|The Firebirds, UK's Finest Rock 'n' Roll
Formed in 1981 and one of Europe's finest rock 'n' roll bands, with four first class musicians/vocalists The Firebirds are able to cover the complete spectrum of 1950s' and 1960s' music, from commercial rock 'n' roll songs to rockabilly, harmonised doo wop, instrumentals, ballads, and their own compositions.
Having backed some of the great American singers of yesteryear, including Jerry Lee Lewis, Charlie Feathers, Charlie Gracie, Ray Campi and Sleepy La Beefe to name but a few, the band has also played alongside British greats such as Marti Wilde, Lonnie Donegan and Showaddywaddy.
Following their transition from semi-professional to professional in 1991, The Firebirds have gone from strength to strength. Having been voted 'Act of the month' by Club Mirror, they have since played alongside household names such as Bob Monkhouse, Tom O'Connor, and Freddie Starr. During 1992 The Firebirds also performed at the official opening of the Euro Disney Theme Park in Paris. They were the only British band to appear!
The Firebirds have undertaken extensive tours both in Britain and abroad. At home they have had very successful summer seasons performing at Holiday Venues, nightclubs and military establishments etc. The foreign tours included Belgium, Germany, Holland, France, Denmark and Spain. Following their sell out tour of Denmark, The Firebirds were asked to top the bill at the Messan Music Festival in the former Yugoslavian capital of Belgrade. The band was also booked by the Trident Recording Studio's in London to record the sound track for a 'Learn to Jive Video', which was marketed worldwide.
Their two latest albums, recorded on the Rockville label, 'The Firebirds Live' with selected tracks recorded from live performances across the world and... 'Rock and Roll Special' recorded with Linda Gail Lewis, the younger sister of the great Jerry Lee Lewis, have further boosted sales figures of The Firebirds CD's, videos and albums throughout the UK, Europe and as far afield as Japan, America, Russia and the Far East.
During August 2002, The Firebirds were honoured to be the only non American band to be invited to play the Rockabilly Festival 2002 at the Carl Perkins Civic Centre in Jackson, Tennessee; this huge event marked the 50th Birthday of the Sun Record label and the 25th Anniversary of the death of Elvis.
Besides an impressive list of album releases, The Firebirds are also on the excellent DVD release "Rock Around The Jukebox", doing a 14 track live set and an additional 6 tracks with belgium piano player Chris Watson. This excellent DVD is available from Rockville Records. For extensive biographical information of all bandmembers of The Firebirds, please visit the band's own fabulous website!
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Courtesy of The Firebirds, 2004