The Scene: Rockabilly gets wild with classic sets

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Stamford will take a step back in time tonight (Friday) as rockabilly returns to the Voodoo Lounge at Mama Liz’s.

The Voodoo Rockahula night is back at the venue for a dose of jangling guitars, slicked back hair and thumping double bass.

Headlining a throwback bill are The Jets, one of the key bands in the 1980s rockabilly revival.

The band have made it into the UK charts on nine separate occasions and have toured across the world.

But tonight they come to Stamford to play a pure rockabilly set based on their early days.

Support on the night will come from El Camino and Sgt Bilko’s Krazy Combo.

El Camino, based in the Stamford area, bring a wild energy to the stage with their rock n’ roll style.

The band are a Stamford staple but not much is known about the members - they don Mexican luchador wrestling masks to hide their identity and disappear into the night once their set is done.

And rounding off a packed lineup are Sgt Bilko’s Krazy Combo.

Veterans of the former Klubfoot venue in Hammersmith, London, the band play an unhinged brand of neo-rockabilly.

Their unpredictable live shows mean there is know way of knowing what to expect, but the audience is guaranteed one thing - fun show.

Stuart Rowland, who puts on the Voodoo Rockahula night every few months, said: “Voodoo Rockahula night always bring the biggest names in the rockin’ styles of music to Stamford.

“All the profits from these nights go back to the bands who always have a great time at the fantastic Voodoo Lounge.”

Visitors to the Voodoo Lounge tonight are advised to bring their dancing shoes, as they won’t be standing still for long.

And the party will continue into the early hours with DJ Rockahula on the decks playing anything from classic rock n’ roll to psychobilly.

Doors for tonight’s show open at 8.30pm. Tickets are £10 from the venue or online at WeGotTickets.

There maybe some available on the door on the night but fans are advised to book ahead where possible.

The Scene is open to any band, artist or performer wanting to promote a show. To be in it contact reporter Alex Moore on 01780 750441, e-mail or tweet @Mercury_Alex.