Mars Attacks – a short band introduction:
Formed in 1998, this Austria/Swiss based band released their debut CD/LP "...Run For Your Life!" in 1999. They later released "Snatch It & Grab It" in 2000 (4-track vinyl EP), "Dirty Tricks" in 2003 (CD/LP), the concept album "Circle of Love" (CD/LP) in 2006, followed by their 2008 release “Follow Me!” (CD/LP on Blue Lake Records) and “Recaptured!” in 2011 (Part Records). In March 2013 album Nr.6 will be out on I Sold My Soul Media (CD / LP)!
Over the years, the boys have been rockin' all over Europe in France, Germany, Holland, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Switzerland, Austria, Belgium, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Ireland, Croatia; and even rocked the house in Moscow/Russia. They've also made appearances at Hemsby Rock´n´Roll Weekender (England), The Rockabilly Rave (Camber Sands UK), High Rockabilly Spain, Summer Jamboree Italy, Tear It Up Festival Croatia, Bedrock Weekend Denmark, Rockin' 50's Fest II & III (Greenbay, WI, USA), Rhythm Bound (Los Angeles, CA, USA) and toured the U.S. 5 times, from the south to the mid-west, east coast to the west coast. In 2012 the martians conquered a whole new continent, Australia, with touring Melbourne, Sydney and rocking the Garterbelts & Gasoline Festival.
They've backed up SUN Records legends Sonny Burgess and Billy Lee Riley, country/rockabilly acts Narvel Felts, Rosie Flores, as well as Specialty Artist Roddy Jackson.
The hot stage show and varied program – mostly made up of self-composed songs (including the meanwhile famous trumpet songs) and a well-chosen selection of rockabilly classics - transform each live performance into a special encounter – or should we say a special encounter of the third kind...
...so grab your children, grab your wife,
Mars attacks, run for your life!!
Roland - Lead Vocals & trumpet & acoustic rhythm guitar
Oliver - Double Bass & Backing Vocals
David - Drums & harmonica
Martin - Lead Guitar & Backing Vocals
1999: "...run for your life…" CD / 10”LP & 7”EP, Armadillo Records
2000: "Snatch It & Grab It" 4-track vinyl 7” EP, Armadillo & JCR Records
2003: "Dirty Tricks" und CD / 12” LP, Armadillo Records
2006: "Circle of Love" CD / 12” LP, Blue Lake Records
2008: “Follow Me!” CD / 12“ LP, Blue Lake Records
2011: “Recaptured!“ CD, Part Records
2013: "Blood and Thunder" CD / 12" LP, I Sold My Soul Media
Mostly band originals,
plus some covers from early Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley,
Carl Perkins, Johnny Burnette + some obscure stuff.
Enough great songs to play all through the night :-)