THE HEAVENLY THRILLBILLIES
The Heavenly Thrillbillies are a Sunderland based three-piece Bluegrass/Americana band featuring Phil Wynn on banjo, Gary Brewis on lead vocals and double base and Andy Fraser on guitar, dobro and harmonica.
The boys have known each other for many years, from first performing as rock n’ rollers in teenage band “Railroad” to donning dungarees and fine tuning their instruments to currently play old time bluegrass and Americana tunes – all with plenty of enthusiasm and energy.
Coming together in their own backyard they evoke the sounds of American music legends such as Doc Watson, Hank Williams, Bob Wills, Jimmie Rogers, Roy Acuff and Nora Jones to name a few – arranging songs to blend in with their own flavour of instrumentation, vocals, timing and tone.
The Heavenly Thrillbillies believe keeping everything fun, interesting and fresh is the key to producing an uplifting, toe tappin’ sound, and they certainly enjoy themselves on stage, wanting their audience to have a good time too.