Good times & balls to the wall manic rockabilly sums up The Sin & Tonics.
The band has always held the same aim in mind, to instill the intensity and engagement of a punk rock show whilst blending the diversity of styles of an era since past. Taking surf, country and punk rock along with heavy Rockabilly swing and that great Gretsch sound, the band create an experience that is an infectious blend inspiring the devil in us all to come out and play.
Featuring David ‘Eddo’ Edmondson on vocals & guitar, he nails mad riffs & shredding solos whilst belting out musical tales – Eden ‘Dezzie’ Coulson on Double Bass slapping it like it owes him money, and Brett ‘Bert’ Pitfield taking care of the frenetic tub thumping duties & turning sticks into sawdust.
This Tasmanian three piece act has been building momentum since 2009 with their first nine track release “Happy Hour” – a total self-produced mini album which received praise Australia wide. The band prides itself on its open-minded approach to both sound and performance. The Sin & Tonics are the sort of band that can and does play alongside punk bands, swing bands, country, psychobilly and rockabilly acts, blending well but still standing apart.
The Sin & Tonics have played alongside worldwide greats such as The Reverend Horton Heat, Slim Jim Phantom & The 5,6,7,8’s and Australian legends such as The Snowdroppers, La Bastard, Gay Paris, Brothers Grimm, Kng Cannons, Guthrie & The Radiators. Also having played festivals such as Greazefest, Ballarat Beat, The Taste of Tasmania, Festivale & The Spiegeltent.
The Sin & Tonics have earned their high-rev reputation Australia wide from back-to-back manic live shows whilst touring the latest album – the fifteen track “Begin The Sin” – bringing the aforementioned style and sound to its heaving, sweating, diverse reality on stage.
From the shores of Van Diemens Land, we bring you 3 blokes that love a good time….The Sin & Tonics!