Johnny Cash & the Tennessee Two, WAYNE HANCOCK, High Noon
Tyron Shaw - Double Bass/Vocals Leo Francis - Rhythm Guitar/Vocals Felix Potier - Electric Guitar/Vocals
Roots music between 30's till about the 60's, western swing, The Early Hillbilly Greats
“I found myself smiling for the whole set and when I turned around I noticed the whole audience doing exactly the same thing” – Richard Moffat (‘Way Over There’ & ‘Incoming on RRRfm’) “The ReChords…..a band to look out for” – Aunty Meredith (Meredith Music Festival, Victoria) "One our favorite Melbourne bands in recent times. Great musicians, great songs, great showmen. Its western swing, hillbilly, country - pure rock n roll. A refreshingly deep take on American roots rock usually occupied by forgettable haircut bands." - Woody McDonald (21st Meredith Music Festival - Festival Booker) Somehow this trio from the northern suburbs of Melbourne have been making themselves well known around town and now internationally since hitting the shores of Europe in 2011. What makes this act different or unique from many other bands performing in this style? ....we’re not real sure but whatever it is, it’s drawing crowds and gaining fans from all cross-sections of the music going public. Perhaps it’s the passion behind the delivery of their music that has the most impact but add the solid rhythmic drive and the amazing dynamics between all the three members and you begin to see just why total ‘non-believers’ are being converted. The music itself is as diverse as you can get within the boundaries of it’s ‘Roots / Americana’ heritage but yet pushing against those boundaries at various times. You can definitely hear elements of early Hillbilly, Bluegrass, Western Swing and at times it takes you down that early R&B path with some almost ‘Doowop-like’ harmonies and backing vocals whilst all the time keeping you excited and on edge to know just who will take the lead vocal on the next song. Yes, I’d even say there were hints of Alt-Country maybe with a 60’s vibe and then they can turn around and go all-out ‘Rock’n’Roll’ and knock you flat to the ground……and all without a Drum Beat insight! The ReChords are winning fans not only in the underground ‘retro music scene’ across the country but a phenomenon is growing with audiences from the mainstream catching on to this 3 headed musical beast. The band have caught the eye of the booker for the well respected ‘Meredith Music Festival’ in Victoria sharing the stage with names like Nick Cave’s Grinderman, Icehouse and Mudhoney in December 2011 and from that performance were invited along as a support to both Melbourne side shows for ‘Justin Townes Earle’ (USA) on his Bluesfest tour. In addition.....the band are about to embark on their 2nd European Tour to take place between 22nd of May till 11th of June, taking in 10 shows through Germany, Belgium, The Nederlands, Austria and Spain.
27 Aug 2013
Could've Been Worse is the love song that reminds everyone of what loving and losing is all about. The twang of the double bass keeping the beat combined with the trio's rockabilly harmonies and frequent instrumental interludes makes this a toe tapping, thigh slapping tune that will have you hitting repeat time and time again.