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Screamin' Festival 2015 - The best bands on the secene

Rockabilly, Rock and Roll, Rhythm & Blues, Doo Wop, Western Swing... you name it!


If there is something that makes the Screamin’ festival diferent from others is the great variety of styles gathered, always in the Rock and Rhythms of the 50s.

The Screamin' never was and will never be an one-style-festival, that means that every year is harder to build up an equilibrated line up trying to please as many of you as possible instead of having you yawning after two days of “party”.

Harder, yes, but more exciting as, once again, we really have had to use our imagination to offer you an attractive line-up; by discovering new talent, reviving old bands, and booking unlikely combinations or artists who are impossible to see anywhere but the Screamin'...

See you at the beach!
Carlos Diaz

CHAN ROMERO (USA)

Born July 7th, 1941 in Billings, to a Spanish-Apache father and a Mexican-Cherokee-Irish mother. His parents had migrated from Northern New Mexico during the Great Depression to seek work in Montana's wheat fields. Although christened "Robert", Chan's grandfather gave the young, frequently shoeless lad the nickname "Chan" from a Spanish phrase meaning "little boy with pig's feet".

When R&R arrived his big inspiration was Elvis, until Ritchie Valens came along. Chan was visiting relatives in East Los Angeles, he heard "Come On, Let's Go" by Del-Fi recording artist Ritchie Valens and love in love with it. He thought, "Gee, that guy's got an unusual voice: That is when he wrote "Hippy Hippy Shake".

The song would be recorded in June of 1959 at the legendary Gold Star Studios in Hollywood. Chan was accompanied by the same studio musicians that recorded with Ritchie Valens. The Follow-up was "My Little Ruby" and "I Don't Care" (Del-Fi 4126) recorded in September 1959, again a rocker with a ballad on the flip.

Chan never actually met Ricthie Valens during his brief tenure in the music world. However, Keane introduced him to Ritchies's mother, Mrs. Connie Valenzuela, who invited Chan into her home in April '59 to spend a weekend with them. The weekend turned into an extended stay of several months. "It became almost a second home and they became my second family," said Chan, who remain close to them to this day.

Don't miss this unique oportunity to catch this one and only living legend of Latino Rock And Roll on stage!!!!! At Screamin' 2015!!!

Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SEpvYM9pH08


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GAYNEL “EARTH ANGEL” HODGE (USA)

Born in LA on January 4, 1937, and raised in a musical family--his brother Alex (1935-1982) was a founder of The Platters--Gaynel began singing professionally with a vocal group at Jefferson High School.

In 1953 he and baritone singer Curtis Williams joined The Hollywood Flames, with whom Gaynel wrote and sang several songs, including "I Know," which later evolved into the doo-wop classic, "Earth Angel" (whose listed composers are Gaynel Hodge, Curtis Williams and Jesse Belvin).
In 1954 Curtis Williams went off to form The Penguins and Gaynel left to put together The Turks. "We called ourselves The Turks because we were cocky, we thought of ourselves as young Turks," he says. "During my time with The Turks we started wearing fezzes as a joke, but Muslims started coming up to us and the fezzes became a political issue."

Gaynel Hodge left The Turks in 1956, but he and Jesse Belvin briefly put together new personnel in 1958 for several recordings. In the 1960s he worked primarily as a pianist and arranger for The Olympics, Preston Epps and others. He played on The Hollywood Argyles' 1960 hit, "Alley-Oop," as well as on The Rivingtons' 1962 classic, "Pappa-Oom-Mow-Mow."

Another unique opportunity to catch on stage  a living legend of West Coast R&B, at Screamin' 2015, where else?

Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WmYuLWZc12I



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BILLY BURNETTE AND RICK VITO (USA)

The son of Rockabilly pioneer Dorsey Burnette, born into a family of esteemed songwriters, Billy Burnette – whose father and uncle were two thirds of influential ‘50s Rockabilly group The Rock and Roll Trio - has been playing and recording music professionally since he was a very young child - recording his very first single at the age of 7 and his first album when he was only 11 years old.

He's penned tunes for a long list of legendary performers, including Roy Orbison, Rod Stewart, Jerry Lee Lewis, The Everly Brothers, Cher, and Ray Charles, among others and worked with Roy Orbison, John Fogerty, Bod Dylan... The Nashville-based guitarist, singer-songwriter Billy Burnette will visit the Screamin' to deliver a special Rockabilly music show along with his friend and guitarist Rick Vito, both friends joined legendary band Fleetwood Mac in 1987.

Rick Vito is best known for his blues and slide guitar style, whose influences include Elmore James, Robert Nighthawk, B.B. King, Alvino Rey and Les Paul...

