The Hicksville Bombers would like to thanks everyone for there support again over the past year, it really feels like we are performing to friends and people we know at nearly every gig, thanks for all the promotors that booked us and all the fans that have come to the gigs, we missed the Americana but it is back on in 2017 and we are booked for it. The Bombers gave Sharna-mae her start and is now an established band as Sharna-mae & The Mayhems in there own right. With BBC 2 and plenty of radio airplay, SKY TV music channel deals, High street magazine features. Glastonbudget band of the year winners they are really taking off.
2017 will see Sharna-mae & The Mayhems sharing the same festivals as The Hicksville Bombers, see them both at- Barnstaple Rockabilly weekender, D-Day Cruise Inn Holland, Enniscorthy S Ireland, The Americana, Stourport Riverside Festival, as well as some more tbc.
The First gig of the new year will again be in there home town
Lincoln Rock'n'Roll Club on 6th January,
Have a great New Year and see you all somewhere soon
Hicksville Bombers and Country Cattin' 2016 gigs- 30th Jan - Spikes Birthday Bashing, Chelmsford. 6th Feb - Fireball RnR club, Lowestoft, 20th Feb - Mayfair RnR club, Louth. 27th Feb - St Peters by the waterfront, Ipswich. Country Cattin' - 5th March - The Seacroft, Hemsby. Great Yarmouth 11th March - Barnstaple RnR No7, Westward Ho. Devon. 18th March - The Rosecroft, Orpington. 27th March - RHP Club , Newark. 2nd April - The 3 Horseshoes, Waddington, LIncs. 9th April - Grape & Grain, Crystal Palace. 23rd April - Croydon. Country Cattin' - 30th April - Atomic festival. Northampton. 20th May - March RnR club, March, Cambs. 11th June - Hotrods & Hills, festival, Cumbria,http://www.hotrodsandhills.co.uk/ 24th - June - British Bikers Relief Rally, Nr Coventry.http://www.bbrf.co.uk/ 8th-10th July - The Americana, Loughborough. 15-16th July - Bumbiters Confederate party, 5-7th August - Rock Ridge Rumble, Durham. 26th August - Rolls Royce RnR club, Derby. 28th August - The Grey Horse , Collingham, Newark. 17th Sept - Grape & Grain, Crystal palace. 8th Oct - The Broadway, Leeds. Country cattin- 4-6th Nov - Westward Ho weekender, Devon. 12th Nov - The Bowling Green, Oldham, Manchester. 26th Nov - Longwell Green, Bristol. 2-4th Dec - Reel Rock Drive weekender, Chichester, Sussex.
2015 has been a good year for The Hicksville Bombers performing at great festivals and top gigs including The Harley Davidson Super Rally, The Americana, to name just a few, We recorded at Western-star and produced an album to be proud of with 15 original tracks that sold out in 6 months prompting a re-press, One of the tracks Ready to Rumble has been used in a German film about bikers. 2014/16 has seen Dave's daughter showcasing at gigs, in July she did her first gig with her own band Sharna-Mae & The Mayhems as all teenagers, at The Americana. The repercusions from the Americana has for 2016 The Hicksville Bombers and Sharna-Mae and The Mayhems both booked for many festivals including The Americana, Rock Ridge Rumble, Westward Ho, Hotrod & Hills, Real Rock Drive, weekenders and more, also an album release for both bands.
