Jan 12, 2011

Featured Artist interview: Nitrobillies (E52)

About: Nitrobillies from Denver

"Thursday, December 9, 2010 When was the last time you met a real cool rockabilly? Nitro Billies is just you’ve been looking for! Cool sound, melodic and rhythmic music – that’s how they make high energy TRUE rockabilly. They just finished up some recordings at Uneven Studio's in Denver, and we are now awaiting the release of their new tunes. Find out what rockabilly is by checking out their profile!"

1). How would you spend a million dollars if you had it?

Dave:I would blow every penny and make an ass of myself.
We'd buy Euros with it.

2).What was the craziest thing to happen in your life?
Dave:I was born.

Playing the 50th Anniversary Winter Dance Party show in Clear Lake, Iowa
in tribute to Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and the Big Bopper. Shared the
bill with Los Lobos, Los Lonely Boys, Peter and Gordon, Delbert McClinton,
Bobby Vee, The Crickets, etc. Met Maria Elena, the Valens family (including
Bob), and a host of others. Once in a lifetime experience and it was a
complete fluke getting the gig on only 10 days notice.

3). What kind of message is in your music? Why or for what reason do you write music?

Dave: Whatever fits the mood. Write music? Because it drives my soul.< No politics or overt messages. That's been beat to death. Try to focus on one character's experience of the world. In "She Rides" it's a guy who has a girlfriend who's obsessed with riding a Harley. In "The Surf", I tried to imagine what it must have been like to be on your way to the last Buddy Holly concert in 1959 at the Surf Ballroom, with no idea of what was going to go down that night.

4).What would you do if the world was going to end in 3 hours?

Dave:Lose track of time.

We'd order up a plateful of Lobster Mac and Cheese with a great Cabernet
and put on some rockin' tunes.

5). If you were a professional sportsman, what sport would you play?
Dave: Mixed martial arts...

Professional boxer, it's the ultimate test of skill, stamina, and

Listen to: Nitrobillies - Who Was That Cat?


  1. These Boys Rock!!! They are the hottest Billy band Denver has seen in years!

  2. Hell yeah, Nitrobillies are where its at!!! It's been a long time since i've heard talent like this!!