THE CHOP TOPS
In 1995, Sinner formed The Chop Tops so he’d have a way to share his love
of rockabilly music – but he also enjoyed other musical styles (like punk, surf,
and psychobilly) and didn’t want to stop playing them completely. So the band
blended all of their favorite music genres together to create their own special
sound. The Chop Tops even coined the phrase “Revved-Up Rockabilly” to
describe their unique combination of rebel music styles. As the band progressed,
Sinner developed his wild style of lead vocals combined with drumming while
standing up. When guitarist Shelby joined in 1999, his talented riffs and high-
energy stage presence were a perfect fit for The Chop Tops. Shelby brought a
wealth of experience from previously playing in many San Francisco Bay Area
bands and jamming with the likes of Chris Isaac. In 2008, Brett became the
upright bassist, having formerly played with several popular Los Angeles ‘Billy
bands. Brett’s string-slapping skills added the finishing touch to the “Revved-
Up Rockabilly” trio. Together, Sinner, Shelby, and Brett have turned The Chop
Tops into one red-hot rockin’ act. The band takes their breed of rockabilly music
across the U.S. to perform more than 200 shows every year. Thanks to their
music’s unique style, blurring the lines between genres, they’ve shared the stage
with the likes of Adolescents, Agent Orange, Alvis Wayne, Angry Samoans, Big
Sandy, The Blasters, Brian Setzer, BR549, Chuck Berry, Danny B. Harvey, Dead
Kennedys, Deke Dickerson, Demented Are Go, Dick Dale, D.O.A., Dr. Know,
Dwight Yoakam Band, Guana Batz, Gene Vincent’s Original Blue Caps, Glen
Glenn, John Lee Hooker (R.I.P.), Lee Rocker, Levi Dexter, Link Wray (R.I.P.),
Los Lobos, Los Straitjackets, Nekromantix, Mad Sin, The Paladins, The Planet
Rockers, Marky Ramone, Ray Campi, Ray Condo (R.I.P.), The Reverend Horton
Heat, Rip Masters, Royal Crown Revue, Rusty York, Suicidal Tendencies,
Wanda Jackson and many more legendary greats! So get in your ride, step on
the gas, and race down to see them play…you’ll be glad you did!
Southern California, Power Trio, The Rocketz, are a blend of high energy rockabilly and punk rock. This U.S. trio have been touring and headlining shows and festivals since 2009! Featuring Gretsch Artist and front man, Tony Red-Horse will lead you through a rock and roll rollercoaster of songs about life both good times and bad!
Nick “Chango” Anchondo powers through the songs on the upright bass, slappin the crowd into a frenzy and adding a solid backbone of bass lines to each song.
Anthony Drinkwater holds it down on the drums as this trio continues to tour the U.S. in 2016. Catch The Rocketz in your town soon!