BACK TO THE ROCKABILLY ROOTS WITH THE TROUBLED THREE
The Troubled Three are a trio from Stockholm, Sweden that has successfully entered the rockabilly scene.
They do not play ordinary rockabilly tunes and perhaps that is the key to their popularity. The members all come from a background in rock music and they have played pop, punk and rock in a variety of bands. When they began to take interest in older music they didn't listen to Elvis, but more to the roots of rock'n'roll music; rhythm & blues, jump blues, country and western swing. This forms their sound and without leaving the roots the band stands with one foot in the late 40's and the other one in the present. TTT find their inspiration in old artists such as Big Joe Turner, Roy Montrell and the Tielman Brothers. TTT's stage show is one of the most discussed issues. You never know who is balancing on which instrument, if drums will fly across the stage or if the members will show up in hula skirts. You can tell that TTT enjoy their time on stage.
TTT started playing together in 2009 and decided early that they wanted to get out in the world. They have done several tours in Sweden and they have also toured in Europe. During the spring of 2011 they participated in the TV program "Sweden's got Talent" on national television in front of over one million viewers. (Sweden has about nine million residents in total.) They made it all the way to the semi finals and did numerous festival gigs the following summer. Now it is time to release their first record with original songs, this on Heptown Records. The album release is followed by a European tour that ends on the festival Live & Jive in Katrineholm, Sweden where they are the first band ever to be booked two years in a row.
"What makes The Troubled Three such an amazing musical experience is their stage appearance. I have never seen a band this wild" Carl Carlsson - Ekuriren
"The Troubled Three made the visitors remember why - from time to time - you feel good about experiencing a live rock show" Catarina Nitz - Katrineholmskuriren
"The Troubled Three is making the scene young, energetic and raw again. We need that attitude around....." Live & Jive
Rick LeMae - Behind the drums
Hucklebery Jerry - On the strat
Travellin' Tom - On top of the double bass