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From Yeehaw Junction; Florida's premier American music trio- Slip and the Spinouts.
Slip and the Spinouts are an established Rockabilly/Roots band on the South Florida circuit. They are South Florida’s only Rockabilly/Roots band playing the entire state, East Coast and Las Vegas. Their eclectic blend of rockabilly, western swing, surf, old country, blues and roots music appeals to people of all ages and lifestyles.
The Spinouts are exceptional performers who stand out among the other bands. Playing various venues from large festivals and events, to local bars, clubs and restaurants; even the occasional wedding. The Spinouts have played in Las Vegas for the Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekender, as well as Atlanta, Va., Pa. and N.C. Being versatile musicians Slip and the Spinouts can play for the dinner crowd at local historic Restaurant the Mai-Kai, or played a revved up ear splitting show for the Hot Rod and Biker crowd.
Slip and the Spinouts play original Rockabilly/Country/Swing songs that are available on their C.D's, plus for the bar circuit they have 3.5 hours of music and 65+ songs featuring their Rockabilly originals plus their own takes on classic songs by Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Buck Owens, Carl Perkins, Dick Dale, the Ventures, Hank Williams Sr. just to name a few. They also cover modern Rockabilly songs by Stray Cats, Reverend Horton Heat, Hank 3, Hillbilly Hellcats and more and recently have given 80's and 90's pop rock a Rockabilly feel like Cheap Tricks 'I Want You to Want Me" and Fastball's "The Way". Since the band plays several weddings a year, one time on a River Boat they are also capable of playing quite a few slow songs like Elvis's "One Night" and Sinatra's "Fly Me to the Moon". But to see Slip and the Spinouts in their full glory is to see them play their original Rockabilly and Hillbilly Swing tunes in a large venue.
Slip and the Spinouts have been featured in the West Palm Beach Post, New Times magazine, WeMerge talent magazine, and had their CD reviewed in Ol'Skool Rodz Hot Rod Magazine. They have been featured in the New Times Column, Night Rider by Marya Summers and an exclusive, half page feature in the Sun Sentinel Weekend edition. Recently they have appeared on the cover and were featured in local Jazz/Blues magazine Hot House. Slip and the Spinouts are played on WKPX's 88.5 FM Sunday Blues with Dar Radio Show, WMNF in Tampa and the Internet radio show Country Fried Hot Rod. The Spinouts also appeared on the new Showcasing South Florida Blues C.D.Vol.2. Rockabilly Hall of Fame, with a live review by Barry Klein.
They have appeared at the City-Link Newspaper Music Festival 4 years in a row, Daytona Beach Bike Week, The Horse Backstreet Choppers Underground Chopper Show at The Last Resort in Daytona Beach, Rockabilly Roundup in Miami, Jazz on the Avenue in Delray Beach, Rockabilly Ruckus in Tampa, Atomic Rockabilly Rumble, Downtowner Saloon Street Dance Blues Party in Fort Lauderdale, and Downtown Live in the City of Fort Lauderdale.
Veterans of the Fort Lauderdale Blues Festival, they also have for 2005, 2007 and 2009 appeared at the WMNF Rockabilly Ruckus in Tampa. They have played at the Hukilau 2006 and 2008 in Fort Lauderdale and are the first Rockabilly band to play the Mai Kai Polynesian Restaurant in Fort Lauderdale for Tiki Kiliki's Tiki Torch Night.
In the short time they have existed they have opened for Hi-Fi and the Roadburners, Cigar Store Indians, Little Charlie & the Nightcats, Big Sandy & the Fly-Rite Boys, Kim Lenz, Slim Jim Phantom, the Dempseys, Road Kings, Wanda Jackson, Deke Dickerson, Chop Tops and several others.
Slip & the Spinouts perform weekly at numerous clubs and bars through out South Florida and the South Eastern United States.
The Spinouts are:
Slip - Guitar, Lead Vocals
Noah Hall- Upright Bass, Vocals
Brian Bennett - Drums, Vocals
For Booking and Info contact Spinouts Management at:
email - firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone - 954-647-7741
Partial list of Events, Clubs and Bars that Slip has performed at:
Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekender 2008
Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekender 2011
Harley Davisdon - Daytona, Fort Lauderdale
Brogues’s On The Ave. ,Lake Worth, Fl
Gold Coast Casino, Las Vegas
South Shore Tavern
Boston’s on the Beach
Jazz on the Avenue in Delray Beach
WMNF Tampa Rockabilly Ruckus2005
WMNF Tampa Rockabilly Ruckus2007
WMNF Tampa Rockabilly Ruckus2009
WMNF Tampa Rockabilly Ruckus2010
WMNF Tampa Rockabilly Ruckus2013
Downtown Saloons Riverwalk Music Fest. 2004
Fort Lauderdale Blues Festival 2004
City of Fort Lauderdale Street Festival
City of Hollywood
City of Boynton Beach
City of West Palm Beach Clematis by Night
City of Pompano Beach Music Under the Stars
City of Daytona Beach at the Bandshell on the Beach
Mardi Gras for the City of Hollywood
Nothing Fancy Bar and Grill
Daytona Beach Bike Week
Elwood’s Dixie BBQ
Biktoberfest Daytona Beach
Down Low Pub
Jake’s Blues Bar
Rosey Baby Cajun Rest.
