Serena Sykes, Jim Knowler, Les Curtis
"...the versatility and original touch are fascinating"
Big Beat Magazine
"...great musicianship, a super rockin’ vibe"
The Bettajive Review
The Betta Jive Review - 2017
Third cab off the rank, up from Kent, Bamboozle, three lads and a lass, and a kick a*se sound, having formed just about a year ago. Bassist Serena Sykes takes the lead vocals most of the time, opening with ‘Fujiyama Mama’, backed by ace lead guitarist Jim Knowler, drummer Shaun O’Keeffe and pedal steel and occasional rhythm guitarist Dave Kirk. In a pacey set.....
The gangplank swayed as the two-tones, the jiving shoes and even a smattering of blue-suede crêpe-soles hurried on board in anticipation of P&O’s second rock and roll sea cruise.
The excitement was palpable amongst the 300+ syncopated sailors eager for the music to start. They didn’t have to wait long for Bamboozle, the highly rated Kent-based trio. With deadpan drummer Les Curtis, driving them onwards, the twin attacks of Jim Knowler on Telecaster and the diminutive ‘ Bass Pixie’ Serena Sykes on slap back stand-up, soon had the dance floor heaving.
Slap That Bass "Heebie Jeebies" Single Review - 2018
Heebie-Jeebies is the all-new 7” turntable thriller from UK (Kent) Rockabilly Trio Bamboozle. Although the single is not due for release until 31st October, Serena Sykes sent me a pre-launch copy for a review, Thank You Serena. There are 2 top tracks on the release, a cover of Train Kept a Rollin’ and the title track Heebie-Jeebies, which is self-penned by the band. The band are made up of Serena Sykes on Bass and awesome female Vocals, Jim Knowler on Guitar/Vocals and Les Curtis on Drums/Vocals. I also need to mention the stunning art work. Designed so the three singles, (Heebie Jeebies is the 2nd), fit together to make one big picture, and t...
Boppin' Around Review - 2018
De Britse band Bamboozle, door ons beschouwd als de opvolger van The Keytones omdat twee/derde van The Keytones de helft van Bamboozle zijn of op zijn minst wáren, heeft een strak plan om de wereld te veroveren: na de 4-track EP Red Right Hand begin vorig jaar is er nu een nieuwe single, in september en oktober volgen nog twee singles en dan moet tegen het jaareinde het full albumdebuut komen. Sinds Red Right Hand is de groepsbezetting licht gewijzigd: Keytones drummer Shaun O’Keefe is out, Les Curtis die we kennen van Darrel Higham & the Enforcers en Bob & the Bearcats is in.
Slap That Bass Review - 2018
Bamboozle are a highly talented Rockabilly band are from Kent UK formed in 2016. Mayhem is their stunning new double a side 45 and it’s oh so good! The band made up of Serena Sykes on Bass and awesome female Vocals, Jim Knowler on Guitar, Vocals and Les Curtis on Drums, Vocals have a busy 2018, there are another 2 singles (September and October) planned and an album and I can’t wait!
Bamboozle know how to play rockabilly oh so well...