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Posted by Dee-Ann On August - 5 - 2010

Rockabilly-online is an international online magazine with daily fresh stories about rockabilly lifestyle, artist interviews (Marti Brom), fashion ( Laura Byrne of Pinup Girl Clothing), pinup (Bernie Dexter), photographers (Viva van Story), cd reviews, band profiles, Burlesque stories, furniture articles etc.

It started as a one woman magazine writing about fifties music, furniture and clothing. In july 2010, the magazine took off, when gradually more writers joined, to write daily about all the stuff worldwide Rockabilly’s (and others) want to read about.

Within a few months, an explosive increase of fans occurred. We went from 300 visitors to 7000 visitors per month (October 2010) and the number is still growing.

We have a selected group of writers, but everyone who is interested is welcome to apply. Even if you’re not thinking of a writer career, send us your tips, comments, stories, interests, pictures, tattoos, questions etc. Because YOU keep this magazine alive. Rock it to us!

Our writers:

Dee Ann

I am Dee Ann writer and founder of Rockabilly-online.com. I live in Rotterdam, Holland. With my band Dee Ann and the Nightcaptains I travel around the country and in Belgium, Germany and the UK. The music is what makes me sparkle. Along with the music I love the Rockabilly lifestyle. I started this magazine two years ago. Along the way I’m happy to have gathered some awesome writers who share the same interests. My mission is to honor the original artists from the 50’s, to keep the vintage lifestyle alive, to keep track of today’s top artists and to help new artists with the exposure they need. (With artists I mean musical, tattoo, photographer, model, designer …)

Who knows, we might be at the root of some growing carreers here.

Miriam

Miriam

Hi everyone, my name is Miriam and I live in Hoorn (The Netherlands). During the week I work at a construction company, at the department of quality and environment.
I know Dee-Ann by her music, because I’m a fan of her band.
Since my childhood I’ve been a big Elvis fan and as I grew older I became increasingly interested in other styles within the scene, mostly Rockabilly, Hillbilly, Jive and Swing.
It is great that the Rockabilly scene is still so active and I hope that this will continue for many years.
I regularly visit concerts and performances in the Netherlands (and Belgium) and also at Elvis-meetings I’m still to find. Occasionally I write an article for the Dutch Rock ‘n’ Roll magazine The Jubop. Check out the new magazine soon for my interview with Dee!
I look forward to post some concert reviews on this great website and hope you’ll like it.

Greetings,

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Urla Hill

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Urla Hill

California native Urla (It’s Turkish, and pronounced “oorla.”) Hill is an Air Force brat who grew to appreciate the decades in which her parents came of age in the American South. (Her father was World War II veteran, and her mother grew up two miles from Graceland.) Urla purchased Candy Barr, her Dusk Rose ’57 Thunderbird, in 1995, but didn’t get a full-on taste of vintage life until she attended Tom Ingram’s Viva Las Vegas in 2014. A sports historian and substitute teacher, Urla enjoys researching and writing about folks in Rockabilly. You can contact her via email at Juanita_Dale_Slusher@comcast.net.

Rocky

Hi, I’m Rocky, writer and reviewer for rockabilly-online. I am a 20 year old Teddy Boy from The Netherlands. I grew up in the rockabilly scene, father being a Teddy Boy and mother being rockabella. I like Rock and Roll, rockabilly, pinup, 50’s, doo-wop and hot rods!
I go to see a lot of bands, so I’ve been asked to post some CD-reviews and story’s of party’s i go to, and I said, yeah, sure would be fun:)
I am studying for cameraman, so in my free time I film the bands and put the clips on YouTube.

 

Ruby Joule

Ruby Joule is a lissome and silky debutante with a talent for scandal. Her girlhood ballet lessons have now translated into daring cabaret moves, and she can be found among the pages of Bachelor Pad Magazine and corset calendars. A star of stage and screen, she’s a founding member of The Jigglewatts Burlesque in Austin, Texas. She has performed at legendary Texas venues including Austin’s Antone’s, Stubb’s, Esther’s Follies, and the historic Texas Theatre in Dallas. At the Texas Burlesque Festival, she won the award for “Most Original” and was nominated for the Lone Star and Garters Award in 2007, and received the “Best Costume” award in 2010. Ruby has also thrilled audiences around the country, performing at The Viper Room in Hollywood, the Double Down Saloon in Las Vegas, the historic KiMo Theatre in Albuquerque, and co-headlined the Bustout Burlesque show at The House of Blues in New Orleans.

