The Billy Shinbone Show

The Billy Shinbone Show

 

 

The Billy Shinbone Show is the deviant folk-pop-skiffle manglings & disco-punk-rock-blues of Somerset multi-instrumentalist Billy Shinbone, -funneling his twin passions of old country & 60s psychedelia through the rusty plumbing of a DIY musical approach & his love of a twisty lyric.

It all began when he spent time touring in the USA with arty psychedelic popsters Flipron & found himself falling in love with the old country & Cajun music he was hearing in the bars of Tennesee & Texas.

"I wanted to be in a world where a fancy suit wearing, electric sitar playing, poetry reading, cocktail drinking aesthete like me could happily exist pouring himself into the Cajun rhythms & stomping hillbilly hollers that would be naturally suspicious of anyone not dressed in denim & plaid. That world didn't really exist so I had to invent it for myself. A world where Jeckyll & Hyde can hang out together & have fun. And anyone is welcome to come & spend some time here. Music is the potion."

Since starting this project in the summer of 2013, Billy has toured Germany four times, played at Glastonbury Festival in 2014 & 2015 & released a debut single "If You Think You'll Get Away With It You're Wrong" in 2016. It was warmly received with plays on BBC6Music from Steve Lamacq & Tom Robinson, as well as airplay in the USA, Canada, Australia, Ireland & Sweden, as well as local & specialist shows. The album is now recorded & mixed & due for release in the spring.

What shall we call it? Psychedelic skiffle? Deviant fuzz-folk-disco? Blues-punk? Bubblegum hillbilly? Well that choice is up to you.