|Dee Dee & The Wanderers, Fat Boy's Cafe|
Dee Dee & The Wanderers are a three piece band based in Brisbane (Australia), they play authentic 1950s rock 'n' roll, rockabilly and blues. Their music is a mixture of original compositions and cover versions of classic rock 'n' roll songs by such notables as Chuck Berry, Eddie Cochran, Buddy Holly, Elvis Presley (particularly his Sun period), Billy Lee Riley, Warren Smith and Gene Vincent to the modern rockabilly sounds of The Stray Cats, to name but a few. The band members are experienced and stylish and guarantee a professional performance at a reasonable fee. Their sound is in keeping with the spirit of the fabulous fifties, clean, sensible volume and reeling & rocking to a tempo that will suit all rockers. Their equipment and manner of dress is in keeping with the times; colourful and smart, polished and professional best describes this band.
All members are experienced musicians with over fifty years of experience between them. Dee Dee's music lies in the blues and R&B. In the 70s he founded the legendary Brisbane Band, The Union Blues Band and supported many great artists, one of them being the great Bo Diddley. Dee Dee is no stranger to the studio either, with several albums under his belt and a new CD with the Wanderers, which has been receiving considerable airplay on many stations. Together with Pete Arnold, a professional drum teacher and musician, and George Torrisi on bass to complete the line-up, Dee Dee & The Wanderers are setting a new level of standards that other bands will have to follow!
** New Recording Release **
Dee Dee & The Wanderers are proud to present their latest CD recording. The songs featured are both lively and true to the feel of the music of the rock 'n' roll era, but on this CD they have also stamped their own brand and are recognized as one of the leading exponents of original 50s rhythm and blues.
Of the 13 songs recorded, nine are original compositions penned by lead guitarist & vocalist David Uther, better known by his nickname "Dee Dee". Amongst these originals are two tributes, the hauntingly ballad "My sweet La-Raine" in memory of his late sister, and there is "Remember Buddy Holly", a song performed in the style of this great performer and inspired by the vivid account of Buddy's last concert at Clear Lake (Iowa), as told by Philip Norman in his book "Buddy, the biography".
Dee Dee also pays homage to several key influences in his musical career. There's Eddie's "Twenty flight rock", Johnny's "Rock 'n' roll Ruby" and Elvis' "Baby let's play house", the latter both recorded at the legendary Sun studios by Sam Phillips.
The CD can be purchased directly from the band or by contacting Dee Dee by phone, mail or e-mail: