L O C A L E V E N T
Thursday June 28, 2012
By Edhat Subscriber
Rockabilly Show featuring Johnny Come Lately, Nate Latta and Dead Zeds Chopper live at SOhO!
Johnny Come Lately
Consisting of four friends who love to play music, and only Freshmans in college, JONNY COME LATELY
displays more musical talent than most bands twice their age. Jonny Come Lately became a band in the
Spring of 2006 after the drummer, Angela Ross, fused her two bands together: Ismael "Izzy" Loya on
Lead vocals & guitar; Julian Johnson on stand-up bass Adrian Johnson on guitar, vocals, & harmonica;
Angela Ross on drums & background vocals. The band currently performs covers consisting of many
genres(Rockabilly, Blues, Psychobilly, Reggae, Swing, & Ska) and original music that fuses together those
genres to create their own unique sound. They play anything from The Clash to Elvis Presley, Sublime to
the Stray Cats and Muddy Waters.
Nate Latta, an established local Santa Barbara singer, songwriter and musician, is a regular at local bars,
pubs, festivals, parties and events. Born in the greater Los Angeles area, Nate moved to the Pacific
Northwest as a young child. Growing up in a small coastal Oregon logging town, Nate's earliest
memories were dominated by country, bluegrass and folk music. His dad, a local preacher and avid
guitar player encouraged Nate to find his passion in music, which started at a young age on the violin.
As a teenager, Nate picked up the guitar and was soon adding current rock and punk songs to his
At 15, Nate and his family moved to Chicago where Nate developed a love of acoustic and electric blues
music. Returning to California at 18, Nate started his first band, Ragged Glory, with his musical mentor
-his uncle. Playing solo or in bands ever since, Nate regularly performs in the greater Los Angeles area
and throughout California.
Having been raised on old time country and retro rock music, Nate credits some of his primary musical
influences as Hank Williams, Steve Earle, Ryan Adams, George Jones, Wayne Hancock, Johnny Cash, Bob
Dylan, and the Rolling Stones. But his love of strong beats and punk music show further influences
from bands such as the Clash, the Ramones, Hank III, Mike Ness and Social Distortion.
His first album, Broken Glass, was released in February 2011. Produced by David West at Studio Z in
Santa Barbara, California, and featuring well-known local artists such as Tom Ball, David West, and
Barney Tower, Broken Glass reflects Nate's life experiences and outlook. Combining songs on love,
fatherhood, family, and heartache, his music echoes themes of sorrow, growing up, redemption, and
Nate Latta has recently joined Dead Zed's Chopper and will performing live with them SOhO.
Dead Zeds Chopper
The father son duo of King Cat Kev on bass and Philip the Kid on guitar formed the band in early 2010
based on their love of rockabilly music, the 50s, and hot rod culture. Shortly thereafter, Doc joined the
band and his influence was quickly felt. Keeping a steady beat on skins as well as taking the bull by the
horns in the song writing department. In May of 2011 Mike Holliday was plucked out of the jazz world
and graced us with his golden pipes.
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