Take three members of the legendary Rimshots and add Bill Fadden (The Silvertone Flyers, The Tag Alongs, Mostly Losers) and you've got just about the craziest rockin' foursome that the British isles currently can come up with. Since 2009, Bill Fadden and the Rhythmbusters have been blazing a trail up and down Britain and Ireland and now into mainland Europe. With two hot Migraine Records 7"s under their belts (they knew there was no other label for their sound!) They are straight up 50's punk, roots rockabilly in the Wildfire Willie manner....scorched earth usually marks the trail of the band's gigs (as can be seen in various videos on the web) and frontman Bill Fadden won't even stop from crawling through the crowd on his sweaty back, ripping microphones to bits by the dozen-in short just one big party on solid sand. They are back in the studio making experimental recordings for future releases, promising more action packed, high octane, roots rockabilly! Visit www.facebook.com/billfaddenandtherhythmbusters .
"They rock like there was no tomorrow." .... Tony Wilkinson, Rockabilly Hall of Fame
"There's a certain controlled ferocity about these gys, in a 'Heartbreakin' Mama Grandma Rock Capitol Rockabilly' fashion, that builds throughout the playlist, culminating in searing tunes like "Lordy Hoody", "Doggone It", the crowd loved it from start to second encore."
Andrew Smith, UK Rock 'n' Roll Magazine
Tearing throught some truly brilliant rockabilly tunes covering all the bases along the way and getting more and more frantic, till he crowd surfed, crashing through the front rows of the audience and going walk about. I know such stuff is not for everyone, but for me this is where rockabilly comes alive.........-Rockabillybash.com
"Bill Fadden & The RhythmBusters"
1) How would you describe your style of music?
2) How did you get into this style of music?
Long and twisted journey from my Dad's Chuck Berry and Blues records, through punk and into the Cramps who switched me onto Charlie Feaathers (Can't Hardly Stand It) and Carl Perkins (Her Love Rubbed Off) and the other Rockabilly greats.
3) How did you come up with your band name?
I'm always breaking strings and so I wanted to call the band 'The Stringbusters' but found out that name was already taken (sorry Graham!) so Rhythmbusters seemed like the next best thing. Found out a couple of years later that there was another band in the Kansas City area called The Rhythmbusters but they're cool guys and we've co-existed happily since!
4) What is the background of your band members?
The guys are in a band called Gene Gambler and the Shufflers and they wanted to start a second band so they called me up and we hit it off. Originally we had another bass player called Martin Ford but he decided that it wasn't for him and left about five years ago. Tony, Rob and Mark of course used to be members of the Rimshots amongst other bands.
5) Where can people purchase your music and or merchandise?
from www.migraine-records.com and from the bandcamp link above.
6) How long has your band been together?
Just shy of 10 years now.
7) What do you like the most about the Rockabilly scene?
At it's best it's wild, exciting, noisy and crazy.
8)Who are your music idols, who influences your music?
I would saay Charlie Feathers, Warren Smith and Ronnie Self. More recently Wildfire Willie and Don Cavalli inspired me to start actually doing what I do.
9)What future events do you have planned?
We're looking forward to playing High Rockabilly and the Frat Shack in Bristol. We're going to make some more records at some point and maybe some collaborations with our pals and another run around Europe would be cool before we hang up our boots.
10) Do your band members have day jobs or do they make their dime as professional musicians?
Sadly, we've all got day jobs.
11) If day jobs, what type of work do they do?
Rocket ship builders, dream weavers and snake handlers to man.
12) Do you or any of your band members collect records?
Our bass player has a pretty serious collection, the rest of us are amateurs in comparison.
13) If so, what do you/they collect?
He collects Hillbilly and Rockabilly originals for the most part and has a pretty complete collection of most of the big players and obscurities.
14) What is your most memorable experience at a concert?
First gig we ever played in Switzerland was wild. The place was like an abandoned workshop with wires hanging out of the wall but it filled up with about two hundred people and by the time we went on stage they were going wild. By the end of the show, sweat was dripping off everything, everyone was dancing and I was right in the middle of the crowd with no shirt.
15) What was your funniest memory at a concert?
Getting kicked off stage by our old bass player Martin in Belfast tied with falling off a speaker straight onto my face at The Shakedown weekender in the U.K.
16) Is there anything that you would like to add about yourself or your band?
We never killed anyone!
17) Last but not least, what makes this band tick?
Winding each other up.
Band Bio info:
Band name: Bill Fadden and The Rhythmbusters
Band members: Bill Fadden- vocals, Rob Nedin- guitar, Tony Biggs- bass, Mark Kemlo-drums