Throttle Roll is a classic and custom motorcycle
show that showcases the kulture that surrounds the
machine. A culture that started in England in the 1950’s
and is still growing today. Its about riding, building,
customizing, music, art, open road and celebrating them
It is an event that focuses on built, restored and preserved bikes as well as the music behind it. It is far from a typical motorcycle show, there is no judging of the bikes or awards. There are no rules or pre conceived notions about the wrong or right way to build a bike. It is an event that pays homage to each bike. It is about the deep relationship between bike, rider and the creativity between them. Some of these are built in workshops others in the family garage.
Alongside the custom bikes, Throttle Roll boasts a HUGE live music lineup including Sydney’s Blues Rockers – THE SNOW DROPPERS, rockabilly legends WES PUDSEY & THE SONIC ACES and gypsy swing sweethearts THE COPE STREET PARADE. DJ's From L iquored Up & lacquered Down Rockabilly Rhino & Wolfman Dan as well as Shake Rattle & Roll's DJ Brian.
Throttle Roll has over 12 hours of entertainment, it is licensed, family and pet friendly.
"I wanna say something. I'm gonna put it out there; if you like it, you can take it, if you don't, send it right back. I want to be on you."Ron Burgundy
"The test of the machine is the satisfaction it gives you. There isn't any other test. If the machine produces tranquility it's right. If it disturbs you it's wrong until either the machine or your mind is changed."Robert M. Pirsig
"Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming– “Wow! What a Ride!”"Hunter S. Thompson
"Racing is life. Anything before or after is just waiting." blockquote> Steve McQueen
"A zest for living must include a willingness to die." blockquote> R.A. Heinlein
"I'd rather be riding my motorcycle thinking about God than sitting in church thinking about my motorcycle"Anon
Throttle Roll is showing over 40 of Australia’s best custom motorcycles. Some are fresh builds, some showcase patina, some are classics. A good mixture of Café Racer, Bobber and old school. Some of these bikes are built in sheds others in workshops. We thank all the workshops who have entered bikes and helped make this event a reality. There are bikes entered by the likes of Desmoclinic, Deus Ex Machina, Rocker Classic Motorcycles, Addiction Custom Motorcycles, Drifter Bikes, Rene9ade Motorcycles, Trojan Classic Motorcycles, RB Racing, Evolution Custom Industries, DNA Custom Cycles, Mean Machines, Motociclo, Rising Sun Workshop, Red Star, Gasoline and Shed X. These bikes do more than race from café to café, they challenge your thoughts on what is a daily form of transport. Here is a small selection that is on show without ruining the show.
Stemming for his childhood dreams of singing with Wham!, this CB360 is light, nibble and a No.1 hit.
What happens when you take an XT600, aluminium, a monoshock and throw it all in an industrial blender? A work of art with wheels.
If blue steel was a custom motorcycle, this GB Clubman Racer would be a supermodel. The definition of "You Only Live Once".
Crazy things happen when you let a guy without a motorcycle license hang around with you for too long. Turns out they buy a bike, do a test and then don't sleep for 2 weeks until it makes the cut.
'Trump Card' took 4 years to build. She is a 1954 pre unit thunderbird 6T 650cc with bolt on hard tail and turns heads wherever she is ridden. This aint just a pretty picture it is a bike built for riding.
#22 IRON HEAD
This 72' harley Iron Head Sporty is balls out insane. Everything that can be modified is modified. It is clean and simple yet makes your jaw drop. Tip: Don’t forget to lift it back up before you walk.
This Kawasaki Z500 has been bastardised by a Sydney based father & son combo. A Katana front end and a heap of power to boot as well as true Café Racer Style. One of Two Z500's at the event.
THE BRAT CB
This Honda CB pays its respects to classic motorbikes from about the mid way forward. The back section pays respects to arts of angle grinding and welding. Low and lean. Ridden daily with prayers for no rain.
