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Blow It Up. CD, 1997
Everybody Stay Calm. CD, 1999
The Adventures of. CD/CD ROM, 2000
Bombshell. CD, 2003.
Known locally as the high priests of roots rock ‘n’ roll, radio stations around the world are featuring this quartet’s music. Their videos have been shown many times on the ABC’S Rage, as well as The Country Music channel, Noise TV and Asylum TV. They can be heard on radio stations all around the country including the ABC. Fans from all over will testify to this bands top fuellin' kick-arse live shows.


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Before Rock, there was Rockabilly, Blues and Rhythm n’ Blues. The Detonators, through their original songs, use the styles that made the mid to late 50s such a vital time in music’s history. They play an era, not simply a genre and then add some.
The quartet’s original blend of blazing jump-rock blues is infused with the driving energy inherent in their hero's music. Chuck Berry, Little Walter and Hound Dog Taylor are just some of the influences that give this band their distinguished sound.
Since forming in mid 1997, The Detonators have recorded 5 albums, distributed by Black Market Music, Melbourne. Enhancing their live performance reputation with aggressive touring through the years, they have played Australia, Coast to Coast as well as festivals and clubs in Europe. Multi award winning, both for live and recorded works, The Dets have earned a deserved reputation as one of Australia’s most exciting, hard working, rockin' roots bands.
Original compositions from all members, abound on all of their releases. These are best described as a combination of flat chat rockabilly, laced with extra serves of twanging slapping roots rock ‘n’ roll, sprinkled with a touch of down home blues. Their straight up rocking formula is a deceptive blend of fat hollow bodied guitar, slapping bull fiddle bass, shuffling stick and skin work, on the button vocals and top fuelling electric harmonica.

The Detonators’ blazing jump-rock tunes are as slick as their teddy-boy quiffs ” - mX Newspaper.

"Bombshell" was a finalist for 'Album of the year at the 2005 Australian Blues Music Awards.

Rockbottom James wins The Golden Harmonica Award at Tamworth 2005

Position 16 out of 200 most played albums in 2004 on RCV-FM France album charts with Cd “Bombshell”

Awarded Best New Talent at 1999 Goulburn Australian Blues Music awards.

Voted No 5 in the top 6 of 66-play list 2000 on Belgium radio, Studio Brussels.

Perform and take out "Best Pub Band" at Tamworth Country Music Festival 2001

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