Slim Jim Phantom has secured his place as a true rock-n-roll icon.
As the legendary drummer for the Stray Cats, Phantom, alongside band mates Brian Setzer and Lee Rocker, spearheaded the neo-rockabilly movement of the early 80s. With a love for 50s rock-n-roll the Stray Cats took inspiration from that bygone era and mixed with their youthful energy and aggression produced the updated hard-edged rockabilly sound that saw them conquer London, Europe and later the U.S., gaining fans among the likes of Keith Richards, Mick Jagger and Robert Plant along the way.
Over 30 years and millions of record sales later and Slim Jim Phantom continues to inspire and excite audiences worldwide. With a sound, style and image that remain as fresh today as they ever were, Phantom has cemented his place among rock royalty. Considered by many as the coolest drummer in rock-n-roll, Phantom’s influence is still clearly felt on today’s music scene with countless rockabilly drummers imitating his pioneering stand-up style.
Phantom's hit list includes “Rock This Town,” “Stray Cat Strut,” “(She’s) Sexy + 17,” and “I Won’t Stand In Your Way”
In the past, Slim Jim has worked with diverse friends and true artists, including Sex Pistol Glen Matlock and Earl Slick. He’s also partnered with British guitar ace Darrel Higham under the band name Katmen; the pair released a critically acclaimed rockabilly record on Decca records, toured extensively and appeared on the British TV show Later ... with Jools Holland.
Enjoy an evening of rockabilly with Slim Jim Phantom and his trio while dining and dancing in the coolest supper club around - Campus JAX, where you'll love the sound, the food and the service. Entree required, 20% gratuity added to food and beverage.
Special Guests The Hot Rod Trio open the cabaret showcase. Doors at 6:30 pm pst, show 7:30 - 9:30.
All ages, free parking and freeway close to the John Wayne airport.
3950 Campus Dr. Newport Beach Calif.