We’ve said it before and we will say it again. Throttle Roll is not a typical bike show. It is an event that will keep you entertained from start to finish. We have over 12 hours of entertainment in one of Sydney’s finest venues – The Vic, Enmore. Dj Brian from Shake, Rattle ‘N’ Roll will be on the decks between sets ensuring there is no dull moment.
WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE between a great act
and a great band? In the Snowdroppers' case, one
album. It's not like they weren't going somewhere
as the swampy blues-rock showmen of 2007's TOO
LATE TO PRAY. But MOVING OUT OF EDEN marks their
arrival in a less stylised, more grounded set of
boots."We've hit the road pretty hard in the last year or two," says
singer Johnny Wishbone. "I started feeling a real kinship with a lot
of classic pub bands, from AC/DC to the Hoodoo Gurus, Sports,
Skyhooks . . . no-bullshit bands. Bands that just write great songs
"I guess there was a conscious decision to sound more Australian," adds guitarist Pauly K. "We knew we wanted to sound less derived from that Americana/ blues thing and more unique on this album. More like us." However carefully considered, the Snowdroppers' new turf sounds a lot more instinctive than cultivated: a raw mix of earthy rumble and wiry guitar riffs tied together with the wry kitchen sink perspective of the common man.
The first single, "White Dress", is a great example: an unvarnished view of romance from a distinctly no-frills kinda guy. "So Much Better (at making each other feel worse)" is another grainy snapshot of domestic bliss that you won't find in the "pop" section."Paul can have a pretty wicked sense of humour," co-writer Johnny affirms. "He brought in a lot of those gritty love songs. We were like, Are you all right mate? Anything you need to talk about?" The singer retaliated with the slightly sinister confession of male frailty, "Just A Man", and a frantic dancefloor screamer called "Sweat" – "the closest thing to a punk song I could get past our drummer," Johnny says.
Sonically, echoes of classic records from Midnight Oil and INXS to the Johnnys and the Living End are entirely unintentional, but neither writer seems surprised at the references. You are what you eat, after all, and these guys have been chewing up sticky carpet for the best part of ten years.The origins of the Snowdroppers are steeped in the seedy burlesque underworld of Sydney. Johnny and Pauly had known bassist London since their uni days. Somewhere in between the tits and feathers on the Hume Highway haul from Melbourne to Brisbane, swing dancer Cougar Jones made the fateful move to drums. Early single "Do The Stomp" made impact on alternative radio as well as the soundtrack to the hit movie, RED DOG. The billowing blues harp and rockabilly slap of the TOO LATE TO PRAY album upped the band's profile as hard players from the Annandale Hotel and the Big Day Out to a whistle-stop US tour from Austin to LA to New York.
"We had a very stylised look and act that we had basically devised for a burlesque show called GOOD DRUGS, BAD WOMEN," says Johnny. "We wrote the title song for that show and we still play it today." But by the Sydney winter of 2011, the more ingrained Australian sound and feeling of MOVING OUT OF EDEN had begun to form in the band's collective headspace. A long search for prospective producers who could hear the same thing finally ended with a Welshman, ironically enough, Richard Jackson. "He'd worked with Future of the Left, the Automatic and McLuskey, who were bands we really respect sonically," says Johnny. "We did a lot of emails and Skype. There was just a good feeling. This guy gets us. It felt right."
The chemistry is minimal but potent, from the lumbering and lurching existential crisis of the opening track, "Excavating", to the weary road warrior's manifesto of "Plaster (on a smile)", a recipe for rock'n'roll sanity that Pauly traces to a dimly recalled evening of band room philosophy.There are plenty of dusty traces of the first album's rattling cowboy momentum, too, in the ragged and rollicking "Sour Grapes" and the banjo strum of "Another Lover", which begins with an immortal conundrum: "Trying to find a way that I can tell you baby that I don't care." Then there's the biblical gravity of the title track, "Moving Out of Eden", which "came from a convoluted idea about Adam and Eve living on the south coast of New South Wales," Pauly says. "It turned into a breakup song about breaking up with religion."
