Route 66 Band was formed in January 2004 which kicked off the first big gig at the South Tweed Sports Club. Three of the band members originally came from a NSW country town Inverell. The band is known as a country rock band with a flavour from the 50s—2000s rock to modern up tempo country music and a touch of rockabilly. The band has introduced good uptempo country music & rockabilly into their repitiore as the rock’n’roll clubs have found out that country music has a great beat for the dancers. The band has performed at most major Clubs and Venues throughout Southern Queensland & Northern NSW. Music festivals, Wintersun, Cooly Rocks On, Gympie Muster. Broadbeach Country Music Festival.
The original band members were:
Trevor White : Lead guitar and vocals.
Keith Douglas: Drums and vocals.
Matthew White: Bass and Vocals.
Michael White : Lead guitar and Vocals.
Trevor and Keith were former members of the great Rock’n’Roll Band, “The Rock’n’Rebels Band” which won the best Rock’n’Roll Band at Wintersun 2001 on the Gold Coast. Route 66 Band also took out the same award in 2009.
Some of the artists covered are Elvis, Roy Orbison, Buddy Holly, Bill Haley, Johnny O’keefe, Dion, Chuck Berry, Alan Jackson, Brooks & Dunn, The Mavericks, George Strait, Vince Gill, Lee Kernaghan, Garth Brooks, Troy Cassa-Daley, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Steve Earle.
Route 66 released their first C.D. 2004 and released another in May 2007.
DATE: SATURDAY 20 JANUARY 2018 from 7:30PM VENUE: Lismore Workers Club - Main Lounge PRICE: FREE ENTRY