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The Hot Rod Hornets

The Hot Rod Hornets

Rockabilly / Cowpunk / Swing St Petersburg, FL  US
Blistered / Bonanza
Blistered / Bonanza
Long Tall Sally (live)
Long Tall Sally (live)
Sweet Love On My Mind (live)
Sweet Love On My Mind (live)


Hot Rod Hornets "Blistern' Bonanza"


  • Sat

    Apr 18

    St. Petersburg, FL, US | 10:00am

    10 am till 2 pm, we are playing at the Saturday Morning Market- if you have never been, you will not be disappointed.

  • Sun

    Mar 22

    Morristown, FL, US | 12:00pm

    Hot Rod and Motorcycle show- Free admission for spectators, $10 for hot rods or bikes. Included raffles with proceeds going to the Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranch. One of the original Beverly Hillbillies trucks on site, as well as a real Tee Pee. We play from noon till 2:30 pm. Doors open at 9 am.

  • Sat

    Mar 21

    Dunedin, FL, US | 8:00pm

    Rockabilly/Swing/Cowpunk in Dunedin with The Hot Rod Hornets! Music starts at 8 pm.

  • Sat

    Jan 17

    Dunedin, FL, US | 8:00pm

    Award winning barbeque, cold drinks, and rockabilly = One of our favorite places to congregate. Music from 8 pm till 11 pm

  • Sun

    Jan 11

    Tarpon Springs, FL, US | 10:00am

    On December 21st, Tarpon Springs Police Officer, Charlie Kondek was shot and killed while responding to a noise complaint call. Residents of an apartment complex had called police because a man who had been knocking on apartment doors at approximately 2:00 am. When Officer Kondek arrived at the scene he was shot by the subject. The subject, who had recently been released from prison on parole, then drove over Officer Kondek as he fled the scene. The subject was arrested a short distance away after crashing into a utility pole and parked car. Officer Kondek had served with the Tarpon Springs Police Department for 17 years and had previously served with the New York City Police Department for five years. He is survived by his wife and six children. Please make time and help this family who lost their father, by showing up January 11th. A $10 donation is being requested, with all proceeds going to the family. There will also be raffles, 50/50 split, and prizes. Event begins around 10 am. We will be playing around noon for a few hours. Join us and our good friends from the Hellions Car Club in this important cause.


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  • Tampa Bay Rockabilly
  • The Hive
  • The Buzz


Mark Nathans- Lead Guitar/vocals, David Ballarini- Doghouse Bass/vocals, Frank Baptie- Drums



Sounds Like: Johnny Cash, Gene Vincent and the Blue Caps, Buddy Holly, Johnny Burnette & The Rock 'N' Roll Trio, Billy Lee Riley

Bio: Welcome! You are entering The Hot Rod Hornets Reverbnation web-page. This is your stop for one of Tampa Bay's hottest rockabilly bands. The HRH's are influenced by Sun Record greats Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, & Jerry Lee Lewis. Add in rockabilly rebels Eddie Cochran & Gene Vincent...See Full Bio

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"The name says it all – this three-piece of guitar, double bass and drums serves up that warm, 1950s-evocative rockabilly healthily dosed in country and blues with setlists made up of songs from the era, including a mash-up of Johnny Cash’s “Blistered” with the Bonanza theme and “Sweet Love on My Mind” by Johnny Burnette."

— Leilani Polk, Creative Loafing


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