With obvious influences from 1930’s and 1940’s such as Bob Wills, Cliff Bruner and Milton Brown, Slim Dime and the Prairie Kings throw a dose of Honky tonk and Bluegrass via the Delmore Brothers and Hank Williams to create a modern blend of classic sounds. With an energetic live show that feature smokin’ guitar twang, slappin’ bass and all guns blazing, Slim Dime and the Prairie Kings are an old time party band with a difference. These fine purveyors of boppin’ Melbourne countrybilly released their second album “Yes Sir”, in 2014, the follow up to their debut album Hillbilly Salad.
A collection of slick, yet ramshackle recordings, representing the bands unique take on the golden era of pre rockabilly, country, rock ‘n’ roll and western swing. Recorded live in vintage splendor by Paulie Bignell at Hailstone Studio, a studio rapidly becoming synonymous with quality retro sounds.
After stints in many other Melbourne bands the group slowly evolved from a three piece in 2011, playing classic hillbilly and country into a 5/6 piece with a more elaborate and sophisticated sound incorporating fiddle and steel appearing at festivals, pubs and clubs around Melbourne and Victoria.
Featuring: Lucky Pillows – Electric Guitar & Vocals
Slim Dime – Tenor Guitar & Vocals