thanks to everyone for the support and see you in 2016
Over their long career The Hicksville Bombers have consistently delivered top notch rockabilly.These kats have been kicking it out since 1992 all while staying the course(7 albums),hell you know exactly what your getting here and that's a good thing: rockabilly with a little blues and country on the side. It's been 4 years since the their last album , the pretty stout "Ready To Rumble"and to the band's many fans that's way too long .While the wait is over with the release of "Voodoo Doll " and yes it has been worth the wait.This puppy koolly rolls in with 15 tracks of rockabilly done just the way you would expect from the The Bombers,meaning damn good.We get a great mix of rockers, strollers and ballads as well as a few older songs that have been rerecorded .Highlights include: "Memphis Cat", "So Hot, She's Cool", " Low On Gas" and " Can't Buy Your Goodbye". The band decided to have "Voodoo Doll" produced by the folks at Western Star and that has proven to be a smart move.This has a more punched up and fresher feel than their previous releases.As a result this is one great sounding album and it's also their best yet! Very Recommended !! https://www.facebook.com/HicksvilleBombers?fref=tshttp://www.hicksvillebombers.com/
Make sure you buy/pre-order or subscribe to Vintage Rock magazine for June, The Hicksville Bombers will have 2 tracks from the western-star release 'Voodoo Doll' featured on the covermount CD, last time they sold out of 70,000 copies, CD contains tracks from, Jack Rabbit Slim, Rusti Steel, The Bullets, Bill Fadden, Rudy La Crioux, The Sharks, The Cheaterslicks, Vince Eager, Sue Moreno Ruby Darnell, Pete Hutton, Rockin' Rocket 88,Bonneville Barons, Las Pistolas, get it ordered.
The Hicksville Bombers will be playing and talking about there new western star release 'Voodoo Doll' album on Wayne Radley's rock'n'roll radio show this Wednesday 8th April tune in for a listen Lincoln City radio
The new Hicksville Bombers album 'Voodoo Doll' will be available April 2015, it features 15 original tracks, with a biy of something for everyone-
You can catch The Hicksville Bombers and Sharna-Mae band on the same bill at these gigs so far for next year,
20/03 - Barnstaple, weekender,
03/04 - Peterborough weekender
11/04 - Skegvegas, at The Lumley weekender
25/04 - Woodfield R'n'R club,
12/07 - The Americana Promotions
06/11 - Westward Ho Rockabilly weekender.
14/11 - Just for kicks alldayer,
there are just a few dates left if you want to book Sharna-mae with Scott and James, as well as The Hicksville Bombers,
After a full year with the new line-up, the Hicksville Bombers are still going strong, with bookings into 2016 already.
A few of the gigs have seen Dave's daughter Sharna-mae and her boyfriend James Cook making there debut, this has resulted in 2015 re-bookings for the Westward -Ho rockabilly weekender, also The Americana and Rock at Sea-Sweden, future gigs will also see the introduction of Scott Brown as well
Anyone wishing to book the Hicksville Bombers and Sharna-mae they can through the Hicksville Bombers contacts
Si Cranstoun and The Hicksville Bombers will be playing at Lincoln's top Live venue The Engine shed on the 25th October
if any Hicksville Bombers fans are going they are able to get a fan discount from this link, save Â£4 on a ticket-
see you there-
The Hicksville Bombers would like to wish everyone a very Merry Rockin' Christmas and new year,
next year is already starting to look great with gigs, see them playing at there local venue BRANT ROAD rock'n'roll club on the 11th January, Lincolns Top live music venue The ENGINE SHED in the main room in October, then some regular festivals, Woolacombe, Skegness, THE AMERICANA, and some new ones Vodaphone, VW van jambouree, Rock n Roll Boogie weekender,
see you all soon
have a good one -
Dave, Paul and Shaun.
The Hicksville Bombers will be playing the top live venue in Lincoln, The Engine Shed on 28th September 2012, there is also Hot Cake Kitty, an International burlesque starlet and a DJ playing the best in Rock'n'roll, Surf, greasy r&b, raw soul, and funk, doors open 10pm £6 entry. if all goes well it should be an on going event.
Just got back from the Good Rockin' tonight festival in Attignat France, What a fantastic weekender such a great time spent with fellow musicians, Frettones, Bill fadden etc as well as backing one of my idols Hayden Thompson, always a pleasure to meet and perform with this man and to hear him chatting with Mary Jean Lewis about recording and things with her uncle jerry Lee was just priceless, got to see my fav singer Wayne hancock who still sends shivers down my back and found a new fav Lucky Tubb, so great to spend some time with long time friends Chris and Letitia Tenacious Jackson from the Americana who's company and stories where so funny. A massive thank you to Blue Monday Lillian and Jackie for all there hospitality and friendliness, and thanks for booking us for there fantastic festival.
