Friday, June 20, 2008

Memphis Rockabilly Band Tonight

The Memphis Rockabilly Band has been playing gigs together all over the US and Europe since 1978.
From their website:
The Memphis Rockabilly Band was formed by Jeff Spencer and Bill Coover in 1978. The band quickly became one of the most popular bands in Boston and New England, as well as other destinations up and down the east coast. MRB traveled to Europe in 1981 and 1982 and recorded for France’s Big Beat Records. The band also released an album on Blind Pig Records in 1986.
Between 1979 and 1989, MRB was privileged to play with artists such as Carl Perkins, Roy Orbison, Jerry Lee Lewis, Roomful of Blues, Duke Robillard, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Link Wray, Jack Scott, The Persuasions, Etta James and others.
Carl Perkins called them “the best rockabilly band I have ever seen.”
Jeff Spencer and Bill Coover again teamed up in 2005 to create a new incarnation of The Memphis Rockabilly Band. The band now includes bassist Paul Justice and drummer Alan Sheinfeld. Memphis Rockabilly Band has returned to Europe after a 23-year absence, playing to crowds of adoring fans, and establishing themselves at the forefront of the American roots music scene in Europe. As in the past, the band’s repertoire includes original and cover songs drawn from rockabilly, surf instrumentals, blues, rock & roll, hillbilly and rhythm and blues. Memphis Rockabilly Band has always been known as a great dance band and a favorite of swing dancers, and that tradition continues.
Come on down tonight and see these great entertainers A $5.oo cover is requested at the door, or, if you are lucky, there may still be a few free tickets available around the villages of Falmouth and Woods Hole at Coffee Obsession (in both locations), Woods Hole Market, Daily Brew (N.Falmouth), Artie's Cafe, West Falmouth Market, Wild Harbor Market (N.Falmouth), Quarterdeck Restaurant, and Fishmonger Cafe.
Tomorrow: Sweet Melissa with Chris "Stovall" Brown

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