About The Band
When nightly news outpaces political satire, when death and despair are merely filler between ads for erection pills, the world is ready for Bobby Joe Ebola and the Children MacNuggits. The mutant offspring of poisonous pop culture, truth-to-power punk rock and button-pushing standup comedy, guitarist Dan Abbott and vocalist Corbett Redford watch from the deck of civilization’s sinking ship… and laugh.
The band began in 1995 as an acoustic duo, becoming unlikely antiheroes in the DIY underground with raw social satire, catchy-as-heck melodies and high-energy performances. After nearly a decade hiatus, the band reformed in 2009, joined by a rhythm section consisting of bassist Sean McTiernan and drummer Joshua Wharton (both of Mystic Knights of the Cobra), and second guitarist Craig Billmeier (guitarist for Love Songs, Conquest For Death, What Happens Next?, and also known as internationally renowned air guitarist “Hot Lixx Hulahan”). Since then, the band has toured and recorded relentlessly, with a catalogue of releases and music videos unheard of for an independent act.
Difficult to categorize, awkward on a flyer, and impossible to forget, the “pretty songs about terrible things” of Bobby Joe Ebola have become the soundtrack of the “Great Recession” & civilization’s “Slow Apocalypse”. The band continues to make appearances both as the traditional acoustic duo and with with the full band lineup.
With the December 2012 release of its fourth full length album Trainwreck To Narnia (Rooftop Comedy/Dirt Cult Records) the band continues to delight and shock audiences wherever they go, from bars and comedy clubs to festivals and somewhat awkward sex parties. To date, Bobby Joe Ebola has played over 1,500 shows at venues including The Independent (San Francisco), Cafe Du Nord (San Francisco), The Troubadour (Los Angeles), Columbia City Theater (Seattle) Rickshaw Stop (San Francisco), The Punchline (San Francisco), The New Parish (Oakland), Bottom of the Hill (S.F.), Slim’s (S.F.), Crest Theater (Sacramento), Phoenix Theater (Petaluma) and have recently made appearances at festivals such as SF Sketchfest (San Francisco), Way Out West Fest (Tucson AZ), Awesome Fest (San Diego), The Fest (Gainesville FL), Libertatia (Northern CA) and Noise Pop at Snob Theater (San Francisco).
Bobby Joe Ebola has also been honored to share the stage with Kyle Kinane, The Frustrators (featuring Mike Dirnt from Green Day), Off With Their Heads, Screaming Females, Negativland, NoMeansNo, W. Kamau Bell, Kyle Gass Band (featuring Kyle Gass of Tenacious D), Cracker, Camper Van Beethoven, Emily’s Army, Bomb The Music Industry, !!! (pronounced Chk Chk Chk), Night Birds, Kim Lenz & Her Jaguars, Classics of Love (featuring Jesse Michaels of Op Ivy), Alex Koll, Tornado Rider, Fleshies, Eddie Spaghetti of Supersuckers (solo), The Phenomenauts, Moshe Kasher, Lemuria, Moon Zappa, Long Beach Dub All-Stars (ex-Sublime), Fishbone, Behead The Prophet, Cadillac Tramps, Kepi Ghoulie Band, Greg Attonito of Bouncing Souls (solo), Kevin Seconds, Brent Weinbach, The Angry Samoans, Against All Authority, Your Mother, Hickey, Captured! By Robots, and The Evaporators.
PRESS CONTACT: Dominic Del Bene • 415-543-4871 • firstname.lastname@example.org
BOOKING CONTACT: Dan Abbott • 510-313-8171 • email@example.com