Wednesday, December 10, 2008

The Burger Kings
(Bands from Perth, Australia)

A little bit Elvis, a little bit Jerry Lee, a lot of Perth talent.

The Burger Kings play southern fried Elvisonic Rock & Roll and cool cabaret and consists of musicians who between them have played in a very large number of quality Perth bands over the decades.

Craig Wheel has played in seemingly countless bands including The Waltons, Deb, Love Pump and The Hoovers

Hugh Veldon is another local legend both fronting King Wasabi as well as his time behind the skins occupying the mild mannered persona of Martin Moon with numerous bands, perhaps most famously The Marigolds

Pete Stone has played in bands including Silent Type and The Never Never and is currently leading Peter Busher And The Lone Rangers

Howard Shawcross is one of the original bass players from the Perth music scene and has played with a multitude of bands including The Elks, Riptides, Dave Warner's From The Suburbs and The Jackals.

Simon Goodridge has previously played in Never Never

The Burger Kings have performed at the Big Day Out & even the Hopman Cup Ball. They are also playing this weekend at the Mustang Bar in Northbridge and are promising tunes from a wide range of influences with a big repertoire whacked along at a furious pace and interspersed with southern style jokes & anecdotes.

here's a track from one of Craig's earlier bands, The Waltons, which will probably give you an idea of some of what to expect from the Burger Kings:-

The Waltons - Coca-Cola Is Coke

The Howling Desperados
(Bands from Perth, Australia)

The Howling Desperados, from way down deep in the West of Australia, saddled up and hit the trail in late 2007. They have quickly become the meanest bunch of no good, snake bellied, stone hearted killers on the whole of the Perth metropolitan alt-country music scene.

The Howling Desperados are all about playin’ original alt country music with style and havin’ a grand ole time doin’ it. So when folks come to their gigs they walk away smil’n and know'n they’ve just seen a kick ass band give’m a real honest ta goodness show.

My old mate Trent plays bass for these guys and he is the one to thank getting me into my first real (instead of back room or garage) band Two Faces of Culture (which morphed into As Is) and to play live and record properly.

Anyhoo .... you can expect an album from the Desperados in early 2009, so far they've independently released the EP “Howl If You’re Desperate” and you can hear some of their tracks on myspace.

Plus if you're in Perth this weekend, The Howling Desperados are playing with The Chevelles at the Amplifier Bar. Should be a good gig.

here's a track from the Howling Desperados recorded live in the rehearsal room:-

The Howling Desperados - Legend