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Meet The Band
GIL "POPS" TAY
The Outlaw Daddies are a high energy Rockabilly trio out of Montclair,CA. Their music can be best described as a mix of traditional, neo and outlaw country style rockabilly. The group was formed by upright bassist and lead vocals Gil "Pops" Tay. Whom was upright bassist for the former Psychobilly bands "The Kat Killers" and "Lonesome Batz" and lastly high energy rockabilly band "The Tone Slingers". For many years, Gil "Pops" Tay has been limited to bass playing only and felt it was time to try something new. He decided to start his own Rockabilly band where he could utilize all of his talents to not only bass playing, but also to sing and write his own music.
Teaming up with ex bandmate and "Shurfire Combo" guitarist Frenchy, they began creating new music from their own styles and musical influences. After writing a few songs it was time to look for a drummer and decided to recruit percussionist/vocalist Santino "Rockin' Ramos" of the Vintage Rhythm & Blues group "The Honeydrops" and also formerly of local rockabilly band "The Buzz Jumpers". Since coming together in the Summer of 2015 the Outlaw Daddies has been playing venues across Southern California and continue to look for new opportunities. Outlaw Daddies have recently released their first 11 track full length album titled Outlaw Daddies in April 2017 , which includes original songs such as "She's Gone", "Outlaw Daddy" & "Go Away". Outlaw Daddies were excited to play Viva Las Vegas 21 where they were very grateful for all their support from many fans, family & friends. After Viva 21 Outlaw Daddies decided to go down a new path with a new drummer. Outlaw Daddies introduced Johnny Burnz as their new drummer for a short time. Frenchy decided to take a long break from playing for personal reasons. Outlaw Daddies are very excited have introduced Chris Pickins as lead guitarist for the Outlaw Daddies. Chris has tons of talent with his unique guitar picking style which Outlaw Daddies are honored to have as a guitarist. Outlaw Daddies again decided to try another route with a drummer and are excited to welcome Johnny Vile as drums, Johnny has many years of experience in the punk and rockabilly scenes. Outlaw Daddies and Johnny Vile parted ways in the end of 2019. In 2020 Outlaw Daddies welcomed Jade Ramos as their drummer. Outlaw Daddies released their 2nd album titled : Smoking Revolvers : in 2020. Outlaw Daddies have performed at many venues and locations in the past since establishing in 2015. In mid 2021 Gil decided to revamp Outlaw Daddies with new guitarist Rory Justice and new drummer Aaron Fleener. Both Rory and Aaron have many years of experience in the rockabilly genre which they have brought a great new sound to Outlaw Daddies. In late August 2022 Aaron Fleener parted ways with Outlaw Daddies. Outlaw Daddies decided to welcome Mike Shepherd as drummer to the band. Mike has many years of experience in the punk and psychobilly scene which will bring an exciting sound to Outlaw Daddies. Outlaw Daddies debuted Mike as their new drummer at the Rockabilly Rod Run on September 24th, 2022. Outlaw Daddies wish to share their music with as many people as possible and hope to see you at a venue near you soon.
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