Monday, November 8, 2010

Jim Rockfords are Moving at the Speed of sound

The Jim Rockfords got together December 2007, When Fred (of 6fthick fame, though on guitars in the Rockfords, jumping up from the drummers stool in the Hick) and Junior, (a familiar voice and rocking harp player in the Blues scene) approached Kylie Lovejoy (Bassist for Lovejoy and Chick Flick) about bringing some toons they penned to life.. Phil Wilson (Blowhard, Chucknee) Greg Jard (Blowhard) on second guitar and the skins, then 3 weeks later they were thrown into their first gig. Originally under the guise of a side project, it then took on a life of it's own playing gigs galore treating audiences with a lethal dose of their Pineapple flavoured muscular Motorbilly Rock and Roll. They soon had a loyal following and a reputation as a high energy live act, pulling together a sound that references the 50's as much as the now, but never hanging off the coat tails of either. After a whirlwind tour of France, Drummer Greg fled from the constant gigging and Mitchy Mahem took over the skins. Touring down south and scoring some cool supports, New Christs, Lime Spiders, Hitmen, X, and even LA Guns. They had a ball as the closing act for the Greazefest, and looking real forward to their upcoming support with Reverend Horton Heat in December. But, now finally come October 2010 a well overdue Debut album 'Movin' at the Speed of Sound' has been recorded at Blackbox studios with Recording extraordinaire Jeff Lovejoy (Powderfinger, Cruel Sea, Regurgitator to name but a few, also Kylies Brother), released through Turkeyneck records and they are chuffed to be launching it this Sunday November 14 at the Powerhouse in an afternoon of Beer swigging, ass shaking and love making.. Rockabilly buddies the Ten Fours will be joining them, hitting the stage about 3.30, followed by the Rockfords who will rock your socks off.

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