Live at Bubba Fats 1 Track Shack[CD]
A righteous three-piece with a thumping good pedigree, Pontiac Slim are set to turn heads and puncture eardrums with the release of a thumping original set entitled Live at Bubba Fat's One Track Shack. The blues-roots trio specialise in savvy reinterpretations of roots classics, augmented by hook-laden originals. Drawing on the rich traditions of the blues - from Muddy Waters to vintage UK Invasion Cream and Stones - Pontiac Slim deliver blistering sets built in equal measure from raw energy and well-earned chops. And, frankly, what chops. Drummer Lawrence Nulty is the skinsman for Tamworth Golden Guitar recipients and country legends The Sparnetts, and also plays in good-time ska outfit Big Fat Skank, and rising Croxton Records act The Underminers. Guitarist Tristan Varga-Miller is well known to Melbourne music fans because of his long years in St Kilda's iconic, not to mention notorious, punk outfit The F*** F***s. Among many other gigs, he also distinguished himself in the very different world of central Victoria's bluegrass exponents, Honey Rice Childe. Bassist and vocalist Stephen 'Irish' O'Prey provided the soulful underpinning to The Badloves before joining Weddings Parties Anything. He has also released a solo album, Pink Slip, and done session work with stars such as Joe Camilleri and Daryl Braithwaite. Live at Bubba Fats One Track Shack finds the band proving there's more to life than paying tribute to the greats. It comprises five thumpingly fine original songs which demonstrate that the boys have blues in their blood as well as in their brains. Since recording the EP Pontiac Slim have played gigs at the Greyhound, Pint on Punt, the Old Hepburn Hotel (in Hepburn Springs), and Victoria's cool hidden secret, the Glenlyon General Store. Pontiac Slim: the best way known to keep your motor running.
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