Billy Burnette and Rock Vito and explosive couple you just can't miss!!!

Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h3L1cCGPSas
Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B8x8qRlOjhU



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JAMES INTVELD (USA) WITH HIS AMERICAN BAND

Does he really need any introduction? Ok! Just in case!

Born in Los Angeles and resident of Nashville, James Intveld was already a regular sitting in with the house band at the legendary Palomino Club at a tender age!

The Rockin' Shadows was his first band... The group dissolved when Ricky and Woodward left to work with Rick Nelson's Stone Canyon Band; both later died in the same airplane accident that took the life of Nelson. It's a tragedy that cut, and still cuts deeply into his heart and soul.

Multi-instrumentalist singer, songwriter and sideman, he's done everything from playing bass with Dwight Yoakum to lead guitar with the Blasters and most recently with John Fogerty.

He wrote Rosie Flores' hit "Cryin' Over You" as well as all the material on his own first 1996 effort "James Intveld." That was named the best studio recording project and the best country or roots CD of 1996 by California's Music Connection magazine. 

James was the singing voice of Johnny Depp's character in the John Waters film Cry Baby. Other credits include Sean Penn's directorial debut, "Indian Runner," "Thing Called Love," with River Phoenix, Billy Crystal's HBO production, "#61," and his role starring beside Billy Bob Thorton in the motion picture, "Chrystal"... 

Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1dgVS-loD8



KID RAMOS (USA)

If David "Kid" Ramos had gone into the family business with his mother and step-father, he might be a professional opera singer today; to the eternal thanks of rhythm & blues fans around the world, Kid Ramos decided to march to a different drummer (who was probably playing a swinging shuffle), and became one of the most exciting, powerful guitarists in the business. 
After first picking up the guitar at age 8, he began playing professionally in his teens.
Just a few years later Kid Ramos was recruited by James "Icepick" Harman, in whose band he shared guitar duties, traded licks, and mastered his craft alongside the late, great guitarist Hollywood Fats for the better part of the 1980s. After taking a few years off from the road to devote to his family, Kid Ramos came back with a vengeance in the early '90s...
Kid has played guitar in bands like Roomful of Blues, The Big Rhythm Combo with limwood Slim (RIP), The Fabulous Thunderbirds, The Manish Boys and Los Fabulocos.
On his own solo career, he has released four highly acclaimed CDs to date. Meanwhile, he's continued to work with the cream of the crop of West Coast blues talent on both recordings and on stage.

Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TeSNHoihrug


BIG SANDY (USA) WITH THE FOUR CANDLES (SP)

One of the highlights of Screamin' 2014 was the couple of songs that Big Sandy did at All Star Doo Wop Show...
The crowd enjoyed it so much! That very same night we both agreed on having him back next year to do an exclusive full show of Rhythm and Blues and Doo Wop!
Ladies and gentlemen! Big Sandy Like Never Before! At Screamin'! Where else?

Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0wPZrHeXgJA



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BIG BRITISH TON-UP SHOW (UK)

A very recurrent idea with original US artists... The Legends a certain record label, The Legends of a certain style...A specially tailored group of 3 or 4 original artists with a common point, together on stage to deliver the cream of the crop of their original works back in the 50s in the US... But how about this side of the pond? Our music had not been the same at each other side without the contribution of the early british rockers...
Let The Screamin' take you back to that golden era when British Rock and Roll was young with MIKE BERRY, WEE WILLIE HARRIS and VINCE EAGER with the kings of british sound THE RAPIERS!!!!

MIKE BERRY
Mike's first hit came in 1961 with 'A Tribute to Buddy Holly', produced by pioneering record producer Joe Meek, and established him as the British Buddy Holly. A decade later, Mike scored a No. 1 with a re-recording of the tribute establishing him in Europe. Mike's biggest hit, produced by Chas Hodges (of Chas 'n' Dave fame), came in 1980 with ‘The Sunshine of Your Smile’, earning him a silver disc.
Mike continues to perform regularly around the UK and in Europe, and can always be found writing and recording music in his own studio which he built himself!

WEE WILLIE HARRIS
Born Charles William Harris, 25 March 1933, Bermondsey, London.
Wee Willie Harris was one of the most colourful characters on the early British rock 'n' roll scene. Literally, as he used to die his hair all manner of colours (pink, green, orange). Though he never had a hit, he has managed to maintain a career in music for over 50 years, mainly on the basis of his dynamic and humourous stage show and his exuberant personality.
He was a fixture on the BBC TV show "6.5 Special" (produced by Jack Good) in 1958. That year, at the Liverpool Empire, Paul McCartney and John Lennon queued for his autograph. Harris embraced the Teddy Boy image, wearing tight drainpipe trousers, a polka-dot bow tie and larger-than-life stage jackets that looked like the coat hanger was still inside.

