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Event Archive - Hank Bobbit - Hillbilly Butchdyke from Hell!!!: Hank Bobbit, Joey Only

Tue. March 17th 2009 Cafe deux Soleils (All Ages)
8 - 10 doors at 7:30
Hank Bobbit
With Joey Only!

Cafe Deux Soliels
2096 Commercial Drive
Vancouver, BC V5N 4B2, Canada

Tuesday March 17th, 8pm

Hank Bobbit, the Berlin based self proclaimed Hillbilly Butchdyke from Hell is out on tour and Cafe Deux Soliels is one of her stops. Bringing rockabilly greasers and radical queers to the same party, Hank's acoustic punk garage trash Dykeabilly show is fun for the whole family!


Hank Bobbit is a six 6' 2" tall, dark haired Butch with a dazzling duck tail. She is also the singer, guitarist and songwriter of Berlin-based garage rockabilly band "Lorena & The Bobbits". The band started up in 2001, after a friend had told Hank that she looked like a "lean, tall cowboy". This and a strict, lifelong musical diet of Jerry Lee Lewis, Reverend Horton Heat and L7 had put the seed in her brain to start a Dyke Country Punk Band. After the first rehearsal it turned out that neither of the members was capable of playing country, so they simply decided on playing a mix of Rockabilly and 60ties Garage Punk with some true Cowboy lyrics thrown into the howling pit of noisy guitars and a manic drum kit.

With her band Hank has released a vinyl 7" in 2003 on Supi Records, that has long been sold out and appeared on several international samplers, for example "The Girls can dish it out too!"- Sampler released on Emancypunx' Records, Poland, in 2004, which was co-released in the U.S. on the label Dagger Promotions and gave them lots of U.S. internet and pirate radio airplay.

Fronting "Lorena & The Bobbits", Hank has made herself a name as an outstandingly charismatic live- performer, playing in all over Europe with queer artists such as Lynn Breedlove of legendary San Francisco Dyke Punk Band "Tribe 8", "Scream Club" the sexy feminist glam hop duo from Olympia, WA, and Canadian New-Folk-Singer Rae Spoon, but she has also shared stage with Garage Rock'n Rollers like "Kings of Nuthin", "King Khan & The Shrines", "The Peacocks", "Nitro 17", "Chip Hanna & The Berlin Three" and many others.

She has performed live on air for: Pirate Cat Radio, S.F. - Radio 1 Berlin – Motor FM, Berlin - Radio de Freye Kaizer, Amsterdam - Radio 100, Amsterdam, and was featured in Radio Shows such as Free Radio Olympia, WA – Babes In Boyland Radio Show, France - Jungle Call Radio Show, Paris, France – Her Dick Radio Show, Amsterdam - Pinq Radio, Rotterdam – Red Radio Warschawa, Poland - a.m.o.

Currently she is in the studio with her band, recording their first full-length album. This will be her solo show, "Acoustic Love & Hate Songs"


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Joey Only (outlaw folk)

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