Country band

Headington Hillbillies

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About Headington Hillbillies

Country band
Oxford
Public liability insurance of £1 million
An established band of experienced professional musicians. A full repertoire of country-style favourites and barn dance hoe-downs.

Highlights: The band was formed in 2008 with the legendary American banjo player Red Mule Jefferson. He came from the hills of California and learned the old songs from his mother and grandmother. In 2015 Woody and Liz co-wrote a song with American folk legend Peggy Seeger. The Hillbillies performed the song with Peggy Seeger at one of her concerts. In 2016 The Hillbillies played at the Cornbury Music festival along with such names as Corrine Bailey Rae, Booker T, and Jamie Cullum.

Performance details
We can perform outdoors
We have vehicles we can use to travel to gigs
We own a PA system
Musicianship
Genres:
Country
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Types:
Country band, Americana band
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Event types:
Private event, Wedding, Funeral / Memorial service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Corporate event, Concert, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Song list

SWEET HOME ALABAMA
BAD MOON RISING
FOLSOM PRISON BLUES
PICK A BALE OF COTTON
DUELLING BANJOS
SIXTEEN TONS
WHISKEY IN THE JAR
MORISSON’S JIG
THE IRISH ROVER
FOGGY MOUNTAIN BREAKDOWN
THE OLD BAZAAR IN CAIRO
DRUNKEN SAILOR
SITTING ON TOP OF THE WORLD
PISTOL PACKIN’ MOMMA
YOU AIN’T GOIN’ NOWHERE
WAGON WHEEL
BALLAD OF JESSE JAMES
ROLL IN MY SWEET BABY’S ARMS
MOMMA DON’T ‘LOW
THE DEVIL WENT DOWN TO GEORGIA
GHOSTRIDERS IN THE SKY
TAKE IT EASY
BOIL THEM CABBAGE DOWN
I WALK THE LINE
HEY GOOD LOOKIN
CRIPPLE CREEK
SINGING THE BLUES
BAREFOOTIN
Customer questions

Do you have different line-up options?

Our standard line-up is a five piece with bass, drums, fiddle, guitar and vocal. We also have a six-piece option including banjo

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

We always try our best to be flexible to help ensure your event runs as smoothly as possible. If timings change slightly in the run up to the event just let us know

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

Absolutely. This is a really popular request and we actually offer this service for free

How much time do you need to set up?

We usually set up about 1 to 1.5 hours before the performance time. As soon as our PA is set up we can provide a free playlist service to help set the atmosphere and get your guests ready for our live performance

Can you roam around while you perform?

The singer/caller has a radio mic and is able to move around the room to demonstrate dance steps

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

Our set lists are crafted from countless performances and learning what works best to ensure guests dance and have an amazing time. However, we're definitely happy to chat through and make sure we find what works for your event

Is all of the equipment (e.g. PA & lighting) included in your quote?

Our PA and lighting system is included in your quote. We usually require a minimum of 4m by 2.5m space to perform

Can you learn song requests before the event?

If a song isn't included in our song list there may still be a chance we already know it. if not, it may still be possible by negotiation

What do your clients love most about your performances?

First and foremost, clients tend to comment about the general atmosphere that we create. The lively and friendly interaction with members of the audience and the professional approach to dealing with the client

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Too many to mention but we have played a wide range of venues including private houses, community halls, outdoor BBQ's, bars and clubs, festival stages

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Johnny Cash, Hank Williams, The Eagles, J.J.Cale, and many, many others

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

There are two really. The first would be Cornbury Festival along with Corrine Bailey Rae, Jamie Cullum, and Booker T. The second was writing and performing with folk legend Peggy Seeger

Prices

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

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£450
Up to 2 hours£480
Up to 3 hours£500

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Oliver K, 1 month ago

Couldn’t fault the band, friendly relaxed, classic with modern all within genre. The two roadies were loved by all too! Many thanks

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Mr M, 1 year ago

The Headington Hillbillies. were just what we asked for. The band were on time and they set-up asap. After it stopped raining the band started right away. This was the kind of music that we wanted. It was not to loud and everyone enjoyed it. They certainly made the day, and were very well appreciated. The band even carried on playing when the rain came down again, and as soon as the sun came out. Everyone was back in the mood. We will certainly be booking them the next time. Great band and Woody was a gentleman. Just great.

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Janet W, 2 years ago

“Kevin and I would like to say a big thank you to you and all in the Headington Hillbillies for a great evening. I gather from folks that they enjoyed singing along and we received a lot of nice comments from our guests, so we have passed on your details.” Janet

Graeme F, 3 years ago

“We had a great night with you at the Yeoman pub. Remember my dad Billy?”

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