The Bombers will be playing the last spot on saturday night 28th April, and backing Hayden Thompson on Sunday night at the Good Rockin' tonight weekender, The bombers have backed hayden before at the Americana Notts, so it's a pleasure to perform with one of there idols again, there are so many great bands playing this weekender checkout the link-
The Bombers have just been booked to play at the Vintage Festival 2012, a weekender that expects about 20,000 visitors. perfect for anyone into anything vintage.
July 15th afternoon.
Cool & Crazy records are doing a buy 2 get 1 free cd deal, get the Hicksville Bombers- 'Deal with the Devil', 'Aroused' and 'Ready to Rumble for the price of just 2, go to buy cd page.
The Hicksville Bombers have been booked for a great festival in France in April they will be playing there own spot as well as backing again ther sun legend Hayden Thompson, also on the weekender there is jack Scott, Sleepy La Beef, Wayne Hancock plus many more.
check the calender dates for details.
The Hicksville Bombers new album 'Ready to Rumble' is in production and will be released 8th July at the Americana, it features the new drummer Shaun and has him singing a few tracks, a song written and sung by Paul, and 7 originals by Dave and 8 covers in the Bombers own style.
The Bombers have been busy recording and are half way through the album, they are recording in the same studio as the last album 'Aroused' with Steve Orient doing all the engineering and recording, already it is sounding really great with some new original material such as- 'Ready to rumble', 'Anger blues', Love alcoholic, as well as some bombers styled covers- checkout the Hank Williams 'Alone and Forsaken', and the Ernest Tubb - 'I never had the one i wanted', also some revamped older Bombers originals as the studio we use now is the best sound we've ever had.
Still on schedule for release at the Americana in July.
The Hicksville Bombers are starting to record a new album this weekend with a release hopefully at the Americana 8th July 2011, thing are really going well with the new drummer Shaun with some great gigs coming up very soon, Hemsby, Americana, Wildest cats in town check them out
The Bookings are coming in strong for 2011, the highlights so far, the Bombers are booked for the Americana at Newark showground, Hemsby rock n roll weekender in may and the Eddie Cochran weekender in Chippenham.
Due to a family illness Andy has had to call it a day with The Hicksville Bombers, he will still be doing the odd gig now and again and we wish him and De all the luck and good fortune for the future. To replace Andy Shaun Cutts ( Boogie Children, Relentless etc) has offered his services, Shaun has been a good friend with the Bombers for nearly 20 years and has helped out with the odd gig so it was an easy choice to have Shaun join the band, his first gig starts 21st August at the Red Lion, Crowle, Near Scunthorpe.
The Bombers are playing saturday night at the Americana, and as usual are very excited about it, it really is the best gig of the year, and with the release of the new album 'Aroused' and a new t-shirt design it really is looking the best.
The Bombers have been asked to have a track from there new album 'Aroused' featured on the Americana 2010 30th Anniverary CD, the Bombers have played for more than half of the Americana's so they are very proud to be a part of it.
The brand new album of The Hicksville Bombers is now in press and will be released at The Americana, it features 19 tracks 8 being self written, some blues boppers, strollers, jivers the bombers version of 'Whole lotta Rosie' and the true Blood theme 'Bad Things. pick up a copie at the Americana 2010.
the final mixes are going on with the new recordings and are on track to be released at The Americana, 5 self written tracks as well as the usual covers of none rockin' songs and some more obscure stuff in the Bombers style.
The Bombers played a Fund raising night for Leukaemia Research as a tribute to Stuart John, Stuart was a follower of the band and drove an old american vintage truck that he took to the Americana every year, he tragically died just before christmas, with many great raffle prizes donated including The Americana, and a big help from Vodaphone they managed to raise a total of Â£4,970.00, so a big thanks to everyone involved.
The Americana 2008 proved to be the best gig of the year again, after playing to a packed hall late friday then backing the 'Sun Records' legend Hayden Thompson on saturday was a dream come true, but to be on the same bill as personal favs Wayne Hancock and James Intveld as well as Asleep at the wheel, Darts and loads more, a big thanks to Chris & Bev Jackson and the Americana team.
