Down the Boulevard of Broken Dreams, hang a left at Lonely Street,
cross over Memory Lane to the wrong side of the tracks and there you are -
DEXTERVILLE. This mongrel trio of
enthusiasts have joined forces
to create a melodious cacophony of sound that blends everything from backwoods
country-blues and sinful rockabilly rave-ups to jazzy jump-swing tunes and haunted,
into an exciting cabaret act/variety show/rock concert that
reinvents and reinterprets, rather than simply rehashes, the cobweb covered, long
forgotten genres of Americaís rich musical history.
The trio of Dexterville have rocked many entertainment centers all over, taking on musical forces and packing in devoted fans.
Dexter Romweber - Guitarist, vocalist and mad genius behind the legendary Flat Duo Jets.
They spat out primitive rockabilly, raunchy rock-n-roll and hopped-up swing from the mid
1980ís until recently and were a profound influence on an entire generation of rockabilly
revivalists and neo-swingsters. They churned out nine critically acclaimed releases, appeared
on the David Letterman show and shared the stage with such underground luminaries as Iggy
Pop, Keith Richards and admitted longtime Dexter fans, Beck and the Cramps. Dexter has also
released a highly praised solo anthology of recordings called Folksongs.
Jonny Cecka - Frantic stand-up bass player and architect behind the celebrated Richmond,
Virginia-based "Swing-Noir" combo, The Useless Playboys. They were one of the
first bands to combine juke joint jump and swing with smoky crime jazz and a touch of David
Lynch creepiness, all filtered through a punk rock sensibility. In his long and checkered
career in music, Jonny has shared the bill the likes of the Fleshtones, the Raybeats, El Vez,
Reverend Horton Heat and vintage rockabilly queen, Janis Martin. He also composed the soundtrack
for the independent feature film, Chesterfield.
Crash LaResh - Mysterious drummer-for-hire whoís lent his uncommon talents to a motley
assortment of trashabilly psychos, garage punk dropouts and unclassifiable performance artists
to numerous to list. He first teamed with Dexter in the mid 1980ís and they played off and on
as a duo whenever the Flat Duo Jets were on hiatus. Renown for his homemade, bric-a-brac trap
drum kit, his homebrewed, primal junkyard rhythms and his homegrown, gravity-defying
pompadour hairdo. Crash produced and directed a few popular underground short films in Athens, GA.
during the 80ís, including the Flat Duo Jetís video, Murderer on the Loose.