UK Psychobilly Gig Guide (Alcoholic Rats)

Remember to bookmark this page and keep checking back for updates.  I  would always recommend checking with promoter or venue before travelling and booking your hotels with cancellation insurance in case of line-up or date change.

(UPDATED 16.10.19)

If you want an event added message it via Facebook or the contact form below:

PLEASE USE THIS FORMAT
eg Sat 1 May 2018 – Band Name at Venue Name, Town

& a flyer too if you want that added to the photo album on Facebook 
You can find flyers on the Facebook Page

2019

OCTOBER

18 October – Torment in Bristol
19 October – Torment in Manchester
19 October – Polecats, Bullets & More at Rockin Revival Bedminster
20 October – Polecats at Lewes Con Club, Sussex
Fri 25 Oct – The Strays plus support at Westgarth Social Club, Middlesborough
Sat 26 Oct – The Strays with Snakerattlers at The Captain Cook Inn, Staithes
Sat 26 Oct – The Hyperjax at Windsor Hotel, Kirkcaldy
Sat 26 Oct – The Hillmans At The Admiral pub, Brighton Free Entry
Sat 26 Oct – Long Tall Texans, Surfin Wombatz, Sin Kings at Centrala, Birmingham
31 Oct – Torment at  Voodoo Bar Belfast

NOVEMBER

Fri/Sat/Sun 1st -3rd November  – Psychobilly Freakout New Cross Inn with Guana Batz, Batmobile, DAG, LTT, Coffin Nails and more
Fri 1 November – DAG at The Globe Cardiff
Fri 1 November – Guana Batz at New Cross Inn London
Sat 2 November – Guana Batz at Con Club, Lewes
Sat 2 November – The Masonics, Thee Girl Fridays, The Voo-Dooms at The Primitive Club, Fiddlers Elbow, Camden
Thurs 7 November – Guana Batz at The Hairy Dog Derby
Fri 8 November – Guana Batz at The Fleece Bristol
Fri 8 November – Polecats & Zipheads at The Underworld Camden
Sat 9 November – King Kurt & Sons of El Roacho at Cutlers Arms Rotherham
Fri 15 November – Long Tall Texans and more Pompey Rumble, Portsmouth
Sat 16 November – King Kurt, Scarecrows and more Pompey Rumble, Portsmouth
Sat 16 Nov – Spacewasters & more, Black Heart London
Fri 22 Nov – King Kurt at The Underground Hanley Stoke
Sat 23 Nov – Deathcaps and support The Admiral pub, Brighton. Free Entry
Sat 23 Nov – King Kurt at The Bungalow Paisley
Sun 24 Nov – King Kurt at The Crescent York
25 Nov – Tiger Army in Nottingham
26 Nov – Tiger Army in Manchester
28 Nov – Tiger Army in Bristol
29 Nov – Tiger Army in London
Sat 30 Nov – King Kurt at Con Club Lewes
30 Nov – Henry & The Bleeders & Stage Fright, Bedford Esquires

DECEMBER

Sat 7 Dec – Psycho Santa charity alldayer with Shakin DTs, Jack O Bones & more, Leamington Spa
Sat 7 Dec – Kings of Hong Kong, Mighty Interceptors & Teenage Zombies in Stoke on Trent
Sat 7 Dec – The Gutter Demons At The Admiral pub, Brighton £5 entry fee
Sun 8 Dec – Gutter Demons & Thee Creepfreaks at New Cross Inn, London
Thurs 12 Dec – Gutter Demons at Voodoo Belfast
Sat 14 Dec – Long Tall Texans at the Prince Albert, Brighton
Sat 14 Dec – Milwaukee Wildmen & Surfin Wombatz at The Klub at Water Rats London
Sat 14 Dec – Pompey  Christmas Rumble with Gutter Demons, Moonshine Stalkers & more at Blue Lagoon, Portsmouth
Fri 27 Dec – The Hyperjax at Pit & Pendulum, Nottingham

