The Passenger Shed is presenting an evening of red hot drum fills, blistering guitar licks and hard hitting slap bass lines. It’s time for Bristol’s third Rockabilly Night LIVE!
We have lined up four of the most energetic, high-powered rockabilly acts from the US, UK and Europe. From Bristol’s own greased up Rock’n’Rollers; The Crawlin’ KingSnakes, to the sensational American retro rockers from The Rhythm Shakers, you will not be bored for a second this evening in the Passenger Shed! To make sure of that, resident DJ Rock Ape, will keep the music and party going in-between the acts.
This is a chance to experience a selection of finest Rockabilly acts in the World right now at the top of their game. Whether you are a seasoned fan or new to the genre, this is an event you cannot skip! Get on your dancing shoes and get ready for one of the hottest Rockabilly events of 2020!
THE DOORS OPEN AT 6:00 PM
LOCATION: The Passenger Shed, Brunel’s Old Street, Bristol, BS1 6QH
18:30 - The Crawlin' Kingsnakes
20:00 - Rhythm Sophie
21:30 - Lobo Jones & The Rhythm Hounds
23:00 - The Rhythm Shakers
The Rhythm Shakers (US)
If you’re a seasoned fan of old school Rock’n’Roll, you’ll realize that these four Americans are in a league of their own. What really sets this band apart is the howling vocals projected by the flaming red haired, front singer, Marlene Perez. With a voice and energy that's closer to R’n’B legends like Tina Turner and Amy Winehouse than the dusty ol’ sounds of the 1950s, Perez takes the breath away from any crowd trying to keep up. The echo drenched sound stays true to Rock’n’Roll of the late 1950s, but The Rhythm Shakers stand out from the crowd by how comfortably they are living in the present.
If you were to describe the perfect rock 'n' roll sound today, you’d have to begin with a tight, grooving rhythm section, like the one delivered by bassist, Victor Mendez, and Drummer, Brook Emelio. When you add to that a technically virtuoso on the guitar to fire away riffs and solos with meteoric speed and surgeon-like precision, you are on a winner!. Once Perez comes into the mix with her masterful vocal lines and mesmerizing stage presence, the sound is complete. The Rhythm Shakers are not afraid to seek new musical heights while respecting the fundamentals of their chosen genre. This is one live experience you will not want to miss!
Lobo Jones & the Rhythm Hounds (UK)
With a set consisting of high octane Rockabilly tunes supported by the exceptional fretwork of Morgan Willis on lead guitar, this four piece delivers a great spectrum of red hot Rockabilly rhythms. From thumbing double bass driven rockers to slightly more composed compositions, Lobo Jones and the Rhythm Hounds keeps the music alive, dynamic and interesting throughout their show. The young frontman, Lobo Jones, adds a youthful energy perfectly balanced with the seasoned musicianship of the Rhythm Hounds behind him. Once the hounds have been released, they deliver an impressive wall of sound that will move even the most stubborn and earthbound audience members out on the dance floor. No surprise that crowds are so into Lobo Jones and his rhythmic hounds — they know how to turn any night into a party!
Rhythm Sophie & the Jeffrey Hannox Gang (DE)
Germany might be a republic, but the country on the other side of the North Sea do have a queen when it comes to Rhythm & Blues, Rockabilly and Swing! She goes by the name of Miss Rhythm Sophie, and tirelessly tours the European continent and beyond with her young, irresistible and authentic stage presence. Her mix of 1940s and 1950s Rhythm & Blues and Rock’n’Roll brings the energy of the golden age of Rock and Blues right up to our time. With a voice that could have come straight off a 1950s record, and an updated sound that blows away crowds with a rare authenticity, Rhythm Sophie is sure to charm everyone in the audience this night in The Passenger Shed. Backed up by the Jeffrey Hannox Gang, the queen of Rhythm & Blues and Rockabilly will be taking Bristol by storm — just wait a hear for yourself!
The Crawlin’ KingSnakes (Bristol)
Bristol’s own Crawlin’ KingSnakes know how to rock a venue with their earth-shattering Rockabilly sound and great selection of the best Rock’n’Roll tunes stretching over more than half a century. If you have been looking to get your fix of greased up Rockabilly and retro Rock’n’Roll infused with references to Hot-Rods, pinups, vintage trucks and racing motorcycles, look no further than The Crawlin’ KingSnakes! — With thumbing double bass lines thundering over grooving drum beats, accompanied by echo-soaked Gretsch guitar licks, the sound of this four-piece will crawl up on you like the rattle of a king snake! The wobbly, tremolo enhanced chords will take you right back to the Rock’n’Roll anno 1950s and beyond! So get ready for the most rockin’ jivers, strollers and boppers