Bang Bang Betty & the H Bombs + Big Town Players
Bang Bang Betty & the H Bombs | 7.30pm
Wild, sexy RnB and explosive rockabilly to blow your dancing shoes off! Fronted by Perth’s very own Miss Dynamite – Bang Bang Betty and the H-Bombs trade in wild, jumpin’ rhythm n blues and explosive rockabilly – 50s style rock n roll as it’s meant to be played, with honking sax, stinging guitar, thumping double bass and pounding drums – rock n roll that get your hips grinding and butts a-shakin’ – BANG BANG! Band members; vocals Coo Jarvis, aka Bang Band Betty or Miss Dynamite, Andy Jarvis on guitar, Mark Sprogowski on tenor sax, Dom D’Leno on drums and Marc Gordon on double bass.
Big Town Players | 8.45pm
Big Town Players play old school Rhythm and Blues with new school Rock attitude. We’re talking Real Rhythm and Blues! Like that originally played in America in the ‘50s and ‘60s, which we’ve married to modern day rock producing an infectious repertoire with tongue in cheek lyrics that will have you dancing from the get-go. MEMBERS: Phil Bradley (guitar and vocals) is one of Perth’s major guitar-slingers! He has been a member of legendary outfits such as The Mutants of Desire, Brutus, Subtruck, Steve Tallis and The Snakes of Desire, Polite Society, and The Jets to name just a few. He has embraced the chance to embellish the BTPs with his inimitable style and his inimitable voice.
Howie Smallman (blues harmonica and vocals) has been heavily influenced by the old Chicago blues blowers, providing gun harp in many Perth bands over decades. These include Salty Dog, The West Coast Rhythm Kings, Jaywalkers, Sneekers, Dave Hole, Feet First, The Body and Fender Band, The Hips, Smeeton and Smallman, and Datura4. Phil Riseborough (drums and vocals) has been a stalwart of this big town’s music scene, applying his percussive skills in the ‘70s to such outfits as Spinifex and Twice Shy. Phil later became a top sound engineer to Perth bands as diverse as The Stems and Matt Taylor. Phil returned to the drummer’s stool in the naughties with The Hips, and now BTPs. Bob Greaves (bass) is originally from Sydney where he started playing in bands in the early ‘80s. General Panic, Catwalk, LLewellyn and The Lifeboat were some of the bands that enjoyed Bob’s distinctive bass style. Bob moved to Perth in 1994 where he has graced the stage with such luminaries as Lindsay Wells’ band Awsome Wells, Ian Kenny Band, Lee Sappho’s Body and Fender Band, Matt Taylor, and Michael.