Q&A: Abbie Cardwell And The Chicano Rockers

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Q&A: Abbie Cardwell And The Chicano Rockers


Define your genre in five words or less:

Vintage, Mexican, loco, roc’an’rol.

Bearing the terrible clichéd nature of this question, what do you reckon people will say you sound like?

Herp Albert & The Tijuana Brass, with balls and a belly full of tequila, circa 1959.


Tell us about your part in the upcoming La Lucha Glamourosa event:

I shall be singing Espanol with my nine other Chicano Rockers and leading the masses into reckless abandon on the dance floor.

If you had to choose another band to have a Mexican Wrestling match against, who would you choose and why:

Herp Albert & The Tijuana Brass would be fun but that wouldn’t be fair since they are probably pushing their 70s. Otherwise I would chose my other band Twin Tones from Mexico City just to see how they would hold up against us Aussies.


Do you have a pre-gig ritual? If so, what is it?

All ten of us like to dance backstage and for some odd reason and karate fight to get those jumping Mexi beans inside of us ready for the stage.Wally likes to listen to techno on his headphones. The mariachi pants and techno make him excitable! Each to their own. A shot or two of tequila mixes well too.

When’s the gig and with who?

La Lucha Glamourosa, a Mexican wrestling burlesque action night at the Prince Bandroom on Saturday March 31 from 8.30pm ’til late. Tickets from princebandroom.com.au.