The Chrome Daddies are one of the hottest bands from Australia. Their style is something between Rockabilly, Blues, Truckin' Country, Hillbilly and Western Swing.
After playing the big festivals in Australia they fly over to europe in summer 2003 to do a 20 gig tour and record the Gear Up Daddy CD. 16 strong songs are included, most of them originals written by Doug Wilshire. The CD was recorded during the european tour at Rhythm Bomb Recording Service in Berlin. Trucking/Car drivin' songs like Gear Up Daddy and Kid Caddilac are included as well as 2 Hank Williams covers and bluesy songs like Hear My Plea and I Hung It Up from Junior Brown. Western Swing fans can expect strong originals like Four Broken Hearts, The Beer Tastes Better and covers like Blackberry Boogie with lots of steelguitar in it. Most of the songs were written by Doug Wilshire on their trip from Brisbane to Amsterdam. The Cruise Inn Boogie was written 2 hours before a gig in the famous Cruise Inn in Amsterdam.
People who like Dale Watson, Hank Williams, BR5-49 or the Derailers will love this stuff.