2020

JANUARY 2020

Mon 6 Jan – The Brains at New Cross Inn London
Sat 11 Jan – GYJ, Henry & The Bleeders, doc & Headshrinkers & more, Donna’s 50th birthday at Earl Haig Club Cardiff
Sat 25 Jan – Blue Cats, Restless, Deltas & The Uproars in Bristol
Sat 25 Jan – The Rattlers At The Admiral pub, Brighton £5 Entry fee
Fri 31 Jan – Klingonz at The Venue Southend

FEBRUARY 2020

1 Feb – Psychobilly Kicks Back, London
Sat 1 Feb – Restless at The Exchange Stoke
7-8 Feb –  Epileptic Hillbillys, DAG, Restless, Lucky Devils & more weekender  at The Brudenell Social Club in Leeds
15 Feb  – Batmobile, Frenzy, Long Tall Texans, Epileptic Hillbillys at Fiddlers, Bristol
Sat 22 Feb – Private Event Midlands
Sat 29 Feb – The X-Men, The Go Go Cult, The Voo-Dooms at The Primitive Club, Fiddlers Elbow Camden
Sat 29 Feb – Stage frite and support At The Admiral pub, Brighton. £5 Entry fee
Sat 29 Feb – Netrotix at The Water Rats, The London Klub, London

MARCH 2020

13, 14, 15 March 2020 – Bedlam Breakout Weekender, Northampton
Sat 21 March 2020 – Western Star Rockabilly Alldayer at Paintworks, Bristol

APRIL 2020

Sat 25 April – The Sin Kings At The Admiral pub, Brighton. Free Entry

MAY 2020

1-3 May 2020 – Don Valley Stomp, Doncaster
Sat 2 May 2020 – Brighton Rumble
4th May 2020 – Reverend Horton Heat and Delta Bombers, Newcastle
5th May 2020 – Reverend Horton Heat and Delta Bombers Glasgow
6th May 2020 – Reverend Horton Heat and Delta Bombers Manchester
Thurs 7 May 2020 – Reverend Horton Heat and Delta Bombers London
Fri 8 May 2020 – Reverend Horton Heat and Delta Bombers The Passenger Shed Bristol
Fri 15 May – Graveyard Johnnys, Snakerattlers at The Kingfisher, Corby
Fri 15 May 2020 – Nekromantix, New Cross Inn, London
Sat 15 May 2020 – Nekromantix, Graveyard Johnnys, Red Hot Riot at The Fleece Bristol
16 May 2020 – The Highliners at The Exchange Stoke on Trent
16 May 2020 – Hangar Stomp rockabilly alldayer, Lutterworth
Sun 24 May 2020 – Carry on Wreckin Alldayer, Norwich
22-24 May 2020 – Kings of Hong Kong at GreaserSociety annual P up at The Shed, Beadale Yorks
29-31 May 2020 Rockin Round Up rockabilly weekender at Weston-Super-Mare, Somerset
29-30 May 2020 – Cruisers England 5th Rumble, Southam Rugby Club Nr Leamington Spa
Sat 30 May 2020 – The Primitive Club, Fiddlers Elbow, Camden

JUNE 2020

6 June 2020 – Western Star Psychobilly Blitz at Amersham Arms in New Cross, South London
18-22 June 2020 – Rockabilly Rave, Sussex

JULY 2020

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31 July -2 August – Hillbilly Hoedown Weekend, Newark Showground Notts

AUGUST 2020

31 July – 2 August – Hillbilly Hoedown Weekend, Newark Showground Notts
7-9 August 2020 – King Kurt & DAG at Oddballs scooter rally
Fri 21 Aug 2020 – Long Tall Texans & Delta 88 in St Austell
Sat 22 Aug 2020 – Bob & The Bearcats, The Deltas in St Austell
Sat 22 Aug 2020 – Doghouse Psychobilly Radio all Dayer Doggy Do *2 Back in the Kennel The Exchange Bristol
29 August 2020 – Rockin The Boneyard Charity gig, Nottingham

NOVEMBER 2020

7th November 2020 – Private event, Midlands

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Just to clarify: I am not a promoter and have nothing to do with any of the gigs listed. I have been running the gig guide since 2002 along with several band pages purely for the love of the scene.

