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Published February 17th 2013
The third annual The Port Rocks event will be held on Sunday, 24th of February. This popular free live music event brings together the very best local rockabilly and rock and roll bands.

This celebration of rockabilly culture is part of the Adelaide Fringe and the events program is proudly held in Port Adelaide Heritage Pubs such as Dockside Tavern, Port Dock Brewery, First Commercial and The Lighthouse Hotel, but one of the major highlights of the event will be at The British, as Dick Dandy & His Wingmen will take to the stage for a very special performance alongside The Jamjets, who celebrating a remarkable 18 years together, as well as launching their latest CD release.

Whilst Dick Dandy & His Wingmen are relatively new on the live music scene, they are quickly gaining a reputation as the band to watch in 2013.

The band itself was formed by chance, as Tristan 'Dick Dandy' Newsome was called in to replace the vocalist of 'The Saucermen' on short notice at the 2012 Semaphore Music Festival. Despite the last minute change to the line up, the performance was well received.

The band have a great love for early rockabilly music; their eclectic influences range from the likes of Johnny Cash, Eddie Cochran, Screamin' Jay Hawkins and Gene Vincent, to rockabilly revivalist bands like The Reverend Horton Heat. You can listen to some of their tracks at Reverbnation.

At the upcoming The Port Rocks event, the Dick Dandy & His Wingmen line up will consist of Dick Dandy on lead vocals and rhythm guitar, Peter Poropat on lead guitar, Francis Macri on double bass and Hayden Millsteed on drums, who also plays with Francis Macri in the renowned rockabilly band 'The Saucermen'.

As mentioned, all concert events are free; you can view the full events program on the Port Adelaide website or visit the The Port Rocks Facebook profile for the latest on the line-up.

Participating venues include;

First Commercial Inn
29 Commercial Road, Port Adelaide
11am - 1pm Prawnhead
3pm - 7pm The Wild Ones

Port Dock Brewery Hotel
10 Todd Street, Port Adelaide
1.30pm - 4.30pm The Lincolns
4.30 pm - 7.30pm The Satellites

Dockside Tavern
130 Lipson Street, Port Adelaide
1pm 4pm Mick Kidd's Open Mic

The British Hotel
13 North Parade, Port Adelaide
3pm - 4pm Dick Dandy & His Wingmen
4.00pm - 7.30pm The Jamjets CD Launch

The Lighthouse Hotel
1 Commercial Road, Port Adelaide
4pm-8pm Party Cats

Dressing up in your best 50's gear is encouraged, so why not grab your best mates and gal and cruise in your flash kustom car, stopping off at Port Heritage pubs throughout the day - it will prove to be a pub crawl like no other!

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Why? Popular free live music event
When: Sunday 24th February, 2013
Where: Port Adelaide Heritage Pubs
Cost: Free
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