Pope Paul & The Illegals

Pope Paul & The Illegals

Pope Paul & The Illegals started up in 2014 in their hometown of Santa Ana, CA. Their style combines most elements of Americana music including rockabilly, psychobilly, swing, country, honky-tonk, blues, and rock n roll. They bring a fun, high-energy show guaranteed to get crowds dancing, drinking, and having a great time.

Touring frequently, Pope Paul & The Illegals have entertained crowds in 27 different states with a mix of their original material and classic cover tunes. They have opened up for high-profile Americana acts such as Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys, Supersuckers, Shooter Jennings, The Blasters, The Cherry Poppin’ Daddies, Slim Jim Phantom (of the Stray Cats), Hillbilly Casino, The Bellfuries, Gamblers Mark, The Delta Bombers, Deke Dickerson, and Wanda Jackson. They have performed at several festivals throughout the USA including the So-Cal Hoedown (Santa Ana, CA), the Rockabilly Extravaganza (Riverside, CA), the Nashville Boogie (Nashville, TN), the Great American Rockabilly Riot (El Paso, TX), and the ApalachOktoberfest (Apalachicola, FL) which they headlined.

They have released two full-length albums, White Smoke Rises (recorded at Orange Blossom Studios, Placentia, CA) and Dial Back Boogie (recorded at Dial Back Sound, Water Valley, MS). Their 3rd release is currently being mixed at Dial Back Sound, all live and straight to tape.

Honky-tonk, rockabilly, punk rock, blues, and swing, Pope Paul & the Illegals know how to keep the given crowd happy!

Paul Bouyear - vocals/guitar
John Kveen - upright bass
Sal Sandoval - drums



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Upcoming Events
Rooftop @ Georgia Theatre