Slim Jim Phantom (drummer of the Stray Cats) will be joining Jim “Reverend Horton” Heath and Jimbo Wallace of The Reverend Horton Heat in the live incarnation of the band – The Jimbos. “The Jimbos” started out as a live streaming only duo in 2020, but now are ready to blast off into the live venue scene with the addition of the living legend, talented drum icon, influential DJ and all-around nice guy – Slim Jim Phantom (Slimbo).
The Jimbos plan to bring new takes on covers by the rockabilly and rock and roll greats as well as “Revved up” versions of some classics by the Stray Cats, Reverend Horton Heat classics and more.
The first gig is a free show at Trees in Dallas, Texas on June 26, 2021.
The first live show of The Jimbos will also be a Fun-Guy Records Showcase and the record release party for Fun-Guy’s latest release by Jimmy Dale Richardson, “’58 Buick”/”She’s Wild”. In 2018 and 2019, Jimmy Dale’s “Dallas Barbershop Sessions” EP climbed the alt-country charts (twice) and really set the stage for Fun-Guy Records to expand its help to the artists associated with our genre. Though this show is the launch of The Jimbos as a live band, it is also dedicated to Jimmy Dale and a celebration of (and record release party for) his new release that feature two songs of Jimmy with The Reverend Horton Heat band backing him up. The success of “Dallas Barbershop Sessions” was due in large part to Slim Jim Phantom playing “Riverside Jump” on his famous SiriusXM radio show on Sunday evenings. Tune in to that for a ton of fun.
The show will also feature Lance Lipinsky and award-winning band Justin Pickard and the Thunderbird Winos. Both with prospective future Fun-Guy releases.
Although it’s a free show, there will be some limited VIP tickets available that will ensure your entry into the show as well as a pre-show meet and greet with Jim Heath and some of the guys prior to the show.It’s going to be wild. In the historic Deep Ellum District of Dallas.