BLAZING HALEY
 
Matt Armor: vocals (car: '71 Duster)
Brian Lakey: guitars (cars: '56 Cadillac Coupe de Ville, '50 Merc)
David Kruger: furry double-bass (cars: '52 De Soto Station Wagon, '38 Ford Sedan)
Chris Story: drums, bongos (car: '55 Chevy)
 

Blazing Haley formed in 1997 is well on their way to saving rock n' roll. Notorious for their deluxe live show that includes a skull-headed fur-upholstered stand-up bass, rhinestone studded cowboy hats, crazy stage antics, sweat-drenched greasy do's, with huge crowd participation.

Live antics aside, Blazing Haley's songs are what keeps the crowds coming back; fun lyrics about hot-rod culture, road trips, dive bars, and girls backed by a balls-out rhythm section and cool-injected guitars. Though there is a definite rootsy vibe to their music, they don't limit themselves to the retro-shackles of rockabilly revivalism, or the pretense of sub-genres such as psychobilly, like so many of their contemporaries. Instead, they combine these influences with other styles (garage, punk, metal, lounge, etc.) and create their own 'American rock n' roll hybrid' that has spanned various markets and demographics.

Their debut album titled 'Sleeper', self-released in January 1999 (distributed worldwide by Hepcat Records, Amazon, and CDNow, etc..) has received consistent national acclaim. Their songs are also featured on several compilation albums including some European productions, national TV and radio commercials, X-treme sports shows (Blue Torch TV etc..), and have been showcased in a TV pilot episode. Without a national tour under their belt, the great response of letters and sales from across the nation and Europe is even more impressive. In addition to playing regularly all over California. With the release of their next album "Mas Chingon" Blazing Haley plans to expand the tour this year to more of the country including events such as South by Southwest-TX, and CMJ tours-East Coast.

 
Some Live Show Highlights:
* Los Angeles County Fair '99 Hot Rod Magazine day, Pomona, CA
* MTV's TRL Summer Beach House 2000 Nationally broadcast TV special
* Brian Setzer Orchestra concert '99,'00 County Bowl, Santa Barbara,CA
* 1999 Extravaganza (w/ RunDMC & the Vandals) Harder Stadium, Santa Barbara, CA
* Santa Barbara Jazz Festival '98 like fellow SB locals Big Bad Voodoo Daddy did, Blazing Haley rocked the jazz fest along with greats Dave Brubeck and others
* Hootenanny '98,'00 The largest annual rockabilly festival worldwide
* Blessing of the Cars '97 an annual event of Los Angeles kustom kulture
* San Francisco Psychobilly Fest "Burnouts, Beerguts, and Greasy Combs" Blazing Haley played this annual psychobilly convention in the bay area
* Santa Barbara Rape Crisis Benefit Concert Blazing Haley headlined this huge fund raising event with Nerfherder and Toad the Wet Sprocket.

"Blazing Haley plays loud and fast with an intensity level up there with the Reverend Horton Heat and The Cramps"
-Los Angeles Times

"This isn't just rockabilly, it's RAWKABILLY! Turn it up!"
-Skratch Magazine