Grease back that hair, pull on those polkadot dresses and get your fine looking self down to the Rockabilly Revel at the recently re-opened Hallcross, on the 1st February!!
…Alright, so strictly speaking, the music on offer isn’t rockabilly: it’s far more eclectic than that. However, it was the one word we felt encapsulated the raw energy, the originality and attitude all three live acts have in common.
First up is Haworth, soulfully singing his very own brand of acoustic folk in a way that will have you hanging on to his every word. With music that is filled with pure and simple honesty, Haworth brings a subtle melodic serenity to everywhere he plays. If you haven’t had the joy of discovering him already, make sure you come and check him out.
Haworth’s single “Anything” is currently available to download via iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/anything-single/id733265527
A hard act to follow, but follow him we must…and how!!
Doncaster’s very own Dead Man’s Boots are next to grace the stage to treat you all with some good ol’ grungy country punk tinged with psychobilly. Raunchy, raucous and wild, DMB play with a foot stomping energy that is hard to resist: demonstrating exactly why Doncaster’s local music scene should be better supported. Currently recording their début E.P, you can next catch the Boots at the Vintage Rockbar 15th February and keep up to date through their Facebook page:
This brings us to the headline act and your hosts for the evening…
Shaggy Dog Story are a psychofolkabilly trio based in Doncaster. SDS play their own unique blend of swampy blues riffs, foot-tapping rockabilly rhythms and strong folk harmonies. Eclectic, eccentric and looking as if they’ve rolled out of a vintage jumble sale, the “Shaggies” have built up a cult following around South Yorkshire & have become known for their energetic performances and onstage banter. A feel-good party band comprised of a Punk, a Pixie and a Mod: fun, madness, the odd murdered ex-wife and home-made cupcakes are guaranteed!
Having launched their home-recorded, home-produced, home-made EP “Final Ride” at the Masons Arms in September, SDS hope to follow this up with an album later this year. Firm believers in the punk-DIY ethos, Shaggy Dog Story have begun hosting and promoting their own events across Doncaster. They wish to showcase the fantastic local original talent that South Yorkshire has to offer: as exemplified by the two fabulous support acts they are sharing a stage with.
So prove them right. Dress up to the nines, be a part of your local music scene and get yourself down to the Hallcross 1st February for the first night of live music since it re-opened late last year!!
Oh, and the best part?…It’s all absolutely free!