**** NOTE: My November 2012 posts have been lost due to system issues. They are: Good Guys Show, Nostalgia Drags and my Day of the Dead shoot...hoping to recover them. Sorry if you came here to specifically see those posts.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Tempe Rockabilly Reunion..PART 2

Shelby with the Chop Tops
THE BANDS...live music is the heart...the throbbing, pulsating, fuel of any good party and while this post will cover all aspects of the show---I dedicate this final post of TRR to the bands. There was a great line up at the Tempe Rockabilly Reunion and here they are in no particular order: Roadrunner Gunner, Moonlight Howlers, Danny Dean, 3 Bad Jacks, Rhythm Dragons, Hot Rod Trio, Cash'd Out, Voodoo Swing, Deadbeat Daddies, Chop Tops, The Octanes, Surf Side IV, Pat Roberts & The Heymakers, Chuck E. Bumps.

Suzy..Hot Rod Trio

Sinner...Chop Tops

Amanda Lee with Pat Roberts & The Heymakers
Leeroy & Shorty...Voodoo Swing

Wesley...Voodoo Swing

Kim Falcon, with AZ Los Boulevardos cruiser Freddie's "Piewagon"

Stephanie Walton

Frenchie Deuhoux won with his V12 Hot Rod Lincoln...Best In Show....see below with Amanda Lee

"Fish Nets" Prior to winning the Psychobilly Pageant

Shelly Hudson

Vintage firetruck filled with rockabilly pin-up contestants.

Amanda Lee with Pat Roberts & the Heymakers

Pin-Up Angel...Becky Lee

Psychobilly pageant contestants with KandyK Modela

Melissa Misfortune & Kathleen Ray
Surfside IV...great surf instrumentals

Miss V8...rockabilly pin-up pageant winner.

Here we have Amanda Lee with Frenchie Dehoux's winning Lincoln Hot Rod. 
Amanda is currently on the cover of the "The Best of" issue of Phoenix Magazine as well as inside the Arizona Highways "Retro AZ"issue. I was honored that she allowed me to photograph her...especially at the hottest part of the day. Check out her site: 
"Fishnets" with her psychobilly winning attire. 
You may recall this sweet thing from my "Classic Derby" post a few weeks ago. My new friend, Stepanie will be racing in the Nostalgia Drags November 13th at the Speedworld Dragstrip in Suprise.
Head out there to cheer her on! 
The Rhythm Dragons

Best Car Club Winners and my amigos, The Bomb Squad C.C. from East Mesa.

The amazing, KandyK Modela

Veronica McGee...letting me shoot her pretty tattoo and bad-self.
Wrapping the Tempe Rockabilly Reunion coverage with one last image of Amanda Lee.
That's it for now...another project with unseen images is in the works. More on that later.
Looking forward to the Lake Havasu Rockabilly Reunion on February 17th-19th 2012. 

Good times and another TOMORROW!

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