The Flattrakkers kicked off their musical journey late September 2004 playing straight out Rockabilly and since then, with 2 successful album releases have come along way. The Flattrakkers are fast becoming one of Australia’s hottest rockabilly bands and are attracting attention all ‘round the world with loads of great tunes and gigs always in the pipeline.
This three piece Newcastle, NSW, Australian band are Mark Hawkins on Lead Guitar & Vocals, Bruce Findlay Drums & Backing Vocals and Matt Ward Double Bass & Backing Vocals - if you’re lucky you might even see him bouncing around on that baby!! With a genuine look and sound of rockabilly the boys are all musically solid and together they’re tight and ready to rock. It's been said before if you're not at least tappin' your foot - check your pulse!
Performing live The Flattrakkers have their own unique sound and a versatile set list with influences including The Stray Cats, Eddie Cochrane, Hank III, Johnny Cash, Sid King, Wayne Hancock and a whole heap more along with their genuine passion for kool cars, racing and ol’ speedway days.
With their debut album HIGH OCTANE being such a success and the urge to write, the boys put pen to paper again and what was to follow was their second offering to the Gods of Speed - SPEEDCAR DEMON. This album is choc-o-block full of high powered, racin', dancin' full throttle tunes including title track Speedcar Demon written for and by request of the Australian Speedway Super Series 2008/2009 theme song.
Wendy Rudin, Presenter Spirit FM 91.1
The Flattrakers latest offering “Speedcar Demon” has everything you would expect from this fantastic band. This CD is full of grunt & power. It fills your head with pure Flattrakers music at its best. Am I a fan? Yes, definitely & for always.
I love these guys, their music is for everyone who’s into good music, no matter what the genre. Once you play this cd you’ll be wanting more & more. This band is just so consistently good & they just keep on keeping on with fabulous music.
Congratulations to The Flattrakkers on another winner which will be featured regularly on my show.