AdvertisementFor a band to not only last beyond 30 years together but keep scaling more imposing
heights, it’s going to need a sense of purpose. In the case of The Woggles, the seasoned
garage rockers passed that milestone with a renewed rallying cry to move ever forward!
The Woggles now feature a two-guitar attack with Graham Day (The Prisoners, Solar
Flares, Thee Mighty Caesars) and Shane Pringle (Tiger! Tiger!, Bad Spell) on the 6
strings with Shane occasionally doubling up on saxophone.
The band is touring in support of the new single Mr. Last Chance b/w The Will O’ The
Wisp out on Wicked Cool Records (Steven Van Zandt’s label), and is a recent “Coolest
Song in the World” both on Van Zandt’s Siriusxm Channel and his syndicated over the
air radio program.
The single is from an upcoming album featuring contributions on lead guitar from the
likes of Steven Van Zandt (Little Steven), Graham Day, Shane Pringle, Greg Cartwright
(Reigning Sound), Peter Greenberg (Barrence Whitfield & The Savages), Rick Miller
(Southern Culture on the Skids), Keith Streng (The Fleshtones), and Pat Beers (The
“The band is not as much an institution as a way of life,” says frontman “The Professor”
Mighty Manfred. “The main thing is to keep swimming, cause the shark has got to keep
The band continues to feature the sock-it-to-them rhythm section of bassist Buzz
Hagstrom and drummer Dan Eletxro, both also sometime members of savage English
rockers Graham Day & The Gaolers.
“Alan Freed once said that ‘Rock and roll is a river of music that has absorbed many
streams,’” quotes Manfred. “The Woggles drink from its many tributaries, from early
rock and roll and R&B to ’60s garage rock, British Invasion, ’60s soul and forward.”
Fusing pure rock and soul from vintage sources into their own singular sound, The
Woggles lay it down hard and loud but with more majesty than recklessness. Their beats
and riffs are as strident as Manfred’s swagger and strut onstage. Having played in the past
with Johnny Cash, Link Wray, The Zombies and nearly every garage rock group worth
its salt, as Meredith Ochs wisely advised on NPR All Songs Considered: “Go see a
Woggles show. It will change your life.”
Event Venue & Nearby Stays
2501 Kettner Blvd San Diego CA 92101, San Diego, United States