Jonny Bowler – Get Smart, Guana Batz & Heartbreak Hotel

Jonny Bowler is probably most well known for being the long time upright bass player and drummer for psychobilly favourites the Guana Batz, and of course, Klub Foot originals, Get Smart. For many years now Jonny Bowler has carved out a musical career for himself in the USA, playing for a huge variety of bands … Continue reading Jonny Bowler – Get Smart, Guana Batz & Heartbreak Hotel

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Top 10 Influential Albums by Craig Brackenridge

Many of my readers will already know Craig " Bracko" Brackenridge, one of the infamous jockabilly crew, and singer from former Scottish psychobilly band, The Rednecks. He is probably best known as author of the psychobilly bibles: Let's Wreck, Vinyl Dementia and Hell's Bent on Rockin', alongside the fictional tales of the youth cults and … Continue reading Top 10 Influential Albums by Craig Brackenridge

10 Albums that Influenced My Life by Nick Kemp

Today, I am really pleased to feature the 10 Albums that Influenced My Life by Nick Kemp. A schoolmaster by day and gig goer by night. Many of you will know Nick.  In fact, if you've been to any psychobilly gigs in the southern half of the UK there's a good chance that Nick will … Continue reading 10 Albums that Influenced My Life by Nick Kemp

The Gig That Influenced My Life – Richard Smith

I'm pleased to bring you the first in the series of musical features about how gigs have influenced our lives. I hope to be able to bring you a great selection of stories about the positive effect that music has and will be featuring fans, musicians, DJs and promoters. Today's story is from Richard Smith … Continue reading The Gig That Influenced My Life – Richard Smith

Bedlam Breakout Psychobilly Festival – The Past, Present & Future

Bedlam Breakout is one of the most eagerly anticipated events in the psychobilly calendar.  Not just because it was the UK’s first psychobilly weekender since the Hemsby Big Rumbles, or because it has a great mix of established headliners playing alongside the best of the new breed, but it also gives a welcome break to … Continue reading Bedlam Breakout Psychobilly Festival – The Past, Present & Future

Music Features & Interviews

As music is one of my biggest passions, I am pleased to announce that I will now be featuring new music-related interviews and stories too here on Tea & Cake for the Soul. It will kick off properly in the Spring but you can click on the blue text links to access features already published. … Continue reading Music Features & Interviews

Meet the Musician – Mark Palmer Psychobilly Rockabilly Bass Player

Today for my Meet the Musician feature I’m very pleased to be joined by Mark Palmer who has played double bass for many rockabilly and psychobilly bands. We caught up recently to chat about his early musical experiences, how he learnt to play the double bass and which rockabilly and psychobilly bands he’s played and … Continue reading Meet the Musician – Mark Palmer Psychobilly Rockabilly Bass Player