"Hot Rod Walt" aka Walt Richards, was born in 1966. Lived the first half of his life in the very rural town of Beemerville New Jersey. Moved to North Port Florida in 1989. In 2006,moved to the Atlanta area where the music scene is huge and the southern hospitality is overwhelming. Not only does he play guitar and sing in the Psycho-DeVilles, but works on custom cars and motorcycles. Does hand pinstriping and really just about anything you can imagine on a car or bike. He has a pretty cool car collection that includes a couple 51 mercs and a couple 32 Fords. And a 34 coupe, the famed "Yellow Jacket".... Even a Pink 60 Caddy. And....he has a very cool wife named Sharlene.
Hot Rod Walt and the Psycho DeVilles was formed in 2002. They have released 4 CDs... "Out of the garage and onto the street", "Psycho Cadillac", "Supercharger" and "Night Prowler". A new record is in the works and will be released early 2011. This will be Hot Rod Walt's nineth full length Cd overall, having had a few bands in the past as well. He takes pride in recording only original music and has about 200 original songs to his name. And takes pride in playing nothing but Gretsch guitars........ Nothing else compares.
Hot Rod Walt shares the stage with two talented and loyal musicians. Paul "Stubbs" Diffin, a true showman on the upright bass. Originally from Essex England and former member of the Blue Cats and the Big Six. Steve "Burnout" Barnett the hard hittin' punk rock drummer that never runs out of energy.
Together the Psycho-DeVilles perform a super high energy show. Singing songs about hot rod cars and mean women.................
The Psycho-DeVilles have toured the U.S. and Europe extensively and have been privileged to meet many fine and generous people, and have shared the stage with some of the absolute best musicians.
Here are a few of the bands that they have shared the stage with... Th' Legendary Shack Shakers, Deke Dickerson, Rosie Flores, Cigar Store Indians, The Dempseys, C.C. Adcock, Big Sandy, Kim Lenz, Pepe Torres, Rosie Flores,Unknown Hinson,Slim Jim Phantom, Wanda Jackson, Nekromantix, Choptops, Twistin Turanchulas, Hillbilly Casino,Three Bad Jacks,Thrill Kill Kult, Rev Horton Heat and many, many more.