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JUST IN TIME FOR CHANUKAH RATTLEBAG TO RELEASE DEBUT EP A RATTLEBAG CHRISTMAS ON DECEMBER 15

Rattlebag is comprised of Michael Petry, a multi-instrumentalist who also plays guitar and sings in the pop band “Daisy,” but in Rattlebag, Michael plays drums and ‘sings’ only occasionally. His influences range from the Sex Pistols to the Italian composer Nino Rota who is best known for his Fellini and Visconti film scores. Fronting Rattlebag is Mike Eldred, a multi-instrumentalist who founded the roots/blues band, “Mike Eldred Trio”. In Rattlebag, Mike ‘sings’ and plays guitar. His musical influences are also varied and range from prison work songs, gospel, classical, & zydeco which Mike refers to the “happiest music in the world.”

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With Rattlebag they have created something new and unbridled, an experimental and unconventional music experience, an alternative to the basic band formula. There were no songs, it was meant to be a live experience. No rehearsals, just get up and create live music on the spot.

“We have been playing live, but we realized that we probably needed to put out a record” says Mike Eldred about the band’s Christmas release. “We were talking to some friends who were doing a Christmas record, and thought, hey, why not.”  Michael Petry adds, “We picked some of the traditional Christmas songs, and sat down and played them as punked out versions live.”

A Rattlebag Christmas includes their take on holiday classics that are sure to kick your holiday into high gear, with songs such as “Auld Lang Syne,” “Angels we Have Heard on High,” “Deck the Halls” and “Jingle Bells.”

 We knew what we wanted to do, and we didn’t have much money, so we just bashed them out in a day.” The four song EP has yet to find a label, but the band is undaunted in their pursuit of a deal. “Lots of rejection letters” says Eldred. “But, it’s like Jr High School… keep asking the girls out, until you find one crazy enough to say yes.”

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Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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