"Kicks like a mule, grooves like vintage shambolic garage rock and kills with the in-your-face attitude of Jerry Lee Lewis. Ultimately, this trio takes listeners on a wild and thrilling ride." -- PopMatters
"A unique blend of old-school rock 'n' roll and surf with a fiery garage rock spirit, with an intensity and raggedness in the vein of Reigning Sound or Black Lips." -- Treble
"Rather than rely on gimmicks and mimicry, The Woolly Bushmen are modern rockabilly done right: gritty, in-your-face, and unquestionably irresistible. This album and this band are not ones to be missed." -- New Noise
Garage soul trio The Woolly Bushmen share a brilliantly clever video for "Little Bit of Life" from their recently released album In Shambles today via Pure Grain Audio. Watch and share video HERE. (Direct YouTube.)
Formed in early 2011 and based out of Winter Park, Florida, The Woolly Bushmen have managed to combine 1960's rock and roll with 1950's rockabilly and a dash of soul, forming their own unique genre of all original crowd-rocking songs. These young musicians have captured the respect and admiration of seasoned musicians, some icons in their own right, that are twice their age while grabbing every audience by the scruff of their necks and whipping them into a dance frenzy. Teenagers, middle-agers, old-agers, male, female, black, white, green, purple, The Woolly Bushmen tend to appeal to everyone without compromising their style and musical integrity...mass appeal without losing cult appeal...they do their thing and it works!
A typical Woolly Bushmen show will see lead singer, Simon Palombi, switch from vintage Farfisa organ to guitar, whilst, Jacob Miller, switches from bass to guitar allowing the band to play two different sets in one, much to the surprise and delight of the audience. The songs of The Woolly Bushmen are based around catchy organ and guitar riffs with infectious choruses that sound straight out of the charts of the late 1950's and 1960's. These all original songs give you, the listener/audience, the sense that you've heard them before...only, you haven't unless you've seen The Woolly Bushmen or listened to Tampa, Orlando, St. Louis, and Philadelphia college/independent radio. The sole purpose of The Woolly Bushmen's music is to get people dancing...and it works every time!
Leave your angst at home, nothing heavy or moody here! One reviewer said, "It's like Buddy Holly fronting The Troggs." Or, "Jerry Lee Lewis on crack" that is the unusual and unique mix of 1950's and 1960's at its best.
In 2015 The Woolly Bushmen released their first properly yet self-produced LP Sky Bosses on their self run label Chesterwick Records. The group recently released their latest LP Arduino on L.A.'s Pig Baby Records, produced by Rick Miller of Southern Culture On The Skids.
The band's third full length, In Shambles is available on LP, CD and download, released May 10th, 2019 via Pig Baby Records. Purchase HERE.
THE WOOLLY BUSHMEN LIVE 2019:
08/02 Orlando, FL @ Will's Pub
Artist: The Woolly Bushmen
Album: In Shambles
Label: Pig Baby Records
Release date: May 10th, 2019
01. What Yer Doing To Me
04. Goin' Out West
05. Let It Be Known
06. Weeping Eyes
08. I Pushed You
09. Little Bit of Life
10. The Noose
11. Fire Tonight
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