Big Daddy & Rockin’ Combo
Big Daddy – lead singer, Jorkke – guitar & voc, Big J. – slappbass and Spatteri – drums & voc.
Where in Finland are you from?
We are in the southwest Turku area.
How would you describe your band for those who don’t know you?
We play CRAP-A-BILLY! We do evertything by Rockabilly style, but we wanna play it in a modern sound. And we like do BAD cross overs, like Hanoi Rocks.
When did you form as a group?
We came all the way from 80′s when we were kids. Now finally after 25 years we start to play again ’cause rockabilly got a ‘bad taste’ here in Finland so we wanna try to clear that up.
What was the inspiration for your recent album?
We wanna do a better album than what the first one was. And we have already done 3 singles (Dead by X-mas as a Hanoi Rocks cover was our hit) so it’s time to do a long play next and see how that goes, how will folks like it.
What other releases do you have?
We had our debut ‘My Cadillac Kid’s’ in 2008, Dead By X-mas’ 2008 single, ‘Soittajan Vaimo’ 2009 single (Pure Finnish songs) and ‘Dead, Jail or Rock’n'Roll’ 2010 single. And now ‘I Wasn’t Surprised’ which is available only for download. And it’s gonna be in our next album too. This song also has a video, made by Steve Gatlin Ca, U.S.A.. The video is a modern ‘Allo Allo (British tv comedy) where the main role is our road manager who is workin’ in the store and all the Ladies want him. It’s a funny video.
What is your favorite song on your most recent album?
‘I Wasn’t Surprised’. We have a better sound and the song is our own.
Do you have any gigs coming up?
Yes we will be at the Juberfest Street festival in Loimaa at the end of May and playing as the main band there Friday nite.
What’s your favorite type of venue to play?
Clubs there you can have contact with people.
If you could play anywhere in the world this week, where would it be?
My goal is to play once at the Whisky a Go Go in L.A.
Do you have a Website, MySpace, Facebook, Twitter etc?
What are your influences as a band?
Rock ‘n’ Roll
People who enjoy your music tend to like what other bands?
They could like Hanoi Rocks, Stray Cats, Hurriganes or whatever they like. There is a lot of good music nowadays.
Are you signed to a label?
Yes by Jupiter Stroll Records. And for our next long play there’s gonna be some surprises. Like a producer is pretty famous here in Finland. We will tell you a bit more when we have him signed up.
Where do you think you’ll be as a band in 5 years?
We will finally break the spell of Rockabilly here in Finland and play wherever we want.
Is there anything else people should know about Big Daddy & Rockin’ Combo?
Come and join our Crazy show! If you feel like it, come down come to see us and then you will feel happy ’cause somebody else’s life is much worse
Our goal is still : We are Finland’s WORST Rockabilly band, ’cause we make our own rules!!!