LIVE, Hot Rod Trio
Golly Gee records GGR 1045

The high-octane music of The Hot Rod Trio began in 1991. Members Buddy Dughi, Suzy Dughi, and Pete Bonny enjoy playing all forms of rockabilly music, whether it's a revved-up hot rod song, a traditional finger-pickin' tune, a danceable swing number, or a crazy psychobilly song. The band actually had its beginning with Buddy on guitar and singing, Pete on drums, and Steve Herney on slap bass. In 1988, they cut a record (on pink vinyl) entitled "Cruisin' all Night." In 1989, they were the national winning act on CBS's The Gong Show, under judges Mr. T, Rowdy Roddy Piper, Jacko, and the Barbarian Brothers.

When Steve had to leave the band to go off to college, the search for a bass player began, and Suzy fit in perfectly with her looks, playing and singing ability, and style. The same trio has been together ever since. Based in Orange County, California, The Hot Rod Trio has been consistently tearing up California and the West Coast. They've released two CDs, have been featured in many magazine articles, and have had some television exposure. Their live shows are very dynamic and memorable. They look forward to seeing you at their shows, supporting live rockabilly music.

Hey cats, get ready for a real gone live set, be it on CD, but still a great way to find out what Buddy Dughi and his Hot Rod Trio sound like on stage. The band plays a great selection of self penned orginals from their album "Hi-Octane Rockabilly" and some neat cover version of old classics like "Long Blonde Hair", "Hop, Skip and Jump" (Vocals by Suzy) and Buck Owens "Hot Dog". Examples of great Hot Rod Trio originals are "Cat on the Loose" and revved-up neo-rockabily song "Demon's Got A Motorcycle". Great gig, wish I'd been there when it happened!

Hot Rod Model A / Long Blonde Hair / Here Comes That Train / Hop, Skip, Jump / Cat On The Loose / 32 / Hot Rod Heaven / Baby Don't Rock / One Gone Cat / What If / Demon's Got A Motorcycle / Hot Dog / Let's Bop / Don't Boss Me Baby / Tear It Up / Folsom Prison Blues / Boppin' The Blues / Crazy Baby

The Hot Rod Trio (L2R):
Suzy Dughi - Vocals, Upright Bass
Buddy Dughi - Vocals, Gretsch Guitar
Pete Bonny - Drums

ALSO SEE: Buddy Dughi Plays Hot Rod Surf

Contact information:
The Hot Rod Trio
16537 Oak Circle
Fountain Valley, CA 92708
Phone: +1 (714) 531-0107 

Golly Gee Records, Inc.
4001 Kennett Pike, Suite 134, #520
Greenville, DE 19807

Reviewed by The BlackCat, 2005