Origin: Edmonton, Alberta
Canadian rockabilly band from Edmonton, Alberta. Hank Smith (bass, vocals) and Butch McGillis (guitar, vocals) met in 1957 while touring with Joe Kozak's Western Canadian Hayride Show. In the fall of 1958 they decided they'd rather have their own band so they recruited Gordie Gray (guitar) to form The Rock-A-Tunes. Soon after they added Al Girard on drums and Jerry Triska on sax. They released four singles on their own label Rock-A-Tune Records.