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Gordon Kingsford-Smith

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About Gordon

Gordon is a very versatile experienced bass player. Has played in 7 countries and numerous bands over the past 40 years.
Bass Guitarist
Edinburgh

Rocka Hillbillies have been Rocking in Scotland since late 2013. A band devoted to recreating the authentic sounds of 50s & 60s Classic Rock 'N'Roll. We are very reliable, business-like, and most importantly, our 2300 fans follow us and share our videos…We play around 85 songs, all on on a "note for note" basis to the original. Everywhere we play, the guests pack the dance floor!. We play for Weddings, Social Clubs, Private Functions, Holiday camps, Music Festivals…and a selected range of Scotland’s popular pubs. We’ve played from Lossiemouth to Dunbar Music Festival. We concentrate in the Edinburgh and Lothians vicinity for most engagements. We can also arrange for a DJ to play prior to Rocka Hillbillies, during our breaks and to also end the night. The additional cost is priced individually, depending on your location and needs. We play constantly throughout the year because the public keep requesting we come back.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I require car parking close to venues
I can perform with backing tracks
I can perform while walking around a venue
My equipment is PAT tested
Musicianship
Genres:
Folk, Bluegrass, Ceillidh, Country, Folk rock, Irish rock, Rockabilly, Traditional English folk, Traditional Irish folk, Traditional Scottish folk, Rock, Britpop, Classic rock, Pop rock, Post rock, Progressive rock, Rock 'n' Roll
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Instruments:
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Event types:
Bar / Club / Venue event, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Actor, Musical comedy, MC
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Song list

ROCKA HILLBILLIES Here's a sample selection from our repertoire. * We can add your favourite chosen song for the Wedding 1st Dance - just tell us ahead*
Pretty Woman
Around & Around
Matchbox
Whole lotta Shakin' Going On
Bad Moon Rising
Blue Days - Black Nights
Jumbalaya
Jungle Rock
Train Kept Rollin'
Kansas City
Heart of a Fool (Eddie Cochran)
Let's Play House
Turnaround (Slow)
Glad All Over
Long Cool Woman In A Black Dress
Big River
Save the Last Dance for Me
Margaritaville (Jimmy Buffet)
Blue Suede Shoes
That's All Right Mama
Baby, What You Want Me To Do
Great Balls of Fire
Don't Be Cruel
Proud Mary
I Feel Fine (Beatles)
Brown Sugar (Rolling Stones)
Honey Don’t
You Never Can Tell
One after 909 (Beatles)
Get Back
Memphis Tennessee
Folsom Prison
Such a Night
Everybody's Tryin' To Be My Baby
Lucille
Sweet Little Sixteen
Little Old Wine Drinker Me
Route 66
Promised Land
Hound Dog
All By Myself (Johnny Burnette)
Around and Around (Chuck Berry)
Baby, Let’s Play House (Elvis Presley)
Baby, What You Want Me to Do (Elvis)
Bad Moon Rising (Creedence Clearwater Revival)
Be Bop a Lula (Gene Vincent)
Big River (Johnny Cash)
Bird Dog (Everly Bros)
Blue Moon of Kentucky (Elvis Presley)
Blue Suede Shoes (Elvis Presley)
Blues Days Black Nights (Buddy Holly)
Blues Eyes Cryin’ In The Rain
Bopping the Blues (Carl Perkins)
Brand New Cadillac (Vince Taylor/Clash)
Brown Eyed Handsome Man (Buddy Holly)
Bye Bye Love (Everly Brothers)
Carol (Chuck Berry)
Cocaine Blues (Johnny Cash)
Completely Sweet (Eddie Cochran)
Don’t Be Cruel (Elvis Presley)
Everybody’s Trying to be my Baby (Carl Perkins)
Folsom Prison Blues (Johnny Cash)
Good Rockin’ Tonight (Elvis Presley)
Great Balls of Fire (Jerry Lee Lewis)
Green River (Creedence Clearwater Revival)
Have You Ever Seen The Rain
Heart of a Fool (Eddie Cochran)-Starts B down to A
Heartbeat (Buddy Holly)
Hello Mary Lou (Ricky Nelson)
Honey Don’t (Carl Perkins)
Hound Dog (Elvis Presley)
I Kissed You (Everly Bros)
I’m Left, You’re Right, She’s Gone (Elvis Presley)
Jackson (Lee Hazlewood + Nancy Sinatra/
Jambalaya (Hank Williams)
Jeani Jeani Jeani (Eddie Cochran)
Johnny B Goode + Route 66 (Chuck Berry)
Just Because (Elvis)
Little Old Wine Drinker Me (Dean Martin)
Lonesome Tears in My Eyes (Johnny Burnette)
Lucille (Little Richard)
Luckenbach Texas
Matchbox (Carl Perkins)
Memphis Tennessee (Chuck Berry)
Modern Don Juan (Buddy Holly)
My Way (Eddie Cochran)
Mystery Train (Elvis Presley/ Blue Flames)
Nadine (Chuck Berry)
No Particular Place To Gp (Chuck Berry)
Oh Boy (Buddy Holly)
Okie from Muskogee (key change E to F)
One After 909 (Beatles)
One Cup of Coffee and a cigarette
Only You (Platters) we do the Carl Perkins version
Ooby Dooby (Roy Orbison)
Pretty Woman (Roy Orbison) A to F#m - riff E)
Proud Mary (Creedence Clearwater Revival)
Rave On (Buddy Holly)
Ring of Fire (Johnny Cash)
Roll Over Beethoven (Chuck Berry)
Shake, Rattle n’ Roll (Jerry Lee Lewis)
Shakin’ All Over (Johnny Kidd + Pirates)
Spirit In The Sky
Streets of Baltimore (Gram Parsons)
Summertime Blues (Eddie Cochran)
Suzie Q
Sweet Little Sixteen (Chuck Berry)
Sweet Rockin’ Mama (Hi-Tombs)
Swingin’ Doors
Take Out Some Insurance, baby (Jimi Reed)
That’ll Be the Day (Buddy Holly - start in D)
That’s Alright Mama (Arthur Crudup/Elvis Presley)
Too Much Monkey Business (Chuck Berry)
Train Kept A’Rollin’ (Johnny Burnette/Yardbirds)
Trying to Get to You (Elvis Presley)
Twenty Flight Rock (Eddie Cochran)
Wagon Wheel
Wake Up Little Susie (Everly Brothers)
Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On (Jerry Lee Lewis)
Wild About My Lovin' (Lovin Spoonful)
You Never Can Tell (Chuck Berry)
Your Cheating Heart (Hank Williams)
Customer questions

