Formed in Atlanta in 2009, The Wheel Knockers play Indie Rock with a dash of Alt Country inspiration. When their last project flamed out, bandmates Jet Powers and John McRae (of surf/garage n'er-do-wells El Capitan & Thee Scallywags) decided to continue their musical collaboration with a new “alt country" influenced band... or something close to it.
After linking up with vocalist Chip Waller and drummer Bob Berry (Soul Proprietors), the quartet began rehearsing in Atlanta in the summer of 2009. Tallahassee transplant and Intoxicators/Disasternauts guitarist Gary Evans joined the group in the fall of 2009 as the missing piece of the puzzle and The Wheel Knockers were officially born. Playing music that is probably best described as Indie Rock (influences include The Jayhawks, Old '97's and The Lemonheads), their sound continues to evolve in complexity and scope. The Wheel Knockers just recorded their first EP entitled “Last Train Out.” Their live performances add another dimension to a sound that is decidedly diverse and always energetic.