Introducing “Hubcap Stan and the Sidewalk Stompers” - a giant of a band, fronted by a giant of a man! Hubcap Stan creates the instruments he plays and sings with an authentic gut barrel power!
A great band is only as good as it’s members and the Sidewalk Stompers can boast a truly impressive pedigree! They each have a busy itinerary but join the Stompers because they have fun!
Hubcap Stan & the Sidewalk Stompers are great entertainment for all ages with their diverse repertoire of goodtime blues, swing & ragtime, gypsy jazz and rock ‘n’ roll that is authentic, cheerful, and awesome fun.
They bring an astounding array of instruments to the party! Hubcap Stan’s fascinating range of hand built guitars, made from timber he salvages and all sorts of surprising things, and his gritty blues harmonica are at the heart of the show. Dr. Baz dazzles with virtuoso skills on electric guitar, piano, accordian, flute and vocals.
Stan’s had a passion for old country blues & ragtime since the 70s, playing mining camps across Australia. Since 1990 Stan has entertained nationally at trade expos with his unique award winning wood skills show; He has appeared on many Aussie TV and radio shows and in major newspapers & magazines. Stan designs, makes and plays many styles of unique bespoke guitars.
Rod Coe is one of Autralia’s best known and most loved double bass & bass guitar players.
Rod has played bass for over 50 years, playing Pop, Rock, Blues, Country & Bluegrass across Australia. Long time leader of Slim Dusty’s Travelling Country Band, and producer of all Slim’s records since ‘75;
Inhouse producer for EMI, incl. debut album by punk legends, The Saints.
Now in Byron Bay, he maintains a busy schedule on both double & electric bass with many local bands,
All things that you hit are handled by the highly talented drum master Jason Caspen.
We challenge you to resist smiling and dancing!
Big Stan and Doctor Baz also step out as a duo and bring you their eclectic style of goodtime music in a tight two man act, that also features Stan’s fascinating hand-made instruments and the rollicking good time sound, made even more epic when joined by the Sidewalk Stompers.
The Doctor drives the beat with his custom cajon drum, creating a kick drum and snare, and with some keyboard wizardry he adds double bass with his left hand.
Their zany show also features, blues harmonica, piano accordian, and dobro.
Together they produce an impressively full sound that is truly a two-man band!
They offer a unique repertoire of authentic old school, ragtime blues and their own quirky and entertaining original songs.
It’s a very lighthearted, upbeat novelty show that is enjoyed by all ages and excellent feature for a corporate event.
Barry Ferrier (aka Barry Ferrier) is a Byron Bay based Australian musician, songwriter /composer and multimedia designer.