Our Story

Easter 2014 a group of Narrabeen Surfers decided to help a young local lad join the world big wave surfing circuit, an event was organised to support him and make his dream a reality . The idea was to put on some local bands and raffle off some stuff to raise funds. A local band cancelled so the guitarist/vocalist (Owen)  teamed up with another a local drummer/harmonica player (Andy) to create a very special blues powerhouse duo. They pulled a set together of Blues standards and some originals. This went down a treat ,a sonic wall of power and beauty was soon unleashed on the unsuspecting audience - something magical clicked and together they they knew something special had begun, realising  they had to continue this project , THE HOLLERIN SLUGGERS were born!

Bio

Rocking, Amazing, Electrifying, dynamic and leaving you wanting more, best describes a Hollerin Sluggers performance. 
 Hailing from Sydney's Northern Beaches, a traditional hotbed of rock n roll, the Sluggers are a refreshingly new generation of Aussie rock and blues acts. . This trio joins the resurgence of bands that identify with and gives a huge nod to their forebears. 
The Aussie pub scene was a suburban ritual for the working man, for a moment in time where bands, influenced by the blues men of the Deep South, moulded the blues baby rock n roll into an edgy dirty swagger of irresistible rebellion that detached itself from society. 
The sluggers combined experience of Owen Mancell on guitars/vocals , Tim Cramer on Bass/Vocals and Andy Thor on drums/harmonica shine through to deliver a foot stomping and hip shaking heart pumping show that captures the crowds attention . 
On debut in March 2016 "The Promised Land" entered the AMRAP and Australian Blues n Roots Radio Airplay Charts. 
Their new album “Gypsy Mojo” is due for release in February 2017 and has already met with promising reviews. 
“Grab this album while you can and in years to come you can tell your grandchildren how real music sounded!” 
Tony Bates 
Uncut and Unsigned 
3MDR.com 97.1 FM

Owen Mancell

The Soul behind the Sluggers sound , Owen has an affinity with the blues and an energy that nows no bounds. Owen is a well seasoned vocalist and guitarist playing with succsessful bands such as Luminol, Allseed , Lowride , Pecking Order and now the Sluggers frontman . Owen's creativity and enthusiam comes through in the music, coz you know its all about the music.

The Soul behind the Sluggers sound , Owen has an affinity with the blues and an energy that nows no bounds. Owen is a well seasoned vocalist and guitarist playing with succsessful bands such as Luminol, Allseed , Lowride , Pecking Order and now the Sluggers frontman . Owen's creativity and enthusiam comes through in the music, coz you know its all about the music.

Tim Cramer

Tim is our resident bass pounder, providing a solid foundation for the songs to morph into something truely special. Solid is Tim and he is like the glue that holds this well oiled machine together having played in bands since the early 80's such as Max Sharam,Gstring, Harry Rose Singers ,The Bogmen and Positions Vacant

Tim is our resident bass pounder, providing a solid foundation for the songs to morph into something truely special. Solid is Tim and he is like the glue that holds this well oiled machine together having played in bands since the early 80's such as Max Sharam,Gstring, Harry Rose Singers ,The Bogmen and Positions Vacant

Andy Thor

A powerhouse drummer with sensitivity,groove and swing as well as some serious harmonica skills . Listen to him wail on The Promised Land Album bringing a true blues vibe to the tunes. Playing the harp and drums brings a uniqueness to the band not often seen or heard. Andy has played and recorded with the Torchsong Country Soul Band and is also the skin beater with succesful Classic Rock outfit 2 Shots Classic Rock Band.

A powerhouse drummer with sensitivity,groove and swing as well as some serious harmonica skills . Listen to him wail on The Promised Land Album bringing a true blues vibe to the tunes. Playing the harp and drums brings a uniqueness to the band not often seen or heard. Andy has played and recorded with the Torchsong Country Soul Band and is also the skin beater with succesful Classic Rock outfit 2 Shots Classic Rock Band.