Bastard Winos

Bastard Winos

 Huntington Beach, California, USA

Bastard Winos is a band with its roots in Americana Blues, Soul and Rock N Roll, while its branches reach for a fresh, exciting and modern Alt. Rock twist. The Band gives fun, soulful, high energy performances complete with blood, sweat and tears.


Formed in 2007 by former vocalist of the critically acclaimed Orange County CA Soul band Barrelhouse,Harlis Sweetwater,created BASTARD WINOS in an effort to get back to his roots.

After the break up of BARRELHOUSE in 2001 and a short stint with the alternative rock/indi band THRILL DELUXE, It was time to get back to the blues.

What started out as "just jammin'" with friends, quickly turned into a full fledge recording and touring band with Jimmy Sena on Drums, Chile Thomas on vocals, Chris Louis on bass and Harlis sharing lead Vocals and playing guitar.

The band played a handful of local shows, jumping rapidly to festivals and larger scale events, one particular highlight was being asked to support ZZ TOP on their 2009 tour with Aerosmith.

The band put out their first Album "Empty Bottles" in 2008 which was very well recieved and garnered great reviews. The band continues to tour and is currently working on a new record for 2011.


Empty Bottles -Full Length (2008)
Bastard Winos 4 - EP (2010)

Set List

Drinkin' Gin
Come On Home With Me
Down & Out
Sweet Young Thing
Evil Spirit Blues
Sweet Lil' Rider
Stop Breakin' Down
Orange Blossom
Blues Bout Rosie