Category Archives: Rockabilly

Chance and the Lucky Aces


Five years ago I featured their song “I shot a Frenchman at Agincourt” on the old blog. They’re back ! ☺
I did warn you at the time that Chance and the Lucky Aces would be releasing an EP, seems they’ve finally done it. Not the most prolific of bands, but I did hear they have a problem getting out of bed.  ☺ I know from trying to find any, that it is difficult getting them all into the same photo.

I also heard that getting them together for rehearsals was a lot like herding kittens. ☺

The current lineup for these Leeds rockers is:
Lead Vocals: Chance
Guitar: David Maguire
Bass: Eddie Young
Drums: Brian Madigan

The EP by the way is called “Breakfast With Chance and the Lucky Aces”.

So why are they here you ask, as did I. errrmm Oh yes, they have a new single from that EP that’s kind of awesome.

This song will ruin everything. I’m sure there is something about 9 months and babies in there,  ☺  but then again I could be wrong.

Anyhow, it’s a rollicking rocking little number, and the video is sort of interesting. ☺  You’re gonna love it, and you need to buy the EP otherwise they will run out of supplies (beer).

Enjoy the rocking rolling essence that is Chance and the Lucky Aces.

99 Red Buffoons




Wallis Bird


It’s been a while, but I see that the lovely Wallis Bird has a new album coming out, and she has released a couple of videos of tracks from the album.

If these two are any indication of the strength of the new album, it is going to be amazing.

The album will be available in 180g golden vinyl in a Gatefold for all of you audiophiles out there.

Wallis Bird hails from Enniscorthy, County Wexford, Republic of Ireland but resides nowadays in Germany.

Wallis was featured on the old Bearly Rambling and there is more music as well as more background on Wallis . The link can be found here. As always please ignore the “Content Warning” inexplicably plastered on there by Blogger.

OK, so let’s get to the music.

Will you listen to this, just a moment and you are hooked.
So smooth, so raw, so powerful. This is her latest release, and it is bloody marvelous. The track is from her forthcoming album, Home, due to drop 30th September.
Unusual video, very cool.

Written by: Wallis Bird
Produced by: Wallis Bird & Marcus Wuest
Actors: Lea Enkhardt, Stanislas Dulong
directed by Julian Lausen
Camera: Alexander Pauckner

? Vittorio Maggiorotto‎

This is the title track from the new album, and such a simple and beautiful song it is. Sung acapella it is a little gem, and look at the love in her eyes.

Director: Julian Lausen
Camera & Lights: Felix Kehala Mai & Joseph Strauch
Editing: Julian Fritz Jakelski
Production: Lerke Müller
A special thanks to Philipp Kaessbohrer, Matthias Murmann and the whole Btf for making things happen!

? Christoph Thorwartl

A totally uninhibited performance at the Lakewood Sessions, this is intense. You have to wonder what the guitar did to her. Wow!

Shiver me timbers

Gonna leave you with another one of her amazing performances. This session is just pure power and talent. This time Wallis Bird and her infamous Band play a mind-blowing live set at the Deeper Down Studio in Munich. The Songs “Holding A Light”, “I Can Be Your Man (5:21)”, “Hardly Hardly (8:38)” and “Daze (12:26)” are taken off Wallis Birds album “Architect”.
Deeper Down Studio Session ~ Full Performance

Filmed and edited by
Recorded by Peter Pazmandi,
Mixed by Provo

? Jens Oellermann