is a lissome and silky debutante with a talent for scandal. Her girlhood ballet lessons have now translated into daring cabaret moves, and she can be found among the pages of Bachelor Pad Magazine and corset calendars. A star of stage and screen, she’s a founding member of The Jigglewatts Burlesque in Austin, Texas. She has performed at legendary Texas venues including Austin’s Antone’s, Stubb’s, Esther’s Follies, and the historic Texas Theatre in Dallas. At the Texas Burlesque Festival, she won the award for “Most Original” and was nominated for the Lone Star and Garters Award in 2007, and received the “Best Costume” award in 2010. Ruby has also thrilled audiences around the country, performing at The Viper Room in Hollywood, the Double Down Saloon in Las Vegas, the historic KiMo Theatre in Albuquerque, and co-headlined the Bustout Burlesque show at The House of Blues in New Orleans.

Angel

Angel

Got off to an early start in guitarplaying and quit after school and started to work. Gladly I never forgot music even though i wasn’t active as a musician for a period of about 13 years. Damn shame! Picked up the Fender Strat i kept all those years and got myself a Gretsch to get a proper start (once again) in Rockabilly. A child’s wish was the doublebass I got myself a couple of years ago and started slapping it hard. Dragged my brother along to play blues and rockabilly! He doesn’t mind not having a social life, he’s got a Caddy Coupe and a couple of doghouse basses. What more could a guitarplayer want than having the tightest bassplayer at his side….!! So with him I’ve enjoyed playing in a couple of bands and currently we’re making a good start with a classic hard hitting bluesband doing Chessrecords style covers. And while we’re playing, why not get the bandmates to do some smokin’ rockabilly. Wouldn’t want to leave my Gretsch to collect dust! I love to youtube all night, love to see good blues and rockabilly bands live to see if there’s any good stuff i didn’t know about! I like to get to the bottom of things, that’s why I sometimes do album and gigreviews for a leading Dutch blues website. That encourages me to analyse things I hear. And I’d like to do exactly the same and more on this very stylish website! And if you’ve got any guitartricks or questions, don’t hesitate to mail me I can talk about tube amps and guitars untill the cows come home!

Cheers! Angel

Moulin Bruise

Hello! I am Moulin Bruise. I have recently graduated University in Lincoln, England studying media and specialising in Script and screen writing, and now live in Glasgow, Scotland where I am working as a waitress until I can get my scripts published (such is the life of a creative :p) I am 21 years old and have loved the golden era of Hollywood since I could walk. I take great inspiration from the glamorous ladies and the romanticised rockabilly styles of today.  I love to dress up and savour any chance I get to do so. I am a writer of dramas for the screen including some period and personal type genres as well. I love most styles of music but in particular that of the 30’s to early 60’s.

Christie

“My name is Christie and I’m a life long rock and roll fan, I’m currently a drama student at University in Lincoln, UK but music was my first love; My earliest memory is hearing Elvis Presley’s ‘Devil in Disguise’ and since that moment Rock & Roll has always been a strong and integral part of my life. As well as listening to Rock & Roll, Rockabilly, Country and Folk, I am lucky enough to be able to play some of it as well, I’m a staunch guitar enthusiast and a fairly capable singer, my dream is to one day have a Rockabilly band to call my own! Hopefully though my writing on this site the readers will begin to understand me far better than I could ever write down here. Hopefully my insights will be worth while and worth reading and I’ll try my best to bring you guys the the crème de la crème in the Rockabilly community.”

Fiona

Fiona grew up with blues. The step to rock n roll and rockabilly was an easy one.
The oldtimer is still missing, but she plays a Gretsch, does that count?!
She loves to shop, mainly online, for rockabella dresses and her odd habit to collect high heals, because Fiona thinks vintage clothing style is much more feminine than most of the clothing nowadays.
Next to all of this, she likes photography in general, and especially taking good shots of vintage instruments.
She sees it as a challenge, to capture the beauty of the moment when the music, the musician and his instrument become one.”

Roz Friday

Rosalind Friday is a Central Florida pinup girl and vintage vixen. Raised on classic Hollywood movies, she worshipped Marilyn, Rosalind, Jane, Mae, Katharine and Marlene as a young girl and the infatuation with Hollywood glamour, vintage style and classy women with curves only continued. Introduced to the work of Miss Bettie Page later on and living in the south where Elvis was a demi-god, it was only natural that she should have a different view of beauty and what was “in” than those around her who held a much more peer-pressured view of you should listen to and find attractive. These days she divides her time between her professional day job and modeling, co-organizing a Florida based model and photography group and working in a charity costuming group–thats right, this pinup girl also plays Wonder Woman for local visits to children’s hospitals and to raise money for worthy charities. She tries to combine her geekdom (love of comic books) and pinup whenever she can. Her kryptonite? Just drive a shiny vintage car past, especially an early fifties step side truck and she’ll go weak at the knees, but don’t worry–given enough styling spritz, red lipstick and a wiggle dress, she’s pretty sure she can solve any problem!