What if my timings change after I've booked you?

NO problem! ...just keep us updated, please

Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?

YES...no problem. AND it is played through our BOSE brand new PA system.

How much time do you need to set up?

45 Mins (if there are no obstacles to hinder us)

Can I pick the pieces you play from the set list?

Yes

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

YES- totally

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

Yes - but we'd agree in writing with you all the details.

What do your clients love most about your performances?

Extremely professional band..outstanding top calibre musicians..business-like attitude...Fab with the crowd...EVERYONE hits the dance floor immediately.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

We play 100 gigs a year, mainly East and Central Scotland....Sports and Social Clubs, Music Festivals. Large Pubs. and lots of Private Functions.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Elvis – Johnny cash – Carl Perkins – Buddy Holly – Chuck Berry – Eddie Cochran – Everly Bros – Little Richard – Roy- Orbison and Lennon/McCartney.

What is the most high profile gig you've performed?

Thunder In The Glens )Aviemore: Over 3,000 Harley Davidson bikers and the general public attend this annual 3 day super event. It generates £2.6 million pounds to the Scottish Economy (quote from the Tourist Board)

Prices

Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£400
Up to 1 hour£450
Up to 2 hours£500
Up to 3 hours£525

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Ian R, 1 month ago

Gordon Kingsford-Smith is a talented and very versatile bass guitarist. I have witnessed him in action, both solo and with various bands. He has played at our Corporate Staff Day twice over the past few years.

Repeat V, 3 years ago

Here’s a quote from Cuiken Inn, just last week: “We are delighted to have the Rocka Hillbillies back again, this Sunday. Fantastic 50’s rock’N’roll. A firm favourite with our customers of all ages…see you there!”