This three piece rock'n'roll band (guitar, double bass and drums) were formed in 1997 to play rockabilly style 1950's music. The members are all quite experienced with former bands including The Stunning, The Little Fish, The Saddle Sore Cowboys and The Maimin Cajun Band. From their base in Galway, the band has been rocking in joints as far as Dublin, Cork, Down and Sligo...and last summer's dates included Lorient (France).
The band are true to their 50's Rockabilly genre. The set contains a lively mix of songs by Elvis, Buddy Holly, Eddie Cochran, Gene Vincent and Roy Orbison, to mention a few. At all times the music is about fun, so bring along your dancing shoes.
This month sees the release of their debut CD called TOO HOT TO ROCK'N'ROLL. The CD contains a mixture of old juke-box favourites as well as some self-penned songs. The original numbers include the title track, TOO HOT, which is a boppy number with catchy vocals and a driving guitar riff. The other originals are LAST TO KNOW, a wryly humerous ballad of a broken heart and the smoochie-woochie love song, TRUE TRUE LOVE, with its crooning vocal line complemented with raunchy saxophone solo provided by Anto Thistlethwaite of X-Waterboy fame.
The covered songs include rockin' numbers, TWENTY FLIGHT ROCK by Eddie Cochran, SEVEN NIGHTS TO ROCK by Moon Mullican and the boppy Buddy Holly classic, MAYBE BABY.
The Screamin' Bluecats will be launching the CD in Roisin Dubh's, Galway on November 26th.