Everything cool came together to get a rock 'n' roll fix at the Rockabilly Psychosis night hosted by DJ Lori Lee at The Step Inn, Brisbane, on January 15.
Kicking off the night were local favourites The Sugarshakers with Miss Emma-Louise charming the crowd as usual with her honey-lined voice and hips to match in time to the music.
She is so delicious to watch you kinda wanna coat her in sugar and lick her from head to toe.
Toby Mellonie on stand-up bass kept it going while Rupert Jenner on guitar seriously rocked the house with 'Patiently", "Fool I Am" and "Saving My Love".
This band is so much fun to watch as they have a stage energy that is all at once commanding and intimate with the crowd.
Although their regular drummer couldn’t make it, the two cool cats and one very pretty kitty borrowed Mark the drummer from the second band of the night, Captain Twilight and the Six Shooters.
These guys played like bats out of hell and really brought the tempo up a notch.
In comparison with the ever-so-smooth styles of The Sugarshakers, Captain Twilight shook things up with "All I Can Do is Cry" and "Love and Whiskey on the Rocks".
The Reverend Lee Danger on guitar and Mitchy Mayhem on double bass got the crowd dancing with their punk and '60s-garage-beat influenced tunes.
While rockabilly is generally classed as rock mixed with country, there’s nothing like hearing a great rockabilly band push the envelope by throwing some punk or psychobilly into the mix.
When The Vaudevillians took the stage, the crowd had grown in numbers as the lads from Melbourne played one song faster than the next.
On their East Coast Tour, no one could accuse The Vaudevillians of being boring as guitarist Adrian with Jim on bass and Michael on drums played like rockabilly punk was going out of style.
Energetic and entertaining, favourite song of the night was by far "When I was 18". Other favourites included "Trip to the Moon" and "Devil Drives a Valliant".
Toes were tapping and girls were batting eyelashes at the fellas as they screamed their way through an inspired set; hitting home their 'villainous' stage presence.
And honestly, when it’s this much fun to be bad, who wants to be good?
Words: Charley Traynor
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