The Billy Shinbone Show

The Billy Shinbone Show

 

 

The Billy Shinbone Show is the deviant 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.

The project first seeded itself when Billy 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 Texas & Tennessee.

"Music as good as that just makes you want to join in. But I don't really fit in that world. So I've tried to invent my own world where a pink suit wearing, poetry reading, cocktail drinking surrealist like me can somehow bring my electric sitar to the Honkytonk & not get my head kicked in."

 

The Billy Shinbone Show will be appearing in venues around the UK in the coming months, hopefully avoiding a kicking. (You can also catch him at his "day job" playing guitar for the Neville Staple Band, or hear him singing on Rat Scabies' new album. But that's another story...)

 

Since starting this project, 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. He has now recorded an album which is available to download anywhere, on CD direct from the label Tiny Dog Records & on CD general release from August 17th.