Mars Attacks

Mars Attacks

 Feldkirch, Vorarlberg, AUT
BandRockAmericana

Outer space rockabilly! Rock n Roll/Blues/Country influenced with more energy punk could deliver. Excellent wild "live" band feat. trumpet! 5 albums out, played shows all over Europe (from Italy to Finland, Spain to the UK...etc.) and the USA (NYC to LA, Texas to the Midwest...).

Biography

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 was released 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 RocknRoll 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!!

Discography

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

Set List

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 :-)