with pictures and posters of them.
When we started playing everything went fine with my voice. But after five songs my throat started to hurt and I absolutely wanted to avoid coughing, or else, my voice would be gone. As a joke I told the audience that Jur and I agreed that when I start coughing, Jur would get me some whiskey to burn down the cold. Jur nodded from behind his bar and immediately poured me a glass. I took a nip, and wow… it worked. Jur helped me through with three glasses of his medicine, during the whole gig. I started to mix up some lyrics and even that I was the singer of the band, but that don’t matter, hahaha. The audience kept on dancing until the end and we (especially me) had a great time!
Week 6 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.littleskull.net/pin-up/
Bobby Coddington – Upright Bass and Vocals.
Rich Contadino – Lead Vocals.
Mark Powell – Drums.
Matt J. Britton – Guitar and Vocals.We’re from Los Angeles, California. Some people call it the city of angels. Other people would argue that it’s far from that. Regardless, it’s the birthplace of the jet age style and hot rod culture which inform the So-Cal Rocket Dynamics creative aesthetic.How and when did you start?
Rich and Bobby met while both were working in the animation industry. They did stints together in a couple of LA bands, with Bobby on electric bass and Rich on drums. At a certain point, Bobby took the plunge into rockabilly, learning upright bass and writing the band’s debut album, Santa Susana Meltdown, with Rich on both drums and lead vocals. Original SCRD guitarist Jason Karp played on the album as well. Mark found the band by way of MySpace (having fallen in love with a couple of songs posted by the band there), and Matt came in as the band’s new guitarist shortly after the first album was completed.Describe your music style.
We’re trying to create a contemporary version of rockabilly music. Rockabilly bands tend to trot out the same old musical and thematic clichés over and over again until the music becomes stale. We’re striving to write and perform rockabilly songs which sound fresh, alive and contemporary. Mark’s drumming is harder pounding and more elaborate than you generally get with a rockabilly band, and Rich isn’t afraid to take his vocals to someplace more punk when that’s what’s right for the song.
For Mark it started with Stray Cats when he was eight and discovered Built For Speed, listening to it over and over again, loving that vintage yet modern sound. It happened again when he was twenty with Reverend Horton Heat, hearing a similar mix of old and new that blew him away. As a rockabilly guitarist, Matt’s mostly been influenced by Brian Setzer and Link Wray. As a songwriter, he leans more toward Social Distortion. Hopefully these disparate influences have shaped the band’s sound in an interesting and eclectic fashion.Do you write your own songs?
Bobby and Matt are the band’s primary songwriters, but they take entirely different approaches to the task of crafting new material. Bobby’s songs are very personal and heartfelt stories of real experiences in his life. Conversely, Matt’s songs are more like little movies about characters he dreams up in his head.
As founders of the modern Rockabilly scene, all “Cat” bands were inspired by the Rockats.
Coming out of England’s Teddy Boy scene in March of 1977, Rockats’ Dibbs Preston and Smutty Smiff joined with their pal Levi Dexter to form Levi and the Rockats.
They stormed the stages and along the way some hip locals joined them, like Barry Ryan, Danny B. Harvey and Lewis King.
Throughout the early 80’s the Rockats travelled from coast to coast and made a true name with their modern spin of the classic rockabilly sound.
Through record deals, highs and lows, band members, managers and wives coming and going, everyone drifted apart, but in 2012 after a few get togethers it was Lanark Records who brought the band back together to record this new album with 12 new original songs:
The Doubt, Rockin’ together, Why do you love me, The road to hell, Kitten with a whip, Olde Hickory Road, Pink and black Cadillac, Red headed rockin’ gal, Sweet sweet Charlotte, Tear the roof off, Bad love and Reckless Rebel.
All songs are self-written and the cd-cover contains liner notes by Brian Setzer (Stray Cats).
Most of the songs are rockabilly with some country, blues and a little bit of surf. The album sounds great and even after all these years, the Rockats still sound very enthusiastic.
So if you’re looking for good old authentic rockabilly in the style of the Stray Cats, then this must be your choice!
Every second Saturday of July you’ll find and excellent summer Rock and Roll dance party in Zoetermeer, the Netherlands. Martin and Sillie Verhoeve of dance school ‘Dance to the sixties’ are the key people of Sweet Lake Rock ‘n’ Roll Revival. This year, the Eightball Boppers, Big Caz and the Four Bobs’, Five o Matics and Dee Ann and the Nightcaptains were invited to get the dancers on the dancefloor, well on the street, as it is an open air festival in one part of town. A lot of stalls, a female hairdresser, a carshow and all the nicely dressed dancers turned the town square into a fifties scenery. The dance to the sixties demonstration was the top attraction. Go and watch the youtube! http://www.dancetothesixties.com/nl/ http://www.facebook.com/rocknrolldag http://members.casema.nl/rocking/ http://www.facebook.com/rocknrolldans
Week 5 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.littleskull.net/pin-up/
Model: Jessica Akara
I got a surprise in the mail yesterday! Foxy and her Ravens, new Rockabillyband from lead female vocalist Stephanie ‘Foxy’ Vos, had a new mini EP coming out, so offcourse I wanted one! I’m always out for new Rockabilly talent. Especially when there’s a female on the lead, we don’t see them very often
The rest of the band exist of lead guitarist Michael Warlich, drummer Aeilko van der Wagen and Huey Moor. Some may know Huey from his basslappin’ in Miss Mary Ann & the Ragtime Wranglers. The band likes mixing traditional rockabilly with jazz and rhythm ’n’ blues, which is the direct opposite of the more country-influenced rockabilly that is popular. I’m also more of the rhythm ’n’ blues sound, so I was excited when I closed the tray and played the album, titled Sweet Temptation.
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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!
Can 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.
Hello boppers ’n kittens, long time no review! I will make that up to y’all!
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
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
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
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.
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)
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.
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
where 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.
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)
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.