Hailing from Mill Hill in North West London, The Polecats formed the band in 1977 under the name of Cult Heroes, but that name sounded too much Punk and they felt they were being excluded from the Rockabilly circuit so they decide to call themselves The Polecats, as the name cats was the thing to be called back in the day.
This was the time of the Rockabilly Revival in the United Kingdom, the original clothes from the 50’s, carded toupees and even makeup, heavily influenced by groups from the Punk era and 70’s Glam Rock. They got into the British Top 40 charts alongside the Stray Cats and their “Rock this Town” with “John I’m only Dancing” “Rockabilly Guy” and the T-Rex version “Jeepster.” In 1981 they released their debut Lp “Polecats are go” produced by Dave Edmunds, a jewel which every fan of the band should have.
They are the legendary Tim Polecat, the talented Boz Boorer, the always elegant Phil Bloomberg and the rhythmic John Buck …
THE POLECATS ARE GO !!!