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ADVERTISE YOUR GIGS OR CONTACT ME

I am happy to advertise all gigs, just messenge me  the written information in the following format:

eg Sun 1 Sept 2019 – Band Name at Venue Name and Town

This will ensure that the information is correct and, as I run this all free of charge, I’m sure you will appreciate how many hours I spend doing this and that I don’t have time to take info from events or flyers.

You can also send flyers for sharing on social media via Facebook Messenger HERE.

All shares of the Facebook page, interviews and gig guide are welcome, to help out those involved in keeping psychobilly music live and alive!

 

Those of you from a Scootering background may also like to check out the events page on Diary of a Detour.

This Gig Guide, band pages and Facebook pages are maintained by Jo Jackson.

 

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Guana Batz Gig Dates & News

(Updated 10.10.19)

Guana Batz continue to play festivals and gigs all over the world using the line-ups below dependant on location.

UK/Europe
Pip – Vocals
Stuart – Guitar
Jared – Drums
Choppy – Bass

USA
Pip – Vocals
Victor – Bass
Josh – Guitar
Jared – Drums


CURRENT GIG LIST –  USA, UK & Europe

2019

Friday 1st November 2019 – Psychobilly Freakout New Cross Inn
Facebook Event

Sat 2nd November 2019 – Con Club, Lewes

Thurs 7 November 2019 – Hairy Dog Derby
Facebook Event

Fri 8 November 2019 – The Fleece Bristol
Facebook Event

Sat 9th November 2019 – Le son du garage / St Laurent Sur Sèvre F
Facebook Event

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2020

Fri 20.03.2020 München Strom D
Facebook Event

Sat 21.03.2020 Milano IT Serraglio IT

Sun 22.03.2020 Klub 007 Praggue CZ
Facebook Event 

Tue 24.03.2020 Berlin BiNuu D
Facebook Event

Wed 25.03.2020 OsnaBruck D
Facebook Event

Thu 26.03.2020 Hannover Subkultur D
Facebook Event

Fri 27.03.2020 Essen Turock D
Facebook Event

Sat 28.03.2020 Weinheim Café Central D
Facebook Event

 

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ALL FLYERS CAN BE FOUND IN OUR FACEBOOK PHOTO ALBUMS

MERCH 

Available at gigs and online.
The new album “Back to the Jungle” is available at I Sold My Soul Media CD and Vinyl LP available as well as some copies of 7″ vinyl EP “Burning Up”.

Both CD and Vinyl are now also stocked at Bedlam Breakout Shop  for UK and Worldwide shipping.

 

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Back to the Jungle NEW full length album

BOOKING ENQUIRIES

UK/EUROPE lonesome@mental-hell.de
NORTH AMERICA Brando@atomicmusicgroup.com
REST OF WORLD batzbooker@gmail.com

OUR PHOTOS

There are thousands of photos of live shows, memorabilia, releases, t-shirts, flyers, tattoos, etc. in our Facebook archives HERE

YOUR PHOTOS

You are welcome to share your own photos of Guana Batz by adding your album link to the Facebook timeline or tagging Guana Batz Official on Facebook or #GuanaBatz on Instagram . You can view other’s photos by looking at “Visitor Posts” or “Community”

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FOLLOW GUANA BATZ ON SOCIAL MEDIA

FACEBOOK
If you have liked Guana Batz on Facebook be sure to sign up to “get notifications” as only a very small proportion of followers get to see our posts. Give the posts and photos a “like” or comment too as the more you interact, the more you will see Guana Batz posts on your timeline. Follow HERE

INSTAGRAM
I share Guana Batz flyers on my Instagram, alongside other psychobilly gigs. Most of the band have their own profiles too. Follow HERE

WORDPRESS
and bookmark this page to check back for updates HERE on Wordpress.

CONTACTING THE BAND
None of the band log in to the Facebook Page but some have their own personal profiles on Facebook and Instagram.

