Yehah! We are The Jimmy Hillbillies, Dorset’s finest good-time, rabble rousing, chicken dancing, “Hoedown Stomp” outfit!
We specialise in a heady mix of old time Hillbilly and Country tunes, mashed up with a driving bass and country beat, then fuse it with some modern classics, to generate a distinctive and ultimately danceable, party sound for all occasions.
The Jimmy Hillbillies are a seven piece band, four boys, three girls. We feature Mandolin, Bass, Fiddle, two Accordions, Banjo, Skiffle Washboard (and Didgeridoo), Drums and a variety of percussive implements.
This year we’ve headlined the BIC Beer Festival and got the crowd going at the Dorset Knob Festival. We played the epic vintage emporium of music that is the Pig’s Ballroom Camp BESTIVAL, the amazing classic car show that is the Rock and Ribs Fwatival to name just a few this year.
Be sure to catch the ‘Chicken Train’ and hang on tight when the Chicken Conga gets going. Be prepared to ‘Shake It, Shake It, Baby’ and dance your “Boots On” until the soles wear out to a southern fried hoedown.
We’ve also been invited to play many weddings and events, be it a music night, an awards ceremony or a birthday party – The Jimmy Hillbillies will rouse the soul and stir the tapping feet.
We’re regulars on the local live music scene playing gigs from the Ropemakers in Bridport to The Platform Tavern Southampton and all points in between and around.
We look forward to hearing from you, or seeing you at the front.