A Night With The Kid - The Music of Michael Davis

A Night With The Kid - The Music of Michael Davis

The Bullets, Betty & The Bullet

Fri, May 4, 2018

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

This event is all ages

A Night With The Kid - The Music of Michael Davis
A Night With The Kid - The Music of Michael Davis
In 1981 I wandered into the Yesteryear Tavern in Prospect Park, PA (my hometown) to check out The Black Hawk Spring Band. Playing bass was Bobby Bloomingdale. That night turned out to be the beginning of a long partnership and the genesis of “ The Bullets”. I was soon playing Dobro with the band and eventually ended up on guitar. When the Hawks folded Bobby B. and I formed the Swingston Trio, with Greg Troiano on Harmonica. Bobby and I started going to open-mic nights in Newark, DE and soon realized that there was a vital music scene in the University of De college-town. We hooked up with drummer Mark Walls and became, “ The Bullets”. After about a year I took the guitarist position in the seminal Delaware blues band, Rocket 88; fronted by the one and only Mark Kennealy (Dr. Harmonica). I played with Rocket 88 for seven months thenleft (OK, I was fired). Everybody gets fired from Rocket 88--its a badge of honor in this town. Playing with Mark opened up doors for the Bullets.

The Bullets reformed with Johnny Digiovani as the drummer, and started playing about twenty gigs a month! Bobby B. had to quit the band. His business/family life wouldn't sustain such a busy music schedule. Eddie Everett had, by that time, taken over the drummer's spot and bassist Brian Hayes completed the lineup. They were eventually replaced with drummer, Dave Indivero and bassist, Andy Shemeta. The Bullets began a more extensive touring schedule, traveling from New York to Virginia; playing many colleges and larger club dates. Large crowds were showing up at the Irish Brigade in Fredericksburg, VA and the Rongovian Embassy in Trumansburg, NY. Eddie Everett rejoined the band in the late 80s and, in 1990, ..C. Bradley Jacobs.. took over on bass. It was about this time we won a Budweiser sponsorsip--we have the cool jackets to prove it!
In 1995 I moved to Nashville, TN to pursue a songwriting career. Nashville's a tough town. In 2000 I returned to Delaware and with Eddie, reformed the Bullets. Eddie took me up to the Blue Comet in Glenside, PA where there was a thriving Rockabilly scene. We needed an upright bass player to play the Comet so Bobby B. came back aboard and Brad moved to guitar. The Bullets were a 4 piece band.

We've shared the bill/stage with impressive talents like: Brian Setzer, David Bromberg, Dick Dale, Robert Johnson and Johnny Winters.

Long-time drummer Eddie Everett has moved on to play with such Rockabilly luminaries as The Rockats, Wanda Jackson, and Delco Nightingale. In 2006, Walter Epting, a stylish and versatile drummer joined the band. The sixth Bullets Cd was released in 2008 titled: “ Let's See Where This Goes”.

The Bullets continue to play in venues up and down the East Coast and have continued performing in Wilmington for their loyal and enthusiastic fans every Thursday in Wilmington for 10 years.
The Bullets
The Bullets
"Red hot rockabilly for over 30 yrs!"

Formed in 1981, the Bullets have been making original rockabilly music for over 30 years. The line up consists of the band's founder Michael "Kid" Davis-Lead Guitar/Vocals, Bobby "J.R." Bloomingdale-Upright Bass/Vocals, Walter Epting-Drums/Vocals. Based in Wilmington, DE the trio plays the East Coast extensively and have enjoyed their Thursday gig at The Blue Parrot in the Little Italy section of Wilmington for 8 years running!

In addition to the band's original material, they are known for rousing renditions of age-old favorites as well as the unexpected and inspired treatment of other musical genres. Americana, Bluegrass, Roots, and Folk music influence the band's overall sound and their favorite artists include: Los Lobos, Gene Vincent, Richard Thompson, Elvis, The Blasters, The Cramps, and Johnny Cash...just to name a few.

The Bullets have shared the stage with impressive talents like: Brian Setzer, David Bromberg, Dick Dale, Robert Gordon and Johnny Winters.

The band released its sixth CD entitled: "Let's See Where This Goes" in 2008. You can follow them on facebook at Thebullets Rockabilly@facebook.com.
Betty & The Bullet
Betty & The Bullet
Venue Information:
The Kennett Flash
102 Sycamore Alley
Kennett Square, PA, 19348