7 December 2012 - It's been a long break, yes. But boy have we been busy! Still are, in fact: Currently recording and mixing our upcoming album in South London. It's taking it's sweet time but it soooo will be worth it, just you wait and see! Details to follow in tasty little batches up until the release in March 2013. You might want to head on over to our Facebook page to check out whats going down.
Love from the HME.
17 November 2012 - It is with deep regret that we must say goodbye to our beloved drummer Luke "the Puke" Weyermann. Luke has chosen to leave the band for a new musical project. Thanks for all those years of drumming and generally being the coolest and funniest bloke around, Luke. We will miss you.
And we will now search our hard drives for all those incriminating videos of Luke that have accumulated over the years of his active service with the Hillbilly Moon Explosion and post them on the net. Your doing, Luke.
27 September 2012 - IT'S OFFICIAL: The Hillbilly Moon Explosion will be releasing a NEW ALBUM in 2013. Studio dates are booked. Greg Townson is producing. Release is February 2013 on The-Freed and Jungle Records. Let's get down and go to town.
13 August 2012 - Oh England ... always a pleasure. Jazz Cafe tops. Nooooow ... onto Yverdon, Lugano and Baden! Seeya there xxx.
29 July 2012 - Next stop: Blackpool Punk Rebellion Sunday 5 August 8PM at the Bizarre Bazaar at the Pavillion.
Far out and rockin': We'll be at the Devil Kicks Dancehall at the Boom Town Fair on Friday 10 August 8:45PM.
Don't miss: The Hillbilly Moon Explosion live at the JAZZ CAFE Camden!! Thursday 9 August doors 7PM. We're a-comin' home sweet turtle dove! Seeya there xxx.
19 July 2012 - OK everyone, looking forward to seeing you tomorrow at the free gig in London! At Glazier's Hall 8PM, House of Switzerland, London Bridge Tube. Full details here ...
6 July 2012 - Unfortunately the Landenbergfest has not removed our name off its Website or FB event page. Fact is, The Hillbilly Moon Explosion will not, repeat NOT be playing tonight in Zurich or tomorrow in Montreux due to the fact that Oliver is still written off sick (as stated some weeks ago). Rest, Regroup, Return - Rejuvenated and Ready!!
21 June 2012 - AND HERE IT IS! Jungle Records release of "Raw Deal" featuring your favourites "Maniac Lover", "Johnny Are You Gay?", "Live the Life" and many more - now also on 180g VINYL as well as on CD. Get it here!
18 June 2012 - Band member down: Oliver has been written off sick for one month. Doctor's orders to cancel all work and appointments.
Unfortunately this means all the concerts during the said period are off. Oliver and the Hillbilly Moon Explosion are very, very sad to have to cancel the concerts and are sorry for the inconvenience caused.
Get well Oliver - and The Hillbilly Moon Explosion will be looking forward to rocking the stage again in the summer!
14 June 2012 - Some kick ass live shots here ...
11 June 2012 - Let's get the sick bay out of the way and get on to the really important stuff. Songwriting, for instance. E.g. from two years ago: Forget Garage Band or ProTools - a guitar, pencil, paper and espresso wrote "My Love for Evermore".
8 June 2012 - Now that this European Cup thing has crept up on us from behind and caught us unawares, let's just make it clear that The Hillbilly Moon Explosion support England. Thank you. (Sit down, Luke Puke, you've been outvoted.)
6 June 2012 - Fribourg and Muddy Roots gigs CANCELLED - official statement:
One of our children has had an emergency operation. She is recuperating well but needs to remain in hospital at least until the end of the weekend. This requires her parents by her side since she is still very young.
As an added complication, Oliver was diagnosed with mononucleosis and was told to quit work for a week.
We deeply regret having to cancel and hope to play Fribourg campus Fever and Muddy Roots Europe another time.
Love from the HME.
13 May 2012 - Ka BOOOOM it's happened. One MILLION views! Thank you.
8 May 2012 - Happy Birthday Luke the Puke! It's his 10th year as HME drummer (and he's the funniest bloke in the world, too). We love you, Luke!
2 May 2012 - Limited edition CLEAR vinyl 7" single "My Love For Evermore now available here!
28 April 2012 - Was the Kammgarn gig with Demented Are Go a blast or WHAT? Photos HERE!
21 April 2012 - Off to the Kammgarn Schaffhausen for the Hillbilly Moon Demented Are Go gig. Seeya there!
15 April 2012 - Added plenty new dates: Jazz Cafe London, Muddy Roots Europe, Cosmic Trip wa-hey!
14 April 2012 - Plenty new photos HERE!
25 March 2012 - Thanks to all you ROCKIN' people who came out to see us in Beauvais and Nevers! Good to be back in France. Next stop: Geneva, Saturday March 31st. Be there or be square.
14 March 2012 - At last and by popular demand: The legendary RAW DEAL album is finally available on iTunes in the USA. Yay!
27 February 2012 - Added a stack of gigs, including a last minute booking here for Zurich! This Thursday 1 March we're playing at the Rote Fabrik with Sallie Ford and the Sound Outside. We hit the stage 2050h. Be there or be square. xxx.
