Slim Jim Phantom Trio Featuring Jamie James of The Kingbees

Slim Jim Phantom Trio Featuring Jamie James of The Kingbees

Buddy Lee and the Dungaree Dolls, Michael Ubaldin

Sat · June 2, 2018

8:00 pm


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This event is 21 and over

Slim Jim Phantom Trio Featuring Jamie James of The Kingbees
Slim Jim Phantom Trio Featuring Jamie James of The Kingbees
Slim Jim Phantom has secured his place as a true rock-n-roll icon. As the legendary drummer for the Stray Cats, Phantom, alongside band mates Brian Setzer and Lee Rocker, spearheaded the neo-rockabilly movement of the early 80s. With a love for 50s rock-n-roll the Stray Cats took inspiration from that bygone era and mixed with their youthful energy and aggression produced the updated hard-edged rockabilly sound that saw them conquer London, Europe and later the U.S., gaining fans among the likes of Keith Richards, Mick Jagger and Robert Plant along the way.

Born in the Brooklyn Borough of New York City, Jim grew up listening to his parents’ jazz records and by the age of ten took up the drums. Immersing himself in the art of drumming and the world of music, Jim took lessons with Mousie Alexander (who played with Benny Goodman), which included the study of jazz and working through books by Jim Chapin and Ted Reed.

By the late 70s Jim was playing in bands with school friend and bassist Lee Rocker and they soon joined forces with guitarist Brian Setzer. The rest, as they say, is history. The Stray Cats had numerous hit singles in the early 1980s, their classic album “Built for Speed” went double platinum, and their song “Rock This Town” is in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s list of “The Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll.”

Summer 2008 saw Jim and the Stray Cats reunite for an extensive tour of Europe. In February 2009 the band headed to Australia and New Zealand for the first time in 18 years - a tour which was eagerly anticipated by Australasian fans.

In addition to the Stray Cats Jim has worked with some of the world’s top artists and has played a part in many successful groups – notably Phantom, Rocker and Slick (featuring long time David Bowie guitarist Earl Slick) which produced two popular albums; The Swing Cats featuring guitar ace Danny B. Harvey; and Dead Men Walking, an all-star affair which has boasted original members of The Sex Pistols, The Cult and Big Country among the rotating line-up. Jim also enjoyed a stint playing with The Killer, rock-n-roll originator Jerry Lee Lewis, and even performed in a now-mythological band called The Cheap Dates with acting legend Harry Dean Stanton, a long-time pal of his.

Jim has worked on numerous other projects including his own explosive self-named roots-rock trio, and HeadCat, co-starring Lemmy Kilmister and Danny B. Harvey. In addition, 2009 saw the launch of Slim Jim’s musical project The Forgotten Saints, a band co-founded with old friends, and former Dead Men Walking bandmates Captain Sensible and Mike Peters. A changing guest role for a fourth band member added an exciting dimension to an already prodigious line-up.

In the last several years, Slim Jim has continued to work with diverse friends and true artists, including Sex Pistol Glen Matlock and Earl Slick. He’s also partnered with British guitar ace Darrel Higham under the band name Katmen; the pair released a critically acclaimed rockabilly record on Decca records, toured extensively and appeared on the British TV show Later … with Jools Holland. This year finds Jim working again with Dead Men Walking, a punk super group that currently includes long time collaborators Mike Peters and Captain Sensible, plus new members Duff McKagan from Guns N’ Roses, Chris Cheney from The Living End and long time fan and fellow Long Islander Fred Armisen of Saturday Night Live and Portlandia. A tour is in the works and the group plans to record in January 2015.

Jim is deeply committed to charitable works, too: he climbed both Mount Everest and Mount Kilimanjaro for Love Hope Strength Foundation (an organization co-founded by Mike Peters of The Alarm that benefits cancer research) with fellow rockers Peters, Robin Wilson from the Gin Blossoms, Cy Curnin from the Fixx and Glenn Tillbrook from Squeeze. The treks were filmed for a National Geographic documentary which was shown on National Geographic channel and VH1. In December 2014, he’ll attend the World Cancer Congress in Melbourne, Australia with the Love Hope Strength group to promote cancer research, spreading the word with music and wisecracks.

