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The Speed Demons / Bio

Speed Demons is a balls-out, hard rockin' three piece that sounds like Lemmy fronting Rose Tattoo (with a little bit of Lobby thrown in for good measure)! Many of the songs are about Smeer's car (!) and there's a healthy dose of humour in tracks like "Mr. Potato Head's Mid-Life Crisis" and "Terracotta Jesus".
(excerpt from "Rub & Tug Records Website)

A tattoo of Mr Potato Head is all the inspiration needed for tattoo artist and Speed Demon King - Smeer to go into a song writing frenzy.
Not many songwriters draw their inspiration from artwork they create. And even fewer get inspired by drawings they ink into peoples skin. Throughout his life, Demons lead singer Smeer says that hes always loved tinkering with instruments. No doubt its this love that got him started into a life of tattooing and song writing which has lasted for 15 years.
The boys shared love of their hot rod cars is the reason behind the name - Speed Demons. Their music is self-described as smeerpop - hardcore rock n roll with sounds similar to their influences Motorhead and Rose Tattoo. The Speed Demons have a reputation for putting on huge shows with Smeer preferring to to jump around on stage with guitar and mic in hand, feeding off the energy of the crowd. Fasten your seatbelts, drop the clutch and floor the accelerator to the next Speed Demons gig for a night of metal-head madness.

Band Members

Smeer - Guitar & Vocals
Grant Karajic - Bass
Dale Mills - Drums

Record Label Rub & Tug Records
Type of Label Indie


General Info

Band Members
Smeer - Vocals & Guitarist, Grant- Bass, Dale- Drums
Artist Name
The Speed Demons
Profile Page
Active Since
Rock / Hard Rock / Rock n Roll

Contact Info

Melbourne, VIC, AU

Similar Artists

  • Motörhead
  • Rose Tattoo