Rockabilly at The Heatley

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!  

1955 Gretsch DuoJet

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

Happy Holidays!

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!

Killer Vacation

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

The Wheelgrinders at Sun Studios, Part 1

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