Before Rock, there was Rockabilly, Blues, Rhythm n’ Blues and Country. The Detonators, through their original songs, reinvent the styles that made the mid to late 50s such a vital time in music’s history. Their inimitable sound is infused with the driving energy inherent in the music of their heroes -Chuck Berry, Little Walter and Hound Dog Taylor.
Comprising: - Rockbottom James Moloney (vocals, harmonica), Paulie “The Kid” Bignell (guitar), Eddie Fury (sticks & skins) and ’Doghouse’ Dave Philpots (bull fiddle bass).
Formed in mid ‘97, and Melbourne based, original roots rockers The Detonators have released four albums. (Distributed by Black Market Music Melbourne). Enhancing their live performance reputation by aggressive touring, they have played Australia from coast to coast, and are now conquering overseas markets also. Multi award winning ‘The Dets’ have quickly earned a deserved reputation, as one of Australia’s most exciting, hard working, rockin' roots bands.
Their new release-“Top Night Out” has a heavier, more rocking sound than their previous albums, while managing to stay true to their Blues, Rock ‘n’ Roll sensibilities.
Their ability to produce a distinctly Australian sound while staying within both their genre and sound, is testament to the strength of their song writing and musicianship on this album.
Known locally as the high priests of roots rock ‘n’ roll, radio stations around the world are featuring this quartet’s original blend of door slammin', rubber burning, jump rock blues. Their videos have been shown many times on ABC’S Rage, as well as The Country Music channel, Noise TV and Asylum TV. They can be heard on radio stations around the country including the ABC.
Fans from all over, will testify to this bands top fuellin’ kick-arse live shows.
Original compositions from all members abound on each of their four releases. These are best described as a combination of flat chat rockabilly, laced with extra serves of twanging slapping roots rock ‘n’ roll, sprinkled with a touch of down home blues.
Their straight up rocking formula is a deceptive blend of fat hollow bodied guitar, slapping bull fiddle bass, shuffling stick & skin work, on the button vocals and top fuelling electric harmonica.
Melbourne ’s jump-rock Blues band, The Detonators, have released their fourth album Top Night Out (BMM 325.2)
Top Night Out has a heavier, more rocking sound than their previous albums, while managing to stay true to their Blues, Rock ‘n’ Roll sensibilities.
Their ability to produce a distinctly Australian sound while staying within both their genre and sound is testament to the strength of their songwriting and musicianship on this album.
Stand out tracks on Top Night Out include:” Time Machine” which perfectly captures the mentality of the retro addict; “EH Leatherette” a description of youthful joyriding in an old Holden; and a rockin’ reworking of their perennial stage favourite “All Of Me (All Over You)”.
The album closes with the title track "Top Night Out” and gives the feeling of having experienced a live performance.
The Detonators are “Rockbottom” James Moloney on vocals and harmonica,
Paulie “The Kid” Bignell on guitar, Eddie Fury on drums and
“Doghouse” Dave Philpots on bull fiddle bass.
“ The Detonators’ blazing jump-rock tunes are as slick as their teddy-boy quiffs ” -mX Newspaper.
“ Australia ’s high priests of roots rock n roll” -Werner Martin 3CR,Inpress Magazine.
2007 The Detonators, Top Night Out (BMM 325.2)
2003 The Detonators, Bombshell (BMM 278.2)
1999 Rockbottom James and the Detonators, Everybody Stay Calm
1998 Rockbottom James and the Detonators, Blow It Up (RBJ 001)
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