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JC Hawkins and his Model-A Playboys + Disco Jesus BankoBallade

JC Hawkins and his Model-A Playboys
These five gentlemen from Denmark way must be reckoned as the mostest original western swing, R&B and rockabilly group in Denmark. They formed in 2006, originally as a 6-piece, playing bluegrass, but time and weather matured these fellars and today they appear as a 5-piece and dig up the meanest rockabilly, fill the floor with peppy and bright western swing and throw in fine vocal harmonies. They can roll and tumble and lay down the coolest rhythm ‘n blues beat you would ever need to feel satisfied!
From an auto mechanic, an ex-PowerSolo guitar slinger, to a belgian/spanish double bass museum owner, right down to a salesman of duvets and lastly a bass player turned drummer, JC Hawkins and His Model-A Playboys surely can dig that beat and play like in the olden days. The heritage from the late forties and the fifties is deeply rooted within these men. The band performs original material with inspiration from the great american rooted music tradition. It’s tight, swinging and doesn’t hold back.


➤ HQ åbner: 19.00
➤ Koncertstart: 21.00
➤ Forsalg inkl. gebyr: 90 kr.
➤ Entré i døren: 115 kr.
➤ DJs fra kl. 23.00 – 05.00 (soul, funk & disco)


“As true devotees of the rhythm and blues tradition, the Playboys know that the more serious you take rock and roll, the more serious you are about having fun. And the boys nail the fun part just as much as they nail those vintage sounds: the foot-stomping shuffle beats, the driving boogie-woogie guitars, the head-bobbing thumps of the double bass, and the sexy swing of those cool-cat vocals. In fact, fuck that, there is no “funpart” to rock and roll because it’s all fun.Or else you’re not doing it right.The Playboys really do play, and their raw joy roars out of every performance on stage and in the studio. It’s so damn fun because it’s so damn real–and so damn live “
– Mike Sullivan

The band released the 7 inch “They Kept-a Rockin” in 2019 and in 2020 the LP “The Heyman Session” came out. Both released on their own record label, Mr. Lovely Recordings. With 16 years of experience, JC and The Playboys are a well oiled, lean and mean rock’n’roll machine. They’ve played in outhouses, barn houses, festivals, carmeetings, weddings, birthdays, clubs, gravel pits, and has been a regular band every year at the Rømø Motor Festival, not to mention the two times at the US Embassy in Copenhagen and any other hole in the wall both nationally and internationally.

They have shared stage with Cat lee King and his Cocks, Wild Wax Combo, Baskery and supported for Hayseed Dixie and Big Sandy and his Fly Rite Boys, the latter on two occasions.
JC Hawkins and his Model-A Playboys are the real deal! It’s for the gals, the fellas, the lindy hoppers, the greasers and the squares. Skinny, bald, short and tall, we’ve got a song for y’all!

JC Hawkins aka Christian Mathiesen: Lead vocal and harmonica

AT aka Anders Tipsmark: leadguitar
Jepson aka Bo Jeppesen: rhythm guitar and lapsteel
MT aka Morten Tipsmark: drums
Miguel Cruz aka Michael Kruse: doublebass



HQs helt egne Disco Jesus disker op med en omgang banko-ballade, med fede præmier og måske gløgg… hvem ved…

dec 15 2023


Date: december 15
Time: 19:00 - 05:00
Cost: 115kr / 90kr forsalg
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