The Terrorsaurs

The Terrorsaurs (Birmingham, UK) were conceived and created in 2009 by Ian B (King Fink), with the to forge elements of 1950’s sci-fi, schlock cinema & pulp imagery into a musical form that utilises and references garage & surf rock.

Their raw, hard-edged sound is fully realised on the ‘One Night Only’ album recorded at WILD Studios, Hollywood CA. This savage slice of R ‘n’ R perfectly captures the vibe of the band and is their seminal release to date.

The Terrorsaurs swamp train rolls on and recently made a stompin' stop at The Thomas House on 25 February 2017. | |

“What I wear on and off stage is my mask. You see, a mask doesn't hide you, it exposes you.” 
― Nuno Roque


All images © Anthony Griffin Photography. All rights reserved. 

Delta Bombers/Slim Jim and the Bone Breakers

So the dust has settled after the Delta Bomber show in the Thomas House (Saturday, 1 August 2015). It was only a year ago since their last gig at the Thomas Street venue and between the Polecats (previous night) saying it was good to be home, it could definitely be argued that it was also a homecoming for Wild Records' Delta Bombers:

'You can guarantee when a Wild Records band visits Dublin they will only play in The Thomas House' (Dwyer, 2105). 

Slim Jim and the Bone Breakers shook up the crowd with their Rockabilly/Garage R'n'R [listen here], having already performed on the Abner Brown stage at Sweeneys' as part of The Dublin Rock-N-Roll Festival this weekend.

Las Vegas is The Delta Bombers' actual home and they are currently halfway through their tour on this side of the Atlantic. Since 2008, The Delta Bombers have powered their way all over the world with a hybrid of 50’s R&R and blues. A driving force of the band is to write and perform music that brings people from various musical tastes together and no better venue! As a mate said after the show:

'Those boy are keeping the spirit of real rock n roll alive and if you like any sort of guitar based music you really need to see em'. 

And while the Dublin Rock N Roll Festival played out over 31st July-2nd August, the previous night's Polecats gig, tonight's Delta Bombers gig - all of which was preceded by an all day Vinyl Market (1000's of records across all genres) - plus DJs upstairs in the Thomas House, shows (if you didn't already know!) that this Dublin bar carries its own year-long festival for many, many people in and beyond Dublin.

Tonight and last night: two great bands, lots of great people, unbelievable music and all under one roof. 

Continued thanks from me to Kev, Gar and all the staff of Thomas House. 

Dwyer, R. (2015). Delta Bombers for Thomas House - Hot Press talks to Reb Kennedy. [Blog] Hot Press. Available at: [Accessed 31 Jul. 2015].

Slim Jim and The Bone Breakers

The Delta Bombers

Craig Shaw and the Illuminators

Craig Shaw and the Illuminators played the Thomas House bar on 16 February 2014, presented by Reb Kennedy's excellent Wild Records label as part of A Night of Wild. On this night, from the UK, they performed with Jake & The Lawless Men with support  from Rocky De valera & the Rhythm Kings. With guest DJs on the night, it was two floors of Rock N' Roll, Garage, Punk, RnB and more. The night preceded the amazing Irish début of Los Wild Ones at the Jameson Film Festival.

© 2014 Anthony Griffin. All Rights Reserved.

The Rhythm Shakers

Sunday, 11 August 2013 saw Los Angeles' The Rhythm Shakers shake up the Thomas House stage, with their mix of late 1950's Rockabilly/Rock and Roll and early 1960's blues.

Like so many bands, Marlene Perez, the band's fiery front woman and Victor Mendez (bassist) brought the band together by accident at a friend’s house one day (as he had recording equipment in his room), and decided to play around with some cover versions.

The Rhythm Shakers don't have a traditional 50's sound but rather make the music their own adding their own distinctive edge. Quite apart from the music, this band has amazing energy and are without question, some of the nicest people you could find.

The Rhythm Shakers are on Reb Kennedy's Wild Records label.