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The Hi-fi's

Genre:  Rock and Roll 

 

Biography:

The Hi~Fi's were formed in 2018 and play roots rock n roll/rockabilly with an enthusiastic and authentic style. The Hi Fi's are ..Nick (vocals and lead guitar), Dave (Drums & Screams) & Keith (Upright Bass)

Our influences are Buddy Holly, Gene Vincent, Eddie Cochran, Elvis, Dion, Johnny Burnette, and many other 1950's American and British Rock n Roll stars who are all too vast to mention.

....So turn up the volume and get ready to hear the sounds of.... *The Hi~Fi's!!*

 

Nick (vocals and lead guitar)

Dave (Drums & Screams)

Keith (Upright Bass)

 



Timebomb Allstars

Genre:  Rock and Roll 

 

Biography:

a good time rock 'n' roll band... with an explosive live performance

Our influences are: European & British rock 'n' roll, skiffle, and current bands that really stomp the music that we love!        

 

the front Johnny Timebomb: Lead vocals   

Age: Guitar and vocals.   

Dave Diamond: Drums, screams and backing vocals 

Marky Mark: Bass guitar.



Rhythm River Trio

Genre:  high-octane powered Rockabilly 

 

Biography:

Wild Side Of Life: not only the title of their first album but also their way of living. This high-octane powered Rockabilly Trio are true to the roots of this underground music genre, and with a love for Country music they combine both styles. Taking inspiration from Webb Pierce, Ray Price and Hank Williams, with perfectly pitched original writing and obscure covers.

 

David Short:  lead vocal/ rhythm guitar 

Andre Preuthun: lead guitar

Bruno Pannone: double bass.



The Hangmen

Genre:  Punk / Rockabilly 

 

BiographyThe Hangmen - a genuine, distinctive and entrenched Punk/Rockabilly hybrid throttling a primitive ensemble of guitar, double bass and drums to unleash (de)compositions that are laced with convincingly psychotic horror undertones. Described as an explosive live act with a track record spanning the USA, Canada and Russia via most European countries between many times over, this UK trio has straddled many ‘Psychobilly’ and ‘Punk’ circuits since the 1990s. A trail of uncharted sweaty rock dives form part of an ongoing legacy garnished with eight albums worth of original material released on a host of international independent record labels. Now back on Crazy Love Records for their ninth album release, the long awaited next dark chapter in Punk Rock n' Roll will soon be upon us.

 

The Cramps, The Misfits, Motorhead, Reverend Horton Heat, The Sex Pistols, Tom Waits, Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster and Screaming Jay Hawkins – comparisons and influences that collectively illustrate the difficulty in defining a band that ultimately defines itself as moody and frantic, post-punk outlaw rockers smoldering with real energy.

 

Accepting non-mainstream appeal with defiance then throwing away the comfort blanket of ‘scene’ agendas has earned the band a notoriety for no-nonsense independence. Willing to face new and alienated audiences alone The Hangmen have become synonymous with not running in any packs, whilst earning a cult fanbase drawn from many factions.

 

Becoming choice UK support to many original Punk bands including The Damned, UK Subs and The Anti-Nowhere League along with established early Psychobilly acts such as The Guana Batz, Demented Are Go and King Kurt, The Hangmen progressed into larger venue circuits with larger audiences. This was maintained through more tour supports to visiting overseas bands such as Tiger Army and The Nekromantix, and not least a personal invitation to be main headliners for The London Astorias exclusive booking of all-star US Punk band The Transplants. As a headline act The Hangmen have topped tours, gigs and festivals right across the Northern hemisphere in places great and small.

 

The first national headlining UK tour promoting the third album ‘Tested On Animals’ would eventually enable the band to lay claim to having played ‘both Bostons on Halloween’. The following year saw The Hangmen tour in the USA for the first time, placing the band among the first British Psychobilly acts to precede and kickstart the resurgence of todays' worldwide Psychobilly movement there. As further ambassadors The Hangmen were the only British Psychobilly band to play the legendary New York Punk venue CBGBs, and the first to tour Canada coast to coast (attracting the national music press accolade of ‘Live Pick Of The Week’). When the definitive book on the birth and history of the Psychobilly movement - Hells Bent On Rockin' by Craig Brackenridge - came along The Hangmen were heavily featured and pictured across several pages.

 

Right now, with fresh material continually invading the live set which will ultimately appear on the next studio album, The Hangmen are doing what they always did – re-arming themselves to shake our senses, rock our bones and deliver us all to evil.

 

Loz Firewalker - Guitar & Main Vocals

Andy 'Rockin' Bones' Boyce

Double Bass & Backing Vocals.

Toxic Gaz - Drums.

