This was the start for a promotion tour through Germany with the â€œDeputiesâ€. A typical Rockabilly backing featuring Jyrki Juvonen on guitar (from Wildfire Willies â€œRamblersâ€), Anders Almberg drums (also playing with â€œJump for Joyâ€ and â€œRed Hot & Blueâ€) and Anders Thomasson bass (also â€œJump for Joyâ€). Their first â€œTessy Recordsâ€ LP 2003 (still available) was ready two days before the convention, but the sleeve printed negative. 200 sleeves was numbered with a â€œ5 years Tessy Recordsâ€ Sticker on the misprint sleeves and sold mostly at the convention (a few are still in stock!). After the record released they played in Swedish TV.
A year later Phil Trigwell was back in Germany for a package tour with â€œWildfire Willie and the Ramblersâ€. Finally they recorded in 1996 the fantastic album â€œIt wasnâ€™t the moonlightâ€ with Alf '-stlund (Ramblers), replacing Anders Thomasson on bass. First released as CD in late 1996 and, because of the great demand, on LP in spring 1997.
This album quoted â€œRockabilly just out of this worldâ€ and â€œBest record of the yearâ€ from English magazine â€œContinental Restylingâ€. It includes 15 self penned authentic 50â€™s songs.
After â€œMoonlightâ€ a lot of other Labels were interested in releases with Phil. Next he recorded a 10â€ LP for Tail Records, than an Album for Enviken Records, where he played great Rockâ€™nâ€™Roll and Oldie Songs (no Rockabilly) just accompanied by his different guitars and one Song with bass. He also recorded an EP for Armadillo Records, Switzerland. All sounded much different to the Tessy Records releases.
Now heâ€™s back on Tessy Records, with a â€œnewâ€ Sound (Western Swing, Hillbilly Bop, a bit Rockabilly and nice ballads), and a â€œnew bandâ€. To play with his new band, like Andre Hakwinson, you have to be a good musician and you have to live in â€œLos Bandhagosâ€. Where this is? Just listen carefully to the CD and find out on yourself.
Dirk â€œTessyâ€ Teske, Aug. 2005
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1. Rock, Bop, Jump & Jive
2. Freight Train Boogie
3. They Just Wanna Rock Ã¢â‚¬Ëœnâ€™ Roll
4. Boogie Woogie Cowboy
5. Iâ€™ll Never Forget
6. No Good Lover
7. When Payday Rolls Around
8. Welcome To Paradise
9. Hillbilly Express
10. Pretty Pretty Baby
11. Sugar Moon
12. Travelling Light
13. Milk Bucket Boogie
14. Since You Went Away To School
15. Hooray For That Little Difference
16. Trouble Finds Me
17. A Picture Of Me
18. Adios Bandhagos