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OTHER LINKS

* Interview with Jonny Bowler
* Interview with Mark Penington
* Mental Hell

The Guana Batz Facebook and WordPress pages are maintained by Jo Jackson. 

Epileptic Hillbillys Gig Dates & News

EPILEPTIC HILLBILLYS GIG DATES 2018 (updated 22.8.19)

Friday 1 November 2019 – Tawastia Stomp Finland
Facebook Event Link

Fri 7 Feb 2020 – Yorkshire Psychobilly Weekend at Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
Facebook Event Link

Sat 15 Feb 2020 – The Wrecking Ball with Batmobile, Frenzy & Long Tall Texans at Fiddlers, Bristol
Facebook Event Link

6 June 2020 – Western Star Psychobilly Alldayer at Amersham Arms in New Cross, South London
Facebook Event Link

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BOOKING ENQUIRIES initial enquiries to Steve Oxley via Facebook HERE please.

MERCH – available at our gigs only.

SOCIAL MEDIA – You can join Epileptic Hillbillys on
Facebook HERE
Instagram HERE
and bookmark this page to check back for updates HERE  on WordPress.

If you’ve liked us on Facebook, be sure to sign up for notifications as only a small percentage of followers get to see our posts.  Give our photos and events a “like” or a comment, as the more you interact with the page the more you will see our posts in your newsfeed.

OUR PHOTOS – There are lots of photos of live shows, releases, t-shirts, flyers, etc in our Facebook Archives HERE

YOUR PHOTOS – You are welcome to share your own photos of Epileptic Hillbillys by adding your link to the timeline or tagging Epileptic Hillbillys. You can view other’s photos by looking at “Visitor Posts” or “Community”

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EPILEPTIC HILLBILLYS BIOGRAPHY

The first incarnation of Thee Epileptic Hillbillys (spelling intentional) was created back in the 1980s by founder members Billy Oxley and Paul Oxley. The band soon emerged and make their mark with a name that more people were familiar with – The Radiacs. That band was a core part of the Sheffield scene regularly playing the North’s equivalent of The Klub Foot – The Take Two.

The scene ebbed and flowed and Billy Oxley went on to play with many bands, notably the Blue Devils, The Tritons and then his first band of the millennium, Thee Chills. Meanwhile, Paul Oxley was most well known for his part in The Krewmen, alongside many other projects and session work.

After Billy wound up Thee Chills, he and Paul decided to get Thee Epileptic Hillbillys going again, drafting in Paul’s son Steve Oxley on drums. Steve had been playing in his own band Cosmic Razor and, as he’d been bought up on a diet of psychobilly from a baby, he was the perfect addition.

In 2010 they played their first gig at The Dove and Rainbow as part of Mosh & Go’s Psychobilly Sunday supporting the Graveyard Johnnys.

They quickly became firm favourites in the UK and abroad, bringing singalong anthems to the masses. Their cheeky mix of humour-infused psychobilly, rockabilly and inbred hillbilly was a big hit.

Sadly in 2012, Billy suffered major health problems which led to a short hiatus for the band. Thankfully, Billy bounced back and the band once again started to play and record again. This time with Steve taking over the role of bass player from his dad, and Adam Steenson joining the band on drums.

(Adam had previously played with Steve and The Raise, who were incidentally on the bill of that very first Epileptic Hillbillys’ gig in 2010.)

Gigs came flooding in again and Epileptic Hillbillys were a worthy support for some of the scene’s top bands such as The Sharks, King Kurt, Demented are Go & The Meteors. They were also as a crowd-pulling headliner in their own rights playing many festivals home and abroad – Bedlam Breakout, Inkfest, Pineda Psychobilly Meeting to name a few.

During this time Epileptic Hillbillys have put out three cd albums – Tales from The Underworld, Insanity and Take 2 – and a limited edition vinyl 10” Atomic It’s The Bomb. All recorded with Alan Wilson and released on Western Star Records. A 12” vinyl version of Tales From The Underworld was also brought out by Crazy Love Records.

