The Rhythm Shakers, a rockabilly band on the Wild Records label, perform at Tom Ingram's Viva Las Vegas 17 rockabilly weekender. Photographed for Ponyboy Magazine by Alexander Thompson.

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  • The Rhythm Shakers on stage at Viva Las Vegas 17. Photograph by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine.
  • A lovely jiver at Tom Ingram's Viva Las Vegas 17 rockabilly weekender. Photograph by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine.
  • Dibbs Preston, lead singer for 80's neo-rockabilly band, performs onstage at the Viva Las Vegas 17 weekender. Photograph by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine.
  • The amazing Dibbs Preston from the Rockats performs at the Viva Las Vegas rockabilly car show. Photographs by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine.
  • The incredible Smutty Smith, upright bass player for rockabilly band The Rockats, performs at Tom Ingram's Viva Las Vegas 17 car show. Photograph by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine.
  • Legendary upright bass player Smutty Smith from the Rockats, onstage at Tom Ingram's Viva Las Vegas rockabilly car show. Photographs by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine.
  • Rockabilly dancers at Tom Ingram's Viva Las Vegas 17 weekender, photographed for Ponyboy Magazine by Alexander Thompson.
  • Australian rockabilly singer Pat Capocci photographed by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine, at Tom Ingram's Viva Las Vegas 17 weekender.
  • Pat Capocci, rockabilly musician on the Wild Records label, photographed at Viva Las Vegas 17 by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine.
  • Pat Capocci upright bass player performing at Viva Las Vegas 17 rockabilly weekender. Photographed for Ponyboy Magazine by Alexander Thompson.
  • Rockabiily fans at the Viva Las Vegas 17 weekender, photographed by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine.
  • The beautiful Mary Simich, recording artist with Wild Records, photographed by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine at the Viva Las Vegas rockabilly weekender.
  • A young rockabilly dancer in a full skirt photographed by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine at Tom Ingram's Viva Las Vegas 17 weekender.
  • The Rip' Em Ups lead singer onstage at Tom Ingram's Viva Las Vegas rockabilly weekender. Photograph for Ponyboy Magazine by Alexander Thompson.
  • A rockabilly couple on the dance floor at Tom Ingram's Viva Las Vegas weekender, photographed for Ponyboy Magazine by Alexander Thompson.
  • WIld Records recording artist Will Lizarraga, lead singer for Will & The Hi-Rollers, onstage at Tom Ingram's Viva Las Vegas rockabilly weekender. Photograph for Ponyboy Magazine by Alexander Thompson.
  • The great Will Lizarraga, lead singer for Will & The Hi-Rollers, photographed by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine at Tom Ingram's Viva Las Vegas rockabilly weekender.
  • Rockabilly couple on the Viva Las Vegas dance floor, photographed by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine.
  • Rockabilly partygoers at Viva Las Vegas 17. Photograph by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine.
  • Wild Records act The Blancos at Tom Ingram's Viva Las Vegas rockabilly weekender. Photographed for Ponyboy Magazine by Alexander Thompson.
  • A young rockabilly couple on the dance floor at Tom Ingram's Viva Las Vegas 17 rockabilly weekender. Photograph for Ponyboy Magazine by Alexander Thompson.
  • The amazing Rhythm Shakers onstage at Tom Ingram's Viva Las Vegas 17 rockabilly weekender. Photograph for Ponyboy Magazine by Alexander Thompson.
  • Wild Records recording act The Rhythm Shakers perform at Tom Ingram's Viva Las Vegas 17 rockabilly weekender. Photographed by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine.
  • On the Wild Records label, The Rhythm Shakers onstage at Tom Ingram's rockabilly weekender Viva Las Vegas 17. Photographed for Ponyboy Magazine by Alexander Thompson.
  • Rockabilly attendees of Tom Ingram's Viva Las Vegas 17 weekender, photographed for Ponyboy Magazine by Alexander Thompson.
  • The incredible Stompin' Riff Raffs perform at Tom Ingram's rockabilly weekender Viva Las Vegas 17. Photograph by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine.
  • Japanese export Stompin' Riff Raffs, photographed at Tom Ingram's annual rockabilly weekender Viva Las Vegas. Photographs by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine.
  • Japanese garage export Stompin' Riff Raffs, photographed at Tom Ingram's annual rockabilly weekender Viva Las Vegas. Photographs by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine.
  • Rockabilly lovers on the dance floor at Tom Ingram's Viva Las Vegas 17 weekender. Photographs by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine.
  • Lou Ferns, lead singer for Wild Records act The Desperados, onstage at Tom Ingram's annual rockabilly weekender Viva Las Vegas. Photographed for Ponyboy Magazine by Alexander Thompson.
  • The explosive Wild Records act The Desperados onstage at Viva Las Vegas 17 rockabilly weekender. Photographed by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine.
  • Upright bass player for Wild Records band The Desperados. Photographed at Tom Ingram's Viva Las Vegas rockabilly weekender by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine.
  • An english teddy boy at Tom Ingram's Viva Las Vegas 17 rockabilly weekender. Photographs for Ponyboy Magazine by Alexander Thompson.
  • The legendary Robert Gordon takes the stage at Tom Ingram's Viva Las Vegas 17 rockabilly weekender. Photographed by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine.
  • A t-shirt of rockabilly legend Robert Gordon. Photographed at Tom Ingram's Viva Las Vegas 17 car show by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine.
  • Rockabilly dancers photographed at Tom Ingram's Viva Las Vegas record hop. Images by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine.
  • The Hurricanes, a 60's garage band on the Wild Records label, take the stage at Tom Ingram's annual rockabilly weekender Viva Las Vegas. Photograph for Ponyboy Magazine by Alexander Thompson.
  • A rockabilly couple on the dance floor at Tom Ingram's annual Viva Las Vegas 4 day weekender. Photograph by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine.
  • 80's rockabilly icon Tim Polecat performs at Tom Ingram's annual Viva Las Vegas weekender. Photographed exclusively for Ponyboy Magazine by Alexander Thompson.
  • A western couple on the dance floor at Tom Ingram's annual rockabilly weekender Viva Las Vegas. Photograph taken by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine.
  • The legendary band on the Wild Records label, Luis and The Wildfires, photographed at Tom Ingram's Viva Las Vegas 17 rockabilly weekender. Photograph by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine.
  • The spectacular Luis and The Wildfires, on the Wild Records label, photographed at Tom Ingram's Viva Las Vegas 17 rockabilly weekender. Photograph by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine.
  • The always electrifying Luis and The Wildfires on Reb Kennedy's Wild Records label. Photographed at Tom Ingram's Viva Las Vegas rockabilly weekender by Alexannder Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine.
  • Japanese female rockabilly dancers on the dance floor at Tom Ingram's annual Viva Las Vegas weekender, photographed by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine.
  • A rockabilly fan watches teddy boy band Crazy Cavan and The Rhythm Rockers at Tom Ingram's Viva Las Vegas 17 rockabilly weekender. Photograph taken by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine.
  • The legendary Crazy Cavan and The Rhythm Rockers at Tom Ingram's Viva Las Vegas 17 rockabilly weekender. Photograph taken by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine.
  • A fan's t-shirt of Crazy Cavan and The Rhythm Rockers, snapped at Tom Ingram's Viva Las Vegas by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine.
  • The young and talented Andy Halligan, guitarist for teddy boy band Furious, photographed at Tom Ingram's Viva Las Vegas annual rockabilly weekender. Photograph for Ponyboy Magazine by Alexander Thompson.
  • Furious drummer Jimmy Lee at the annual Tom Ingram Viva Las Vegas weekender. Photograph by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine.
  • Teddy boy band Furious, onstage at the annual Tom Ingram rockabilly weekender Viva Las Vegas. Photograph by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine.
  • Teddy boy band Furious exiting stage after their performance at Tom Ingram's Viva Las Vegas 17 rockabilly weekender. Photographed exclusively for Ponyboy Magazine by Alexander Thompson.
  • Rockabilly fans at Tom Ingram's Viva Las Vegas 17 weekender. Photographed for Ponyboy Magazine by Alexander Thompson.
  • Tattooed rockabilly men at Tom Ingram's annual Viva Las Vegas weekender. Photograph by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine.
  • The talented rockabilly singer Josh Hi-Fi Sorheim, photographed by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine at Tom Ingram's Viva Las Vegas 17 weekender.
  • A tattooed rockabilly fan watched Robert Gordon onstage at Tom Ingram's Viva Las Vegas 17 weekender. Photograph by Alexander Thompson for Ponyboy Magazine.