8 February 2012 - Hey everybody looking forward to seeing you in London, Stamford and Cardiff!
20 January 2012 - Etta James R.I.P. Talk about coincidences - sad coincidences in this case: Chance would have it Emanuela has been tooling around with 'At Last' for a number of weeks now. We here at HME central got pulled back into Etta's music after watching 'Cadillac Records' in which Beyonce portrays Etta James and sings a version of 'At Last'. Now, Beyonce's version is, frankly, sublime. But interestingly enough even her version can't hold a candle to Etta's original. Her intensity and directness are so tangent, it's uncanny. And then there's the old production which just oozes dynamics and flow in a way that is simply unsurpassed. Everyone please buy, beg or steal a copy of 'At Last', put it on the spinner and turn up the volume. Here's to you, Etta. xxx.
12 January 2012 - Happy new year y'all! Got our first round of live dates up and listed. Watch this space. Plenty more coming up.
31 December 2011 - WHAT a year: 60-something gigs played, 21400km driven, 1800km flown, nerves racked, crowds rocked, fingers blistered, songs blasted.
Dear fans: THANK YOU THANK YOU from Duncan, Emanuela, Luke and Oliver.
And have a Happy New Year! xxx
24 December 2011 - Happy Holidays everyone! Thanks to all for your continuing love and support. Looking forward to 2012: Plenty gigs - and maybe a release or two? More info on it's way. Til then - xxx.
16 November 2011 - Off to the wild wild East yay:
16.11.11 Hungary Budapest / A38
17.11.11 Croatia - Zagreb / Kset
18.11.11 Slovenia Ljubljana / Orto Bar
19.11.11 Austria Marbach / Riot Show @ Festsaal.
29 October 2011 - See you tonight in Baden!
29 October 2011 - Exhibition opening in Berlin today!
Featuring "Emma's Gift" by Rémy Markowitsch and
"Madame Bovary, c’est moi - A Suite in Three Movements" by The Hillbilly Moon Explosion. Free download here.
29 October 2011 - Two last Swiss shows for 2011 confirmed: Tuesday 8 November in Lausanne and Friday 9 December in Aarau!
20 September 2011 - We're thrilled to be asked back to the Moods club here in Zurich. See us this Friday 23rd at 2030h. With Geneva's finest, Hell's Kitchen! Event here ...
1 September 2011 - Arrived! BUY BEG OR STEAL on 180g vinyl. With bonus Track "Non Ho L'Eta". Look!
23 August 2011 - Ooh these are nice. From our gig in Bern back in May ...
23 August 2011 - Jerry Leiber R.I.P.
21 August 2011 - TODAY: See y'all at the Winterthurer Musikfestwochen today Sunday at 1745h! Free concert!
20 August 2011 - Excellent photos from Lez Arts Sceniques here!
5 July 2011 - Aaaaaaand we're on to BLUE vinyl now for the third run of "My Love for Evemore" singles! Yes, these are limited too, so get them while they're hot: http://bit.ly/r9JZU3
21 June 2011 - ATTENTION Switzerland!
Tickets für unseren Gig am Arx-en-ciel zu gewinnen!
Am 9. Juli reisen wir nach Wädenswil. Die einmalige Lage direkt am See und ein umwerfender Charme machen das Arx-en-ciel Openair zu dem musikalischen Geheimtipp am Zürichsee.
Sei dabei und gewinne 3x2 Tickets. Mail an email@example.com, mit einem Satz, warum gerade du die Tickets gewinnen solltest.
Teilnahmeschluss ist der 1. Juli.
6 June 2011 - Okay so the yellow vinyl edition of "My Love for Evermore" 7" single is sold out ... here comes the RED vinyl edition (with red cover)! Limited to 300 copies. Get yours here while they're hot!
31 May 2011 - The Hillbilly Moon Explosion is going LOCAL tomorrow Wednesday (not loco ... well maybe a little bit) and is playing the GZ Riesbach where Oliver had his very first practice room at the tender age of 16. Free concert! From 20h.
28 May 2011 - Awesome crowds in Lausanne and Bern! Love to all.
NOW: Tonight 1930h @ Palexpo Geneva - we're rocking the Swiss Tuning Show!
26 May 2011 - GIVEAWAY: Tonight we're in Lausanne at the Vivapoly EPFL Campus Festival. We will give away FREE TICKETS after the gig for the Swiss Tuning Show in Geneva where we'll be playing on Saturday. First come first served. Seeya!
18 May 2011 - Tonight! Lausanne, Le Bourg. See y'all!
17 May 2011 - Nice piece by Jean-Eric Perrin. READ.
11 May 2011 - Get them while they're hot! The Hillbilly Moon Explosion feat. Sparky - "My Love for Evermore" 7" single! BUY BUY or BUY.
9 May 2011 - Happy Birthday Luke!
8 May 2011 - Hey everyone this is us live in Paris' own Oui FM radio, with Duncan singing Sparky's part on "My Love for Evermore"! Nice one, Dunc!
7 May 2011 - We're bad, we're nationwide! The Hillbilly Moon Explosion is LIVE on Radio DRS 3 tonight from 2030h!
6 May 2011 - Hey everyone check out the cover for the brand new 7" VINYL single "My Love For Evermore"!
5 May 2011 - Who would have thought that Sparky and The Hillbilly Moon Explosion make it onto French breakfast TV? Our lives are now complete!
