When we were booked last year by UK Rockabilly event promoter Jerry Chatabox (Rockabilly Rave, Atomic Vintage Festival) to appear at the 2018 Atomic Vintage Festival at Sywell Aerodrome near Northampton we figured if we’re traveling all the way from Vancouver to the UK we should book ourselves some more shows to play while we … More UK Tour – 2018 – Part 1
We’re looking forward to our return to the Las Vegas of the North…The fabulous Emerald Supper Club and Lounge in historic Chinatown, Vancouver BC. We’ll be flying solo this time, no guests, just straight up Wheelgrinders Rockabilly! Come on down and party with us on Thursday July 13th at 8pm.
The perfect hair of the dog cure for your post Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekend is a hefty dose of rockabilly at your local neighbourhood Vancouver live music hotspot The Heatley! Come join us this Thursday at 9pm for good beers, good eats and a heapin’ helpin’ of rockabilly! See y’all there!
We had a blast on Friday night playing our own brand of hopped up Rockabilly to a fantastic crowd at Judge Begbie’s Tavern in New Westminster, BC. Our good friend Roxanne snapped this great shot of Caroline rockin’ a Rosie the Riveter pose and it pretty much sums up the ballsy bottom end brilliance that … More Rockin’ Rosie the Riveter!!
The guitar in the photo, above, is a 1955 Gretsch DuoJet. This is the same year and model of guitar played by legendary Gene Vincent and the Blue Caps lead guitarist Cliff Gallup. The DuoJet made it’s debut in the Gretsch line in 1953 as their answer to the success of the previously released Gibson … More 1955 Gretsch DuoJet
The Wheelgrinders wish all of you out there in Rockabillyland the happiest of holidays and our very best wishes to all of you for 2017. Thank you all for your support in 2016!
We had so much fun playing for all the fabulously costumed folks at the Big Rock Urban Halloween Freakshow on Saturday night. We debuted a few of our Halloween themed rockabilly numbers and discovered the joys of playing in full costume and makeup. We have a new found respect for Gene Simmons and the guys … More Wheelgrinders Halloween
Just like The Killer took time off in the Spring of 1959 to relax in the Gulf of Mexico The Wheelgrinders need a little vacation from time to time to recharge their rockabilly batteries. We’re taking a few weeks off from live shows but will return with a show at The Princeton in Vancouver on Saturday October … More Killer Vacation
On Monday Sept 5th we entered the hallowed studio in Memphis, Tennessee where Rock ‘n’ Roll was born. Under the watchful eyes of Elvis, Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash and Jerry Lee Lewis we recorded four songs…two original Wheelgrinders numbers “Torqueflite Baby” and “Betty Lou’s Got A New Tattoo” and two covers Leadbelly’s “Goodnight Irene” and … More The Wheelgrinders at Sun Studios, Part 1
The fabulous Red Truck Beer Company is next up for The Wheelgrinders. Come join us this Saturday at 7pm for rockabilly, burgers, dogs ‘n’ brews at the Truck Stop Diner. Betty Lou will be there, hangin’ with her vintage Dodge buddy Ol’ Weird Harold while we supply the vintage rockabilly. Red Truck Brewery – 295 … More Next Gig Sat Aug 27th- Red Truck Brewery