|Jack Baymoore & the Bandits, A-V8 Rock!
This hot, Swedish rockabilly outfit plays authentic, 50s style rockabilly, rock 'n' roll and western swing. The band was formed in the early spring of 1996 by Kent Vikmo, alis Jack Baymoore. All bandmembers are veterans on the Swedish rockbilly scene and have released several records with other bands earlier.
Jack Baymoore & the Bandits are:
They recorded four songs on the compilation album "Rough Tough Rockabilly Vol. 2" (TAIL Records), which was released in November 1996. The album opens with their original song "A-V8 Boogie", which went down a storm throughout all Europe's rock 'n' roll clubs. The song was re-released as a single in April 1997 together with the bands first European Tour. In May 1997, at the worlds biggest rock 'n' roll weekender, Hemsby in England, the song was the most played rockabilly song, done by a modern band, of all time. The band released their debut album, a 10" LP "Roarin' Down The Track!" on Tail Records, Sweden. The release took place in mid-November 1997 at the big rockabilly weekender, The Rockabilly Rave in England, where the band also was headlining. The band played in Hemsby, October 1998 as one of the main acts and have finished a U.S. tour, including playing the biggest rockabilly event in USA, The Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekend!
They also got booked as headliner for The Rockabilly Rave 1999! Due to the huge popularity of the band and all their recordings only being available on vinyl, a CD with all their previous vinyltracks has just released and actually sold out the first 1000 copies the first day! A brand new album will be released later in 1999, we'll keep you posted!
Photo courtesy of Jerome Desvaux