Enderby Rivertalk article on the Dixie Fried Hep Katz – page 8
Porter didn’t pick up the guitar until the ripe old age of 15, and it was bass guitar he originally chose. Learning the basics from the Ramones, he then expanded his guitar skills from studying Chet Atkins, Paul Pigat, and other great guitarists. Porter developed his picking skills and was ready to return to his “Country Bears” roots and the Rockabilly music he fell in love with when he was 4 years old.
Porter writes all of the original songs and music for Dixie Fried Hep Katz and graduated from Berklee College of Music and is continuing on to Simon Fraser University where he is studying Business Management.
Kyndra was born to play the drums. Learning at her Dad’s knee, Kyndra picked up the sticks at the tender age of 3 and hasn’t looked back.
With a custom pinstriped Gretsch drum kit, this Rockabilly Princess refuses to sit and play! Standing up to play her skins, this 15 year old is amazing to watch and we can’t wait to see how she grows in her music career.
From a young age, our bassist knew he wanted to play and live music. With supportive parents, Neil started with the piano at the tender age of 6 before adding guitar and saxaphone to his list of achievements. He eventually moved to the bass when he realized that there were a lot of guitar players – and not a lot of bass! After high school, he went to Selkirk College to study bass and recording and soon realized he didn’t like working in the studio.
When he’s not playing with the Dixie Fried Hep Katz, you can find Neil playing with the Dragstrip Devils, building guitar pedals or working on synthasizers. He has a passion for music and intends to make his living doing what he loves.