Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Photos from Viva Las Vegas

Continuing my selection of photos from my recent US road trip, here are a few from the Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekender. It's a great festival with dozens of artists taking part, and here are some of the highlights: firstly Jack Scott, who was arguably the best of the lot.
Piano man Ezra Lee from Australia was impressive.
Representing Essex, here is Jackson Sloane.
Formerly with the Royal Rhythmaires, here is Jai Malano.
Another impressive English band were the Jets, featuring the Cotton brothers from Northampton. Here is bass player and lead singer Bob Cotton.
Here's an lively surf band from Milwaukee, the Exotics.
Yet another English band, the Polecats, with lead singer Tim Polecat.
Headlining at the Car Show, this is guitar hero Dick Dale.
Also headlining, and attracting a huge crowd, this is former Stray Cat Brian Setzer.
A busy man, appearing with The Dynaflos and the Unholy 4, as well as backing the doowop acts, here is L'il Mo.
First of four originally rockabilly artists on the bill, this is Billy Harlan.
Sleepy LaBeef produced a polished set.
Also impressive was Don Woody.
A new name to me, but also very good, this is Johnny Knight.
Here is Rocky Burnette, son of the great Johnny.
Backing up Rocky and also doing a solo set, here is Darrel Higham.
Headlining the doowop wet on the final night was the wonderful Bobby Hendricks.
Making a return appearance, after Long Island the previous week, here is Norman Fox with the Rob Roys.
Here is Billy Foster, lead singer of the Medallions.
Final act of VLV was the impressive Gizzelle.


At 7:03 am , Blogger Seventy Two said...

The executive chef here was a genuinely nice person and never made us feel like we were just "business" for him. He was extremely competent and organized. Because of the natural beauty of the LA venues, we were able to get away with very minimal decorations.


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