4 May 2011 - The HME on French TV; the interview shortly before stage time at the Zenith in Paris...
28 April 2011 - Some of our favourite pictures from the Buy Beg Or Steal release party!
22 April 2011 - : Last night Emanuela was hospitalized and has been prescribed 24 hours rest. It is therefore with deep regret that we have to cancel tonight's gig at Madame Moustache in Brussels (22 APril). We definitely want to make good and hope to come back to Brussels as soon as possible. Watch this space for dates.
1 April 2011 - NEW ALBUM BUY BEG OR STEAL OUT NOW ON iTunes! Here ya go!!!
29 March 2011 - Video of the week! Who woulda thunk it?
24 March 2011 - Everyone plese VOTE FOR US here on Roboclip! We need YOUR VOTES NOW! Click here and then on 'vote'. Thank you.
23 March 2011 - Maaaaan that was a party last Saturday! Big thanks are in order to all you lovely people who came out and packed the X-Tra to see us. Photos of the event here, here, here, here, and here!
15 March 2011 - A nice little treat for you: Click this link and you'll get to watch the full video for our brand new single featuring Sparky from Demented Are Go!!! Go share that news!
14 March 2011 - Attention France! Check out the brand Hillbilly Moon Explosion single "My Love for Evermore" featuring Sparky from Demented. Listen on Deezer, then buy on iTunes!
4 March 2011 - RECORD RELEASE PARTY! Saturday 19 March X-Tra Zurich! Hey honeys this is the night you definitely don't want to miss. We've got Sparky from Demented Are Go coming to sing for us for chrissakes! And trapeze burlesque artists (no idea what that is but it sounds GREAT)!
Get your tickets HERE and NOW!
3 March 2011 - A long wait since our last posting. That's because we've been plenty busy on Facebook ...
6 January 2011 - Happy New Year! Check out the stack of gigs we got lined up for you! Looking forward to seeing you all. Some dates are subject to confirmation/change. Plenty more coming up, though. Will keep you posted!
28 December 2010 - Here's where it's at on New Year's Eve! Kammgarn Schaffhausen y'all!
24 December 2010 - Happy Holidays everyone! Thanks to all for your continuing love and support. Looking forward to 2011 with it's new album coming and all. More info on it's way. Til then - xxx.
2 November 2010 - The Hillbilly Moon Explosion would like to thank the Jeff Beck Band and crew for being the coolest guys in the world - not the least Mr. Beck himself for bringing us the champagne and playing us Scotty and Cliff licks. Cheers
Pics over at Facebook and MySpace ...
23 October 2010 - Good to be back at the KreuzKultur in Solothurn tonight! One of our few Swiss gigs this year, so don't miss it!
15 October 2010 - The Hillbilly Moon Explosion performance at the Case a Chocs in Neuchatel tonight is cancelled due to severe illness of 2 band members. It is with great regret that we have had to come to this decision.
The Festival Medecins du Monde with Lofofora and the Raveners will go ahead as programmed. The promoters are currently searching for a replacement for the Hillbilly Moon Explosion.
13 October 2010 - Le Reservoir! Rocking!
12 October 2010 - We played the Olympia in Paris last night and boy did we have fun!
11 October 2010 - Hell yeah!
8 October 2010 - Germany, France, Jeff! Here we come.
28 September 2010 - A quick update on the Eurovision request http://bit.ly/9rAEZ5:
1. Emanuela's replique was quick and curt. And cannot be printed here.
2. We have not been advanced as the final nominee for Switzerland as yet. We are being leaned upon to take part in the preliminary round out of which the final nominee will be selected. This by means of a self-procalimed 'expert jury' and the telephone votes from a casting show-type TV audience. Uh oh.
3. Thanks to all of you who commented on looking forward to hearing 'Johnny Are You Gay?' et al. on TV. The ESC rules state however that the song performed must be as yet unpublished and unreleased. While we have a bunch of very cool songs in the pipeline, we don't like the idea of having to give up song rights to Swiss TV as stated in the regulations.
4. All in all this is shaping up to be a venture full of stumbling blocks where you can lose your patience, self-esteem, credibility or mind. Ergo: 1.
On the other hand, we might just give Sparky a call ...
21 September 2010 - HAHAHAHAHAAAAAAA ... we have been asked to take part in the Eurovision Song Contest. As a possible Swiss participant.
18 September 2010 - GREAT crowd last night. Merci Lausanne!
12 September 2010 - Everyone come see us next Friday at Label Suisse! We're on at 2030h at the Red Bull Tourbus. It's a free gig, so there's no excuse for not coming ...
21 August 2010 - Get your tickets for the Paris Record Release show @ Le Reservoir here!
12 July 2010 - We're in Rolling Stone Magazine July 2010, "Music you'll listen to this summer". Check dis.
4 July 2010 - YEAH! The Hillbilly Moon Explosion will be supporting Jeff Beck in Nantes (9 Oct) and Paris (11 Oct)!
29 June 2010 - 'Chick Habit' is Single of the Week THIS week on iTunes (France)!
26 June 2010 - New hi-res photos in the Press Section.
18 June 2010 - RAW DEAL now available on iTunes UK & Ireland, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Belgium, France. Also: Links or the CD edition! Here ...
