Starting the new year off with an excellent Rockabilly Band out of Phoenix – Whiskey Kiss.
This from their bio:
Just when you thought all rockabilly songs were carbon-copies from the 1950s, Whiskey Kiss comes out swinging with an answer to the same old show. They unabashedly blend traditional roots music with swing, pop, and rock stylings for a sound that’s fresh & fierce, and uniquely their own.
Taking influences from a range of rockabilly legends such as Wanda Jackson and Johnny Burnett, to modern pioneers like Jack White and Amy Winehouse, their melodic and complex songwriting breathes life into the classic rockabilly sound. In the band’s short history, they’ve shared the stage with top acts like The Blasters, The Chop Tops, Deke Dickerson, and even had the privilege of backing the Rockabilly Queen Wanda Jackson. They’ve also played the biggest rockabilly festival in the world, Viva Las Vegas, two years in a row.
Led by husband and wife duo, Niki and Nick White, the band has grown into a musical powerhouse that is starting to gain serious attention. Songwriter and vocalist Niki is a petite charmer with a powerful voice. Bruce Legge on trumpet balances classical training with raw fervor. Tommy Collins, fresh from a European farewell tour with Voodoo Swing is a surprising addition to the band. Not for lack of talent- Tommy is famed for his acrobatics and traditional styling on the doghouse bass. He has appeared in many top rockabilly bands including his most recent project, Voodoo Swing, as well as The Rhythm Dragons and Three Bad Jacks. The surprise comes from Nick White (founding member of Whiskey Kiss and original bass player) moving to the role of lead guitar player. While this move may surprise many, the addition of Collins is nothing but welcome. Mike Robinson (drums) is new to the rockabilly scene, but his talent behind the kit shows he is no novice.