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The Hillbilly Moon Explosion 'The Sparky Sessions' CD new release



The Hillbilly Moon Explosion are a European rockabilly band. Currently they're in the USA play their own unique version of Rockabilly to Americans!

"Mixing up an eclectic blend of Roots Rock and Roll, some Dark Rock, a punk attitude at times with a healthy or should that be unhealthy dose of Rockabilly and throw in some swing, soul, ska, garage and pop  – I kid you not this really is a melting pot that can go anywhere they like and still come out sounding cohesive and well, bloody magic. ... an exceptional record that is one of the finest I’ve heard all year thus far" - RPMonline review.

They’ve long held the USA and it's music in their hearts. Way back in 2006 they travelled to San Diego to record an album ‘All Grown Up’ with producer Mark Neill (Black Keys).

Since then they’ve become a viral phenomenon, with their ‘My Love For Evermore’ inspiring myriad tattoos, cover versions, 7” pressings and umpteen million Youtube views.

That track was their first duet with Mark ‘Sparky’ Phillips, the wayward singer from Welsh psychobilly band Demented Are Go. His well-worn vocals contrasting with the sultry Emanuela Hutter made the pairing one that had to be repeated on their next two albums.

Now they release a whole album of duets with Sparky, tellingly titled ‘The Sparky Sessions’.

In April they went on a 11-day US west coast tour, concluding at the renowned ‘Viva Las Vegas’ Rockabilly Festival on April 20.

Sparky however will remain a mystery for Americans. He’s barred from the country after multiple arrests and jail terms during earlier Demented Are Go USA tours. Ref: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Demented_Are_Go

The Hillbilly Moon Explosion are comprised of two Englishmen living abroad – Oliver Baroni, double bass & vocals, and Duncan James, guitar; a French drummer Sylvain Pettitte, and their captivating Italian/Swiss chanteuse, Emanuela Hutter. Their home town is Zurich in Switzerland.

Tracks: Broken Love, Queen of Hearts, Stumble Through the Darkness, Obsession, Baby I Love You, Teddy Boy Flick Knife RocknRoll, Can’t Take My Eyes Off You, Northern Crown, Jackson, Black Ghost, My Love For Evermore.

More dates are planned in Europe. Full details are here:  hillbillymoon.com

Listen to the videos below, or on: Spotify  Apple/iTunes   Amazon

A new video for one of the tracks on the album has just been published:-

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