The Slacks

About The Slacks:

The Slacks are the purveyors of proactivecrastination* at it’s sharpest and bring the infectiously festive Rolling Vibe, shifting seamlessly between rockabilly blues and country folk boogie woogie swing.

*proactivecrastination (noun). the action of postponing or delaying dull duty for the purpose of recreating oneself and getting on it.

Band members are:

Scott Armstrong
Mark Armstrong
Blake Gibson
Zane Greig
Andy McGrath

 

Albums

The Slacks‘Welcome to the Rolling Vibe’ ©2014

 

 

 

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http://www.theslacks.co.nz/

 

Buy music and merch

http://itunes.apple.com/nz/artist/theslacks/id445631529

http://theslacks.bandcamp.com/

 

Reviews

http://www.nzmusician.co.nz/index.php/ps_pagename/album/pi_albumid/2353

 

 

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Contact

scotty@theslacks.co.nz

Tami Neilson

About Tami Neilson:

Tami Neilson was raised in Canada, by parents with a closet full of sequined stage costumes and platform shoes.

She grew up in a house where amplifiers and guitar cases were just as much a part of the furniture as chairs and tables, and when most kids are still singing nursery rhymes in the bathtub, she was traveling across North America in a 34 foot motor home, performing professionally in her family band, The Neilsons.

Sharing the stage with the likes of Johnny Cash, Tami appeared regularly on television and radio, touring North America, promoting The Neilsons independent CD, releasing 2 top 40 singles on the Canadian music charts.

Then Tami met a boy who caused her heart to flutter and her feet to move to the other side of the world – New Zealand.

Buzzing with raw energy and talent, her music is a hybrid of acoustic torch and stripped-bare country blues. From haunting ballads of heartbreak and irony to foot-stomping, hand-clapping, harmony-infused numbers, Tami’s live performance is one to be remembered.

 

Tami has won numerous awards, including:

THE APRA SILVER SCROLL 2014

THE NEW ZEALAND MUSIC AWARDS ‘BEST COUNTRY ALBUM’ 2009, 2010 & 2011

APRA ‘BEST COUNTRY SONG 2014’

NZ COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS ‘BEST FEMALE ARTIST’ 2010, 2011 & 2014

APRA SILVER SCROLL 2014

 

 

Albums

‘Red Dirt Angel’ ©2008

‘The Kitchen Table Sessions Vol II’ ©2009

‘The Kitchen Table Sessions Vol II’ ©2011

Tami Neilson‘Dynamite’ ©2014

Track listing: Walk (Back to Your Arms); Come Over; Texas; Cry Over You; You Lie; Dynamite; Woo Hoo; Running to You; Honey Girl ; Whiskey and Kisses.

 

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http://www.tamineilson.com/

 

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http://tamineilson.bandcamp.com/

 

Reviews

‘A red-hot honky-tonker, somewhere between Patsy Cline and Wanda Jackson with perhaps just a little bit of Peggy Lee sophistication.’ – Nick Bollinger

‘Truly top shelf….Tami Neilson has the looks and the voice to get any song across to any audience…’ -Randy Bachman of ‘The Guess Who’

‘…alarmingly good…’ – Graham Reid, Elsewhere

‘Neilson sings her heart out, recalling a cross between Roy Orbison and Patsy Cline…’ –Grant Smithies, Sunday Magazine

 

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Contact

mail@tamineilson.com

 

Labretta Suede And The Motel 6

About Labretta Suede And The Motel 6:

Ass whippin’, high kickin’, low down rockin’ an-a-reelin Rock ‘n’ Roll!

Labretta Suede and The Motel 6 are a bunch of crazed Rock ‘N’ Rollers with a reckless set and a show of music and outfits you could just LICK!.. With a 50’s Rock ‘n’ Roll influence, a twang and some dirge.

Formed in 2005 in Auckland, New Zealand with influences wide throughout the decades before them of damn good music. This band brings back the true essence of roots based rock n roll, punk and rockabilly blues.

Labretta Suede and The Motel 6 are:

Labretta Suede – Johnny Moondog – Max Speed $1000 – Capt’n Gerry

 

Albums

‘Not Food Hungry’ Debut Album ©2007

‘Loon-A-Tiki’ EP ©2008

‘Dirty & Dumb’ Album ©2011 / 2012

In Full/Bad News – 7″ Vinyl

 

 

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http://www.labrettasuede.com

 

Reviews

http://www.gravediggerslocal.com/2012/03/labretta-suede-the-motel-6-dumb-dirty/

http://www.amplifier.co.nz/review/40817/labretta-suede-and-the-motel-six-not-food-hungry.html

 

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www.facebook.com/pages/Labretta-Suede-and-The-Motel-6/181085508577040?sk=timeline

Swampland

About Swampland:

Bluesy rock ‘n’ roll from the deep, dark swamp…

Swampland is a four-piece band based in Auckland that consists of musicians from Bernie Griffen and The Grifters, Labretta Suede, and All Torn Up.  Though only founded by charismatic frontman Tony Daunt in 2012, with the conscription of Thomas Landon-Lane, and then Jamie Vodanovich and Chris Kemp (formally the rhythm section of Labretta Suede), the music of Swampland is an expression of Tony’s material accumulated over his entire lifetime.

“The music doesn’t just tell the story; it invites the listener to stand alongside us in the mud.”

The band may or may not draw influences from the likes of the Screamin’ Jay Hawkins, the Cramps, Eddie Cochran, the Birthday Party, in different proportions, but certainly it has its own brand of swampy rock n roll.

Swampland is: Tony Daunt – Vocals and Guitar; Thomas Landon-Lane – Guitar; Jamie Vodanovich – Bass; Chris Kemp – Drums.

 

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Media

http://craccum.ausa.auckland.ac.nz/?p=4072

http://musicnation.co.nz/swampland/

 

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Contact

http://www.swampland.co.nz/contact/

 

 

Recliner Rockers

About Recliner Rockers:

Blues-Rockabilly-Roots-Rock like you’ve never seen before!

The Recliner Rockers put on a colourful, energetic show that just comes naturally with seriously dynamic guitar playing, crazy spinning double bass acrobatics and balancing act, along with flamboyant drumming. Check out The Recliner Rockers’ dynamic performance and off-the-wall stage antics –  their flair for showmanship truly matches their musical prowess.

The band’s history began in 2005. Back in 2006, at the Whangamata Beach Hop, the venue they played was filled to capacity and people were being turned away from the door. This must-see band has been invited back to Beach Hop every year since.

Firm favourites not only at the Beach Hop, but also on the national Hot Rod and festival circuits. Go along to one of their shows and find out why!

The Recliner Rockers are: Al Lavis – guitar and vocals, Gef Fitzpatrick – electric and upright bass, Julian Davis – drums.

 

Recliner RockersAlbums

‘Prowling & Howling’ ©Recliner Rockers

‘Prowling & Howling 2’ ©Recliner Rockers

‘Tracks’ ©2014 Recliner Rockers

Track listing: Betty Lou; I Heard it on the Radio; Midnight Train; Ophelia; Lil’ Eva; Cry Baby; Butterfly; Songbirds; Hoochie Coochie; Forgotten World Highway (the Long Road to Tahora); Too Big a Mountain; Plane.

 

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Media / reviews

http://www.nzmusician.co.nz/index.php/ps_pagename/album/pi_albumid/2459

http://musicnation.co.nz/recliner-rockers/

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http://www.facebook.com/groups/thereclinerrockers/