Make a date with The Hillbilly Moon Explosion who will be scattering electric, eclectic musical sound beams around the Black Box!
This band’s Rock ‘n’ Roll is exhilarating and musically diverse with echoes of southern Rockabilly, Mexican Mariachi, and 50s Sci Fi. A half-English 4-piece group, The Hillbilly Moon Explosion can mostly be found in the unlikely habitat of Zurich, Switzerland, where they have honed their craft over many years. Searching for the right sound they’ve previously recorded in San Diego, Camden and Tooting, but for their latest album they went back to their local Swiss studio, the place where they made their first rockabilly recordings and where they had plenty of time to get the sounds they wanted. As a result their latest album, With Monsters and Gods, is certainly their best release to date.
Operating at full creative tilt, the group are currently promoting the CD on a tour of ten European countries. After a six year gap (they have previously appeared at the Jazz Café, the Punk Rebellion Festival and the Boomtown Festival, and were guests of the Swiss national team at the London Olympics) they are back in the UK. After dropping in at London’s Borderline and the Cathedral Quarter festival in Belfast, they will finally reach Enniskillen, a place they already know as friendly and welcoming and which is, we are told, close their hearts!
The band have become quite an online and vinyl phenomenon with more than 13 million YouTube views of the video for Tattoos of My Love for Evermore. Much revered in France, they were hired to help resurrect the career of the film star and singer Arielle Dombasle who recorded a collection of Hillbilly Moon cover versions with them for release on the Universal label.
The Hillybilly Moon Explosion musicians – Emanuela Hutter, chanteuse, Oliver Baroni, vocals, piano and stand-up bass, Duncan James on guitar and Sylvain Petite on drums – are expecting to well and truly rock the house.
Excited to have The Sabarejets join the bill with Brian Young – Lead vocals & Guitar, Liam Killen – Guitar & Backing Vocals, Bill Johnston – Bass and Backing Vocals, Louie Steele – drums