Over 30 years and millions of record sales later and Slim Jim Phantom continues to inspire and excite audiences worldwide. With a sound, style and image that remain as fresh today as they ever were, Phantom has cemented his place among rock royalty. Considered by many as the coolest drummer in rock-n-roll, Phantom’s influence is still clearly felt on today’s music scene with countless rockabilly drummers imitating his pioneering stand-up style.

Jim resides in Los Angeles, California when he’s not out touring the world.
Buddy Lee and the Dungaree Dolls
Buddy Lee and the Dungaree Dolls
Michael Ubaldin
Michael Ubaldin
He has survived numerous bouts with Death, running with carnivals, Street fighting, pool halls 'Greaser' lifestyle, cheap motels, & a strew of wild women. He has been called 'The Jack Kerouac of Americana by the music press& who along with his Fans have dubbed him 'The Rock n Roll Poet' He's has released seven indie CD’s in the last Ten Years. All Award winners in the USA and EUROPE. He has formed a brand new Rockin' band MICHAEL UBALDINI & THE STARSHAKERS- which has been coined 'the first of the new 'Alternative Americana' by music writers
.From his heart and Soul Michael with his cranking band or solo with his acoustic Guitar goes against the grain of today’s watered down Punk and Country Formula. Michael Plays and sings his songs with A passion and Integrity rarely heard these days.. The Rock n roll poet has been featured at THE BLUEBIRD in Nashville 5 times in the last 6 years (including 2014)

His Solo Roots /Americana Indie CD releases are all award winners in Europe &the USA.
His 2008&2013 Country /Honky tonk releases-'MICHAEL & THE LONESOME PLAYBOYS' The Album ‘LAST OF THE HONKY TONKS' & BOTTLE CAP SKY are both Indie top sellers ...Michael who fronted his early Rock n Roll bands THE EARWIGS & MYSTERY TRAIN has been influential on the Underground music scene since day one.
The Los Angeles Times dubbed him ‘Better Then Springsteen at probing the national soul’
He has won numerous awards such as :
"BEST ROOTS", BEST LIVE MALE PERFORMER (Twice) -The Orange County Music Awards
And Best Live Performer/Songwriter –Los Angeles southern cal Music Awards in 2007 And PORTABLE RECORD PLAYER his 2009 Album was Nominated for ALBUM OF THE YEAR -OC MUSIC AWARDS as well as 'BEST AMERICANA/COUNTRY ARTIST & Named One of The Best Releases of The Decade By Ben Wener of The OC Register ( ALSO MICHAEL WAS FEATURED ON CNN HEADLINE NEWS IN 2009 and Performed a acoustic set At The Ryman in Nashville.)

Michaels Live shows have attracted the likes Of BRIAN SETZER And LUCINDA WILLIAMS and DWIGHT YOAKAM all whom Michael has opened for (Also Brian guest Spotted on Michaels DON'T SAY GOODBYE on the
Empty Bottles/Broken Guitar Strings CD.)
The Late JOE STRUMMER and Legendary JOHN FOGERTY have also turned up. At Michaels shows.
Michael Has Toured the UK and the USA, JAPAN and recorded at SUN STUDIOS (The legendary studio and the Birthplace of Rock n roll
His live shows are a must see .filled with Raw power & Passion.
He Also Is Called a Poet for a reason. His Book "LOST AMERICAN NIGHTS" has been published by "Moon tide Press" and also is shelved in the Public Libraries across the United States. Quite an Honor. No wonder a journalist dubbed Michael a” JACK KEROUAC IN A BLACK LEATHER JACKET"... He also has contributed songs in Films ( With his story telling Lyrics its Not to far of a Stretch for real life other side of the tracks outsider rebel Ubaldini)
Michael is A prolific Songster& Poet who started playing guitar at Age 7 picking out Hank Williams& Ray Charles his father taught him thenfinfding his own world through scratchy vinyl of artists like Carl Smith,Skip James, Beatles & Robert Johnson, Howlin' wolf Creedence Clearwater Revival Muddy Waters Jimmie Rodgers Roy Acuff and old Folk songs. His lifetime love for Pre War Blues, Straight Rock n roll, Gospel & Honky tonk has fueled him ever since

He a True American Rebel.
Venue Information:
Gallagher's Pub HB
Huntington Beach, CA, 92648