Hillbilly Deluxe Biography


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HILLBILLY DELUXE BIO AND INFORMATION Hillbilly Deluxe was formed early in 2007,from the ashes of Midnight Rebels,a band that had, unfortunately,ran its course. HILLBILLY DELUXE UK members are:- SHANE,(South Africa.drums),ExMidnight Crossing. Shane was born in South Africa ’many moons’ ago and started his drumming career at the age of 9 years old, playing "Boere music" as they call it there. He then started in backing bands for all the top Country artists as well as a studio musician for EMI in S.A. In 1986 he was the bull riding champion in the Rodeo Circuit in S.A. In the 90’s . He started Memphis Sound, where he worked as sound engineer for top international artists. Shane came to Scotland in 1999 where he started Midnight Rebels, STEVE,(England.bass),Ex Good Ole Boyz. Steve has been playing seriously for about 20 years,first on guitar,then onto bass about 15 years ago ,and has played in various blues/rock bands in and around Newcastle .Steve has been playing country for about 12 years or so,starting with Newcastle based "The Good Ole Boyz ",then after moving to live in Scotland joined " Midnight Rebels " CHRIS (France.guitars) Experienced freelance,gigging and session musician. Chris has gained worldwide experience (Usa, Japan, Europe, Africa, Caribbean) as a session guitarist, composer,and arranger in all styles of music,from pop to jazz, electronic to latin ,classical to heavy metal and flamenco,...but particularly country.Chris has ended up settling down in Scotland ,and was a member of " Midnight Rebels " for 2 years. RITCHIE ,(Scotland,Vocals),Ex Against The Grain, Ritchie is a country music daft boy who loves the music of Trace Adkins,Chris Cagle,Jason Aldean,Alan Jackson,Montgomery Gentry,Dierks Bentley,Brad Paisley,Keith Anderson and many more but his two hero’s and biggest influences have got to be Toby Keith and the main man Garth Brooks .Ritchie was previously vocalist with Scottish duo " Against The Grain ",before being contacted by Shane,Steve and Chris with a view to forming a new live band,The result is " HILLBILLY DELUXE ". HILLBILLY DELUXE We played our first gig at Glasgow’s Grand old Opry,on the 3rd of June,2007 to great encouragement,we would like to thank everyone that made it such a success,YOU KNOW WHO YO ARE.....THANKS and since then, have played all over central Scotland the highlands and northern England,the English gigs are due to recieving work from Mickey Larkin of JL Entertainments, as well as working on our debut CD and own songs. We play a mixture of country,from traditional,linedance and bluegrass,to the latest hits by the newest artists




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