VIDEO PREMIERE: The Roughhousers Serve Up Silly Rockabilly Boogie on “Chicken Fingers”

Hollywood music/TV/film polymath Grey DeLisle has joined forces with Eddie Clendening (Million Dollar Quartet), Deke Dickerson (Ecco-Fonics), Carl Sonny Leyland (Big Sandy and The Fly Rite Boys), Murry Hammond (Old 97’s), and DJ Bonebrake (Founding Member of X and The Knitters) to form The Roughhousers, who recorded a brand new roots rock album of all-original children’s music called Princess Mike that is due out on October 7th. The band will be launching a new single every two weeks until the album release.

And though The Roughhousers are a freshly-minted band, they’re hardly newcomers to show business. Millions of people grew up alongside Grey DeLisle, even if they didn’t know it. She’s the most prolific voice actress in the history of American animation, and she’s lent her Grammy-winning voice to more than two thousand characters, including Daphne on Scooby- Doo and Martin Prince on The Simpsons, plus prominent roles on Batman (as Catwoman), Danny Phantom, Puffy AmiYumi, The Fairly OddParents, Avatar: The Last Airbender, and so many more.

Grey DeLisle is a natural match for guitarist and producer Eddie Clendening, who starred as Elvis Presley in the Broadway musical The Million Dollar Quartet and whose lengthy list of collaborators includes Jerry Lee Lewis, Little Richard, Dale Hawkins, James Burton, and other rock and roll originators. Their recording partners are some of the most iconic players on the roots/punk scene in LA, bringing the joyful album to life with the dreamy, effortless sound of alt-country and the bite of classic early-rock 45s.

Today Glide is excited to premiere the video for the band’s new tune “Chicken Fingers.” With its rockabilly-meets-boogie-woogie sound, this ode to a delicious food staple carries enough swagger to almost fool you into thinking it’s not kids music. Of course, we get plenty of chicken scratch guitar playing to complement the silly – and dangerously catchy – lyrics. As far as kids music goes, this tune is proof that you can maintain musical integrity and appeal to adults while still making something that is fun and light.

Grey describes the inspiration behind the song:

“My 5 year old is an animal lover and one day I ordered “Chicken Fingers” and she said, “Oh no!!! What will the chicken do without her FINGERS???? I wrote the song right there at the table!”

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