One band I'm really looking forward to seeing for the first time at the Hipsville Weekender is King Salami and The Cumberland 3 , who will be appearing on Saturday 11th at around 9pm. I've been hooked on their new album "Cookin' Up A Party" and loved it so much we managed to fit in great track, "Do The Wurst", on the last Episode of Retrosonic Podcast. The band play high energy stomping Garage R'n'B Soul music that puts a smile on your face and a bounce in your step and I will be sure to report back on what promises to be a great live show too.
In 2006, one Japanese, one French, one Caribbean and one Spaniard got together to form a black Rhythm and Blues Punk Rock Party band encompassing many of the greats of the '50's and '60's. The King twists, grooves and howls like Screaming Jay Hawkins with Bo Diddley chasing his coat-tails. His wicked band, The Cumberland 3, were formed by members of The Ulcers, Chinese Lungs and The Parkinsons who play their own brand of vintage Rockabilly and desperate Rock'n'Roll full of soul, fire, energy and fun! They have played all over Europe, sharing the stage with The Pretty Things, The Trashmen, The Standells, The Bellrays, The Mummies and The Cynics and have released a bunch of killer 45's on various European record labels. Their house shaking debut album, "Cookin' Up A Party", is out now on Dirty Water Records, it's been released on download, on CD or vinyl and is available from the Dirty Water Records On-line Store.