Nashville Pussy + 5Aces

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Samstag, 13. Juli 2019

Nashville Pussy

Lemmy personally blessed Nashville Pussy calling them “America’s last great Rock and Roll
band”.

…and Lemmy should know. Over the past couple of decades, Nashville Pussy preached its sleazy
gospel alongside Motörhead in every rock outpost from Asia to Europe and back again.

Raised on a diet of Marshall stacks, Gibson Guitars, Jack Daniels and weed, Nashville Pussy is
the bastard offspring of foul mouthed demented hillbilly ice-cream man Blaine Cartwright and
tractor driving, nude art school model guitar prodigy Ruyter Suys. Born deep in the Baptist Bible
Belt of Kentucky – Blaine Cartwright used the Ramones and The New York Dolls to maintain
sanity – meanwhile in Vancouver Canada, 8 year old hippie kid Ruyter Suys picked up her father’s
guitar playing along with Led Zeppelin and Jimi Hendrix.
“We got married on a dare after dropping acid, Nashville Pussy is our baby,” says Suys.

Blaine and Ruyter left their Nashville home when their house burned to the ground. “We were
forced to tour incessantly or face the fact that we were homeless” Eventually choosing Atlanta as
home, “Because the bars stayed open later.” Nashville Pussy quickly gained a reputation for being
like “AC/DC with a female Angus” in Ruyter’s blues meets punk frenzied guitar solos and Blaine’s
hilarious “jailhouse nursery rhyme” lyrics. Rowdy and unpretentious; Nashville Pussy got voted
‘best local band’ in opposite ends of the country their first year of touring.

Their debut album “Let Them Eat Pussy” was recorded and mixed in 5 days for $3,000, picked up
by Mercury records for a million dollar contract during a signing freeze and Grammy nominated for
“Fried Chicken And Coffee” for Best Metal Performance.

The band has also found fans with the Mob; The Sopranos featured “Drive” in one episode and
their songs have also been in Entourage, SuperTroopers, Cartoon Network, Jackass The Game.
They have performed at Wacken Open Air, HELLFEST, Dynamo Festival, Roskilde, Leeds and
Redding, multiple appearances on Canal Plus Television and even done voices and cameos in
movies.

After the whiskey bottles emptied, Nashville Pussy rocked. Six studio albums later, the band has
now played in front of hundreds of thousands of fans in nearly forty countries, sharing stages with
some of the biggest bands on the planet, including ZZTOP, Marilyn Manson, SLAYER, Iron
Maiden, Black Sabbath and LYNYRD SKYNYRD. “We’ve played everywhere from little shit kick
joints in bum fuck towns to topping the bill at 20,000 seater festivals in Sweden,” adds Suys. It
doesn’t matter to us how many people are in front of us. We always kick ass and rock like it’s the
last show on earth.”

Where do Nashville Pussy find inspiration for their outrageous lyrics? “We farm our own
adventures for fuel. Tragedy becomes comedy as soon as Blaine writes about it,” says Suys. “Our
old bassist got carried out of New York’s exclusive Spy Bar kicking and screaming, so we just
wrote a song about it, ‘You Give Drugs A Bad Name’. Most of our songs start with a big dose of
truth.”

This badass lifestyle takes its toll. But instead of resorting to Keith Richards infamous blood
transfusions to rejuvenate themselves
Nashville Pussy found themselves new blood. Spicy Colombian/Californian Bonnie ‘Bon’ Buitrago
began as a teenage fan of the band sneaking into shows, determined to make the leap from
audience member to member of the band by mastering her craft on Bass.
Atlanta native and ex-landscaper Ben Thomas on drums has quickly become known for his
showmanship, precision and all around sensuality behind the kit. “Everyone is always looking for
the next John Bonham, we found him mowing our lawn!”

Many now believe the band has assembled the classic Nashville Pussy lineup. This rhythm
section is the foundation on which Blaine and Ruyter - who still regularly tops polls of ‘world’s best
female guitarist’ - build their ferocious growling sound. “We are Rock n Roll’s dirty little secret,
blissfully outliving musical trends we never knew existed,” says Suys. “More than ever, everyone
needs to escape to a place where they can pretend they don’t give a shit, let their hair down and
get loud, sweaty and dirty. Nashville Pussy provides that unpretentious refuge. Everyone is
welcome – just don’t dress up ‘cause it’s gonna get messy.”

“If there’s been a better band than Nashville Pussy to open for Motörhead, I’ve never heard them”
– Lemmy

NASHVILLE PUSSY:
Blaine Cartwright; Rhythm Guitar, Vocals
Ruyter Suys; Lead Guitar, Background Vocals
Bonnie ‘Bon’ Buitrago; Bass, Background Vocals
Ben Thomas; Drums

 

5Aces

„This lot from Osterhofen in Bavaria, Germany, are making us think of a
beerier, bluesier Motörhead – complete with a pleasingly mad-sounding hint
of countrified rock’n’roll swing in the rhythm.
The kind of band we imagine stumbling upon at a sweaty bar gig that looks
like it might escalate into a massive brawl, but actually turns out to be rather
brilliant.“  -  Classic Rock Magazine about the music video „Lightworker“

The band is actually serious about the term „No Limit Rock&Roll“: Mental and even physical
boundaries are being pushed.

This makes an eclectic and defiant style of Rock, mixed with angry punk. ‚5 ACES“ don’t want to be
and cannot be analysed while the term Rock&Roll is not being used as it is in music history but as a
general term for counterculture which has renewed itself again and again over the course of time.

As we have arrived in the 21st century we have seen many waves of counterculture in different forms
and we can now get influences from these. Through this philosophy we must be a progressive band
as well. All kinds of musical styles can be heard, all based on a foundation of Blues mixed with Punk
and Rock. Fusion Rock or Eclectic Rock you could call it. As one can see the band is not afraid to be
controversial.

As a matter of fact 5 ACES is kind of stuck in a struggle between good and bad, heaven and hell.

A purgatory.

Since 2009 singer guitarist Hanzo El Diablo keeps his ship in orbit, going straight to the end of the
galaxy what or wherever that may be.

In 2015 legendary producer Reinhold Mack agreed to a collaboration on the new EP „Greetings From
The Underground“. According to an interview by the local newspaper this is a pinnacle in the history of
a young rockband.

5 Aces’ punishing style is distinctive: loud and mean, hard but fair. In a world full of lies and
manipulation the band keeps counterattacking, lives with no regrets and takes no prisoners.

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