NIKKI CORVETTE & THE ROMEOS
Zum ersten Mal in München, die legendäre NIKKI CORVETTE!
1978 saw the birth of Nikki Corvette's career with the release of the single "Young and Crazy b/w Backseat Love and Criminal Element as Nikki Corvette and The Convertibles. This was all happening in Detroit during the punk rock explosion where Nikki would see herself sharing the stage with The Ramones, Johnny Thunders, The Romantics and many more. Up until then she had acquired a pretty decent rock and roll education by attending MC5 and Stooges gigs and by being on the road with The New York Dolls. By 1980 the band name was changed to Nikki and the Corvettes, a band name that would become synonymous with being the template for many female fronted punk groups to come. They would release their notable debut album on BOMP! Records, an incredible mixture of 60's style girl group vocals, twangy guitars and teenage pop with plenty of punk rock attitude, with songs about cruisin’ for boys and having fun. The album and band would influence everyone from The Go-Go's (to go for more of a "pop" sound) all the way to The Donnas (see the lyric "I wanna be like Nikki Corvette" from Gimmie My Radio), and around the world to Japan with The 5678's. The album has consistently stayed in print and by the early to mid 90's bands began to record and release cover versions of the classic Corvette tunes. The new interest drummed up by the second generation of Corvette fans prompted BOMP! to re-release the album on CD in 2000 and include some of the early singles. This success prompted Nikki to return to the stage with a new band and go on to record a new 45 single Love Me / Whats On My Mind , which received rave reviews. Once the world heard that Nikki Corvette was back the demands poured in. Since her return in 2001, Nikki has several singles,an EP, 3 Japan only releases and the "Back To Detroit" album, a mixture of classic Nikki and the Corvettes sound and all of the great powerpop and punk rock that preceded it and that it inspired. She has toured Japan 4 times, Europe twice, played an all girl festival with Ronnie Spector, The 5678s and toured as Blondie's opening act still retaining that high energy rock and roll!
In 2012, Nikki wanted to return to Europe and contacted Franz Barcella from Otis Tours to book the shows. He also put together an Italian back up band for the tour consisting of Herve Peroncini (The Peawees) on guitar and himself and brother Bruno (Miss Chain and The Broken Heels) on bass and drums. Nikki and the band had one day to rehearse before the tour started and it was magical from the start. Every show was better then the last as the band got tighter and by the 3rd day Nikki was inspired enough to write for/about them called 'Rockin' Romeos'. Herve immediately wrote music for it and it was soon part of the set. As the band evolved and developed their own sound and style it became obvious that this was something special and Nikki Corvette and The Romeos were born. Nikki and Herve have continued writing songs and the band has just recorded their first single 'Rockin' Romeos/He's Gone' to be released in April to coincide with their next tour. They are currently working on tours of Japan and Australia as well as the recording of their first album and more, look out world, here come Nikki Corvette and The Romeos!