17 June 2010 - Just in: The concert organizer for the Vieux-Charmont gig this Saturday 19 June has CANCELLED the event. It seems the torrential downpour has washed away the stage or something.
We are very very sorry to not be able to play and hope to manage next year.
Be sure to check www.hillbillymoon.com or our MySpace and Facebook pages for the latest event news.
15 June 2010 - Become a fan of the Hillbilly Moon Explosion on Deezer!
15 June 2010 - The HME in 20 Minutes France ...
13 June 2010 - Check dis out: The "Raw Deal" Believe Player.
11 June 2010 - The Hillbilly Moon Explosion à Montmartre. Guess a thing or two got lost in translation, but nice nevertheless. Photos and Interview ...
9 June 2010 - A stack of bootleg videos from the Moods gig!
6 June 2010 - A few words about the new album ...
1 June 2010 - A stack of videos from Paris!
14 May 2010 - Well thrilled about the massive turnout for our gig yesterday at the Moods. The Hillbilly Moon Explosion would like to thank everyone for being utterly and totally cool.
12 May 2010 - The bad news is the CDs won't be here in time for the record release party tomorrow. Boo! The good news is we're going to have a great party anyway! Yay! Looking forward to seeing y'all there.
9 May 2010 - Duncan and Oliver are sitting in with the Aad Hollander Trio from Hell at the Helsinki Klub tonight. The Trio from Hill, in a matter of speaking. Should be a laugh.
8 May 2010 - Happy Birthday Luke! Ya old geezer.
1 May 2010 - As from now "Maniac Lover" by the Hillbilly Moon Explosion is on heavy rotation on Radio France Inter! Merci beaucoup is in order.
22 April 2010 - The Hillbilly Moon Explosion is going to jail. No, seriously. THIS is our gig tonight! If Johnny Cash can do it, then so can we.
A big MERCI BEAUCOUP to the audience who packed the Fleche D'Or on a Tuesday night in Paris! Big love from the city of love. We'll be back for sure!
18 April 2010 - Just back from slapping my big thing with the Trio from Hell. Thought I'd mention a few things ...
-Nordportal Baden: What an excellent audience. Great gig and looking forward to be back. Nice one also to the Peacocks and Blown Mad. Rockin.
-Et maintenant: Off to Paris! Got a TV show on Monday (more about that later) and our very first Paris gig on Tuesday 20th @ La Flèche d'Or. Be there or be square (I'd love to be able to say that in French ... but I don't know how).
Love to all, Oliver.
29 March 2010 - Big thanks to everyone who came out to see us this last Saturday at the Kiff. You guys rock.
23 March 2010 - JUST IN: The 20 April gig at the Flèche D'Or in Paris is herewith confirmed! Don't miss it!
21 March 2010 - Yeahhhhhh the Hillbilly Moon Explosion is back on stage again. Enough poncing around in the studio. Let's get down to some real live rockin'! Kicking off the live season at the Rock'n'Roll Kitchen at the Kiff in Aarau. We got the B-Shakers supporting and a bunch of brand new tunes for you fine people. Lookig forward to seeying y'all there!
14 March 2010 - The Sihl Valley Pheasant Pluckers featuring the HME's very own Luke and Oliver are performing as part of the Radio R.A.T. Misery Hour at El Lokal in Zurich tomorrow Monday March 15th 2010 8:20 PM. Songs of self pity and remorse - just the thing to kick off your week!
20 February 2010 - 10'000 MySpace friends! Amidst talks of crisis down MySpace way, 10'000 individuals seem to dig The Hillbilly Moon Explosion. Say what you want - that rules!
20 February 2010 - Put up some of the gigs for all you who've been asking. Cheers, O.
4 Januar 2010 - Well I guess we should wish everyone a Happy 2010! It's going to be a good one. We got an album coming!
22 December 2009 - Happy Birthday Duncan.
20 December 2009 - Happy Birthday Oliver.
12 November 2009 - "The Hillbilly Moon Explosion are in reduction". That was the status message on studio engineer Neil Brockbank's Facebook page. Meaning: We've successfully completed tracking and are now mixing. I.e. reducing the 8, 16 or whatever tracks down to 2 stereo ones. So far this has been a great, great session! We won't let you in on too many secrets quite yet. Maybe just this: There are 2 songs in Italian. And a duet between Emanuela and an equally legendary and very extraordinary guest singer...
30 October 2009 - 14 songs in 4 days! I don't think we've ever been that productive. No wonder our guitar player's dancing - check out the Duncan Dance!
27 October 2009 - Just thought we'd let you know what we're up to. Currently in London recording the new album. And this guy is producing: Greg Townson - a dear friend and most of you will know him as the lead singer of Rochester's finest, The Hi-Risers. This is going to be so good.
24 October 2009 - Wondering why so long a break? The answer: We were holed down in our practice room writing songs for the new album. Yes. A new album. Gotta go now - got a plane to catch.
19 September 2009 - Oliver is sitting in with the boys from the Aad Hollander Trio from Hell this Sunday 20th and next Sunday 27th at the Helsinki Klub. Because Sunday's the night for DRINKING!
