The Dustaphonics are a London-based group, their sound is a dynamic mix of high-energy rock N roll groovy soul stompers, sleazy grind booze-soaked rhythm & blues, and authentic reverby wild surf-guitar instrumentals.
The varied musical influences that inform The Dustaphonics’ sound are essentially American and vintage, and yet there is something remarkably fresh and progressive about their songs. The band plays with a distinctly London attitude that takes their music beyond simple imitation and infuses it with tremendous energy and passion.
The founder/producer and sole fixed member of the project is guitarist, composer, and undergound internationally- known disc jockey-compiler Yvan Serrano-Fontova (aka DJ Healer Selecta) featuring Hayley Red on vocals, among the periodically revolving roster of talented musicians joining the pair on stage or in studio.
The birth of The Dustaphonics was auspicious indeed, blessed by the likes of music legends and pioneers such as Bo Diddley, Spanky Wilson, and Wanda Jackson as part of Serrano’s Raison D’Etre London Artists Collective www.reason2b.net. As if that wasn’t enough, legendary cult-movie star Tura Satana (Russ Meyer’s Faster Pussycat!Kill! Kill!) co-wrote the song “Burlesque Queen” with Serrano, which is featured on The Dustaphonics killer first album, Party Girl ( King A Ling Records London / Dirty Water Records England)
They are a favourite of retro-revivalists as well as the Now Generation and their live shows always draw large, diverse and exceptionally spirited crowds. Over the years they have graced the stages of some of Europe and London’s hottest venues, including The 100 Club London, Islington Assembly Hall, Jazz Cafe, The Garage, etc..
All this adds up to a hot new band with a rare vintage pedigree and a devout following. Check out The Dustaphonics Party Girl album, available on KingAling Records on vinyl and Dirty Water Records on cd.
Web Site: www.myspace.com/thedustaphonics