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Frankie Hayes - Vocals/Backup Guitar
Dave Mc Donald - Guitar/Backup Vocals
Simon Farrell - Bass/Backup Vocals
Brian O Higgins - Traps and Snares

1st Sep 2003

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Spellbound was formed in 1986 by brothers Frankie and Adrian Hayes, who came from Bray, Co Wicklow, 15 miles south of Dublin City. Unlike other Irish bands of their time, Spellbound decided to head directly to mainland Europe, where their 1988 debut album ?Mystical Madness? was very well received and notched up many thousands in sales (amazingly, that album was never released in their home country). The boys blazed a brief trail across the rockabilly and psychobilly festivals of Germany and Scandanavia before, it seemed, vanishing back into the ?Hellfire? woods of County Wicklow.

Tentative moves toward a re-union were made in 2003 when guitarist friend Doyle (Klingonz, Guitar Slingers) contacted the Hayes brothers to inform them that copies of ?Mystical Madness? appeared to be changing hands on the internet for large sums of money and suggested he would sit in on some gigs, if they could find a bass player. They drafted in Simon Farrell (ex- Sharkbait, Scared Stiff) and this was the line-up that appeared at Die-In-Style?s ?Kings of Psychobilly 3? At Speyer, Germany in November 2003. Unfortunately, both Doyle and Adrian were forced to drop out soon after due to existing commitments, and were replaced by Dave Mc Donald (ex- Kroozers) and Brian O Higgins (a drummer Simon worked alongside while touring with American rockabillies The Blue Moon Boys

2005 saw the release of ?A Fistful of Spells?, the band?s long awaited follow-up to ?Mystical Madness?. It also marked Spellbound?s very first appearance at Calella?s Psychobilly Meeting.

?Eleven Deadly Sins? was the band?s third studio album, and was released in 2007.

Website: Spellbound

Spellbound - A Night Out In THe Hell Fire Woods (MP3)


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