VIVA LAS VEGAS 17

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We can never get enough of Tom Ingram’s Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekender. Year 17 was chock full of tremendous music! Classic favorites of Ponyboy’s were the 80′s neo-rockabillies legends including Robert Gordon, The Rockats and Tim Polecat. The original “teddy boy” band Crazy Cavan and The Rhythm Rockers played for the first time in the US in over 30 years…well worth the wait. The next generation of UK Teddy’s known as Furious were a smashing success with their debut VLV performance. And we are sure that many more are to follow for these extremely talented gentleman. Imelda May, the Irish export that has risen to rockabilly fame more recently, played to a packed lot at the Viva car show. We are extremely passionate about anything that is brought to us by the genius of Reb Kennedy’s Wild Records. The heavily anticipated Australian trio known as Pat Capocci did not disappoint, the boy can play guitar like no one else can. Other Wild Records standouts included the elegant Mary Simich on guitar and vocals, the angst-ridden youth of The Desperados, wholesome new comer Josh Hi-Fi Sorheim, soulful 60′s garage band The Hurricanes, the always electrifying Luis and The Wildfires, the young emotional lead singer from The Blancos, and we also must mention the intensity of rebelious rock-n-roll known as Will & The Hi-Rollers. Also, Wild Records “buzz” band The Rhthym Shakers kept the crowd invigorated with the strong willful voice of lead singer Marlene Perez , swinging that big beautiful red hair all over the ballroom stage. The Wednesday night pre-party had Japanese legends Stompin Riff Raff’s; we’ve seen them before and just can’t get enough, with an exhilarating lead singer whom seems high on music, and three kick ass female musicians singing backup and playing instruments. Of course we also love The Rip’ Em Ups with the newly svelte Javier tearing up the stage and Jittery Jack’s slapstick moves. BUT one plea from Ponyboy: PLEASE bring back Bloodshot Bill next year! By MARIA AYALA. Photography Alexander Thompson.