Renowned from Stockholm to Los Angeles as Australia’s wildest and most gifted exponents of authentic Rockabilly, Wes Pudsey & The Sonic Aces have, over the course of ten years and more than a thousand live performances, earned themselves a reputation for crafting some of the most memorable anthems to emerge from their native country’s independent music scene.
Formed by singer songwriter Wes Pudsey in mid-1997, the four-piece outfit launched such a successful assault on their native Sydney’s premier live music venues, including the Annandale Hotel, the Iron Duke Hotel, and Bar Broadway, that they soon found themselves joining one of the country’s biggest recording acts at the Enmore Theatre. Opening for You Am I in August 1997 The Sonic Aces’ exhilarating music and performance had the audience of 3000 plus howling for more.
Since those early days, Wes and the Aces have performed extensively all along the east coast of their homeland, as well as tours abroad in Europe, America and New Zealand. At home, they have played with a variety of visiting overseas acts, including Southern Culture on the Skids, Restless, the Space Cadets, Stan Perkins (the son of legendary Rockabilly Pioneer Carl Perkins), The Go Getters, Slim Jim Phantom and Wanda Jackson.
Following the 1999 release of the groups ground-breaking debut album My Baby Rocks Like Betty Page, with its acclaimed singles My Baby Looks Like Betty Page and Maybe, four Sonic Aces numbers were featured on the Preston Records compilation Preston Rockabilly at the end of that year. Like its predecessors, Wes and the Aces album release for 2005 There’s Gonna Be A Rumble continued to showcase the song writing and performance skills that have earned the band a name as one of the world’s hottest roots music acts.