Phil Alvin – Vocals and guitar
Bill Bateman - Drums
John Bazz – Bass
Keith Wyatt – Lead guitar
The Blasters exemplify the best traditions of American Music, performing with passion and honesty that for over three decades has won the hearts and souls of fans worldwide. Composed of founding members vocalist-guitarist Phil Alvin, drummer Bill Bateman and bassist John Bazz with Keith Wyatt on guitar, they carry on a hard-won legacy as one of the most recognizable and credible bands in American Music. Their influences range from the likes of George Jones and Carl Perkins to Ike Turner, Howlin’ Wolf, James Brown and Big Joe Turner, all blending into a sound that ignores the lines between Rock & Roll, Country, Blues and Rockabilly. "Fun On Saturday Night" (Rip Cat Records) is the Blasters' sixth and latest studio album, featuring twelve tracks that extend the band’s legacy of classic recordings. Fronted by Phil Alvin's powerful vocals, the band follows through with spontaneity, power and grit that make their live performances into experiences not to be missed.
American Music Rollin Rock
The Blasters Slash / Warner Bros. Records
Live At The Venue (EP) Slash / Warner Bros. Records
Non-Fiction Slash / Warner Bros. Records
Hard Line Slash / Warner Bros. Records
Collection Slash / Warner Bros. Records
“Unsung Stories” Slash / Warner Bros. Records
(Phil Alvin solo LP)
“County Fair 2000” Hightone Records
(Phil Alvin solo LP)
American Music Hightone Records (Rollin Rock Reissue)
Testament Rhino/Warner Bros. Records
Going Home Live Shout! Factory
(CD and DVD)
4–11-44 Rainman Records
Fun On Satuday Night Rip Cat Records
Start with Beatles harmonies and melodies add some Tom Petty song sensibilities and kick in the Foo Fighters to rock and you’ve got JD & the RetroRyders. Based in Huntington Beach CA it starts with JD – Joe DeMeo – born and raised on Long Island NY. After playing in clubs all over the NY area, he headed west like so many before him and set up shop in sunny Huntington Beach to write, record and perform. With numerous albums, CDs, tours and bands on his resume as well as a backlog of recorded songs, he had the recent epiphany to assemble this top notch band capable of bringing his songs alive. The RetroRyders represent his songwriting style which harkens back to the days of the infectious, positive vibe, three minute and thirty second power pop blast. Joing JD on stage starts with Al Lepson on lead guitar who brings to life the searing and tasty lines of his signature style with an assortment of classic six stingers. A fellow New Yorker, Al brings the street sounds to the group.
Vocals and harmonies are a big part of JD’s permanent marks and singing along are Nicole Kubis and Nicole Perreira. Their soaring harmonies and sizzling melodies fully complement and punctuate JD’s contagious songs. Providing the dynamic back beat to all this is the powerful rhythm section of Mike Willson on drums and Adrian Sanchez on bass. Topped off by JD’s sweetheart – yes a Paul and Linda thing – Wendy providing the ever present jangle on tambourine. This energetic mixture packs a delivery like a brick through a plate glass window and catapults the songs right off the stage and deep into the audience’s psyche. Real, seasoned players who know how to capture and uplift the musical moment in a song. JD & the RetroRyders - a potent mix of power pop-rock influenced by the rock greats that came before. The band is currently promoting the release of their new 2019 CD EP - “100% COOL” – available on line now everywhere! Follow them on Facebook and their web site for upcoming showcases and support dates.