Buzzes Blues Bar
Ocean Reef Resort, Harbor House Blues
Daytona Harley Davidson
Last Resort, Daytona Beach
Backstreet Choppers Magazine’s Annual Smoke Out in North Carolina
Trader Vic’s Tiki Torch Night, Atlanta , Ga
Mai Kai Restaurant , Fort Lauderdale
Thirsty Turtle, Juno Beach
Liquid Café, Ft Myers
PoorHouse, Fort Lauderdale
Fat Cats, Fort Lauderdale
Magazine and Newspaper Articles:
New Times Magazine Jan. 2010
Slip and the Spinouts
The Monterey Club, Fort Lauderdale
Saturday, January 16, 2010
The new Fort Lauderdale bar the Monterey Club is rockabilly through and through. There are hot rods parked out front, a flaming sacred heart painted on the wall behind the stage, and tiki imagery throughout the room. And it all fosters the mood set by bands like local legends Slip and the Spinouts, who have been at it for more than 10 years, and who took the stage at the venue this past Saturday night.
The decor agrees with frontman Slip Mahoney's Elvis-style sideburns, dark-brown quiff, and sparkly blue Gretsch hollow-body guitar. (What's more, the axe is decorated with two pin-up vixen mud flap girls posing in a beckoning, reclined position around the fretboard.) Steve Satch's tall black stand-up bass was also as visually appropriate as the zebra and leopard printed rugs that matched Slip's guitar pedal board.
"This song is a story about driving in my pick-up truck," Slip said by way of introduction, stroking the strings and launching into "Exit 39," a track about Jack Daniel's-influenced, open-road driving gone wrong. Drummer George Ed has only been playing with Slip for two months, but trucked along, keeping a steady beat. Meanwhile et stoic-faced Satch, showing his true-blue rockabilly colors in a Goddamned Gallows T-shirt, bent his big bass over to pluck and spank its strings like it had been a very, very bad girl.
Speaking of women behaving badly, the following song was an original too. A slow and easy drum beat dropped, quickly followed by Slip's lurching guitar and Satch's thumping bass. Thus began the groovy title track of the band's most recent album, Crazy Lil' Baby. The refrain of "I got a crazy little baby/But she's much too crazy for me", eventually gave way to the song's conclusion, "But she says she ain't crazy/'Cause the only crazy one is me."
And thus it was that the favorite rockabilly themes of ray women, the open road, and hard liquor had all already appeared in Slip's originals. Others, though, went for more unorthodox subject matter. For one, there was "Devil's Swamp," which has yet to be released on a Spinouts album. Slip says he came up with the idea for this song while reading someone's college paper about the 1864 Civil War battle at Yeehaw Junction. It described, he says, how Confederates defeated the Union by seeming to walk on water with the help of Seminole guides who knew the location of a bridge in the swamp.
But there were covers aplenty, too, reaching back to standards of the rock and roll, country, and of course rockabilly that inform the originals. These included renditions of the Chantays' 1963 classic instrumental surf rock song "Pipeline," Billy Emerson's "Red Hot," and Johnny's Cash's "Ring of Fire."
Random Detail: You can catch Slip and the Spinouts January 30 at the Monterey Club's Night of the Tiki event.
-- Courtney Hambright
WeMERGE MAGAZINE JAN 2009
New Times Magazine, Miami and Broward editions
Slip and the Spinouts Play Rockabilly Across South Florida
By Jose Davila
Published on February 03, 2009 at 2:54pm
While some local artists lament the lack of live-music venues, Broward's rockabilly phenomenon, Slip Mahoney, feels this is the right kind of town for him. "In cities like Austin, there are so many bands that artists end up playing for free," the 50-year-old Mahoney says in a sharp Southern drawl. "At least down here, there are enough places where a person like me can make a living playing live."
Still, earning a living playing live venues is a tough proposition in sunny, dance-club-oriented South Florida. Even so, Slip Mahoney — the Miami-born lead singer and guitarist for Slip and the Spinouts — has worked his way through the past seven years to become a regional staple at bars and classic car and bike shows. On any given weekend, the band can be found playing hot spots like Boston's on the Beach in Delray Beach or that perennial retro palace, the famous Mai Kai restaurant in Fort Lauderdale.
