The Detonators were formed way back in August 1997,based in Melbourne Australia. This hard working quartet have never been afraid to hit the road, haul some kilometres and rack up a heap of gigs. With a finely honed array of original songs and a stage show that only comes from years of gigging pubs, clubs and festivals, The Detonators become crowned kings of Australia’s roots rock n roll.
Their original music, to which all members contribute, is best described as a lethal combination of blues, rockabilly and early rock n roll. The band features bespectacled Rockbottom James an vocals and electric harmonica, Paulie Bignell on hollow body guitar, Doghouse Dave on slapping double bass and Craigo Hadlow on sticks and skins duty.
With five Cd’s in their arsenal The Detonators have recently had their music on the film “Charlie and Boots” as well as the Australian TV series Underbelly and American TV series De Grassi High. Cold Chisel have labelled The Detonators as one of their favourite bands and have used The Detonators as support act at their sold out Rod Laver arena gigs. Dancing shoes, listening ears and drinking arms are compulsory for any good time Detonators show, because you never know what Rockbottom James is going to do next!
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