Already festival headliners back in their native USA, Hillbilly Vegas is a Southern Rock and Outlaw Country band from Oklahoma poised to bring their heady musical brew to this side of The Big Pond. They’re no tyros as the string of Billboard Top 20 Rock singles already under their belt attest.
On Thursday 24th, Hillbilly Vegas made their UK live debut, playing an exclusive acoustic showcase to press, followed by an exciting evening show: both at the legendary venue The Troubadour, in Earl’s Court, London.
The gig gave a unique chance for Brits to hear Hillbilly Vegas for the very first time on UK shores, as the packed crowd at the gig much appreciated.
Joining forces with UK label Conquest Music, Hillbilly Vegas are releasing their latest 12-track studio album ‘The Great Southern Hustle’ Today on 25th November 2022. Released on CD, Vinyl and Digital, the album features brand-new songs alongside beloved Hillbilly Vegas anthems from the past decade.
“We are extremely honored to have our music released in what we think is the home of the greatest rock ‘n’ roll of all time,” says Steve Harris, lead vocalist and guitarist, “A majority of our influences and favorites are artists from the UK. It’s been a dream come true being here and having the opportunity to perform.”
Hillbilly Vegas’s line-up fields the talents of: Steve Harris – Lead Vocals/Guitar; Stacy Thornburg – Guitar/Vocals; Johnny Reed – Guitar/Vocals; Heath Molton – Bass/Vocals; Troy Hollinger – Drums; and Andy Wise – Backing Vocals
The introductory Digital EP from Oklahoma’s finest — ‘Greetings From Hillbilly Vegas’ – is already out and has earned resounding support from radio and press.
Get Ready To ROCK awarded Hillbilly Vegas and their EP a coveted 5/5 and placed the band in fine company: “Robert Jon & the Wreck, Blackberry Smoke and now Hillbilly Vegas, all proving southern rock is alive and well. A band to add to your ‘to see live’ list and in the meantime crank up this fine five song treat.”
‘The Great Southern Hustle’ — the new studio album — succeeds in capturing the raw energy, verve and thrills of a Hillbilly Vegas live show, offering a varied dozen of high-quality songs, old and new. It’s an album that covers all bases and should be on the shortlist of all lovers of Country Rock.
In other news, Hillbilly Vegas are planning to light up festivals in UK & Europe next Summer with their unique blend of Southern Rock, Outlaw Country and Good Times Attitude, so watch out for a chance to see this vibrant outfit live.
Photos by Joe Ward
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