The Tombstone Ramblers are inspired by the great canon of Americanmusic. Their sound moves between the songs that made it down the Appalachian Mountains, the roots and rhythm that echo up and down theMississippi River and the psychedelic howls of the West Coast.
Exiled in the A.C.T., former The Dolly Rocker Movement bass-player Ricky Tombstone started writing tunes on a beat up old guitar to whileaway the hours of boredom in the nations capital. A chance meeting ona Friday night saw Ricky become reacquainted with Ramblin Dan of Sydneys rock, country, garage and punk finest, The Dunhill Blues.
After heaps of beers and settling in for an unforgettable liveperformance of The Dunhill Blues the very next night, the idea of TheTombstone Ramblers was born.The Tombstone Ramblers first, brief, incarnation featured Daniel Poulter of The Dolly Rocker Movement on drums, Piers Cornelius of TheLaurels on guitar, M. Walter Walters of The Dolly Rocker Movement on organ and Ricky on bass guitar. A line-up change saw Ramblin Dan takeup the drums for The Tombstone Ramblers while Ricky moved to guitarand Luke Havill of Milkmaids joined us on bass guitar. M. Walter Walters was, and forever will be, the man behind the organ. The Ramblers first took to Dans shed then to The Boneyard, a shippingcontainer in Sydneys industrial wasteland to hone their skills and develop their sound
.At a live show you can expect stompin drum beats, thunderous bass,overdriven guitar and paranoia-inducing organ that can throw the train off the rails. The Tombstone Ramblers play rock n roll and they playit loud.