Huntington Beach, California, USA

The Bastard Winos music is edgy and raw, soulful and bluesy.Rock -Americana-Garage-Blues! It Brings back that electrifying quality of Rock n' Roll Greats like Little Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis and Chuck Berry while having a modern quality and sound!


Bastard Winos was formed in 2007 in Huntington Beach Calif. by Harlis Sweetawater, former frontman for THRILL DELUXE and the critically acclaimed Orange County soul band BARRELHOUSE.

With Harlis on guitar and vocals, Chile Thomas on Vocals, Jimmy Sena on drums and Chris Lou playing Bass, the band recorded their debut CD "Empty Bottles" in 2007 and followed up with the 4 song EP simpley titled "Bastard Winos 4" in 2010

The Band would rise to the occasion when asked to open two shows for ZZ TOP on their 2009 North American Tour, and has open shows for Los Lobos,Supersuckers, legendary singer Exene of the band X, as well as prominant punk bands such as The Dickies. Their music was featured on Roy Varga's 2009 Pinup Girls of 2009 Compilation,as well as three Gasoline Records Compilations and Garage Punk Hideout's Compilation "Noise From The Hide Out Vol. 6." In 2009 Bastard Winos earned a nomination for "Best Live Band" for the OCMA's

Currently the band is writing,arranging and recording a whole new batch of songs for the newst record due for release in Fall 2011.


Empty Bottles... (2007)
Bastard Winos -4 EP (2010)

Set List

The following is a typical 45 minute set for the BASTARD WINOS. However, the band has played up to 4 hours in one night. Filled with mostly Original material backed with a good chaser of cover tunes!

Hell On Wheels
Saturday Night
23rd & Plowed Dirt
Bottle Of Ink
Rock Me
Mexican Girl
Orange Blossom Blues
Good Times & Trouble
Strawberry Soda
Storm Called Me