In 2017, Adam decided to hang up his sticks and new boy Paul Mummery got stuck straight in. (Paul has a background in psychobilly, punk and metal having played with Sin Kings, Boston Rats, Norm & The Nightmares, and The Gonads.) Their first gig at Kingston’s Fighting Cocks in July 2017 was a sell-out and the band is currently taking bookings for the rest of 2019 and 2020.

* Epileptic Hillbillys on Facebook
* words and pics by Jo Jackson

The Epileptic Hillbillys’ Facebook and WordPress pages are maintained by Jo Jackson. Feel free to add or follow me on Facebook HERE and Instagram HERE.

King Kurt Gig Dates & News

KING KURT CURRENT GIG LISTINGS (updated 10.10.19)

Sat 9 November – King Kurt & Sons of El Roacho at Cutlers Arms Rotherham
Facebook Event Link

Sat 16 November – Pompey Rumble Wedgewood Rooms
Facebook Event Link

Friday November 22nd 2019 – The Underground Hanley Stoke
Facebook Event Link

Saturday 23 November 2019 -The Bungalow Paisley
Facebook Event Link

Sun 24 Nov – King Kurt at The Crescent York
Facebook Event Link

Saturday 30 November – Con Club Lewes
Facebook Event Link

7-9 August 2020 – Oddballs Scooter Rally
Facebook Event Link

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MESSY GIGS? – All gigs are mess free unless stated! Sorry but most venues hold club nights after.

PLAYING IN YOUR TOWN – We get lots of comments saying “come and play in “insert town/country”.  If you want to see King Kurt in your town feel free to ask any reputable promoters to get in touch. We can only play where we are booked.

BOOKING ENQUIRIES – kingkurtbookings@hotmail.com

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CURRENT LINE UP Smeg (vox), Paul “Thwack” (guitar), Bert (bass), John (sax) Eli (guitar), Gaff (drums), Mr Burton (drums) sometimes

CONTACTING THE BAND – Sorry none of the band log in to the KK Facebook Page.

INSTAGRAM NEWS – The Smeg and I (Jo) have both recently joined Instagram.

Follow Smeg HERE for old/new band pics and who knows what 

And me (Jo) HERE for King Kurt flyers and more

Please only send booking enquires to kingkurtbookings@hotmail.com

 

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RECORD STORE DAY 21.04.2018
 ‘Ooh Wallah Wallah’ – 35th anniversary edition LP, on transparent yellow vinyl #RSD18 SRD Southern Record Distributors.

There is also a re-released CD edition of Ooh Wallah Wallah with singles and DVD promo disc available.

If you haven’t managed to get one yet, there are still a few on the Jungle Records Ebay Store until stocks last.

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OUR PHOTOS – There are thousands of photos of live shows, memorabilia, releases, t-shirts, flyers, etc in our Facebook Archives HERE

YOUR PHOTOS – You are welcome to share your own photos of King Kurt by adding your link to the timeline or tagging King Kurt Official. You can view other’s photos by looking at “Visitor Posts” or “Community”

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KINGKURT.COM is no longer manned or updated.

BAND MERCH – available at most gigs!

ONLINE BAND MERCH – is now available directly from merch man Harry. View styles on his social media and send him a PM on Facebook HERE or Instagram HERE to order.

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You can join King Kurt on Facebook HERE  and bookmark this page to check back for updates HERE on WordPress.

If you have liked us on Facebook make sure you click “get notifications” from the drop down menu to ensure you see all our posts, and give posts and photos a “like” or a comment too, as the more you interact the more you will see our posts on your timeline.

 

 

The King Kurt Facebook and WordPress pages are maintained by Jo Jackson. Feel free to add or follow on Facebook HERE.

UK Psychobilly Bands, DJs, Radio Shows, Promoters & Venues

CLICK names for links to bands, DJs, radio shows, and  view the list of promoters and venues. If you want your link added, removed or updated please messenger me HERE. 