Bella Florentine

Hi I am Bella Florentine. Born and raised in mormon central ( Utah ) I have always embraced my inability to assimilate to the norm. I am a trained chef currently unemployed because the food scene here in Ogden Utah is pathetic. I’m a Wanna be pinup queen who wishes I could’ve been part of Andy Warhol’s silver factory.

I am married to a computer genius who likes me because I’m math illiterate, and my true claim to fame is my three year old daughter Ava.
I adore fashion and anything glam. I write to give you a slice of my life and interests not to preach or try to change opinion, but if I do even better ;)

Bunny

Bunny Levinson is the “jewish Jayne Mansfield.”  Born in New Jersey, her parents quickly relocated her to Texas.  There she learned to love big hair and loud music with equal zeal.

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Drew Edwards

Drew Edwards is best known as the writer/creator of the critically acclaimed “Halloween Man” online comic and related projects.  A Texas native, he currently resides in Austin Texas.

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Ingrid

Hey everyone, I’m Ingrid Montanez and I am a freelance writer currently living in Sin City but born and raised in Queens, New York. I’m a big horror movie fan and I think tattooing is the most beautiful form of self expression there is. I am both inspired and fascinated by all things 40’s and 50’s era from music and movies to cars and pin up models.I earned my BA in English back in NYC and I’ve been writing ever since I can remember .

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Pascal

Pascal Snijders

My name’s Pascal Snijders and I’m from The Netherlands. In real life I’m a self-employed photographer and graphic designer and also the singer of a rockabillyband called The Taildraggers (reviewed here by Dee).

In the near future I will be posting some reviews here, mainly CD / DVD reviews of new and older releases. Both reviews of revival and contemporary bands, but also a lot of older music and of releases by reissue labels like Bear Family, Jasmin, HBR, Cattle and more like that. So, I hope you’ll be happy to read them and you’ll be seeing (excuse me, reading..) more of me in the future here!
Thanks y’all!
Happy Trails,
Pascal 

 

The Mona Lisa

Hi, I’m Lisa, I’m a Dutch friend of Dee-ann. I own a organic catering company in Rotterdam, Holland and I prepare mostly vegetarian food an some meat.

Next to that do all different kind of things to make money: painting, teaching and designing.

I have always loved the music, design and clothing of the 40’s, 50’s and 60’s ever since I left primary school I consider myself as an eclectic person. I grab some here and some there. But my main focus is food, design and music. Here on rockabilly-online.com you will find articles about food and interior by me. I hope I can inspire you and enhance your cooking skills.

  

Anita

My name is Anita. I’ve lived in Toronto, Chile, Vancouver and now I’m back in Toronto for a little while. I discovered the rockabilly subculture via punk in Vancouver. That’s right I went to a Reverend Horton Heat show wearing a mohawk and patched up pants! That’s how I discovered the wonderful world of psychobilly then one thing led to another and I got into rockabilly, surf, swing, jazz, etc. I also love pin up art and whenever I can create my own paintings and illustrations. I also love film, comics, vintage fashion, cooking and baking. So I hope to post some recipes along with band interviews and film reviews. I hope you enjoy them!

 
 
 

Jodie

Jodie Barnaby is a recovered TV news reporter hailing from the mean streets of Listuguj, QC Canada (Google it!) She currently relocated from Canada to Edinburgh, and spends her days hoping her cheques don’t bounce, obsessing about all things horror, and wishing she had a vintage wardrobe.

A shy writer to the core, she dreads writing bios where she has to refer to herself in the third person.

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Wendy Sanders

Hello interweb world! I’m Wendy Sanders from Austin, TX and I wear many hats. Many colorful, sparkly, drag-a-licious hats! By day (and sometimes night) I’m a freelance makeup and hair artist for film, television, photographic and stage. I do everything from glamour and pin-up to wigs and SFX, hence the name of my business, Blood and Glitter Makeup. By night (and sometimes early evening) I go by Ginger Snaps and am a burlesque performer with Black Widow Burlesque! While sometimes this dichotomy makes me feel like I might develop a split personality disorder, I love my life and all the crazy shenanigans it entails! You can check out my work at www.wendymichellesanders.com, and my troupe at www.blackwidowburlesque.com. Remember to send all your pin-up primping questions to bloodandglittermakeup@gmail.com!!!

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