By Dan Walton
If you like some swing in your dance, make sure youre at Eve Hell and the Razors at Buds Bar and Lounge this weekend.
On Saturday, September 21st, the rockabilly trio from Calgary will be in town to shake up the dance floor at one of Invermeres favourite pubs.
In car-speak, were more of a hotrod Model T with a small block Chevy engine kind of a band, over a numbers-matching, fully restored 1957 in bubble gum pink kind of a band, lead singer and bassist Eve Hell told The Pioneer.
In English: most folks would find us a little faster, heavier and with far less songs about bubble gum or poodle skirts than a wedding band, she added.
Eves husband, Mike Hell, is the guitarist, and their friend Lorne Petersen backs the couple on drums.
The band has seen many members come and go over the years, she said. LP is new to the group, he started with us in July. I think hes our best fit so far though.
Together, the three have found a chemistry that tends to lead to
You can swing, bop, two-step, jive, she said. We cover most of the sub-genres of rockabilly and we keep the tempo up for dancers. Even our original music is still pretty easy to follow and built for cutting a rug. There are only a couple of snuggle songs though, so choose your dance partners wisely!
Ms. Hell said that their songs are crafted on stage before theyre finalized in studio.
When you see us live, you see exactly what we intended for the songs high energy, lots of fun and a tight well rehearsed performance, she said.
Mike and Eve, who have been performing together since 1994, became married in 1995. Both have family in Invermere, but Saturday will only be their second performance in town over their 19-year musical career.
This particular date is mostly just a trip home to see the folks one more time before we head off to Europe for three weeks.
The band will be at the car show in Radium before their performance on Saturday night. Tickets are available at the door, and the show starts at 8 p.m.