Lustful lyrics soaked with passion and shame delivered as wild savage rockabilly and desperate rock n' roll from LA's most notorious lawless hot-rod delinquents. Sex-crazed, untamed and out of control this is wayward youth run wild. "Caged Heat" is a jet propelled fiery inferno of wild rockers that will send your hi-fi flyin' as high and fast as the Haley Bop!!! Rock n' Roll Purgatory magazine exclaims "Rockin' Ryan is what the bad girls listen to while they are boozin' it up while makin' out in the back seat with a guy whose name they forget. This band oozes sex and debauchery from every chord and still maintains a roots rock sound...It's a damn good way to get your pulse racing and is a perfect prelude to orgasm."
MEET THE BAND
Ryan Sagat (Vocals / Rhythm Guitar) - Ryan, 26, was born and raised in the hills of his family's home of North Carolina. So it's no surprise that he is an authentic hillbilly poet who, with his partner in crime Jerome, craft some of the most original sounding frantic rockabilly and desperate rock n' roll. Music is a family tradition for Ryan having been influenced by his cousins and uncles who have played in the Cumber Valley Boys. Ryan moved to Southern California when he was 17 where he merged his hillbilly persona with a hepcat education of R&B, rockabilly and rock n' roll. A true afficianado of 50s culture and style, Ryan's passion is for 50s-style music and modernist furniture and design.
Jerome Van Gasteren (Lead Guitar) - Jerome, 30, is the second-half of the band's songwriting team primarily writing the riffs and music. Ryan and Jerome are sort of like the rockabilly version of Jagger/Richards. Jerome is a veteran of both the European and American rockabilly scenes and has provided backing support for the majority of the 50s rockabilly greats as well as perfoming in his own bands. His early days were as the bass player for Holland's Bellhops and guitarist for Holland's Ranch Girls and Tin Stars. Since relocating to the US, Jerome has played with the East Coast's Camaros, his band The Silverjets and, of course, Rockin' Ryan and The Real Goners. Jerome is constantly playing and touring and has recently backed up Billy Lee Riley (who he has also been working with on a new record),Charlie Gracie, Lee Rocker, Barrence Whitfield, and Robert Gordon amongst many others.
Joe Perez (Drums) - Joe, in his late 20s, does his rockabilly/rock n' roll thing with Rockin' Ryan and The Real Goners and when he's in a jazzier mood, he's the drummer for those SoCal hepcats - The Blue Suedes. Joe has been playing with the band since 2000.
Rip Carson (Upright and Electric Bass) - Rip is well-known in the rockabilly scene having recorded several records for Ronnie Weiser's Rollin Rock Records and having toured the country and played overseas at many European festivals. Coming off the success of his recent self-released record "Box Set", Rip sat in on bass with Rockin' Ryan for the recording of "Caged Heat". Rip is currently working with Mark Neill on a brand new record for Golly Gee Records titled "Pleasures All Mine".
Rip Masters (Piano) - Another Rip whose well-known in the rockabilly scene and again from the Rollin Rock stable of great musicians. Rip has recorded with so many of the modern rockabilly greats - there are too many to list. He also plays the piano on much of the early Rollin Rock recordings including Gene Vincent's "Rose of Love". Rip sat in with the boys on "Caged Heat" to lay down some fine Jerry Lee-style piano for "Hey Teen Baby" and "Wild For You Baby".
Brian Strickler (Tenor Sax) - Brian is the tenor sax man in The Blue Suedes and joins his bandmate Joe Perez on this record providing the King Curtis-style sax solos in "Hey Teen Baby" and the psychotic R&B Jay McNeely-esque solos in both versions of "Caged Heat".
The band serves up a spicy mix of classic rockabilly, Sonics-like garage, alt-country and authentic 50s-style rock n' roll. Dig the sounds of LA's infamous rock n' roll delinquents - Rockin' Ryan and The Real Goners!