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Horton Heat

Horton Heat

"The Reverend Horton Heat" is both three-piece psychobilly / rockabilly band from Dallas, Texas and the stage name of its singer/songwriter, Jim Heath (born in 1959 in Corpus Christi, Texas).

The group originally formed in 1985. Its current members are Jim "Reverend" Heath on guitar and lead vocals, Jimbo Wallace on the upright bass, and Paul Simmons on drums. Through relentless touring and a manic stage show, they have established themselves as one of the most popular underground acts in America.

The band's song "Like a Rocket" (with altered lyrics) was chosen as the official Daytona 500 theme song for 2002. In 2005, the song "Eat Steak" was featured in television commercials for Boston Market, along with the song "Turkey Gotta Gobble" featured for Thanksgiving 2005. They were the theme band, with accompanying video, of the popular cartoon "Johnny Bravo".


*Jim "Reverend Horton" Heath: guitar, vocals

*Jimbo Wallace: upright bass (1989-present)

*Paul Simmons: drums 2006 - Present


*Scott Churilla: drums (1994 - 2006)

*Patrick "Taz" Bentley: drums (1989-1994)

*"Swingin'" Jack Barton: upright bass (1985-1989)

*Bobby Baranowski: drums (1985-...

origin Dallas, Texas
country United States
status Active
years active 1985–present
music genre psychobilly / rockabilly
current members Jim "Reverend Horton" Heath
Jimbo Wallace
Scott Churilla
past members Taz Bentley
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