|The Wieners, Unplugged Rockabilly on a Roll
The Dutch band "The Wieners" play original 1950s rock'n'roll in a very small line-up: a double-bass, an acoustic guitar and an electric guitar. In some songs they use a snare drum, that's all. All three sing great and they do a lot of close-harmony too. So back to basics; the purest live music!
The songs you'll hear, will make you long for the past, especially the fifties with it's rock 'n' roll music. To name just a few: "Twenty Flight Rock" by Eddie Cochran, "Heartbreak Hotel" by the young Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly's "It's So Easy" and "Memphis Tennessee" by Chuck Berry. When needed, they will play any hit-record from the fifties but also some rare Sun-tracks from Warren Smith, Ernie Chaffin and Slim Rhodes.
While listening or dancing to the music of The Wieners, you will simply forget that there is no drummer in this band. It rocks and it swings like a 5-piece band, thanks to the beat that is set by the slapping bass and the acoustic guitar. And this trio doesn't have to play too loud to get that swing.
The Wieners use a 35 year old tube-PA, a vintage speaker-system and fifties microphones. This is abslolutely the right band for small clubs and small parties - whether or not in American / Fifties / Rock'n'Roll-style. They also love to play festivals and they make an ideal support-act: they don't need much space and are easy to mix with only 6 channels needed.
The Wieners have been playing in rock 'n' roll bands like John-Boy & The Waltons, The Cavemen, Ducktail, Jesse Garon & The Greyhounds and The Rollators. People who are really into rock'n'roll music will love them, but when you're only visiting a gig 'for fun' you'll have a good time too!
The Wieners are (L2R):
Hi Ho Silver Management
Information provided by Jaap Wijn, 2005
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