Sonic Kings Elvis Tribute with the Velvet candles
Sonic kings four candles
especially for Vlissingen Vintage this unique combination of two bands, the supersonics and the four candles will bring you a elvis tribute like you never seen.
Don`t aspect the elvis numbers we all know,no these 8 guys went back in history and dug up the early years numbers of the young elvis Presley , and gave their own rockabilly twist with a solid vocal harmony that will make you go back to the early Memphis Tennessee
DAX Hovius trio (NL)
The future of rock and roll is in the hands of the youth.
This young guy started palying guitar at eight years old, and since he been growing up with Elvis Presley, and the stray cats, his choice of music was made.
This fifteen year old boys playes guitar like a man, and with his “big hero Brian Setzer style” he will rock the place with double bass player Glen t gilde and drummer marcel minet.
The Devils cut combo (NL)
From the UK, Jump Blues four piece, The Devil’s Cut Combo are filling vintage dance floors across Europe and turning heads across the globe.
They stand out not only due to their effortless style and authenticity, which drive an infectious beat of hot early 50’s R’nB, Rockin’ Blues and Boogie Woogie, but also by the delivery of their exceptional original material - incomparable on the scene today.
Since their release of their EP Hot Foam Shave (GOTCHA Records) in 2015 they have gone from one nighters in the UK to packed festivals, weekenders and sizzling tours across Europe. The title track and songs such as Flat Tyre Groove, Pay My Rent and Bottom Shelf Bourbon Meltdown have been played on radio stations worldwide.
The Devil’s Cut Combo have raised the bar for authenticity on the 50’s roots music circuit attracting attention from the 40’s swing scene, blues aficionados and rockabilly crowds alike. Being believers in camaraderie on (and off) the stage, the combo have built up an extensive repertoire of hot R’n’B original tunes, and with their new EP Shake That Boogie Baby, recorded in the US at the legendary Bigtone Records studio with award winning bluesman Big Jon Atkinson, they look set to continue shaking up everything we know about Rhythm ’n’ Blues.
Slim D. Ville
The Preacher Man
'Wild' Bill Renwick
The supersonics (NL)
Early 2016 I was still working with a country band called Smokey & The Bandits and rockabilly band The Taildraggers, when I was asked by a friend to form a new band in Eindhoven (NL), I was ready for new things with the only condition of creating something unique and different and strictly original songs.
With Jeroen van Delden (Southern Rumble, Texarkana Trio), John Hofmans (Rumble Rousers, Power Shake) and Smokey & The Bandits drummer ang jazz musician John Rietberg, we had a meeting and all agreed on the fact. Supersonics was born. Because I had written loads and loads of lyrics, complete and incomplete songs, we had a good starting point. The main goal was writing songs from the heart with great attention for solid lyrics and most importantly, without feeling restrained to one single musical style or specific genre.
Lyrics were always important to me, words with meaning, storyline songs with content. Lyricwise, I feel that I've been inspired by a lot of very different songwriters. From Hank Williams to The Beatles, from Merle Haggard, Buddy Holly to Waylon Jennings and Gram Parsons. Not only songs about love, but songs about life, about winning and losing, good times and hard times and an occasional message.
Musically, I'm influenced by lots of different styles and genres. It all depends on mood and creative fuel. Important to me, as mentioned, are the lyrics. But I'm also a big fan of great melodies and melodic chord changes and guitar breaks. With that in mind, the songs started to take form. Influenced by Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard, John Lee Hooker, Brad Paisley, Creedence Clearwater Revival, The Beatles, The Byrds, Waylon Jennings, The Sonics, Restless, Lynyrd Skynyrd... you name it. It all blends perfectly together and inspires me to write songs constantly.
So in a way, Supersonics created their own distinctive and creative style and with original songs. The unique blend of a Gretsch hollow-body guitar and a twanging' Fender Telecaster produces that twin leadguitar sound, supported by a solid backbeat of creative, firm drums and pumping (double) bass. Melody and backbeat go hand in hand.
During the Summer of 2017 we started recording our debut album 'Close To You' which was released December 2017 and had some great international reviews. The 12" vinyl version was released a few months later on the Dutch Tombstone label in a limited edition. And then, 2019 will be the year of our 2nd album "69 Automobile", which will be on El Toro Records, containing all new original songs!
By the end of 2019, bassplayer John Hofmans decided to leave the band.
But we've found a great replacement in Joery Rutten. We've had a smooth transition and Joery has been settled.
So we say, onwards!
Enjoy the ride!
Afterparty in the ballroom