And the band has found time to release some music as well. Its independently released new album, Crazy Lil Baby, combines cool rockabilly classics like Vince Taylor's "Brand New Cadillac" (also famously covered by the Clash) and an old-style country-flavored version of Elvis' "One Night With You." The Spinouts even boast a large following outside of South Florida on the retro circuit, garnering reviews in magazines like Ol' Skool Hot Rot and performing at events like the notorious Daytona Beach Bike Week and the famed Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekend.
Slip's journey into rockabilly began in the early 1980s, when he bought a British import copy of the Stray Cats' eponymous debut. His genuine fascination with the Cats' brash style led him to acquire a rare and precious Gretsch Chet Atkins 6120 model guitar that was once previously owned by Stray Cats' leading man, Brian Setzer. After trying his hand in various local groups (like the Preachers) throughout the rest of the decade, Mahoney finally decided to focus on his passion for old-time blues, old country, and 1960s surf classics. His first gig as a full-fledged rockabilly singer took place at the well-known Lauderdale blues bar Rosey Baby. Just like his idol Elvis, he sang a hip-shaking rendition of "That's All Right Mama." "I feel like it's fun, happy music," he says. "It can also definitely be a lifestyle."
That rockabilly way of life is firmly apparent in Mahoney's daily living. Beyond his carefully maintained 1950s pompadour and fashion sense, he collects and repairs vintage Harley-Davidson motorcycles. His signature ride features a classic '66 frame with a customized 1980s engine. "People call me Elvis all the time," he says. "It gets old."
And although the old-school rocker counts on a sizable loyal following, he would like to reach out to the younger crowd. "I think some young people down here don't realize that they can go out and enjoy live bands," Mahoney says. "For the younger kids, I play the fast stuff. We have over 70 songs in our repertoire, so there's always something for everyone." Still, while he's the de facto rockabilly king of the South Florida bar circuit, Mahoney has his eyes set on conquering popular retro markets in California and North Carolina. And his greatest musical ambition is to take the Spinouts overseas: "I'm trying to go to Europe. Especially England — they have a big rockabilly scene over there."
In the meantime, Mahoney plans to keep expanding his local following, doing gigs anywhere his guitar chops are required, even playing in places farther south than his usual turf, like the Miami Beach location of Automatic Slims. "The owner of Slims is really into us," he says. "Last time we played, it was really packed and the crowd was especially good."
And though the Spinouts specialize in playing classics, Mahoney spices his live shows with original numbers, like the propulsive "Hillbilly Boogie" and the alluring "Alone and Blue." To the band's credit, the new songs blend in perfectly with the good old standards. "I don't think our audience can really tell the difference between the old and our original songs," says Spinouts bassist Noah Hall.
And so it goes, as every weekend Slip and the Spinouts continue to sharpen their distinctive mix of Dick Dale surf rock, Elvis Presley rockabilly, and Johnny Cash-style old country. Their local fans — easily spotted by their classic custom rides and high pompadours — keep the band in high demand. And as long there are good, old-fashioned dive bars where folks enjoy hard liquor, Slip and his Spinouts are sure to provide the definitive, cool, American soundtrack.
Slip and the Spinouts, 9 p.m. Friday, February 6, at Flossie's Bar and Grill, 3985 Ravenswood Rd., Fort Lauderdale. Free. Age 21 and up. Call 954-583-9656, or visit flossiesbar.com. Also, 10 p.m. Saturday, February 7, at Bougainvillea's Old Florida Tavern, 7221 SW 58th Ave., South Miami. Free. Age 21 and up. Call 305-669-8577, or visit bougiesbar.com.
PALM BEACH POST
Rockabilly Roots Fuel Slip and the Spinouts
By Bill Meredith
Special to the Palm Beach Post
Friday, April 7th 2006
Unlike the wildly impossible to ignore rock genre, rockabilly has long been the illegitimate child of blues and country music. For 50 years, the now middle aged sub genre has occasionally surfaced in the post Elvis era- like in the early 80’s when a trio called the Stray Cats helped usher in the fledgling music video craze on MTV.
For young Miami native Slip Mahoney, the effects ran deep. Already an old soul musically through Elvis’s influence, he soaked up every nuance of Stay Cats Guitarist Brain Setzer. As Setzer formed his current horn-heavy big band, Mahoney crafted a stripped down South Florida rockabilly trio, Slip and the Spinouts, seven years ago.
The singing guitarists teamed up with drummer Boxcar Mike and bassists A.J. Kelly.
All sing backup; the drum set is a compact three pieces, and the bassist always plays an acoustic upright instrument. Mahoney shows his influences by switching between a Gretsch hollow-bodied guitar and solid-body Fender telecaster, both twang approved.
