Tag Archives: Canadian rockabilly

East Van Rockabilly The Lowriders

Lowriders Mark Twang Howard Rix

Howard Rix & Mark Twang  with The Lowriders Lights Out Listen to the song here “Lights Out” live at the Commodore Ballroom in Dec. 1983 or by the player below: In 1983 I answered an ad in a local Vancouver Rag. To my surprise a band actually looking for a full-time rockabilly guitar player. Rockabilly… Continue reading »

The Nervous Fellas Crazy Alone & Blue “Live”

The Nervous Fellas  Crazy Alone & Blue “Live”

Original Rockabilly tune by Mark Twang written about the life of the “Untameable” Ronnie Hayward Crazy, Alone & Blue Live at the Railway Club, Vancouver, Canada by The Nervous Fellas in 1991 Mark Twang – Guitar Ronnie Hayward – Doghouse Bass Butch Murphy – Vocals Billy Rogers – Drums Edited by Mark Twang Twang Design… Continue reading »

Live at the Heritage Train Kept A-Rollin The Rockin Daddys

Live at the Heritage Train Kept A-Rollin The Rockin Daddys

The Rockin Daddys Rockabilly Band playing live in New Westminster, Canada at the Heritage Grill. Their version of Tiny Bradshaw’s Train Kept A-Rollin inspired by Johnny Burnette and the Rock and Roll Trio. A rockabilly classic recorded in 1956 on Coral Records. Special Thanks to David Charan and the Owner and Staff at the Heritage… Continue reading »

Born To Be Wild Nervous Fellas With Pete Turland

Born To Be Wild Nervous Fellas With Pete Turland

The Rockabilly Band the Nervous Fellas playing one night of 3 sold out shows at Vancouver Canada’s the Railway Club in July, 1990 doing their title track “Born To Be Wild” and a tribute to the Canadian Mars Bonfile, who wrote the tune for his band Steppenwolf for the classic movie “Easy RIder”

Featuring on Slap Bass the young Buzzsaw Pete Turland

Nervous Fellas with Billy Rogers Bad Bad Boy

Nervous Fellas with Billy Rogers Bad Bad Boy
Nervous Fellas 1990

Although the sound is not great the footage of Ronnie Hayward is, as Ronnie is in great form with an awesome slap bass solo and stage presence.

The Nervous Fellas Blues Band I’m A King Bee

The Nervous Fellas Blues Band  I’m A King Bee
The Nervous Fellas

Ronnie Hayward and Mark Twang had been in at least 4 other bands since 2004 and had over that time and hard work and their love of blues and rockabilly got down their own blues grooves together. Add the energy of Al Black laying down the beat and then the great blues singing in his own style of Butch Murphy doing songs like King Bee was a great pleasure and our little part to help carry on the tradition and keep the music alive as we did with the obscure rockabilly covers we did.