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March 22, 2010 by  

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Jack Rabbit Slim

Jack Rabbit Slim release their new album ‘Hairdo’s & Heartaches’ April 19th on Western Star Records.

Album track ‘The Gift’ has received airplay on Bob Harris’ Radio 2 show and Geoff Barker has played album tracks on his regional BBC ‘Rock ‘n’ Roll party’ show. The band recently played a live session for Sue Marchant for BBC Cambridgeshire.

Jack Rabbit Slim played at Daisy Lowe’s 21st birthday party in January, and the party was covered by Vogue magazine. In a recent interview with Elle UK, Daisy Lowe named Jack Rabbit Slim as one of the bands currently on her playlist. The band get a mention in the current issue of Tatler Magazine, with reference to their residency at The Blues Kitchen, Camden.

Jack Rabbit Slim are a band that have been not only hailed as a leading light in the Rockabilly world, but are making many friends and fans in other more mainstream markets. Based in Herts, Northampton, Birmingham and Beds, Jack Rabbit Slim is made up singer/songwriter Bob Butfoy, drummer Paul Saunders, guitarist Darren Lince and bassist Landon Filer.

Formed in 2004 by Bob Butfoy, the band teamed up with producer Alan Wilson of the Western Star Recording Co. Their resulting debut album “Sinuendo”, released in 2005 on Western Star Records, was a big seller and the band gigged and promoted the album relentlessly to rave reviews. The year also saw the band secure a support slot with Big Sandy & The Flyrite Boys.

By 2007 Jack Rabbit Slim had established themselves worldwide as a scene leader and their second album “Sleaze-a-Billy” (Western Star Records) won them an award for ‘outstanding sales’ from their label. “Sleaze-a-Billy” received further success with national airplay on BBC Radio 2, a mention in the Daily Telegraph and a spot in an ITV4 television documentary. The year also saw Jack Rabbit Slim reach the heady heights of the Jack Daniels Corp boardroom. The band were contacted & politely asked to delete their then popular logo, due to its similarity to the famed J.D brand!

In 2008 the band’s third album “From The Waist Down” (Western Star Records) was voted album of the year by readers of Viva le Punk, beating off stiff opposition from the likes of The Dammed & Goldblade. 2009 saw the band touring the USA West Coast, with a notable appearance at Viva Las Vegas.

2010 sees the release of Jack Rabbit Slim’s new album “Hairdo’s & Heartaches” (Western Star Records). Both the band themselves and their record label agree that this is the best album to date. High sales are expected.

High profile fans of the band include cult DJ Keb Darge (who has championed Jack Rabbit Slim for years) and sexy TV Chef Gizzi Erskine (who listed Jack Rabbit Slim as one of her favourites in a recent high profile article in award winning ladies glossy magazine Marie Claire).

Jack Rabbit Slim will be showcasing the album throughout 2010 across the UK and Europe, with a series of gigs including:
March 26 – The Maze, Nottingham
April 3 – Rockin around Turnhout, Belgium
April 9 – The Horn Of Plenty, St Albans
April 10 – The Blues Kitchen, Camden
April 16 – The Rosecroft, Orpington, Kent
April 17 – Harry Smiths Bar, St Albans
April 24 – Blue Monday Festival, Lyon, France
May 8 – The Blues Kitchen, Camden
May 29 – Man On The Moon, Cambridge
June 4 – Rock-o-la Club, Canvey Island, Essex
June 5 – The Blues Kitchen, Camden
June 12 – Chesterfield Alldayer
June 25 – Red Hot Rockabilly Club, Belfast
July 10 and Aug 7 – The Blues Kitchen, Camden
Aug 29 – Concorde 2, Brighton
Sep 4 – The Blues Kitchen, Camden
Sep 18 – Madame Jojos, Soho
Oct 2 – The Blues Kitchen, Camden
Oct 7 – Hemsby R&R Festival, Norfolk
Oct 30 – The Spider’s Web, Edinburgh
Nov 6 and Dec 4 – The Blues Kitchen, Camden



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