Skinny Jim and the Wildcats

Datum: Fre 16/05 2008
Kostnad: 100 Riksdaler

Äntligen dags för en riktig rockabillykväll i källarn!

“Skinny Jim & The Wildcats are a four piece authentic rockabilly band hailing from the deep south… of Sweden that is.

Magnus Olsson, a welder from Brakne-Hoby (vocals and acoustic guitar) was inspired to start his own band after catching some shows of Wildfire Willie & The Ramblers and The Go Getters. He (Magnus), Thomas Andreassen (double bass) and Stefan Jonasson (drums) began jamming and rehearsing in 1995 and they were soon joined by guitarist Andreas Johansson some time in 1996 and the quartet, originally known as Doggone Crazy, was formed. To this date there has only been one change in the line-up, a new guitarist named Henrik Andersson.

When asked about the scene in the south of Sweden, Magnus replied: “The rockabilly scene hasn’t always existed here, it started to grow along with our band doing gigs here.

The band first made some cover recordings with Frenchman Orville Nash at Joe Allen’s studio. In 1997 the band self-released a 7” EP with four covers, but Skinny Jim & The Wildcats are more than just a cover band. Their live set nowadays contains a fair amount of self penned songs.

So far Skinny Jim & The Wildcats have been playing all around Sweden. They’ve also done a few gigs in Denmark and in Germany. In their live performance there are undoubtedly some Johnny Burnette influences, topped off with a fair portion of their own songs. Meanwhile, things really have stepped up for one of Sweden’s brightest rockabilly prospects of recent time and in view of their development it’s quite obvious that their name will be known abroad very shortly. From what we’ve heard so far, they deserve it! ”

Marc Fennech, Southern and Rockin’ Music

Detta anrika rockabillyband släppte år 2000 en grammonskiva, Hod Rod Machine. Om denna skrev the Blackcat:

What’s Life About lifts up the pace into some real gone fast rockabilly, listen to that lead guitar, combined with a scary scream at just the right moment. Shivers down my spine, this is what life (and rock ‘n’ roll for that matter) is all about!
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Skinny Jim & The Wildcats and Tail Records have done a very nice job here and I’m sure you won’t be disappointed when your got your wildcat claws on this 10” gem.”

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