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Band founders Patricia Day and Kim Nekroman first met when Day's now-defunct band, the punk rock group Peanut Pump Gun, opened for Nekroman's psychobilly band, Nekromantix, at a festival in Cologne, Germany in 1996. Despite both belonging to the subculture scene of Copenhagen, Denmark, the two had never met before, but they became friends over their mutual interest in alternative music. The two would eventually marry.

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Reverend Horton Heat

The Reverend Horton Heat is both an American three-piece psychobilly/rockabilly band from Dallas, Texas, and the stage name of its singer/songwriter, Jim Heath (born in 1959 in Corpus Christi, Texas). The group originally formed in 1985, playing its first gigs in Dallas's Deep Ellum neighborhood. Its current members are Jim "Reverend Horton" Heath on guitar and lead vocals, Jimbo Wallace on the upright bass, and Paul Simmons on drums. Through relentless touring and a manic stage show, they have established themselves as one of the most popular underground acts in America.

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Social Distortion

Social Distortion (often known as Social D) are an American punk rock band, formed in 1978 in Fullerton, Orange County, California by frontman Mike Ness. They are, along with many others, often credited as one of the leading bands of the 1980s punk revival. The band has remained silent three times and once broke up in 1985, due to seperate interests. However, they reformed around 1987 and have continued being active today, especially after longtime guitarist Dennis Danell passed away from an apparent brain aneurysm in 2000.

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Restless

1) Restless was formed in 1978 by Mark Harman (g/v), Paul Harman (b) and Ben Cooper (d). The band name was borrowed from a Carl Perkins song. In 1981 "The Restless" EP was issued-limited to 400 copies. Once 'Why Don't You Just Rock!' was out, the boys were pretty much doing the regular Rock 'n' Roll circuit throughout England. Restless played their own style of Rock 'n' Roll and are arguably one of the most influential British Neo-Rockabilly bands. One time they played a 50´s Rockabilly standard just to follow with a pure Psychobilly song.

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Spellbound

Spellbound is group founded by Los Angeles based songwriters & producers Bobby Moon and Paul Thomas. Spellbound's music is a fusion of Funk and Tropical grooves. With over a dozen CDs released under their indie label Selfish Recordings they are currently celebrating their 20th anniversary with a brand new CD "United Front." There are 8 other bands with the name "Spellbound". 1) Spellbound are an Irish psychobilly band formed in 1986. 2) Spellbound is a German Thrash Metal band.

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Raul Malo

A Floridian of Cuban descent, Raul Malo started playing bass guitar while in high school and was a member of a small band playing the high school dance circuit. That band was known alternately as The Boys, The Tom Boys, and The Basics with Malo sharing vocal duties with guitarist, Tommy Anthony. In 1990, he became the vocalist for the four-man band, The Mavericks, for whom he penned most of the songs.

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Fireballs

“Technicolour rock, in the age of beige” Beat magazine Fireballs are recognised by many as Australia’s first and foremost psychobilly band, a reputation credited to their early beginnings and their present longevity. From inception the idea was to capture a flavour that would recognise their original rockabilly roots and their love of playing hard ‘n’ fast. Heavily influenced by double bass driven international bands, such as The Stray Cats, Batmobile, Mad Sin and the Klingonz, Fireballs ambitiously aimed to carve out their own niche in a smaller Melbourne scene.

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