27 August 2009 - Really getting in the mood for the Clanx Festival this Saturday. Check out this video from our last Clanx gig. Not too shabby eh. Here's also some pics from last time ...
21 August 2009 - Just in: Emanuela is performing with Handsome Hank and His Lonesome Boys again! Both kinds of music - country AND western. Sunday 23 August 2009 at the Winterthurer Musikfestwochen! Steinberggasse at 1500h folks!
14 August 2009 - A quick reminder to not miss tomorrow's Idaplatz gig! It's a free concert (and just outside Duncan's flat ...) so be there or be square.
22 July 2009 - Can I just mention that the gigs past weekend in Biel/Bienne and Hallau were terrific. Great to be back on stage with such great audiences. Big thanks to all!
29 June 2009 - Hey guess what? Emanuela is performing at the Montreux Jazz Festival on the - hey hey - 4th of July! Which is fitting, since she'll be doing a country set with Handsome Hank and His Lonesome Boys! Parc Vernex at 2330h folks!
17 June 2009 - Just in! The Hillbilly Moon Explosion will be playing the Clanx Festival on 29 August! Now, we played the Clanx a couple of years back and have fond memories (everyone there was 15 and drunk), since it was Duncan's first public gig with the HME. Will be good to be back!
28 May 2009 - Last time Baby! It's the last Rolling Fork Revue gig featuring Duncan, Emanuela, Luke & Oliver. We're doing three sets from 2100h (including our now infamous country set). Come round for a beer or four?
21 May 2009 - Kustom Weekend sold out! For those of you lucky enough to get a ticket we'll be looking forward to seeing you on Saturday night. Ci vediamo in Italia!
3 May 2009 - Oliver is sitting in with the boys from the Aad Hollander Trio from Hell tonight at the Helsinki Klub. Everyone point your finger at him and laugh!
1 May 2009 - Just wanted to say we love these kind of comments. Three cheers to lovely ChEla from Mexico!
30 April 2009 - Ah yes and tonight too: Another Rolling Fork Revue gig at the Helsinki Klub (see flyer below)! By popular demand we'll be doing our country set, too. Come round for a drink? Or four?
13 April 2009 - Happy Easter everyone! And be sure to tune in to Rockabilly Roadhouse with your host Big Dave, coz he's featuring The Hillbilly Moon Explosion on his shows! Live on The Krush, KRSH 95.9 in Sonoma County CA and streaming live at krsh.com. Get the podcast here.
And while we're at it: Our old favourite The Subculture Collective has us on the latest Psycho Planet show. Nice one Mickey.
10 April 2009 - We've uploaded a truckload of songs onto our MySpace page. Diggeth.
25 March 2009 - After a LONG wait, our favourite radio show is back on the air. And in your iTunes podcast inbox too! We are of course referring to Jenk and his Rock N Rollercoaster. And The Hillbilly Moon Explosion is on it. That man's got taste. Get yourselves the podcast here. More info on subculturecollective.com (where you can also listen to Hellbilly Wreckhouse - we're on a bunch of those shows, too).
17 March 2009 - Hey guess what? We're featured in Noel Hudson's The Band Name Book! Ever wondered where the name Hillbilly Moon Explosion came from? Here's where you can look it up!
23 February 2009 - It's that time of year again. Exclusive gigs by Duncan, Emanuela, Luke & Oliver with the Rolling Fork Revue! Swingy, jazzy, ballad-y, Italian stuff plus plenty rockin' billy and r'n'b. We do three sets per night starting from 2100h. Come round for a drink or four?
11 February 2009 - Hey I only just found out: Lux Interior of The Cramps passed away on February 4th. I'm ... fairly lost for words. R.I.P. Lux.
3 February 2009 - OK here's the deal. It started out as a private gig but then the organizers decided to turn it into a 'Rockabilly Ball' and open it up ... meaning: Come round and catch the Hillbilly Moon Explosion this Saturday 7 February! Here's where ...
20 January 2009 - It's another ROLLING FORK REVUE gig! This coming Thursday! Come round for a drink?
17 January 2009 - Was that a great new year's eve gig or what? Must have been: The hangover was so bad, it took me up until now to get back on track. Cheers, O.
31 December 2008 - You gonna be at the Moods tonight? We are. Happy New Year to y'all!
20 December 2008 - It's an extra Good Men gig tonight at the Helsinki. And it's Oliver's birthday too. The old geezer.
15 October 2008 - It's that time of year. The Good Men are out and about again. 17th, 24th of October and the 1st of November at the Helsinki Klub. Don't miss!
11 October 2008 - THEY SAY imitation is the purest form of flattery. Well look what we found: The Royal Flush are a band from Switzerland that play Johnny Are You Gay? (video) While RockBound from Germany have a version of Jeanie (with the Dark Blue Eyes (video). Nice one, folks, keep 'em coming!
4 October 2008 - Need directions for the gig tonight? Here ya go. Looking forward.
14 September 2008 - Oliver is sitting in with the boys from the Aad Hollander Trio from Hell tonight and on the following 2 Sundays 21 and 28 September at the Helsinki Klub. Also on Saturday 27 September at the Mascotte. Should be a laugh.
