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Ezra Lee & The Hip Shakers

Ezra LeeEzra Lee & The Hip Shakers are four piece band featuring Ezra Lee on piano and vocals, Red Rivers on guitar, Dave ‘Hitman’ Harding is on bass, Lochie Dengate is on drums.

Red has released seven albums and toured Europe three times, sold two of his songs to USA blue legend Charlie Musselwhite and supported Texas country artist Dale Watson around Australia. Dave lives in Sydney and is a member of Chuck’s Wagon and has supported Lynwood Slim, Carrie Belle, Kid Bangam and Junior Wells. Lochie has been in Rob Lucky & The Lucky Bastards and Satellite V and has played nearly every major festival in Australia.

Ezra Lee recorded his album You Can’t Stop A Freight Train in Melbourne’s famed rocking studio, Preston, and has also been part of four other albums released from the label. He is known across the land as a uniquely styled piano player and working class rock ‘n’ roll singer, respected by the dancers and drinkers that follow to every pub, club and festival that he and his band play at.

The music played by Ezra Lee & The Hip Shakers is blues & roots, rock ‘n’ roll and boogie with raw energy and excitement. Previous to The Hip Shakers, Ezra made a name as the pumpin’ piano man in the legendary pub blues band Johnny Green’s Blues Cowboys, playing festivals such as The East Coast Blues & Roots Festival and The Tamworth Country Music Festival.

On the 25th of May Ezra Lee and four of his label mates are heading over to Barcelona, Spain for a set each at the 15th Annual Screamin’ Festival, supporting the first rock ‘n’ roll band Bill Haley’s Comets and Sleepy La Beef.

But before he heads off o/s Ezra has united with Pat Capocci for a special farewell party this Sunday at The Wickham Park Hotel. Capocci is also off to Barcelona with a handful of other dates across Europe. Say goodbye to the boys before they go:


Posted on May 5th, 2010 in Artists, Events


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