BAND WEB PAGES

Batmobile

The Coffin Nails

Thee Creepfreaks

Dan Dismal and the Darkstars

The Dukes of Bordello

El Camino

Epileptic Hillbillys

The Eyelids

FrenZy

Graveyard Johnnys

The Gruffs

Guana Batz

The Hangmen

Henry and the Bleeders

The Highliners

The Hillmans

Howlin Bones

The Hyperjax

Jack O Bones

King Kurt

The Kingshakes

Kings of Hong Kong

Knocksville

Long Tall Texans

Madhouse

Midniters

The Mighty Interceptors

Norm and the Nightmarez

The Phantom Cowboys

The Pharaohs

The Polecats

The Raptors

Rocker Covers

Rock It Dogs

The Ricochets

Thee Scarecrows AKA

The Scavengers

Sin Kings

Slaughterhouse Cats

Snakerattlers 

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Surfin Wombatz

The Teenage Zombies

The Two Step Goodbyes

X Ray Cat Trio

The Zipheads

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DJs – all available for gigs/events. Please contact via their FB

Andy Bedlam Bethel (AKA The Watford Wrangler)

Chris Setzer

Glenn The Gman Neo Rockabilly/Psychobilly DJ 

DJ Re-Pete (Peter Presley)

Dr Sick Puppy (Geoff Last)

Tiny/Steve Buckland

Andree Sinner

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RADIO SHOWS

Doghouse Radio

James Clark Psycho Show

Dr Sick Puppy Rockin Devil Radio

Scarlett Dawn’s Rockin Radio

Tiny Wreckin The Decks

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VENUES & PROMOTERS

This list has just been compiled as a starting point for band wishing to book gigs/tours.  I do not know all of these personally so it is up to you to do your own research.

Bedford – Esquires

Belfast – Voodoo

Birmingham – Adam Ward, Punks Alive

Bolton – The Alma

Brighton/Lewes – Steve Foz Foster, we love the big blue shed (various venues)

Brighton – Prince Albert

Bristol – Ian Kay, Death & Glory  (Fiddlers, The Louisiana, The Exchange, The Fleece)

Canterbury – Peter Hanscomb (UCA/The Lady Luck Bar/The Anchor Wingham)

Carlisle – Stacey Kidd and Dave Bell

 
Derby – The Hairy Dog
 
Hayling Island – Glenn Blake  (West Town Inn) FREE ENTRY GIGS
 
Hull – Anthony Hodgins ,Tenfoot City Psychos (Polar Bear) FREE ENTRY GIGS
 
Leeds/Bradford – Andy Walbank/Harry
 
Leeds – Brudenell Social Club
 
Leeds – James Clark
 
London – Russ Surfer/Peter Presley, Punkabilly
 
London – Down and Out Psychobilly Promotions
 
London – Steve Young
 
London – Franck Cronenberg
 
London – Jay Vee
 
London – Ken Matholie, Sanity Claus, December (Kings Arms, Keston)
 
London – New Cross Inn
 
London – Fighting Cocks Kingston
 
London – The Underworld Camden
 
Napton Warwickshire –  Paul Harwood, Cruisers (The Folly)
 
Northampton –  Tobe Wright, Bedlam Breakout (Roadmender)
 
Norwich – The Waterfront
 
Norwich – The Brickmakers
 
Nottingham – Paul Mason  (Pit & Pendulum) FREE ENTRY GIGS
 
Portsmouth – Tim Cox (Pompey Rumble)
 
Rotherham – Cutlers Arms
 
Rugby – Angela Varley
 
Scotland, Edinburgh – Christian Kimmett/Jason Gibby Gibson (Bannermans)
 
Scotland, Glasgow – Audio
 
Scotland, Kirkaldy – The Windsor Hotel
 
Scotland, Paisley – The Bungalow
 
Southend – Rob Horrell (Billstar)
 
Stamford – Stuart Rowland (The Voodoo Lounge)
 
Stoke on Trent – Paul Hodgkinson (The Underground)
 
