The band was born around 2003 in Seattle by way of Phoenix and toured the country for years playing with the likes of Nashville Pussy, Gilby Clarke, and Bang Tango. Known for highly entertaining live shows that fall somewhere between Vaudeville, glam rock and R-Rated episodes of Hee Haw, The Earps’ musical stylings range from good time shit kickin’ rock anthems to Bakersfield honky tonk, with traces of southern rock and rockabilly.
It’s been said if you’re a fan of The Georgia Satellites, Nine Pound Hammer, Jason & The Scorchers, Dwight Yoakam, The Beat Farmers, or mid-1980s metal you’ll love The Earps.
The Earps are:
Kevin “Hot Wheels” McGregor on lead vocals and rhythm guitar is the founding member/OG . He is a prolific tunesmith and the band’s main songwriter and dramatic visionary. He’s the Ron Howard of the group, but he looks like Brian Setzer. And smells like Monster Rehab Orangeade.
“Calamity Will” Williamson is the guy on stage-right launching incendiary solos from his Flying-V. (Calm down. That’s actually the model of his guitar). Rumor has it he and C.C. DeVille share the same hairstylist. When the moon is in the seventh house, you might catch him drinking beer from a straw.
“Jackpot Scott” B. Seymann joined The Earps in 2017 after playing drums on the first couple of recording sessions for their album “Jackass Acres.” That turned into a few more recording sessions, and eventually the dark lighting and lack of oxygen in the studio led to a budding romance that grew into a full fledged relationship. A honeymoon of sorts took place at a nearby Waffle House.
Jeff “El Jefe” Hecht plays bass guitar with formidable vigor and a bandana collection that rivals Steven Tyler’s. El Jefe’s roots are in country and power pop, so he fits right into the Earps’ musical mold of “if Johnny Cash and Joey Ramone had a baby.” Remember, if it ain’t on social media, it didn’t happen. Miraculously, El Jefe is always in the room where it happened.
Hope to see you soon Buckaroos.