The 69 Cats
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THE 69 CATS – A Perfect Halloween Date with Dracula & Elvis
”No matter where I was Djing around the world, whether it was a Goth or metal night, I always spinned some 50’s rock’n’roll, The Cramps or The Stray Cats in the last part of the night – and drove everybody crazy and filled the dance floor. But it’s always the same records, there’s no new happening band.”
This has been an idea for long time for Jyrki69, the singer of The 69 Eyes, Helsinki-based Finnish goth’n’roll band. His band has been playing their unique glam-goth-mixed sound for a quarter of decade. Occasionally at their acoustic shows the singer’s been able to show his rockabilly roots and Elvisy voice. Fans have been overwhelmed and literally begged for more.
Finally this year he was introduced to Danny B. Harvey, legendary American rockabilly guitar hero whose past includes bands like Rockats and recently Mötorhead’s Lemmy fronting Headcat as well as playing with everybody from Wanda Jackson to Nancy Sinatra. They worked out immediately a bunch of “cover songs that needed resurrection” and recruited the last Cramps bass player Chopper Franklin to this new dark rockabilly “supergroup”.
The sound, the songs, the chemistry – it all here. Not only new stuff for the dance floor to get the cool cats and kinky kittens go wild again but also bring it to the fans of all these bands. Expect an album, expect shows.
But most of all: be warned & stay sick!
The 69 Cats:”Bad Things” EP out on Cleopatra Records now
The 69 Cats:
- Jyrki69 (The 69 Eyes) vocals
- Danny B. Harvey (Rockats, Headcat) guitar
- Chopper Franklin (The Cramps) bass