The Bad Luck Gamblers

Posted by Dee-Ann On June - 22 - 20181,396 views

The Bad Luck Gamblers is a psychobilly band from Brazil formed in late 2004. Before that, Joe Marshall, was part of a rockabilly band called Crazy Legs, but he left that band to start the Bad Luck Gamblers.

I asked Joe Marshall all about their band and music.

How did your love for this music start?

I was 14 when I fell in love with rockabilly music. I heard Elvis on the radio and soon Stray Cats then I got curious about  rockabilly music and I searched for anothers rockabillies artists: Buddy Holly, Eddie Cochran, Carl Perkins, Ricky Nelson and many others. I had many influences.

Do you write your own songs?

Yes, all lyrics, arrangements and harmonies are mine. In my songs I talk about real life and fantasy too, I like to talk about loss of life, speak about life, fast cars, wicked women, gambling and boozing with the devil. I write the lyrics alone, that is, no partnership.

Tell us about your latest cd
In December 2016, the second album from Bad Luck Gamblers called Casino Maldito (2016 / Hot Jail Records) was released, containing 10 songs that (still) speak about life, fast cars, wicked women, gambling and boozing with the devil.
It already has good reviews from rock magazines/sites, and the new songs are spinning on many psychobilly radios from around the world.

What are your do’s and don’ts on stage?
When we are on the stage, we like to do the right thing (don´t late, don´t drink a lot etc). Usually we use psychobilly and western clothes and the most important is the quality musical but without leaving the fun aside of course!

Do you like other styles than rockandroll?

Yes! I like doo wop music, rhythm blues, some metal styles, 80’songs… I listen to a lot of music styles.

Are there any events you would love to play?

I would like to play in some great festivals like: Satanic Stomp, Psyclone, Psychobilly Earthquake, Psychobilly Meeting, Bedlam Breakout and others.

Tell us a fun story about your band or gig.

Once we played in another state and my bass player got drunk and slept in the bathtub with the tap open. My drummer who was sleeping in the next room woke up with the water flooding the entire room, so he got up from the bed, he went to the bathroom, closed the tap and went back to sleep. He did not wake the bass player or clean anything. Crazy guys hahaha

Do you regret anything?

Yes! I should have learned to play guitar when I was still a child hehe

What are your future plans?

We will make a usa tour in march 2019!

Finish this sentence: we will never ever….

Stop making psychobilly and rock´n´roll music!! Yeahh!!


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