Rockabilly all day event at Hiams Sports and at Social Club at Prickwillow
PUBLISHED: 08:56 01 September 2011
ROCKABILLY enthusiasts from all over the UK dressed up in traditional costumes and converged on Prickwillow on Saturday for an all day celebration at Hiams Sports and Social Club.
Music from the 1930’s to 50’s got everyone dancing at the Hep Hut, and there was a traditional tattooist and barber on hand to help everyone get the right look for the day.
A car show attracted vehicles from the Rockabilly tradition, with members of the Side Winders Car Club bringing along their traditional hot rod vehicles from the 1940’s and 50’s. Cars could also be decorated in pin stripes, an authentic look from the Rockabilly era.
Music was supplied by The Big Kahunas, Bill Fadden and the Rhthym Busters; along with DJs Skinny Jim, Little Carl and Bebop Kaz.
Adult entertainment was provided by burlesque dancer Slinky Sparkles, just returned from her show in the USA.
A group of five friends from Booze, Battle and Ball Promotions organised the event; in the past they have put on Rockabilly shows all over the world.
One of the organisers, Ski Dzieciolowkski, said: “It was a great day. We had people dressed in all sorts of costumes, from 1950’s Hollywood to John-Boy Walton style; and we had traditional cars and motorbikes from the period.
“Between 250 and 300 people attended, some were real enthusiasts, but it was a real eye opener for others, who certainly went away as Rockabilly enthusiasts.
“We hope to put on a similar event around Christmas, and again in the new year.” Anyone wanting more information can contact Ski on 01353 688578