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 19.7.19)

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

JULY

20 July  – Delta Bombers at Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth
20 July – Wreckin and Rockin # 1 at The Underground in Stoke-On-Trent with
Epileptic Hillbillies, Jack O’Bones, Sons Of El Roacho, Hyperjax, Numbskulls, The Mighty Interceptors & VHT’s
25th July – The Strays at Gaz’s Rockin Blues Club, London
Sat 27 July – Long Tall Texans at The Admiral Brighton

AUGUST

2 Aug – The Strays at The Crew Nuneaton
2-4 Aug – King Kurt & more at Rebellion Punk Festival
9 Aug – The Strays,Snakerattlers, Delray Rockets at Frog and Fiddle, Cheltenham
10 Aug – The Strays with Delray Rockets and Fireball UK at Atrix Centre, Bromsgrove
10 Aug – The Klub at Water Rats London
15 Aug – The Strays at The Louisiana, Bristol
17 Aug – The Strays at Garage Feast, Trash Rock n Roll All Dayer at Fulford Arms, York
17 Aug – Epileptic Hillbillys, Sin Kings, Knocksville & more at The Exchange Bristol
29th August – Restless with DJ Tiny at The Empire Music Hall Belfast
31st Aug – Rockabilly Rebellion Festival

SEPTEMBER

6th Sept – The Strays with Red Hot Riot at Annie’s Burger Shack, Worcester
7 September – Polecats at Wolverhampton
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
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
27 Sept – the Strays, Stage Fright at John Peel Centre, Stowmarket
28 Sept – The Strays, Gogo Loco at The Pomfret Arms, Northampton

OCTOBER

5th Oct -8:30 pm – Thee scarecrows aka, Howlin Bones, El Camino at Stamford Voodoo lounge
12 Oct – The Klub at Water Rats London
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
25th Oct – The Strays plus support at Westgarth Social Club, Middlesborough
26th Oct – The Strays with Snakerattlers at The Captain Cook Inn, Staithes
26 Oct – Long Tall Texans, Surfin Wombatz, Sin Kings at Centrala Birmingham
26 Oct – The Hyperjax in Kirkaldy
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
Fri 8 November – Guana Batz at The Fleece Bristol
Fri 8 November – Polecats & Zipheads at The Underworld Camden
Sat 9 November – The Klub at Water Rats London
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 November – King Kurt at The Underground Hanley Stoke
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 Leamington Spa
Sat 7 Dec – Kings of Hong Kong, Mighty Interceptors & Teenage Zombies in Stoke on Trent
8 December – Gutter Demons & Thee Creepfreaks, London

12th December – Gutter Demons at Voodoo Belfast
Sat 14 Dec – The Klub at Water Rats London
Sat 14 Dec – Pompey  Christmas Rumble with Gutter Demons, Moonshine Stalkers & more at Blue Lagoon, Portsmouth

2020

JANUARY 2020

11 January 2020 – Batmobile & support at Earl Haig Club Cardiff
25 January 2020 – Blue Cats, Restless, Deltas & The Uproars in Bristol

FEBRUARY 2020

7-8 Feb 2020 –  Epileptic Hillbillys, DAG, Restless, Lucky Devils & more weekender  at The Brudenell Social Club in Leeds
15 Feb 2020 – Batmobile, Frenzy, Long Tall Texans, Knocksville in Bristol
Sat 29th Feb 2020 – The X-Men, The Go Go Cult, The Voo-Dooms at Fiddlers Elbow Camden

MARCH 2020

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

APRIL 2020

MAY 2020

2 May 2020 – Brighton Rumble
16 May 2020 – Hangar Stomp rockabilly alldayer, Lutterworth
29-30 May 2020 – Cruisers England 5th Rumble, Southam Rugby Club Nr Leamington Spa

JUNE 2020

6 June 2020 – Western Star Psychobilly Alldayer at Amersham Arms in New Cross, South London
29-31 June 2020 Rockin Round Up at Weston-Super-Mare, Somerset

JULY 2020

Pineda de Mar Psychobilly Meeting Spain

AUGUST 2020

7-9 August 2020 – King Kurt & DAG at Oddballs scooter rally

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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 15.7.19)

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
Jonny/Jared – Drums
Choppy – Bass

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

Read an interview with Jonny Bowler about his role in the new show Heartbreak Hotel Live in Las Vegas HERE and find out who will be taking his place whilst he’s busy with that.

CURRENT GIG LIST –  USA, UK & Europe

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

Sat 2nd November 2019 – Con Club, Lewes

Fri 8 November 2019 – The Fleece Bristol
Facebook Event 

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

ALL FLYERS CAN BE FOUND IN OUR FACEBOOK PHOTO ALBUMS

 

 

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Back to the Jungle NEW full length album

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 HERE   for UK and Worldwide shipping.

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

CONTACTING THE BAND – Sorry none of the band log in to the Facebook Page but some have their own personal profiles.

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 . You can view other’s photos by looking at “Visitor Posts” or “Community”

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Photo by Billy Tombstone Pineda Psychobilly Meeting

You can join Guana Batz on Facebook HERE and bookmark this page to check back for updates HERE on Wordpress.

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 a comment too as the more you interact, the more you will see Guana Batz posts on your timeline.

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Epileptic Hillbillys Gig Dates & News

EPILEPTIC HILLBILLYS GIG DATES 2018 (updated 1.7.19)

20 July 2019 – Wreckin’ & Rockin’ 1 Alldayer at The Underground Stoke
Facebook Event Link

17 Aug 2109  – Doghouse 10th Birthday Party at The Exchange Bristol
Facebook Event Link

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

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BOOKING ENQUIRIES initial enquiries to Billy Oxley via Facebook  page please.

MERCH – available at our gigs only.

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.

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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

King Kurt Gig Dates & News

KING KURT CURRENT GIG LISTINGS (updated 15.7.19)

August 2019 – Rebellion Blackpool

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

Sat 16 November – Pompey Rumble Wedgewood Rooms
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Friday November 22nd 2019 – The Underground Hanley Stoke
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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

7-9 August 2020 – Oddballs Scooter Rally

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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.

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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.

If you didn’t manage to get one keep an eye on Jungle Records Ebay Store where they will sell them if there are any left and 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 – not currently available.

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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.

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Tick “Get Notifications” from the drop down menu where you “Like” & “Follow”

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The King Kurt Facebook and WordPress pages are maintained by Jo Jackson. 

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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Hancox

Hancox are made up of Guana Batz members Pip Hancox (vocals) and Jonny Bowler (upright bass) joined by the other members of the US line-up of Guana Batz –  Jared Hren (drums) and Gino Meregillano (guitar). They bought out their debut album VEGAS LIGHTS in 2012 on I Sold My Soul Media Records and coincided that release with a long European Tour.

There are no imminent plans to tour currently but should anything change we’ll let you know. You can find out more about Hancox on their OFFICIAL WEBSITE and on their FACEBOOK PAGE.

(The Hancox Facebook and WordPress pages are maintained by Jo Jackson.)