22 August 2008 - You wanted it you got it.
Yes siree, strut your stuff in style in our mucho cool Hillbilly Moon Explosion garbs. Girls, guys, kids, dogs - get kitted out HERE: www.cafepress.com/hillbillymoon!
1 August 2008 - Back again after more than a month of screwed up computers. added a couple of dates. Here's the situation: No, we're not completely off the road. We are doing the odd local gig. There won't be many this year so be sure to be there!
5 June 2008 - Exclusive one-off gig at the Euro 08. Step by the Public Viewing Arena Bellevue at 1630h before the France-Rumania match and witness some real rockin'! One of the very few HME gigs this year!
2 June 2008 - Bo Diddley R.I.P.
31 May 2008 - We promised it. And it's here! The HILLBILLY MOON EXPLOSION album 'ALL GROWN UP' on VINYL. Want one? Follow this link.
19 May 2008 - For the third time already we're featured on the Rock'n'Blues Today radio show out of Perugia in La Bella Italia. Follow this link to download the latest show, listen in on myspace.com/rocknbluestoday. Simone - grazie millie!
15 May 2008 - Rolling Fork gig cancelled! Observant readers of our last posting will have guessed it: The Rolling Fork Revue gig at the Helsinki for tonight (15 May) is cancelled. Emanuela's still in hospital.
We'd like to take this opportunity to say thanks to everyone who came to see The Rolling Fork Revue during the last five months and thanks to the whole Helsinki team. It's been a blast! Cheers from the HME.
12 May 2008 - Congratulations are in order: As of Sunday 11 May, Emanuela is a proud mum of a beautiful baby girl. Awwwh!
9 May 2008 - Vinyl! Arrived! More info ASAP. Watch this space...
5 February 2008 - We're on the Rock N Rollercoaster. That's our favourite radio show. And we're on it. Get yourselves the podcast here. Or subscribe to iTunes with this link. More info on subculturecollective.com (where you can also listen to Hellbilly Wreckhouse Nr. 70 - we're on that show, too). So, to Jenk: Thanks, mate - we appreciate it.
7 January 2008 - Starting 10 January: Ten exclusive gigs by Duncan, Emanuela, Luke & Oliver with the Rolling Fork Revue!
Swingy, jazzy, ballad-y, Italian stuff plus plenty rockin' billy and r'n'b. We do four sets per night starting from 2100h. Whaddaya say - come on down!
1 January 2008 - Hey ho it's 2008!
24 December 2007 - Happy Holidays from the HILLBILLY MOON EXPLOSION. Have a Happy New Year, too. While we're at it.
10 December 2007 - Hey ho we're finally playing Germany in '07! Dortmund and Hildesheim are where you want to be this weekend! Auf gut deutsch: Wir freuen uns!
20 November 2007 - Got some more details on the gig this Friday in the Ostschweiz. The Vereinshaus is on Lommisserstr. You can't miss it. We're on at 8PM. Don't be late - it's our last Swiss gig for 2007!
9 November 2007 - Happy Birthday Emanuela! For all you way cool folks who are coming to see us tomorrow in La Belle France: Don't forget the flowers!
1 November 2007 - We promised you new photos ... well here are some!
31 October 2007 - Happy Halloween everyone. Oh by the way, check this out!
20 October 2007 - Tonight 2100h! We're going to be punctual tonight. So all you kind folks from Lucerne who might be wanting to come see us: Don't be late, or you'll miss us! Looking forward, Oliver.
17 September 2007 - Thanks to all you beautiful people who came out to see us last Saturday! We've said before, we'll say it again: Our Zurich audience r.o.c.k.s! It means such a lot to be appreciated in our home town. Love from all of us at the HME!
2 September 2007 - Tickets are available now for the Schiffbaufest. Get them here. Or call +41-44-258 7777.
21 August 2007 - We're doing another flying gig! Yeaaah. It's been a while since our last one, and the Terassenfest this Friday and Saturday at Zurich International Airport promises to be something else! Hell they got a Spitfires and Mustangs!
24 July 2007 - Was Gurten a gas or what? And Montreux ruled! (Except I clobbered Emanuela with my bass ... not to worry, the poor girl's all fixed.) Thanks to everyone who came to see us!
Now, here's a gig you don't want to miss: You in that summer holiday mood? Palm trees and such? Then come to Lugano this Saturday. It's out in the open air, there's no admission fee - hell, we even got fireworks before the gig! Don't miss it. We're expecting you.
3 July 2007 - Brand new! Check out the Live the Life video here! The 2nd cut off the new album All Grown Up, this rockin' little piece was shot at a boxing and rock'n'roll gig we did last december. Watch for the cute numbers girl!
2 July 2007 - Vote for us! They're choosing the "most popular band of the day" at the Gurten Festival and with your help it could be us! Here's how (I guess it's Switzerland only?):
Send an SMS with the text GU27 to the number 959. It'll set you back 70 Rappen but it's well worth it. Thanks to everyone who's voting!
14 June 2007 - Lots of mails about the whereabouts of the Rotach gig this Saturday. Here's the deal: It's a block party - free for all, no admission. On the corner of Nussbaum and Gertrudstrasse in 8003 Zurich. No worry about the weather - they've got a tent. And look what we found in the programme ...
11 June 2007 - Need I mention that France was a gas? Goes without saying. It was great to be back and you lot are a seriously rocking crowd! Thanx.
