Hong Kong rockabilly act The Boogie Playboys have released a brand new self-titled full length. So rad to hear rockabilly sung in Cantonese!
The band formed back in 2009 and released their very first album BIG ROD in 2012. After the departure of their vocalist, the band was re-named The Boogie Playboys in 2013, releasing their first single人情做八舊 (800 Dollars to a Wedding) shortly after.
The band wrote and recorded new material, but also re-recorded their old album with the new vocalist. In 2015, they released a music video of one of those old songs 打工仔怨曲 (Working Class Blues) with the vocals replaced by its songwriter, Bluesman.
Not only has the band played over 60 shows in 4 years, they are also \ the organizers of Hong Kong’s foremost rockabilly event Dirty Boogie Rockabilly Festival.
They have also released a compilation CD of 16 bands from all over Asia. One of the songs featured on the CD was their new track called 勁正 (Awesomely Good).
In 2016 they released a music video for a new single entitled 悶棍 (Boresome Lonely).
As mentioned above, the band has just released their brand new self-titled album on CD, digital and vinyl formats. (Though the vinyl version won’t be released til Christmas). Since the band is a bunch of over achievers – they’ve also simultaneously released a SECOND record that is a re-recording of their old album entitled Playboys Strut.
Both these records are available now on Itunes!
Self-titled new album: https://itunes.apple.com/hk/album/the-boogie-playboys/1322367650?l=en
Playboys Strut: https://itunes.apple.com/hk/album/playboys-strut/1322334223?l=en