3:46pm Thursday 23rd February 2012
Tenby rock 'n' roll trio Easy Tigerz hit the road this spring, bringing their mix of fifties classics and original rockabilly to venues across West Wales - starting with the Lifeboat, Tenby, on Sunday (February 26th).
The three piece - featuring musicians from Kilgetty, St Florence and Pentlepoir - is heavily-influenced by the early fifties sound, as made famous by Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash and Roy Orbison. It is currently enjoying a major revival, with Chris Isaak's tribute to the Sun Artists storming into the top ten album charts this month.
Lining up for the Tigerz are Jason Downes on double bass, Curtis Cline on guitar and John Honour on drums. Their set also mixes in contemporary numbers by Imelda May, Black Keys and Paloma Faith, and songs with an early 60s, B-movie vibe.
On Sunday at the Lifeboat, Tenby, Easy Tigerz will be playing tracks from their forthcoming album, which is currently being recorded at Western Star Studios, home to the UK's leading independent rockabilly label. Sample tracks and more information can be found at www.easytigerz.com.
The band continue their mini tour with acoustic gigs during April and appearances at the Cellar Bar, Cardigan in May and The Parrot, Carmarthen in early June.
They are also on the line-up for the launch night of the Bass Slappin' Wildcats Club at the Garage in Swansea on Saturday, March 24th.
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