Vince Ray & The Boneshakers are set to play this years BOOMTOWN FESTIVAL!
Many people are familiar with Vince Ray from his record covers, T-shirts, tattoo designs and posters, but what they might not know is that he’s been twangin’ away on his Gretsch guitars for as long as he’s been producing popular and acclaimed graphic art.
The Powerhouse drumming of The Gaff (King Kurt) provide the voodoo backbeat and furious slap bass rhythms are courtesy of the left handed boy wonder, Ben The Bastard (Dead Fez).
Ray certainly has his own way of combining his influences, a style he likens to “Eddie Cochran colliding with Motorhead.” The Boneshakers are a classic rockabilly/punk trio with guitar, double bass and drums; the group’s live appearances are a visual feast, with hand-painted instruments, giant backdrops and tattoos everywhere. His songs are the sonic equivalent of his artwork—all about foxy femme fatales, hell-bent hot rods and ghoulish grave-robbing greasers.
Ray has shared bills with artists such as The Stray Cats, The Meteors, Demented Are Go, Brian Setzer, The Kings of Nuthin’ and The Damned.
“If Carl Perkins, Screaming Jay Hawkins and Lemmy jammed together, it would sound like this!’ - The Metro