ROOTS, RETRO & ROCKABILLY
Local musician Frank Lang has put together a mini festival for fans of retro and rockabilly to be held in Adelaide in October.
It will kick off on the afternoon of Sunday October 7 at the Governor Hindmarsh. The line up includes Hoy-Hoy! along with Lucky Seven, Glen Skuthorpe, Double Wammy, Blue Katz and the Satellites.
In deciding to put on the event Frank said he wanted to bring together several like-minded bands to play on the one bill.
Talking to Rip It Up, Frank explained that he loves doing gigs with other bands and thought he'd ring around to see if others were interested in being involved in a Roots, Retro & Rockabilly extravaganza.
“I was overwhelmed with the response and the enthusiasm,” Frank said.
“I was really pleased that all the bands wanted to do it with no real guarantee that it would work. That’s been great."
Frank says he’s sure the event will be a huge success as it boasts much of the cream of Adelaide’s seasoned roots musicians.
Guitarist Mauri Berg, formerly of Fraternity, The Others and Mickey Finn, is now a member of Hoy-Hoy!
Power soul combo Double Wammy recently reformed and have since been playing gigs at Semaphore Workers’ club and the Wheatsheaf.
Double Wammy and Glenn Skuthorpe will kick off the day by doing two alternating sets of about 30 minutes each set. Skuthorpe is a former Sydney-based indigenous singer-songwriter who has just released his third album, Nothing Like Rain.
Local rockabilly combo The Satellites and the Blue Katz will play before Lucky Seven brings the six-hour event to a close.
Frank says that if this festival is successful there will be another one, adding that he’s already thinking up some fresh ideas.
Roots, Retro & Rockabilly will take place at the Governor Hindmarsh on Sun Oct 7 from 3-9pm and will feature Glenn Skuthorpe, Double Wammy, Hoy-Hoy!, Blue Katz, The Satellites and Lucky Seven.