“I always like Cliff Gallup from gene Vincent’s band; Paul Burleson; and Brian Setzer.”
Mahoney says. “And Jim Heath from Reverend Horton Heat, too. All the great guitar players. Vocally, I try to sing like Elvis. But there is only one Elvis.”
With his slicked back hair and long sideburns, Mahoney can visually challenge that notion from a distance. Performing live, he blends the early Elvis hits That All Right Mama and Blue Moon of Kentucky into a medley. Mahoney’s energetic originals, like Ding Dong Tennessee and True Blue Redhead, fit perfectly between such venerable material and more recent tunes like Jukebox Mama and I Want to Love Somebody.
More of Slip ’s tunes will be released soon, as he and the Spinouts are recording a follow-up to their self-titled debut CD. Expect more of his swinging blend of American roots music, as he tends to wear his influences on his sleeve-whether or not rolled up and attached to a bowling shirt.
CITY LINK BEST OF 2002
by Jake Cline
Slip and the Spinouts
members: Slip (vocals, guitar), Gary Rimmington, (bass), Mike “Boxcar” Bocsusis (drums)
Lots of rockabilly musicians look the part — greased-back hair, sleeve tattoos, black wardrobe — but few can actually play the part as well as singer-guitarist Mahoney. Without succumbing to the level of a corny nostalgia act, Slip and the Spinouts ably channel the spirit of classic rockabilly and jump-blues through their retro-minded originals and covers of tunes by the likes of Ronnie Dawson and Little Walter. Mahoney and Bocsusis are the band’s only steady members, as it switches among bassists Rimmington, Schuchek and Naples depending on their availability. Bocsusis is better-known to local
Punk-rock fans as the drummer of The Holy Terrors, and Mahoney jokes that he still has a punk rocker’s aversion to punctuality. “If he keeps showing up at the last minute, I’m gonna change his name to Lil Red Caboose,” says Mahoney, who adds that Stan Waldman, owner of the Hollywood club Musicians Exchange at One Night Stan’s, gave Bocsusis the nickname “Boxcar” because he once showed up to a gig with his drum kit in boxes. Look for the group at venues such as Rosey Baby in Lauderhill and Club M in Hollywood, and listen for their original songs “The Girl She’s Crazy,” “Ding Dong Tennessee” and “Date With My Baby Tonight” on WKPX (88.5-FM)’s Sunday Blues. Find the band online at www.slipandthespinouts.com
CITY LINK Best of 2001
by Jake Cline and Larry Getlen
Slip and the Spinouts
members: Slip Mahoney (vocals, guitar), A.J. Kelly (upright bass), George Anderson (drums).
comments: Don’t insult Slip and the Spinouts by asking for “Mustang Sally.” “This is no blues-wannabe, white-boy band,” Mahoney avers. “The Spinouts perform old-time tunes with crazy rhythms and hot guitar licks.” Mahoney is something of an old-timer himself, having been on the local scene since the early 1980s, performing with the dark alternative act The Realm, the rockabilly outfit The Roosters and swamp-blues rockers The Preachers, the latter featuring future Maverick Nick Kane. Today, Slip and the Spinouts appear regularly at Elwood’s Dixie Bar-B-Q in Delray Beach and have opened for like-minded acts the Cigar Store Indians, The Roadkings and Hi-Fi and the Roadburners.
contact: 954/647-7741 or email@example.com.
Rockabilly Hall of Fame review 2001
SLIP AND THE SPINOUTS:
The first "real" rockabilly group I saw perform at a nightclub in Naples over five years ago was The Crestliners, whose pictures were featured in my last southwest Florida rockabilly article http://www.rockabillyhall.com/BarryKSWfla.html. Led by founder Todd Fadely of Fort Myers, Florida, The Crestliners have had some personnel changes over the years, but the latest was a real surprise: Todd has joined a Ft. Lauderdale group called Slip and the Spinouts, which features Slip Mahoney of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida on guitar and lead vocals, Boxcar Mike on drums and vocals, and Todd on upright bass and vocals. In addition to a large rockabilly inventory, Slip and the Spinouts also take advantage of Slip's versatile Gretsch guitar virtuosity and infuse some jump blues, roots, alt-country and swing into their act.
I recently saw Slip and the Spinouts perform at The Liquid CafÈ in Ft. Myers, Florida, and their music kept bringing people from the street into The Liquid CafÈ. Todd will still handle some vocals, and the group has just released a new CD, "Slip and the Spinouts". This thirteen-track disc is in a neat package, and the inside jacket says "All songs recorded in the garage using the most inferior instruments and equipment. All mistakes left in at no extra charge."
You can email the band at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (954) 647-7741.