UK Psychobilly Gig Guide (Alcoholic Rats)

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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 8.12.19)

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eg Sat 1 May 2018 – Band Name at Venue Name, Town

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2019

DECEMBER

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
Sun 15 Dec – Thee Scarecrows AKA at the Rochester Tavern 5pm

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

Sat 1 Feb – Psychobilly Kicks Back, Fiddlers Elbow, London
Sat 1 Feb – Restless at The Exchange Stoke

Fri/Sat 7-8 Feb –  Epileptic Hillbillys, DAG, Restless, Lucky Devils & more weekender  at The Brudenell Social Club in Leeds

Sat 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 & The Strays 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
Sat 25 April – The Black Kat Boppers at Royal British Legion, Hayling Island

MAY 2020

Fri/Sat/Sun 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 – The Klub London TBA
Fri 8 May 2020 – Reverend Horton Heat and Delta Bombers The Passenger Shed Bristol SOLD OUT
Sat 9 May 2020 –  Alldayer – Reverend Horton Heat and Delta Bombers  & MORE The Passenger Shed Bristol

Fri 15 May – Graveyard Johnnys, Snakerattlers at The Kingfisher, Corby
Fri 15 May 2020 – Nekromantix, New Cross Inn, London
Sat 16 May 2020 – Nekromantix, Graveyard Johnnys, Red Hot Riot at The Fleece Bristol
Sat 16 May 2020 – The Highliners at The Exchange Stoke on Trent
Sat 16 May 2020 – Hangar Stomp rockabilly alldayer, Lutterworth

Fri/Sat/Sun 22-24 May 2020 – Kings of Hong Kong at GreaserSociety annual P up at The Shed, Beadale Yorks
Sun 24th May –  Alldayer with King Kurt, Long Tall Texans & more at Bedford Esquires
Sun 24 May 2020 – Carry on Wreckin Alldayer, Norwich

Fri/Sat/Sun 29-31 May 2020 Rockin Round Up rockabilly weekender at Weston-Super-Mare, Somerset

Fri/Sat 29-30 May 2020 – Cruisers England 5th Rumble, Southam Rugby Club Nr Leamington Spa (Devils Hand, McCurdy Brothers, Uproars, Krank Williams, Mighty Interceptors, KOHK, Frantic Vermin, Vince Ray, Old No 7 Band, Escobars, 2 Tone Allskas)

Sat 30-Sun 31 May 2020 – Peterborough Hotrod Show with Sin Kings, Howlin Bones, Kingshakes and more

Sat 30 May 2020 – The Primitive Club, Fiddlers Elbow, Camden

JUNE 2020

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

Sat 13 June 2020 – TBA Good Wreckin Tonight at The Face Bar Reading

Sat 20 June 2020 – Frenzy at Royal British Legion, Hayling Island
18-22 June 2020 – Rockabilly Rave, Sussex

JULY 2020

Pineda de Mar Psychobilly Meeting Spain

11 July – The Klub London TBA

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

SEPTEMBER 2020

OCTOBER 2020

Sat 3 Oct 2020 – The Rocker Covers at Royal British Legion, Hayling Island

OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2020

Fri 30 Oct-Sun 1 Nov – Psychobilly Freakout Weekender, New Cross Inn, London

4th Nov 2020 – Lee Rocker, Glasgow
5th Nov 2020 – Lee Rocker, Newcastle
6th Nov 2020 – Lee Rocker, Manchester
7th Nov 2020 – Lee Rocker, Bristol
8th Nov 2020 – Lee Rocker, London

7th OR 14th Nov TBC – Private event, Midlands

Fri 13th – Sat 14th Nov – Pompey Rumble, Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth

Fri 20 November 2020 –  King Kurt at The Underground, Stoke

DECEMBER 2020

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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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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.

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Epileptic Hillbillys Gig Dates & News

EPILEPTIC HILLBILLYS’ GIG DATES 2020 (updated 17.11.19)

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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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.

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