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 18.8.19)

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29 Aug – Restless with DJ Tiny at The Empire Music Hall Belfast
31 Aug – The Creature Club with Knocksville, Kings of Hong Kong, Krank Williams at Wagon and horse Birmingham, £7 entry
31st Aug – Rockabilly Rebellion Festival


6th Sept – The Strays with Red Hot Riot at Annie’s Burger Shack, Worcester
Sat 7th Sept – Snakerattlers At The Admiral Pub , Brighton Free Entry
Sat 7 September – Polecats at Wolverhampton
Sat 7th Sept – The Hyperjax at Vinyl Tap, Preston
11th Sept – The Strays at Dublin Castle, London
12th Sept – The Strays at Jags@119, Southsea
13th Sept – The Strays at Facebar, Reading
Sat 14 September – Knocksville & Surfin Carumba at The Water Rats, London
Sat 14 September – Thee Scarecrows AKA album launch party at The Timber Batts, Bodsham Kent (support 5.30pm, Thee boys on at sunset (about 7.30pm)
19th Sept – The Strays with The Uproars at Robin 2, Bilston
20 Sept – The Strays plus support at Joe Joe Jims, Birmingham
21 Sept – Surfin Caramba, Snakerattlers, Two Step Goodbyes at Mart’s Brewhouse and Tap in Stoke
21 Sept – #Wipeout 1 with Tex Speed Combo, Thee Unshaggables & Bombomb Burlesque at The Globe, Glossop
27 Sept – the Strays, Stage Fright at John Peel Centre, Stowmarket
28 Sept – The Strays, Gogo Loco at The Pomfret Arms, Northampton


Saturday 5th October – Henry and the bleeders At The Admiral pub, Brighton
Sat 5 Oct -8:30 pm – Thee scarecrows aka, Howlin Bones, El Camino at Stamford Voodoo lounge
Sat 5 Oct – The Hellcats at The West Town Inn, Hayling Island FREE ENTRY
Sat 12 Oct – The Irradiates, Palooka 5, The Terrasaurs at The Klub at Water Rats London
Sat 12th Oct – Frenzy + Little Dave & the Sun Sessions, DJ Tiny at Earl Haig Memorial Club, Cardiff
Sun 13th Oct – The Hyperjax at The Shambles, Lancaster
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


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
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/Sat/Sun 15-17 November  – Pompey Rumble 10 yr anniversary 3 day weekender Portsmouth – see FB page for full line-up
Sat 16 Nov – Knocksville, 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


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 – tba 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



Sat 11 Jan – Batmobile & support 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


1 Feb – Psychobilly Kicks Back, London
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 29 Feb – The X-Men, The Go Go Cult, The Voo-Dooms at Fiddlers Elbow Camden
Sat 29 Feb – Stage frite and support At The Admiral pub, Brighton. £5 Entry fee

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

2 May 2020 – Brighton Rumble
16 May 2020 – The Highliners at The Exchange Stoke on Trent
16 May 2020 – Hangar Stomp rockabilly alldayer, Lutterworth
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

JUNE 2020

6 June 2020 – Western Star Psychobilly Blitz at Amersham Arms in New Cross, South London

JULY 2020

Pineda de Mar Psychobilly Meeting Spain
31 July -2 August – Hillbilly Hoedown Weekend, Newark Showground Notts


31 July – 2 August – Hillbilly Hoedown Weekend, Newark Showground Notts
7-9 August 2020 – King Kurt & DAG at Oddballs scooter rally
29 August 2020 – Rockin The Boneyard Charity gig, Nottingham

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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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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.


Epileptic Hillbillys Gig Dates & News


Friday 1 November 2019 – Tawastia Stomp Finland
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Fri 7 Feb 2020 – Yorkshire Psychobilly Weekend at Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
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Sat 15 Feb 2020 – The Wrecking Ball with Batmobile, Frenzy & Long Tall Texans at Fiddlers, Bristol
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6 June 2020 – Western Star Psychobilly Alldayer at Amersham Arms in New Cross, South London
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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.

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