Route 66 Band
Route 66 is a newly formed band which kicked off the first
gig at the South Tweed Bowls Club at the beginning of 2004 with comments like
"how tight the band and vocal harmony sounds". The band is known as a country
rock band with a flavour from the 50s---2004 rock to modern up tempo country
music and a touch of rockabilly. The band has introduced good up tempo country
music into their repertoire as the rock n roll clubs have found out that country
music has a great beat for the dancers.
So far the band has performed at most major clubs such as Maroochydore RSL, Southport RSL, Southport Sharks, Southport Workers Club, Toowoomba City Golf Club, Caloundra RSL Club, Ballina Bowls Club and Seagulls as "Country 66"with a full night of country music.
The band members are:
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 Rock’n’Rebels. Matthew, was formerly the bass player for ‘Silverhair’. Michael is back on the Gold Coast after playing lead guitar in a country band in Townsville. Matthew and Michael are the two sons of Trevor who started out in their teens in their fathers band at Inverell NSW before moving to the Gold Coast 6 Years ago.
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 Jones, Vince Gill, Lee Kernaghan, Keith Urban, Garth Brooks, Troy Cassa-Daley, Credence Clearwater Revival, The Eagles, Steve Earle, John Cougar-Mellencamp, Dire Straits, Beatles, Rolling Stones, Robert palmer.
Trevor, Keith and Matt have travelled extensively throughout
Southern Queensland and Northern NSW entertaining at most RSL, Bowls and
Sporting Clubs from Coffs Harbour, Ballina, Inverell, Moree, Toowoomba, Kingaroy,
Maroochydore, Bundaberg, Brisbane Gold Coast and have enjoyed playing at the
last four Gympie Musters and next January will be off to Tamworth for the
Country Music Festival.
Route 66 have just released their first C.D. just in time for Wintersun rock n roll festival 2004.
The band has proven so popular it was booked out in May right up until the end of year.
The band also hopes to get to the Tamworth Country Music Festival in January 2005.
Trevor White: Ph/Fax: 07 55647791
Mobile: 0429 721180
10 / 97 Edmund Rice Drive, Southport, Qld. 4215
Keith Douglas: Ph: 07 55304591 FAX: 07 55227694 Mobile: 0402 108615