Between black humour and fiery passions, MOVING OUT OF EDEN is among the most distinctive and cohesive rock records you'll hear this year, but the Snowdroppers are under no illusion about the task at hand. "A record is the advertisement for people to go out and see what you can do live," says Pauly. "We're a touring band. Let's see if we can railroad people into liking it."
Web: http://www.snowdroppers.com/ | Facebook: https://www.facebook.com /snowdroppers
Renowned from Stockholm to Los Angeles as
Australia's wildest and most gifted exponents of
authentic Rockabilly, Wes Pudsey and the Sonic
Aces have, over the course of ten years and more
than a thousand live performances, earned
themselves a reputation for crafting some of the
most memorable anthems to emerge from their
native countrys independent music scene.
Formed by singer songwriter Wes Pudsey in mid-1997, the four-piece outfit launched such a successful assault on their native Sydney’s premier live music venues, including the Annandale Hotel, the Iron Duke Hotel, and Bar Broadway, that they soon found themselves joining one of the country’s biggest recording acts at the Enmore Theatre. Opening for You Am I in August, 1997, the Sonic Aces’ exhilarating music and performance had the audience of 3000 plus howling for more.
Since those early days, Wes and the Aces have performed extensively all along the east coast of their homeland, as well as tours abroad in Europe and New Zealand. At home, they have toured with a variety of visiting overseas acts, including Southern Culture on the Skids, Restless, the Space Cadets, Stan Perkins, the son of legendary Rockabilly Pioneer Carl Perkins, The Go Getters, Slim Jim Phantom and Wanda Jackson.
Web: http://www. sonicaces.com/ | Facebook: http://www. facebook.com/pages/Wes-Pudsey-and-the-Sonic-Aces/ 142049392532194
The Cope Street Parade are four fine
fellas. Their music is fiery and fun and you'll
be dancin' till the evening is done.Let them cast
a spell of dance halls and speakeasies while the
hot sounds of New Orleans melds with gypsy.From
Sydney, Australia, The Parade play original music
with a touch of the old and a glimpse of the new.
You'll bound to your feet when the Parade rolls
through.Formed in 2009, The Parade has performed
at major music festivals and venues across
Australia, such as the Wangaratta Festival of
Jazz, Sydney Festival, Bellingen Jazz Festival,
Manly Jazz Festival, Jazzgroove Summer Festival
and at heaps of other great dives. The band has
also been lucky enough to collaborate with Lulo
Reinhardt, Christa Hughes, Geoff Bull and Bob
Barnard. Our self-titled debut album was released
in 2010 with the second due out in November 2013.
The Band: Justin Fermino -
Vocals/saxophone/clarinet | Aaron Flower -
Manouche Guitar | Ben Panucci - Manouche Guitar |
Grant Arthur – Sousaphone
Web: http:/ /www.thecopestreetparade.com/ | Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/copestreetparade
TIME & PLACE
Saturday May 11th, 2013 – 12pm til’ really late
The Vic, Enmore – 2 Addison Rd, Enmore A short stroll from Newtown or Sydenham train station.
Sydney Café Racers are holding a ride earlier that morning down south to Bald Hill through the Royal National Park. The ride finishes at Throttle Roll/The Vic, Enmore at 12pm. Meet at Harrys Pies, Tempe (Princes HWY) at 9am for a 9.30am departure. The Vic Enmore, is fully licensed and will be open for lunch and dinner. http://www.vichotel.com.au/
DRINK & RIDE
Don’t be silly. We have enough room at the event for you to ride, drink yourself social & leave the bike overnight secured on the premise. TIP: Leave the steering lock off where you park it and make sure you attach the ‘TR secure my bike’ pass on your two wheeled beast. (grab them on the day) Your bike can be picked up the next day after 10am.
WHAT TO BRING
The event is free for all. Bring enough for food, drinks and merchandise. Sydney Café Racers along with some bike builders will have some gear for sale.
ID – The event is licensed, you will need your identification on you if you wish to enjoy an alcoholic beverage or 2,3,4,5,6.