 

 



The Rhumba kings

Mark Harman & The Rhumba Kings

Genre:  Punk / Rockabilly 

 

Biography: Starting out in 2003 as a straight-ahead 1950's influenced rockabilly trio, founding and only surviving original member Mark Sprex has pushed on through the years despite many line-up changes, developing the style and sound which has evolved into a powerful rock 'n' roll combo with many influences ranging from rockabilly to neo-rockabilly to punk rock. Live shows have become well known for Mark's high energy and often unpredictable performances, resulting in a steady and loyal following .. 17 years on and still going strong!

The band specializes in originals from Mark and some covers that show his influences. 

So, the final result is a power packed, high energy, wild rock'n'roll trio that should please the ears of everyone with their diverse and experienced range of rock'n'roll musicianship and showmanship.

If you want to give them a 'label' then THE RHUMBA KINGS are simply and proudly a ROCK 'N' ROLL band!

 

Since moving to Belgium in 2001, Mark is also often employed as a session player in Europe. Mark is known as the original drummer of The Houserockers and for his work as bassist and drummer for The Playboys. Over the years he has worked with many other top-rated bands and famous faces such as Toby Tomanov ex-drummer of Primal Scream, Boz Boorer guitarist of Morissey and The Polecats plus many others. To date Mark has recorded well over 20 albums with various bands and artists, appeared on prime-time television, has credits in several books, appeared in numerous magazines and publications etc. He has toured and entertained relentlessly and endlessly since 1988.

 

Since 2011 Mark worked for the organisation of UK's famous 'Hemsby Rock'n'Roll Weekender' festival, as the Hemsby - House Band Leader.

This also included working for certain acts at 'The Rockers Reunion' and 'Americana International Festival' in the UK. Other artists to Mark's working credit as a session artist are: Janis Martin, Dale Hawkins, Rip Masters, Graham Fenton (Matchbox), Bloodshot Bill, Tommy Bruce, Gene Summers, Robin Luke, Lee Dresser, Al Ferrier, Jimmy Cavallo, Marcel Riesco, Sonny Burgess, Rosie Flores, King Size Taylor, Ray Campi, Willie Craig, Travis LeDoyt, Al Hendrix, Art Adams, Billy Adams, Jimmy Lee Maslon, Mike Waggoner, James Intveld, John Lewis, Mark Pennington (Caravans), Steve Hooker, Bill Haley Jr .. and many more!!

 

The Rhumba KIngs released a limited edition bootleg mini album in September 2004 which has become a collectors item. In July 2005 they were support act for Stray Cats drummer Slim Jim Phantom and in November 2005 they did a tour with Stray Cats bassist Lee Rocker. 

In November 2006 they were support act for the legendary Dick Dale. In February 2007 they toured with Lee Rocker again.  Since then, they've supported or toured with many big names including .. The Jets, The Quakes, Crazy Cavan, Volbeat, Restless, The Meteors, The Living End, Status Quo, The Hollies plus many others.

 

In 2007 The Rhumba Kings recorded the album 'Bad World Big Shot', which was produced by Mark Pennington (The Caravans). Spring 2018, Mark released his solo album 'Warrior' produced by Paul Fenech of The Meteors.

 

In Spring 2019 Mark asked legendary British neo-rockabilly guitarist and front-man of Restless, Mark Harman to do some festival shows with The Rhumba Kings.

These shows were a huge success and much more is planned for now and the future.

 

 



Rockin’Em

Genre:  Rock’n Roll 

 

Biography: Rockin'Em started a few years ago and have gone from strength to strength over the past few years playing  some amazing events all across the UK & Europe. Rockin'Em have built up a good following and have supporters from all over the world and as a result of the hard work that has been put in over the years the band have been fortunate enough to have performed in France, Italy, Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands. Making them one of the top Rock'n'Roll Bands in Europe... An original by Rockin'Em 'Crying Over You' has become very popular in Italy, especially with World Championship Jiving Competitors and as a result it lead to the band doing a Tour of Italy in 2018 visiting Venice, Bologna and Milan. Now the band are performing at the largest events in the UK the band often get reviews and articles written on them in magazines around the UK and recently a big feature in a magazine in Finland,. Rockin'em have been very honoured to of performed on the same line up alongside artists such as The Skyliners, Charlie Gracie, JD McPherson, Chas & Dave and many many more artists but to name a few. Rockin'Em perform a mix of Self penned tracks which are proving popular especially with BBC Radio, and a mix of covers which are all done in the guys own style. Pleasing audiences with not just their music but a stage show showing off their individual talents, Rockin'Em guarantee a great night of REAL Rock'N'Roll. 

 

Dion:   Double Bass

Kev:    Guitar & vocals

Dave:  Drums