Winners of the 2016 Dutch Blues Challenge. When Detonics play…they move the place. Standing still is no option for their 50’s West Coast blues. The band´s name refers to the compact 1911-style hand gun that a lot of women carried to protect themselves in the dark gambling joints. A combination of creative, gutsy and explosive music with an original 50’s West Coast sound. A shot full of West Coast Blues.
As soon as Detonics start playing it calls out an atmosphere of illegal casinos, moonshine whiskey, prostitution and a hint of old style gangsters.
In 2017 the band competed in the International Blues Challenge in Memphis , where they reached the semi-finals.