The Photography session was set up for the new album 'Deal with the Devil'
with the Bombers signing a contract with the Devil.
photography - Jeremy Hopkins, www.opulencebrief.com
Horn Sculptor and photo organiser - Andy - www.myspace.com/yayzus
Devil - Spike
Temptresses, Cherry and Scarlett from the Deville Dolls Burlesque troop
special thanks to Cherry DeVille for all her help
The Hicksville Bombers have been booked to back Hayden Thompson on the main stage at The Americana 2008, The Bombers covered one of Haydens tracks 'Love my Baby'on the 'Down in the Alabama jailhouse album, so it'll be a treat to perform with him.
If anybody has never been to the Americana you really should check it out top acts this year are - Wayne Hancock, Asleep at the wheel, John Lewis trio, Ian Calford, Nick Willet, Infernos, Darts, Manfred Man, Jack Earls, Country Cattin' and loads more, must be the top festival ever.
The New album has been recorded and will be going to press very soon it will feature some new original songs - Deal with the Devil, Why i never have the blues, Someones playing tricks, Desperate Livin' and What about love? 'Deal with the Devil' is a Rockin' blues bopper and is already starting to cause a stir at the record hops, the covers include - Knock knock rattle, So long i'm gone, Little pig, Secret Love, Baby your mine, I'll never stand in your way, as well as some much requested modern songs we do - I like the way you move, Let me entertain you, Born to be wild, so watch this space.
Sad loss to rock ' n 'roll community - MARTA
Marta was killed on her bike on the way to Brighton.
She was a lively bubbly girl, full of fun. She will be sadly missed by all of us who knew her. R.I.P
She was 31 and always enjoying life. She will be missed by all xx
Marta can be seen on stage with the Bombers in our photo gallery.
This years Americana must be the wildest night ever, The Bombers did a set in the Harley bar there was no more room inside so people had to watch through the windows, the band even had to get the gear through the windows because inside was so packed, but WOW WHAT A NIGHT!
checkout this vid from youtube
Brant road social club will be the setting for a new R'n'R club in Lincoln, it will be running roughly once a month and the Bombers are playing there the 18th May, Great Dance floor and stage, entrance is Â£5 and you don't have to be a member.
see ya'll there
The Hicksville Bombers will be recording there new album in May, it'll feature some tracks that people keep requesting also some new original tracks,
(you can pay for it now and we'll send it in the post)
There are some new 'Prettiest Girl in Town' cd's available, 15 tracks with 12 originals, Ray Campi features with The Bombers backing, It features the popular stroller 'I've changed my mind' and the rockabilly hall of fame track 'Prettiest girl in town,
checkout the link to buy.
The Hicksville Bombers have been asked to support the best young 'Elvis' act in the world 'Travis', we supported Travis on his debut UK tour last year and like many others were blown away with his show, If your an Elvis fan and wish you could have seen Elvis in his prime doing a show in 1956, then you really should check out 'Travis'.
check the our calender dates for the gigs also
Wow what a fantastic gig the Rockabilly Day festival in Ertvelde, Belguim, there must have been over 3000 people and the cars and bikes where ace, it was hard to follow the excellent Bebops and then one of my favs (the best from Belguim) The Seatsniffers, nice to see some of our followers from the UK there,
checkout some photos
The Bombers have just been booked to play in the Cedric Ford Pavilion on friday 7th July at The Americana, for anyone thats into the American lifestyle cars, bikes, motorhomes or just into live bands (you won't see backing tracks there) then this show just shouldn't be missed.
The Bombers have just been asked to support the new sensational Elvis 56 show Travis LeDoyt on his last gig on his first uk sellout tour, i saw his show on his first gig at Casablanca Grimsby and was quite impressed. It's as close to an Elvis gig in 1956 you could ever get, the gig is on sunday 5th march at the rescue rooms Nottingham. it's almost a sell out so check for tickets on http://www.jacksonville-americana.piczo.com/
Contact the box office on 01159 588484