5 June 2007 - Bonjour! Finally we're playing France again. This coming Saturday the 9th in Sélestat. And what a gig. Check out the flyer!
Be sure to pick up your copy of the new album "All Grown Up" while you're there. Yup, it's finally off to sales abroad - and the Selestat gig is the first place you can get it!
8 May 2007 - The utterly wonderful Strange Pleasures mag hooked up with Emanuela and Oliver and asked them their 'Straight 8' questions (Most recent CD in your player? Jack or Jim? etc.). Check it out here.
5 May 2007 - Should be a blast tonight down at the Ox (or is it still the plain old Ochsen?). Our pals the Pussywarmers are opening. See y'all in Zofingen!
28 April 2007 - It's a one-off Good Men concert tonight at the Yonex Badmintonhalle (Geroldstr. 5 right here in ZH). Featuring Ramsay Midwood from Austin TX and the Good Men (i.e. Stephen Thomas, Heinz Roarer & the HME's own Oliver Baroni). Seeya there!
10 April 2007 - Hey ho we got 2 gigs back to back at everyone's favourite Helsinki Klub. Yeah! Be there or be square. And don't be too late, coz it can fill up somewhat.
3 April 2007 - Poster of the week on gigposters.com! Guess who? That's right: The HME by way of the great Michel Casarramona and his wrestling tube sock girls. Took the folks at gigposters.com a while, but better late than never. Cheers to them.
24 March 2007 - The Hillbilly Moon Explosion featured on Nashville's American Music Channel. Nice to be mentioned in the same breath as the likes of Lucinda Williams. Check out the article and video here.
Also: We're featured on digichannel.net straight from Florence, Italy! Here's the link.
12 March 2007 - I guess it had to happen sooner or later: We are officially the Last Band On the Planet to have a myspace page. We are now as nerdy as the rest of you. Here's the URL: www.myspace.com/hillbillymoonexplosion. You know what to do: Bombard us with friend requests!
3 March 2007 - Want to have fun tonight? Go on down to the Helsinki Klub: Luke and Oliver aka The Rolling Fork Soundsystem from Hell are DJing and our friends The Pussywarmers are gigging!
24 February 2007 - Request us here on Indie 104 Radio LA! Here's how: Click this link: http://iradio.servemp3.com:8080/playlistH.html, scroll down to Hillbilly Moon Explosion and click "request" for either 'Brown Eyed Boy' or 'Walk Italian'. Easy peasy. Please!
6 February 2007 - Brand new! The Brown Eyed Boy video! Check it out here! It's our murder ballad off the new album All Grown Up - did she? Didn't she? You decide.
21 January 2007 - Put up some of the upcoming gigs. We're looking forward to seeing y'all there!
23 January 2007 - Emanuela's Finland Fotoessay is online. Remember? We played Finland last summer, Emanuela got all inspired and photographed everyone. Now it's online in our updated gallery!
Plenty of gigs are lined up. The precise details will be posted here shortly. Check regularly!
7 January 2007 - It's official: A record breaking night for the Moods Club with our album release party yesterday. Sorry to the 100 plus folks who had to be sent away (won't be our last gig - check hillbillymoon.com regularly!) For the lucky ones who got inside: You people were ROCKIN'! It means a lot to us to be appreciated in our home town. I'm sure I'm speaking in Dunc, Luke and Emanuelas name here: Best. Audience. Ever. Thank you.
25 December 2006 - Happy Holidays from the HILLBILLY MOON EXPLOSION. Have a Happy New Year, too. While we're at it.
19 December 2006 - Was that a rockin' weekend or what? Oliver would like to send especial thanks to you fine ladies there to the right of the stage at the Tonimolki on Friday. And what a rockin' crowd we got in Bern! We'll be back - that's a promise.
10 December 2006 - Video: The Hipshake - Live! Check out this snippet from one of our 2006 live gigs. El rocko mucho!
5 December 2006 - Everybody loves 'ALL GROWN UP'! 2 great write-ups so far: "Rock'n'Roll reinvented", screams the Sonntagsblick, while the Sonntagszeitung gives us 4 out of 4 points! Eminem only got 2. Ho ho ho.
The brand new HME album 'ALL GROWN UP' is out as a Switzerland-exclusive pre-release on REC REC. The international release is coming this January! Stay tuned.
30 November 2006 - Luke and Duncan are gigging tomorrow! That's right: Buckminster (psychedelic prog wiv our boy Duncan on guitar) and Rookic (le pönk brachiale avec Luke le Puke) are playing at the Kulturmarkt right here in ZH. Be there? I will. O.
29 November 2006 - Check out Michel Casarramonas poster for the December 15th gig. It rocks as per usual.
8 November 2006 - This Friday the place to be is in Burgdorf Switzerland at the Jungle Rock Festival. Us and 3 other great bands. We're on sometime after 23h. Be there or be square!
7 November 2006 - Way-Hey! Re-design, eh? More to come - you ain't seen nothing yet.
25 October 2006 - The new album 'ALL GROWN UP' is coming soon! Here's a sneak preview of the cover!
20 October 2006 - Emanuela is selling her MG! It's breaking her heart, but it must be done. Here's where you can test drive and buy it.
