Lower The Tone

We are a 3 piece Neo Rockabilly band, Drums, Slap bass and guitar. Russ has been drumming a while , Steve has

been playing bass for a few years now and Simon has been playing guitar for many years. We got together to

fulfil a dream of Steve's and Simon's, that is playing Rockabilly music that we liked and taking modern songs and converting them to our sound. Unfortunately for Russ, he has

to listen to this crap as well as play drums to it but he seems to like it. (I think we do a couple he likes).

We do play to some of the rockin clubs so can easily do dance speed songs but also play a lot of pubs so we have

to diversify with a set that includes rolling stone, bolan,Jake bugg, 80's stuff... too many to mention here. We don't stand still when we play, both the double bass and guitar are on wireless and it's not unusual to see Simon behind the bar when Steve sings.

Steve

Slap bass and Lead vocals

Born and raised in Essex, up road from Si. Into agrigulture stuff....hence the bass.

Si

Guitar and Lead vocals.

Likes most rockabilly music, try my hardest to play a little like setzer or harmon but know I'll never get there. Born and raised in ESSEX, just up the road from Steve, in fact we spent a lot of our childhood together and pissing about. Never thought about starting a band though till recently. (should have done this 20 years ago).

Into classic cars and bikes, married with two kids. Own Gretsch 6128T signature with 65' Fender twin and now a 6120 gretsch hot rod along with white falcon jumbo acoustic

Russ

Drums and backing vocals

Russ is not a Rockabilly fan, although he does a good job at playing it. He's more into Rock and plays in another band that keeps him going between playing our stuff. He's normally the first to notice a mistake Simon makes and ensures the audience realizes that he made a mistake. Recently started to sing a song, watch out for that

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Neo-rockabilly (1990–present)[edit]

While not true rockabilly, many contemporary indie popblues rock, and country rock groups from the US, like Kings of LeonBlack KeysBlackfoot, and the White Stripes,[140] were heavily influenced by rockabilly.[141]

Morrissey adopted a rockabilly style during the early 1990s, being largely influenced by his guitarists Boz Boorer and Alain Whyte and working with former Fairground Attraction bass-guitarist and songwriter Mark E. Nevin.[citation needed] His rockabilly style was emphasised in the singles "Pregnant for the Last Time" and "Sing Your Life", as well as his second solo album and tour Kill Uncle.

Irish rockabilly artist Imelda May has been partly responsible for a resurgence of European interest in the genre, scoring three successive number one albums in Ireland, with two of those also reaching the top ten in the UK charts.

Drake Bell, a pop rock singer-songwriter and actor, revived rockabilly with his 2014 album, Ready Steady Go!, which was produced by Brian Setzer, frontman of the rockabilly revival band, The Stray Cats. The album peaked at #182 on the Billboard 200 and sold over 2,000 copies in its first week of release. The album received positive reviews from critics.

Neo-rockabilly UK band Restless, played neo-rockabilly from the early 80s. The style was to mix any popular music to a rockabilly set up, drums, slap bass and guitar. This was followed by many other artists at the time in London. Today, bands like Lower The Tone are more aligned to neo-rockabilly that suits popular music venues instead of the dedicated rockabilly clubs that expect only original rockabilly.[142][143]