Steve Hooker, ex-Heat, Shakers, Boz and the Bozmen, Rumble has burnt the black candle at both ends recording and touring
the UK, Europe, Japan and the USA since 1977. He also played and recorded with Boz Boorer, Captain Drugbuster, Levi Dexter
and Wilko Johnson and shared stages with Geno Washington, Chuck Berry, Steve Marriott, Johnny Thunders and Robert Gordon.
His current band is something else. An Elvis mic, two amps and a snare drum. Their new limited edition CD and download "The Old Testament Of Love" is a dark dream of dance hall rockabilly, folk devil blues and Storyville soul from Opium Roses pillow. Recently they opened shows for the Vibrators, Skabilly Rebels, Daddy Long Legs and Glen Matlock and feature on the soundtrack of the film "Rolling Stone". They have made their mark at significant venues and festivals including the 100 Club with Robert Gordon, Gaz's Rockin' Blues, the Walldorf Rock 'n' Roll Weekender (Germany), headlined Chez Paulette (France) and the Secret Garden Party and Steve made a cameo appearance in the film "Looking For Johnny".
Born in Oklahoma, the now Essex-based Bob Collum is a self-proclaimed Anglophile since his teenage years. Raised by his
grandparents on the likes of Bob Wills and The Carter Family, Collum quickly embraced the sonic-fusion of transatlantic
influences brought through the ongoing ripple effect of The Beatles. What results is a combination of these influences in
his own artistic output; home-grown, transatlantic and British are all evident on his latest album ‘This Heart Will Self
It may be a broad church to embrace everything from early influences of rockabilly to power pop, however Collum’s palette
seamlessly embraces these as if they were corners of the same coin, culminating into a diversity of genres and sounds,
in a variety that gels cohesively. Bob Collum and The Welfare Mothers’ music has received critical acclaim in the likes of Uncut, Americana UK and The Independent.
“A brand of Americana viewed through an exile’s perspective” UNCUT