19 September 2006 - We're playing Schaffhausen this coming Friday. Yeah. Here's where you book tickets. AND tune in to RaSa Radio (107.2 MHz/106.4 SASAG) on Friday 22nd at 1800h, coz Oliver is on the show.
15 September 2006 - Gotta say this: Always great to be in Italy. Thanx a million to everyone who came to see us in Naturns. Ciao a tutti!
30 August 2006 - It's one of those gigs. Drive for hours into the mountains, straight on past the moose, turn left at the mad cows and then play to a audience of demented hillbillies. We love it. I.e. we're playing Engelberg on Saturday! Get your tickets here!
13 August 2006 - Again. Last time - for the moment - I'm playing the big bass at the Helsinki Klub tonight. Whether with the Trio from Hell or with the Good Men I don't know. Either way it'll be fun. Seeya there.
6 August 2006 - Tonight only! The Good Men live at the Helsinki Klub. That's Geroldstr. 35 downtown Zurich. Four sets starting 10 PM. Be there or be square.
3 August 2006 - 3PM. What glorious weather! Be sure to bring along your sun cream tonight!
1 August 2006 - Photos from the Walldorf Rock'n'Roll Weekender. More from Finland and other gigs coming soon!
23 July 2006 - Last minute news! Oliver is sitting in with the Trio from Hell down at the Helsinki Klub tonight (Geroldstr. 35, Zurich 8005. Go watch him screw up! Yeehaw!
13 July 2006 - I think this picture nicely sums up "The World Cup According to Emanuela Hutter."
12 July 2006 - Gig tonight in St. Gallen! Our good friends from the deep south, the Pussywarmers, will kick off at 1930h. The one and only HME though will rock at 2100h. Be there or be square.
6 July 2006 - Cheers to Hakki and Finland! You guys are crazy! We'll be posting some photos soon. Watch this spot.
Hey, getting caught up in this world cup thing more than we intended. Big tears from Emanuela coz England's out. Even though she's Italian. So, go girl: Forza azzurri! And allez les vieuxs!
22 June 2006 - You may have noticed, we've got this world cup going on, so let's get a couple of things straight: We're for England. Also for Switzerland. And for Les Bleus. And oh yes, there's too much Italian heritage here for us to ignore the Azzuri, so ... a bit of a mess, eh? Especially since most of these teams have so far been a bit crap. Meanwhile, Emanuela is in love with Wayne Rooney.
-Thanks to everyone in Buchs and Walldorf! You're a rockin' crowd. Lucie - Luke told me to tell you he'll send the photos ASAP (or at least ASAHCBAT - as soon as he can be arsed to).
-And then: FINLAND! Yeah! The land of Kalevala-chanting, elk-testing beautiful blue eyed blondes. See us at the Jamboree on Friday at midnight! We be rockin'!
11 June 2006 - More photos from the album recordings down at Soil of the South studios in beautiful SoCal. Meet our guest musicians Mark Neill, Eddie Angel and Craig Packham! And Emanuela's legs, too! Here.
27 May 2006 - This is great! They're covering our songs! The Lucky Strike Band that is, from Hastings. Cheers, Dudes!
17 May 2006 - Posted our first couple of gigs. More coming. Watch this space.
28 April 2006 - The Good Men are playing again! It's the 2006 Bar Crawl. Here's where you can catch these fine gentlemen in action.
19 April 2006 - Hey ho. Some photos from the recording sessions. Diggeth.
27 March 2006 - News from the West Coast: Look forward to a killer new album from the HME. This week we're having Eddie Angel (Los Straitjackets, The Neanderthals) come in and do his guest thing. But a more detailed account of that later. Meanwhile, Emanuela has totally settled into the SoCal lifestyle. She's been spotted in downtown San Diego at vintage car dealers, pointing at E-Types and 'Vettes. It'll be real estate agents next. You watch. And yours truly has actually learnt to drink the stuff you Americans call coffee. It's the way you ladies serve it - makes it all worthwhile. Anyway - we'll be posting pictures soon. Watch this spot!
17 February 2006 - Right. The news is out. We're off to San Diego CA to record the new Hillbilly Moon Explosion album with that wacky wizard of sound as producer - Mr. Mark Neill. Here's where. Watch this space - we'll keep you posted.
14 February 2006 - Anyone speak Japanese? We need your help. This is what we found, and we'd love to know what the lady's saying. If you can help, please send us an email!
8 February 2006 - And now for something completely different: Before Emanuela heads off to California (more about that soon), she's giving an exclusive solo concert: HUTTER - SONGS. Most of them sad, slow and dark. Featuring Philip Zeman on guitar and Thomas Winkler on keys and loops. Friday 10 February 2006 - Helsinki Klub 22h, Geroldstrasse 35, Zurich 5.
30 January 2006 - Bet you didn't know the Hillbilly Moon Explosion are keen and able flyers? Check this out.
19 January 2006 - A long overdue update - did we say Happy New Year? Definitely did at our new year's eve gig at the Neumarkt. That rocked! Good to see lotsa friends in the audience. Anyway, be sure to check in regularly, 'coz there'll be plenty news. About Emanuela's solo gig for instance. Or the upcoming album ... Keep on keeping on! Love, Oliver.
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