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Rockabilly Rides is a company that was founded by two Beale Street musicians who not only know the 50's music history but live and breathe it everyday. During the day they show Memphis visitors the experience of a lifetime by taking them on a journey through rock'n'roll history in classic 1950's style. At night, that same business transforms into Rockabilly Brides Let these classy fellas escort you in style.

 

In addition to the tours, the cars are available for engagement shoots, wedding departures, proms, and special events. Get in touch with us to customize your big day. 

For special events check us out on Rockabilly Brides or call us at

(901) 264-0819

Brad

Birkedahl

Rock and roll guitarist and vocalist Bradley Dean Birkedahl was born in Tacoma, Washington where he began taking guitar lessons at age 12. In the mid-90’s, and fresh out of high school, the birthplace of rock and roll came calling.

He relocated to Memphis, Tennessee where, for the next eleven years, he performed nightly for thousands of fans.

When he wasn’t playing on historic Beale Street he was traveling around the world to places like Spain and France…accompanying and/or sharing the stage with musical legends such as Carl Perkins, Wanda Jackson, James Burton, The TCB Band, Gunner and Matthew Nelson, Billy Lee Riley, The Stray Cats, Paul Burlison, Malcolm Yelvington and DJ Fontana just to name a few. He’s performed for Presidents and Prime Ministers. Birkedahl also played the role of Scotty Moore in the highly acclaimed film “Walk The Line”, the Johnny Cash biopic starring Reese Witherspoon and Joaquin Phoenix.

Brandon

cunning

Brandon Cunning was born and raised in Washington, PA located outside of Pittsburgh. He has always had a love of anything from the 50’s. The music was his main passion and received his first guitar at 13. After many years of playing in Pittsburgh he decided it was time to make a move. Memphis has always called him and in 2007 he made the move.

For many years Brandon was a radio disc jockey in Memphis before deciding it was time to pursue music again. He put together his first band in Memphis and before he knew it he was backing up the legends he grew up listening to. From Sonny Burgess to Smoochy Smith to J.M. Van Eaton.

In 2012 Brandon began working as a music tour guide for a local tour company and was rated as the top guide for the company. He loves sharing his knowledge of the city he now calls home.

With fellow Beale Street entertainer, Brad Birkedahl, they decided to start a tour company that prides itself on being unique and personalized.

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