Interview with the Bass Player

Phantom Cowboys’ bassist Rob was recently interviewed for the German fanzine site ‘Old School Psychobilly’ by John McVicker on the history of the band.

In this article (in English) the interview questions cover the history of The Phantom Cowboys from their formation to their eventual break-up and reunion in 2015.

Rob talks about the band’s not-always entirely comfortable relationship with the alternative, rockabilly and psychobilly scenes of the mid nineties and the events leading to the band and releasing creating their classic Down and Out at The Club Cruella album in 1998.

Read the full article at the Old School Psychobilly site

The Phantom Cowboys Ride Again

Image courtesy of Richard Shashamane (copyright 2015)

It’s official, we’re back! A packed Blueberry in Norwich bore witness on 8th August 2015 to the return of The Phantom Cowboys to the live stage.

If you missed it, here’s a terrific video of the band’s rendition of their famous ‘(One Last Drink at) The Club Cruella’, title track from their cult classic album, Down & Out At The Club Cruella.

You can also read a great write-up of the evening at Norwichblog:

Phantom Cowboys at The Cat’s Meow – 27th November 2015

The Phantom Cowboys have announced a new concert date at The Cat’s Meow swing night at The Canary Social Club, Thorpe Road, Norwich on Friday 27th 2015.

The band will be unveiling new material as well as playing favourites from their cult classic album, Down and Out at The Club Cruella.

The Cat’s Meow is a monthly swing, jump jive and rhythm & blues club run by former UK Lindy Hop Champion, Robert Austin.

The Phantom Cowboys said “At first glance we may seem an odd choice for a dance evening, but we’ve always been heavily influenced by early swing musicians like Count Basie and Jelly Roll Morton.

“We’re not exactly a swing band, but we’ll be playing some new stuff and some fun old covers. We can’t promise anything, but we’ll do our best to keep it danceable!”

The night will also include DJ’s and a lindy hop lesson. Details and tickets will be available soon from the Norwich Swing Cats website.

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