Ronnie Nightingale & The Haydocks, Holland Rocks!
Ronnie Nightingale & The Haydocks, 1st Dutch Teddy Boys Festival -  2003

Ronnie Nightingale and the Haydocks from Nijmegen, Holland, have been an item for a long time, playing all over Europe ever since 1982. The bandmembers even had musical experience before that. James Abalain, lead guitarist of the Haydocks in the early days, and Charles Heyse, the bass player, had been plucking and pickin' with Jacky & The Cheapcheckers since 1979 and singer Ronnie Nagtegaal had recorded two 45's with the Cheapcheckers female singer Jacky Abalain. Both Jacky & The Cheapcheckers and Ronnie & The Haydocks have recorded for the Belgium based rock 'n' roll label Mac Records.

Ronnie Nightingale & The Haydocks, All American 50s Day, Breda - 2000

During the eighties the Haydocks played a repertoire of mostly selfpenned rockabilly and rock 'n' roll songs, but in the nineties they changed their style a bit towards teddy boy rock 'n' roll. If you get a chance to see and hear these guys perform live on stage, don't miss out! You will hear some superb teddy boy stuff in the popular crazy rhythm style, the well known teddy boy rockabilly sound developed and made famous by Crazy Cavan & The Rhythm Rockers. The Haydocks play some mean Cavan covers like, among others, "Are You Still Crazy", "Takin' Care Of My Home" and "Alligator Shoes". Carl Perkins' "Put Your Cat Clothes On" sounds absolutely great with a crazy rhythm beat and the Teencats "Teddy Bop" is sure to get you on your feet. Ronnie Nightingale & The Haydocks are a must for the true rockabilly fan.

Ronnie Nightingale - Lead Vocals, Rhythm Guitar
Jeroen van den Bergh - Lead Guitar, Backing Vocals
Charles Heyse - Bass, Double Bass, Backing Vocals
William Olders - Drums, Backing Vocals

Ronnie Nightingale & The Haydocks, 1984
And yes, that is me (The Blackcat) on the right...

Highlights of the Haydocks:
1986 - Recorded LP "Hey You Let's Rock" for Mac Records
1987 - Support act Roy Orbison tour, Belgium
1988 - Support act Fats Domino tour, Sweden
1990 - Support act Fats Domino tour, Holland/Belgium
1990 - Backing band for Texas legend Ronnie Dawson
1990 - Backing band for Sun artist Hayden Thompson
1991 - Support act, Jerry Lee Lewis in concert
1992 - Support act, Fats Domino in concert
1993 - Backing band for Blue Cap Jerry Lee Merrit
1996 - Demo studio recordings at the Touche Studios
1997 - Support act, Litte Richard in Luxembourgh
1998 - CD release "Pop Onderstroom"
1999 - EP release on the German King Ed label
2001 - CD release "Rock Till We Drop" (Click for Review) 
2006 - CD release "DutchRub" (Click for Review)

Ronnie Nightingale & Charles Heyse, 1984

Contact information:
Charles Heyse
Daltonstraat 17
6533LJ Nijmegen
The Netherlands
Tel. +31-(0)24-3559948

Ronnie Nightingale:

The BlackCat, 2000-2003