The band was established in December 2010 and had their first gig in February 2011 at Privaten Cafe, a local bar in Holmsbu, Norway. Since then the band has propelled forward in a continuous motion. Well-recieved by fans, audiences and venues.
The band members are:
Ronny Coolcat Thorud «Coolcat» – Guitar and lead vocals
Petter Horntvedt «Silverback» – Upright bass, horizontal bass, harmonica, keys and vocals
Geirr Sethre «Mad Dog» – Guitar and backing vocals
Frank “Stikka” Olsen – Drums and percussion
Between the members of the band you can find decades of musical experience ranging between many different genres like blues, rock, rockabilly, psychobilly, country, bluesrock, soul, jazz, big band, swing, hard rock, classical and even punk. They also have experiences with different venues like bars, clubs, pubs, private parties, backyard parties, festivals, concert parties, theatre and even busking. Both big and small stages, with big or small crowds. Ronny Coolcat Band enjoy any and every venue.
Though the band mainly focuses on rockabilly and bluesrock, the band also enjoys playing blues, country, jazz, swing and good old fashioned rock and roll. They have arranged some quite successful «Blues nights» at the local scenes in Holmsbu, and are prepared with an extra reportoire mainly consisting of blues, for any occasion if needed.
The band does play their own material, but will gladly cover artists and bands like Brian Setzer, Stray Cats, Johnny Cash, Reverend Horton Heat, Elvis Presley, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Joe Bonamassa, Eddie Cochran, Gene Vincent and Jimi Hendrix.
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