Wales – Gary Lambadarios
 
Warsop – Dave Drury at Black Market Venue
 
Watford – Andy Bedlam Bethel at The Flag
 
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London – Ginger Meadham for Psychobilly Kicks Back CHARITY GIG

Leamington Spa – Paul Harwood for Psycho Santa CHARITY GIG

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WORLDWIDE PSYCHOBILLY AND ROCKABILLY FESTIVALS

USA – VIVA LAS VEGAS (Easter)
SPAIN – Psychobilly Meeting Pineda (July)
GERMANY – Mental Hell/Satanic Stomp (Speyer)
GERMANY – Psychomania Rumble Potsdam (May)
GERMANY – Psychobilly Earthquake Bremen (October)
BRAZIL – Psycho Carnival Curitiba (February)
HOLLAND – Moonshine Madness Weekender (October)


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Epileptic Hillbillys Biography

The first incarnation of Thee Epileptic Hillbillys (spelling intentional) was created back in the 1980s by founder members Billy Oxley and Paul Oxley. The band soon emerged and make their mark with a name that more people were familiar with – The Radiacs. That band was a core part of the Sheffield scene regularly playing the North’s equivalent of The Klub Foot – The Take Two.

The scene ebbed and flowed and Billy Oxley went on to play with many bands, notably the Blue Devils, The Tritons and then his first band of the millennium, Thee Chills. Meanwhile, Paul Oxley was most well known for his part in The Krewmen, alongside many other projects and session work.

After Billy wound up Thee Chills, he and Paul decided to get Thee Epileptic Hillbillys going again, drafting in Paul’s son Steve Oxley on drums. Steve had been playing in his own band Cosmic Razor and, as he’d been bought up on a diet of psychobilly from a baby, he was the perfect addition.

In 2010 they played their first gig at The Dove and Rainbow as part of Mosh & Go’s Psychobilly Sunday supporting the Graveyard Johnnys.

They quickly became firm favourites in the UK and abroad, bringing singalong anthems to the masses. Their cheeky mix of humour-infused psychobilly, rockabilly and inbred hillbilly was a big hit.

Sadly in 2012, Billy suffered major health problems which led to a short hiatus for the band. Thankfully, Billy bounced back and the band once again started to play and record again. This time with Steve taking over the role of bass player from his dad, and Adam Steenson joining the band on drums.

(Adam had previously played with Steve and The Raise, who were incidentally on the bill of that very first Epileptic Hillbillys’ gig in 2010.)

Gigs came flooding in again and Epileptic Hillbillys were a worthy support for some of the scene’s top bands such as The Sharks, King Kurt, Demented are Go & The Meteors. They were also as a crowd-pulling headliner in their own rights playing many festivals home and abroad – Bedlam Breakout, Inkfest, Pineda Psychobilly Meeting to name a few.

During this time Epileptic Hillbillys have put out three cd albums – Tales from The Underworld, Insanity and Take 2 – and a limited edition vinyl 10” Atomic It’s The Bomb. All recorded with Alan Wilson and released on Western Star Records. A 12” vinyl version of Tales From The Underworld was also brought out by Crazy Love Records.

In 2017, Adam decided to hang up his sticks and new boy Paul Mummery got stuck straight in. (Paul has a background in psychobilly, punk and metal having played with Sin Kings, Boston Rats, Norm & The Nightmares, and The Gonads.) Their first gig at Kingston’s Fighting Cocks in July 2017 was a sell-out and the band is currently taking bookings for the rest of 2019 and 2020.

Check out the gig list HERE and get in touch via Facebook if you’re interested in booking us.

* Epileptic Hillbillys on Facebook
* words and pics by Jo Jackson

 

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Guana Batz recording new album July 2017

After 3 great shows last week at Pineda Psychobilly Meeting, Sjock Festival and The Hairy Dog Derby, Guana Batz headed straight into the studio to start recording the new album. Release info and tour dates for 2018 to follow.

To keep you going until then, there are still some copies of this year’s release of the 4 track vinyl EP Burning Up – available from I Sold My Soul Media, Bedlam Breakout Shop, and other online outlets.

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