The Pendulum Hearts formed in Austin, Texas in 2017. Their sound is a unique blend of Western Swing, Honky Tonk and Gypsy Jazz, all topped off with a splash of Conjunto Norteno. The band members consist of Chase Risinger, Roberto Fabre and a rotating cast of rhythm section and soloists including Donny Silverman, Ian Stewart, Nigel Frye, Mark Slap, Ben Howard and Conner Strickland.
Chase Risinger, alias Johnny Dioxide, has been playing guitar and writing songs since he was 13 (a catalogue that includes 98.9 KUTX’s Song of the Day, “Red Turtle”). In 2013, Risinger packed up his truck and tried his luck in Austin, Texas, with the desire to be among his own kind. Once there, he quickly fell in with the local musicians, playing in a number of bands, eventually founding the Pendulum Hearts in 2017.
Roberto Fabre is an exceptional and energetic guitarist, his electric personality shines on stage alongside his lively and exhilarating solos. His expert lead guitar seamlessly navigates from chicken pickin’ to the long soulful blues, from red hot swing to cool ethereal bebop. Fabre is also a smashing vocalist, appearing on The Voice Mexico in 2017. Roberto has settled in Austin since 2018 and is currently making a name of his own in the Texas music scene.
With their trusted guitars and their unique blend of sound and energy, the Pendulum Hearts are on a never-ending honky-tonking quest to get the dancers swinging, the drinks a-clinking, and to have a downright hootin’ good-time!