Satellite V have been out there. Charged up from
drinkin white lightnin. Were coming at ya like a cut down hotrod
draggin down Main Street.
- Formed in early 1997, Tim Knuckey and Steve Wood gathered some twin harmony Honky Tonk
material. The boys strung together a five piece line-up, including members from
Dobbs and the Ludebakers, The Dancehall Racketeers, The
Buckskins, The Prickles and Peter
- The fabulous V have since reprioritised their mission, retreating to the
control module, theyve recruited the twangin' guitar talents of Big
Daddy Roy Roy Payne and put a tractor beam on various drummers, more recently
veteran Rhythm Maestro, Rob Souter. The fellers have long been fans of what we now call
roots music, be it Blues, Jazz, Swing or the older style country music.
- Tim is the notorious Dobbs of The Ludebaker kind, a popular
Rockabilly and Western Swing Sydney act in the early ¢
80s. With a new Fender amp and six strings on the old guitar hes rounded up
the boys to fill a niche in Australias live music scene.
- Satellite V have combined their original music with authentic 50s sounds to create
a unique hybrid of Rockabilly, Hillbilly, Western Swing and Jump Blues. Theyve
proved to be a favourite with the folks in the know. Hail, Bop Comet! their 1st
release was a huge success, and is full of toe tappin jiveable tracks such as
"Washing Machine Boogie" along with twisted originals like "The
Creature" (lamenting lost love and the slippery charms of the gillman,
Cane Cutter Boogie where cane toads burn alive, and "Hail, Bop!" the
CDs theme song that describes the folly of "Bo Beep" and the demise of the
Heavenly Gate Cult.
- With steady gigging around and about, word has quickly spread that Satellite V are a
must for Rockers & Honky tonk jivers. 1999 saw the band head to Coolangatta's
Wintersun Rock n Roll weekend. Wowing the crowds like Ed Kretz hill climbing
an Indian Sport Scout, the Crazy Cats were asked back for 2000. They also featured at
Greazefest as The Troglodyte Hillbilly Cannibals, and have since
been invited to perform at The Great Southern International Blues and Rockabilly
Festival in Narooma.
- Their 2nd album Groove Juice was unleashed on waiting fans in
June 2000 combining fuel injected original tunes The law abiding "Speed Limit
Daddy", outlaw biker "Beatles miss you Johnny", interstellar
"Satellite Boogie", and rubber burnin "Hillbilly Nitro".
Satellite V have established a bent & rockin angle on this thing they call
Atomic Hillbilly. The two CDs are distributed all over this doggone planet and can be
easily purchased through M.G.M. in Australia, in the US from Hepcat records, and through
Fury records in the UK.