How would you describe your style of music?
Old Rock 'n' Roll with elements of Rockabilly, Garage, Louisiana Blues, Surf, Country and Western, Gypsy Jazz and everything in between!
How did you get into this style of music?
Almon Loos teamed his taste of Rockabilly and Rock 'n' Roll with Michelle's taste for 60's, Garage, Surf and Rock.
How did you come up with your band name?
Almon always wanted to create the character of Silvertooth Loos and after meeting Michelle, the way she played guitar and her beautiful black hair, and pale skin just made "witch" come to his mind! One night they were playing outside and he looked up at the full moon and she was in front of it, and he said, "Wow, you look just like a witch!"
What is the background of your band members?
Almon is from Austin, Texas and is a barber, and also had a band called Almon Loos and The Hoop n' Hollers on Sleazy Records. Michelle is from Glendale, Ca and is first generation, of Armenian and Russian descent. She is also an artist as well as a cosmotologist and this is her first band. Thomas Lorioux is from France and has played in several different bands from The Kings of Nothing to the Frantic Flintstones, Ricky McCann is Irish and from England and has played in the Playboys, The Rhythm Shakers and Luis and The Wildfires amongst many others.
Who are they as individuals?
Almon is a go-getter and a very rambunctious soul. He speaks his mind but is also kind, don't turn his sugar into salt..... Michelle is usually quiet but thrives on creativity and sets her goals high. She loves all kinds of music, art and and loves to explore other cultures.... Thomas is also quiet and shy but very talented. He loves late 70's/ early 80's Punk Rock and Psychobilly..... Ricky is a charmer and drives a beautiful white 64' Cadillac. He's very kind and has a great British sense of humor. He has a huge and amazing record collection and is also a DJ.
Where can people purchase your music and or merchandise?
How long has your band been together?
Since January of 2013
What do you like the most about the Rockabilly scene?
It's like a big family and no matter where you go around the world, you know you will have friends whol like the same things as you!
Who are your music idols, who influences your music?
We all have different tastes in music, but also common tastes as well. Overall, we would say Charlie Feathers, Howlin' Wolf, Tom Waitts, Screamin' Jay Hawkins, The Seeds, Link Wray, Creedence Clearwater Revival, The Cramps, Hank Williams and many more!
What future events do you have planned?
We will be playing in Mexico City in May 2015 for the Rockalavera festival, and have been talking of a tour. We play all over Los Angeles as well.
Do your band members have day jobs or do they make their dime as professional musicians?
Almon is also a barber and has his own shop in Los Angeles called "The Eagle Eye Barbershop" inside the Vintage Vortex clothing store. Michelle does art on the side, Thomas waits at a French bistro in Los Angeles. Ricky works for a courier service.
Do you or any of your band members collect records?
All of us!!
If so, what do you/they collect?
45 RPM's, LP's, EP's, 78's and anything on wax with all kinds of Rock 'n' Roll, Rockabilly, Blues, Doo Wop, etc...
What is your most memorable experience at a concert
The very first show, because it was Michelle's first time playing live ever and it was with Bloodshot Bill
What was your funniest memory at a concert?
Almon almost dropped his vintage mic while singing and caught it when it was centimeters away from the ground!
Last but not least, what makes this band tick?
The chemistry between Almon and Michelle on stage! People say it's very different than anything they've ever seen, but still fits in the box!
Band name: Silvertooth Loos and The Witch
Location: Los Angeles, Ca
Band Members: Silvertooth Loos (Almon Loos), The Witch (Michelle Balanchi),
The Missing Link (Thomas Lorioux), Playboy (Ricky McCann)
Booking contact: Almon Loos @ www.facebook.com/almon.loos
Merchandise purchase info: www.facebook.com/almon.loos
Silvertooth Loos and The Witch all started when bold Almon Loos met his shy, quiet work neighbor Michelle Balanchi. They had one of their first dates at a vintage music store, and after he heard her play some Dick Dale on guitar, the rest was history. Many Cramps fans have looked to The Witch as Poison Ivy's follow up. Word spread fast that there was a new female lead guitar player on the loose, and they landed their first two festivals (The Rockabilly Bomb and The Wild Rockin' Rumble) in Germany within a couple of months of being a band in March 2013. With the fusion of both their taste, you could hear elements of Rockabilly, Rock 'n' Roll, Blues, Western, Surf, Country, Gypsy Jazz, Psychobilly, Jazz and the list goes on. With Silvertooth Loos's shaky, crazy stage presence and his southern drawl along with the mysteriously sexy Witch and her fast fingers, people watch in awe and simply cannot place what they hear, but it stirs something within.
The future holds plans to record in the new year and release their first vinyl, and the Rockalavera festival in Mexico City (May 2015). They also have had a residency in Hollywood at The Harvard and Stone Bar since November (2014). Their goal is to enjoy the ride, play all over the world and go as far as it takes them.
Silvertooth Loos and The Witch