In 2011 the band received a demo tape from singer/songwriter Mariann Lants. This was a chance not to be missed, so they started working together, and it was obvious to any listener that Mariann’s strong voice and The Tri-Tones excellent musicianship was a match made in heaven. If you add to that a set that is filled with way above average original material, such as ‘We’re Gonna Rock ‘n’ Roll Tonight’ and ‘If I Could I Would’. The cover versions of classic 1950’s songs are well-chosen, just take a listen to ‘Tongue Tied’ (sample below). Wanda Jackson would, I think, be proud of this version, a growling, purring, controlled vocal delivery that is complimented by slick guitar work and a more than capable rhythm section. As their popularity in Estonia grew, the local television stations came knocking on their door - check out their performances on Tallinna TV in 2012 on ‘YouTube’.
Owing to personal reasons, Garry quit the music business in 2012. His replacement on double bass was Sven Valdmann. During 2012 and 2013 things were on the up for the band, and thankfully Mr. Jerry Chatabox came calling and booked them to appear at the 18th Rockabilly Rave in 2014. What an amazing performance we were treated to, the look and sound were perfect. I felt compelled to buy a copy of their new C.D. single (all original material). If this is a sampler of what the new album is going to sound like, then it is really something to look forward to.
The already recorded album 'Supersonic Gal' that was due for release in August has been put on hold. Lightning Recorders from Germany (Rockabilly is still internationally appreciated!) have, I believe, been in touch having seen their performance at the Rave, and a deal was struck to re-record the album at the studio in Berlin. Unfortunately, we'll have to wait a little longer before we can get our hands on a copy, estimated time of arrival is now November or December 2014. With all original songs to look forward to, the wait, I am sure, will be worth it.
Mariann Lants - vocals & rhythm guitar
Artur Skropnik - lead guitar
Peeter Karo - drums
Sven Valdmann - upright bass
Thanks to Garry (Igor Golovenko) - upright bass on 'Rock 'n' Roll Tonight', 'If I Could I Would' and 'Lonesome Moon'.