VINCE EAGER
Launched in the spring of 1958 and christened Eager because of his enthusiastic personality, the vocalist was featured on several prestigious television shows, most notably Jack Good’s pioneering Oh Boy. He seemed a strong bet to follow Tommy Steele and Marty Wilde's success, into the UK charts but, despite a series of singles written by such name writers as Floyd Robinson, Marty Robbins, Conway Twitty and Gene Pitney, chart success proved elusive.
Eager also received regular star billing on the BBC Television series Drumbeat, but his career prospects receded when he split with Parnes. In later years, he featured in the stage production of the musical Elvis.

THE RAPIERS
The Rapiers present a stunning, authentic performance of late 50s early 60s British Pop and Rock and Roll in a fully choreographed show.

An era of frothy coffee bars, sharp-cut suits with sharp-toed shoes to match, and juke-boxes pouring out hits from The Shadows, Billy Fury, Johnny Kidd and the Pirates, Cliff, and so many more!


RESTLESS (UK)

Restless are UK's most successful act, probably the most successful of all neo-rockabilly bands never to have charted nationally. They have sold many thousands of records, and have toured the world.
This show is going to be a special one based on the band's early years!
Why Don't You Just Rock!

Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0dOvtIW_ETQ


SCOTTY BAKER  (AUSTRALIA)

Since learning how to play guitar in his early teens, Scotty Baker has been playing authentic 50's rockabilly right around Australia. Scotty's influences are mainly from the “Sun Records” stable of stars, namely Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, and Elvis Presley. Hank Williams and Marty Robbins are also infuence's on his song writing style.
If you're into 'Home grown Rockabilly, with a healthy dose of Country' Be sure to you don't miss this sharply dressed cat playing at Screamin' 2015!

Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5P0PLUpO5Y8


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MIKE SANCHEZ (UK)

British singer, pianist and guitarist Mike Sanchez is one of the most exciting and charismatic performers of Rhythm & Blues and Rock 'n' Roll in the world today. His indelible image as a frenetic front man, pumping powerful boogie-woogie from the piano in a soaking suit, has won him fans from all over the world and attracted a following from many famous rock and blues legends who have lined up to work with him.

Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8rtdVRMygVY


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ARSEN ROULETTE (USA)

Lader of the El Toro Records' rooster, Roulette is a prolific songwriter penning more than 100 songs in the Rockabilly Genre. It was 1997 when Arsen formed the rockabilly trio "Arsen Roulette and the Ricochets", the bands rotating members were a veritable whose who of neo-rockabilly giants. After several name changes and a successful U.S. tour, the trio grew into a quartet of semi-permanent musicians, mainly European Rock-A-Billy musicians who play full-time in other bands of this genre. Arsen Roulette makes bi-annual pilgrimages to Europe, frequently headlining Europe's biggest Rockabilly events; this will be his 3rd time at Screamin'!!!!

Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pxs9yrAX8Nc


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PIKE CAVALERO (SP)

Pike Cavalero - musician and songwriter grown in the South-East of Spain- has managed to carve himself a niche in the independent music scene offering a concept based on his powerful and real shows.
Always accompanied by a distinctive sound and his very noticeable looks, he has succeeded to combine the essential factors in order to get in on some of the most important European and Spanish stages of the classic rock’n’roll scene.

Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_MbQn1IHWc8


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RUSTY PINTO (AUSTRALIA)

Rusty established his name with the tremendous success of Rusty & the Dragstrip Trio. Releasing "Playing For You", and "I Ain't Ready", the band performed around the world including two headline performances at Viva Las Vegas. Wrapping up and moving on, Rusty continues his solo and band career today. 
Well known for his crazy live shows and smooth vocals, Rusty Pinto merges from the wild west, Perth, Western Australia, drawing influence from 40's and 50's 'cat music', to make a name for hiself as a must-see live act.

Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-RgOh1IOZJc


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TERRY O'CONNEL AND HIS PILOTS (SWE)

The most promising Rockabilly band to come out of Sweden in recent times could not miss the Screamin festival and you can't miss them either!

Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AbQPRvTb3

 


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THE DOEL BROTHERS (UK)

Friends, there are a lotta folks appropriating the ‘Hillbilly’ handle these days, but where The Doel Brothers are concerned, that’s the way they walk!
Stripped down and jumped up, country-style rockin’ that’s sure to please!!!
It doesn’t matter which side of the planet you hang your hat - you either get this kind of music or you don’t... and the rompin, stompin’, swingin’ singin’ Doel Brothers get it right every time!

Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PuQCDsGnPcE


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THE ALL STAR DOO WOP SHOW

One of the most magical moments at Screamin'; the best voices of the festival singing their favourite doo wop tunes backed by the Four Candles. This year the line up is just amazing: MIKE SANCHEZ – MARK HARMAN (RESTLESS) – JAMES INTVELD – PIKE CAVALERO, GAYNEL HODGE AND THE ROOMATES!!!!

Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vORnOK1r8XI


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THE COUNTRY SIDE OF HARMONICA SAM (SWEDEN)

The Country Side of Harmonica Sam explores the sound of the honky tonks in the 50's and early 60's. The band delivers steady 4/4 shuffles with whining steel guitar and tic-tac bass. Mix it up with a dash of 50's rock attitude and you get the picture.

Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=22JlrCuINDs


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LEGACASTER (SP)

“El Lega” has been shakin’ all the barns & juke joints around just like we were back in 1956 with his mates providing a solid rhythm section like those on the cuts by Don Woody, Roy Hall and other DECCA 1950’s Rockers, while his razor-sharp work reminds us, of course, of guitar Ace GRADY MARTIN!
Second year in a row for him at Screamin'! Do we need to say more?

Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a4uY4eJ64yU


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THE ROOMATES (UK)

The Roomates are Europe's top exponent of the classic white group doowop sounds of the late 50's and early 60's. When you listen to them you'd believe you are hearing classic recordings from the era.
If you like the Belmonts, The Elegants, The Passions or the Mystics, this is the group that best capture this sound in the whole world.
Their sound is so close to that of the classic groups they idolize that when Dion did a show in London a few years ago he insisted in having the Roomates backing him!!

Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ab2qNSfM4lk


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LP AND THE DIRTY WHITE BUCKS (UK)

LP AKA Les Prendergast, leader of the 90s band The Western Bops, with Kid Rocker and Trevor Collins, his recordings would not go unnoticed if he had lived anywhere in Tennessee in the mid-50s, with classic Rockabilly style this hillbilly hep kat is looking forward to stepping on stage leave us speechless!

Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C6UFhPuiyws


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MYSTERY TRIO (BRAZIL)

Mystery Trio is a Rockabilly act from Curitiba, Brazil consisting on Elvis Martinatto (vocal/acoustic guitar), Beto Glaser (electric guitar) and Luiz Fireball (upright bass). The band was formed in the second half of 2007 and it was called 'Flatheads' but in 2009 they changed their name to Mystery Trio, an appropriate pun for Mystery Train, one of the most famous Rockabilly songs recorded by Elvis Presley himself.
Since the forming ­ a three piece trio of acoustic guitar, upright bass and electric guitar - the band began writing and performing traditional Rockabilly the way it was played in the early days, when Charlie Feathers, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley were setting the standards and make original songs that combined elements of the Western Swing, Hillbilly Bop, early Rock n’Roll and Traditional Country to the 1950’s style raw Rockabilly sounds to create their own music.

Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ripE7G8QaM0


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THE C-SIDES (UK)

Made up of members of the UK's longest running Doowop group The Roomates. Specializing in the early Surf vocal sounds of The Beach boys and other early 60s surf vocal groups and instrumentals.

Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HY0yGVGrp7U


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BILLYWOOD (SP)

This new trio from Barcelona has a very personal , fresh and raw and definitely unlabeled style!
Rockin Blues, Honky Tonk, Outlaw... Judge by yourself!

Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RcjkmZIwIs4


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MATT AND THE PEABODY DUCKS (SP)

It has been six decades since that famous trio from Memphis changed the culture of American popular music with their unforgettable mixture of musical influences like Blues and Country. The Ducks know all about this musical legacy and allow their six strings to manifest the greatness of Rockabilly alongside a furious upright bass and a tremendous vocal rhythm. Matt and The Peabody Ducks will make you vibrate with nothing less than Raw Rockabilly

Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=euNHd-FxgOw


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AL DUAL COMBO (SP)

Al Dual, spanish guitarist, composer, songwriter and performer. Al begins his musical path on a self-taught way beginning with classic Rock & Roll. Over the course of the years, by means of influences, travels and mastering several techniques Dual develops a wide musical language with a marvellous ability to change from one style to another that will be very useful for his own music as well as for his collaborations as a session musician...

Video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8NaXUHQZoFc


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THE SAVOYS (NL)

CC Jerome and his Savoys are formed in 2012 as backing band for the great Nikki Hill on ger european tour. After Nikki's Tour the band continued to play Rhythm and Blues and Rock & Roll shows all over Europe, recorded a R&B album with australian Rocker Rusty Pinto and backed him on his 2014 European Tour.

Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i6elj8azEOM

 


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