Lock up your mothers! Still rocking out since the best decade in Australian Rock History, the 80s, Dirty Rats exhibit ballsy bass-driven melodies, power-packed riffs, and vocal talents that remain true to their beginnings. Throughout their journey, the Melbourne rockers have not only maintained their sound, but also their dirtiness with tones likened to bands like Rose Tattoo, The Angels, and AC/DC.
Dirty Rats are an “old school” heavy rock band that formed in the mid 80’s and quickly became a mainstay of the Melbourne “Pub Rock” scene, gaining a reputation for down and dirty original songs on their releases and a “take no prisoners” performance style, before taking an extended hiatus that saw them out of action until the late 2000’s.
Now the Rats are back, having evolved into a tight 4 piece powerhouse group, but still playing “classic old school” hard rock and staying faithful to the sound the band had in the 80s. These guys epitomize everything that’s great about Melbourne pub rock and have dragged it kicking and screaming into the new century.
Dirty Rats are:
Wayne (Richie Rat) Rich – Vocals | Jamie Beovich – Bass | Anthony (Chooka) Chapple – Guitar | Andy Thomson – Drums