2nd Billybop Festival in Bonheiden (b) zondag 15 juni
Remember the festival we organised last year at Zaal Sint Ludwina in Bonheiden ? We're gonna do it again this year on sunday June 15 ! And it's gonna be bigger and better !
Line up confirmed so far includes
- The Barnstompers (nl)
- Dick Dandruff & The Snowy Mountains (nl)
- The Hometown Gamblers (b)
- your host and compere : Frantic Franky (b)
+ more bands to be confirmed that are still learning how to write their names so they can sign the contracts !
Mark the date ! Set your alarm ! Lock up your wife ! Stay tuned for more info !
Added : 22/1/2008
Rockabilly Sunday @ Zaal De Gilde, Oostkamp (B) 20/01/2008
2nd edition of Billybop's Rockabilly Sundays, with 2 young Belgian bands playing in Zaal De Gilde, a small western styled line dance club. Did you notice the signs saying "anyone not involved in country or disrupting the dancing will be excluded from this locale" ? Added attractions were the chicken gumbo and seafood gumbo that was being sold by a stall from the Cajun Queen restaurant from Antwerp, Jack Daniel's being sold by the shot, and movie projections (with the sound off, obviously, as that would have interfered with the rockabilly tunes being played) of Viva Las Vegas 2007, old hot rod docs, and Betty Page's color feature Teaserama (1955). ... continue reading
Added : 21/1/2008
Mr & Mrs Sprex Birthday party @ Ace Café
And what a party it was.
The birthday couple ( yes they have their birthday on the same day) organized one hell of a party at the Ace Cafe. By 20.00 the place was already filled and even more people joined them on this special day.
On stage for the night: The Rhumba Kings and special guests.
Round 20.30 the Rhumba Kings did a sound check and after that it was time for my debut on stage.
I must say I was nervous as hell. We ( Mark, Beireke and me ) preformed 5 songs, now I can’t tell what it sounded like, but I hope you’ll had a great time. First song: “Folsom prison” with Koen on vocals, Then “Baby let’s play house”, followed ... continue reading
more info on : http://home.zonnet.nl/johnlucy/http://www.acecafe.be
Added : 21/1/2008
Rockabilly Hot Enough to Melt a Glacier—Tomorrow Night!
Get hot with Easy Ed’s Variety Hour, coming your way this Friday night. That’s two big hours of Rockabilly, Hillbilly, R&B, and Rock and Roll! (Commercial free!)
This is a worldwide broadcast.
**Where: WMFO in Medford , MA (91.5 FM). Listen live through iTunes (Radio/Public/WMFO) or the station's Web site (www.wmfo.org)
**When: Friday (1/18) at 6:00 PM Eastern (U.S.).
Can't tune in while the show is airing? Just go to
and download archived shows whenever you like.
I LIKE REQUESTS! Send ‘em to firstname.lastname@example.org .
Also, if you’re in ... continue reading
more info on : http://www.easy-ed.net
Added : 17/1/2008
The Boogie Brothers (Renaud Patigny & Fabrice Eulry)
Zaal Ons Huis
1601 Ruisbroek (B)
Renaud Patigny (B) is dé Belgische Boogie-woogie specialist. Hij bestudeert de grote meesters als Pete
Johnson en Albert Ammons. Hij organiseert reeds jaren de “Brussels Piano Summit” en maakt vele podia in Europa en de VS onveilig. In de Amerikaanse pers noemt men hem “Het Europese Genie van de Boogie Woogie”.
Fabrice Eulry (Fr) Diegenen die hem ondermeer op Pajot Blues aan het werk zagen zullen het be--
amen: Hij is de acrobaat van het klavier, één van de meest begaafde pianisten van zijn generatie. Hij is tegelijk ... continue reading
more info on : http://www.fabriceeulry.comhttp://www.88boogie.com
Added : 16/1/2008
Ruby Dee & The Snakehandlers, Ace cafe Rumst 13/01/2008
Once again the Ace Cafe provide dus with a band from the states and like most of the time it turned out to be a great evening with an excellent band to provide the soundtrack. Hell even folks from the far end of Belgium ( bruges) made their way to the Ace cafe. On stage this time Ruby Dee & The Snakehandlers, honky tonkin band from Denver Colorado. Members of the band: Ruby Dee: Vocals, Jorge Harada: guitar, Sean Hudson: bass, Kipp Crawford: drums. The First set was more country inspired with a bunch of slower songs and Ruby strolling all over the stage. The second set turned out more rock’n’roll inspired with even a part where Jorge ( the guitarist ... continue reading
more info on : http://www.acecafe.behttp://www.rubydeemusic.com/
Added : 15/1/2008
Vampira Departs Our Galaxy, Aged 86
TV personality and actress Maila Nurmi, better known to horror buffs as Ed Wood's Vampira, has passed away at aged 86, according to ShockTillYouDrop. With her coal-black hair and ghostly pale skin, Vampira became a cult sensation in the 1950s as she introduced films on The Vampira Show and interviewed guests. As a sort of pioneer of horror-comedy, Nurmi would encourage those she interviewed to talk to her pet spider or have them sign an epitaph instead of an autograph, things like that. Nurmi's persona of Vampira would reach its apex when Ed Wood ... continue reading
Added : 14/1/2008
Some sad news from The Rambler Eindhoven.
CANCELLED!!!!!!! zondag 13 januari 2008 CANCELLED dus deze dag geen live programma!!!!!!!!!!!!:
CANCELLED!!!!! King Curtis' + Lucky 7 (usa/aut) CANCELLED!!!!!
Door een ongeval heeft King Curtis zijn pols gebroken en gaat deze gig en de hele tour helaas niet door.
Echter we kunnen uitkijken naar juli want dan zullen ze alsnog optreden in nederland.
Due to an accident and broken wrist this gig is cancelled!!!
more info on : http://www.king-curtis.com/
Added : 10/1/2008
Martin Guitar Company creates two Elvis Presley commemorative acoustic guitars
---D-28M ELVIS PRESLEY COMMEMORATIVE LIMITED EDITION (175 total) and D-28 ELVIS PRESLEY COMMEMORATIVE EDITION---
While best known for his singing, Elvis’ guitar playing served him well, especially in the early years of his career. His pulsing, rhythmic strumming was featured on many of his early recordings and on stage in the mid-1950s, when Martin was his guitar. He began with a used 000-18 in 1954, but within months had traded it in for a 1942 Martin D-18. The next year he got a 1955 D-28; fitted with a custom-tooled leather cover with his name across, it became perhaps his most recognized acoustic due to the many Elvis concert photos ... continue reading
more info on : http://www.martinguitar.com
Added : 10/1/2008
Saturday 16 februari Drunkabilly 4 x CD Release Festival
Belgium's busiest independant label Drunkabilly Records starts 2008 with a big BANG ! by proudly presenting 4 brand new releases, and they want YOU to join in on the fun .... FOR FREE !
Live on stage at Hof Ter Loo in Antwerpen :
- Nigel Lewis & The Zorchmen (uk) present their new double cd Ladies And Gentlemen... featuring 1 cd with new studio recordings + 1 cd recorded live in Hamburg in 2006
- The Cenobites (holland) present their new 7 track mini Blue Fandango + free bonus Drunkabilly sampler
- Runnin' Wild (b) presents their new full cd I Dressed In Black Today
- The Baboons (b) present their long awaited ... continue reading
more info on : http://www.drunkabilly.com http://www.ccluchtbal.org
Added : 10/1/2008