Evil Edna

Evil Edna

Simon Land – Guitar/Vocals
Sam Taylor – Bass/Vocals
Joe Thompson – Drums
Paul Cockerham – Harmonica/Vocals
Home: London/United Kingdom
Record Label: Rhythm Bomb Records
Musicstyle: trash-gypsy, dirty rockabilly, booze-blues
Booking: evilednaband(at)gmail.com


Evil Edna are a trash-gypsy, dirty-rockabilly, booze-blues rock band leaking harmonica driven awesomeness all over London.

Drawing influences from bands such as The Legendary Shack Shakers and Gogol Bordello they recently supported The Goddamn Gallows on the London leg of their European tour.

Described by Louder Than War Magazine as “…a powerful sound that’s about to sweep the music industry” their unique sound draws heavily on a combination of rock and gypsy punk.

They are currently in preparation for playing festivals such as The Hanwell Hootie and Deerstock in 2018 and they urge you to catch one of their live shows soon. You won’t be disappointed!

Tell us a bit about yourself?

Hi, we are Evil Edna. Our music has been described as sleazy rockabilly with gypsy influences. Throw amplified harmonica into the mix and a bucket-load of sweat and you get the picture.

There are a lot of emerging artists in the UK right now. What sets you apart from the rest?

There’s not many bands out there doing our kind of thing. The Legendary Shack Shakers and Daddy Long Legs are obvious influences but we love that whole manic, keep ’em dancing vibe that Gogol Bordello and Slim Cessna’s Auto Club do so well.

What’s your back-story?

We’re London boys and our songs are heavily influenced by living in London – the riots of 2011 inspired us to write Fire In The Furnace for example. We love this city but she can be a cruel mistress.

What are you working on at the moment?

We’re gigging all the time but we’re also developing more songs that explore the gypsy punk side of our stage show in preparation for playing festivals such as The Hanwell Hootie, Deerstock and Portobello Live in 2018.