‘It’s gritty, grisly and guttural, and makes for damn fine music’ - Where Y’At? Magazine, New Orleans, LA
There ainʼt nothing nice about TRUCKSTOP HONEYMOON. They play banjos and wash-tubs. They sing about adultery and oil refineries. Itʼs break-neck breakdowns or heart-break waltzes. Like a dodge with a burnt out clutch, their music has two speeds and no reverse.
Truckstop Honeymoon have developed something of a cult following among initiates in the UK for their electrifying and eccentric performances. As Manchester Music put it: ʻThe chemistry between them is captivating, and before long youʼre thinking that living downwind from the oil refinery or making soap out of squirrel fat is the most romantic thing in the worldʼ.
Katie Euliss learned guitar, piano and bucket bass in the streets of New Orleans. She scammed enough money from tourists to buy Lucky Strikes and smoked oysters for six years. Then she met the award winning songwriter Mike West.
Part entertainer, part snake-oil salesman, Mike lived by pickinʼ banjo and selling CDs that he claimed were a curative for hangovers and small-mindedness. Together they began a perpetual tour of North America, Europe and Australia. they spent their wedding night in the Tiger Truck Stop, somewhere between Lafayette and the Atchafalya Swamp. Truckstop Honeymoon was born.
Truckstop Honeymoon have appeared at international festivals worldwide, including the Woodford Folk Festival (AUS), Folkwoods Festival (NL), Broadstairs Folk Week (UK), Festival of the Sea (UK), Wockarusa (USA) and Tamworth Country Music Festival (AUS). Youʼre not safe anywhere.
ʻA barnstorming punk rock take on vaudeville banjo and bluegrass music.ʼ - Lagniappe, New Orleans, LA
‘Truckstop Honeymoon got the chops’ – The Stranger, Seattle WA
‘The foot-stomping bass lines and rousing choruses melted my cold, cold heart’ - Rocket Fuel, Houston TX
UK contact – Mat Martin - email | +44(0)7880607043