(updated 2018-09-07) Current band members are: Ace Ratclaw, Spades, Pervis the Palergator, Moe Lester the Limp, Cash, Jiggie McClagganahan, Zoe and Misty Mae. There is also Rufus Jones and Mup, who are unlikely to be found/tamed for any performances in the near future.
Reserves are: Billy Ray, Dagger, BB Stiff, Whippy and Joe Cagg
High resolution picture here – http://rednex.se/images/RednexJuly2018AcePervisSpadesMisty.jpg
Latest changes by: 2018-09-07
Whippy & Abby Hick are no longer members of the pool. Billy Ray is a reserve.
Joe Cagg is a temporary reserve til the end of 2018 and will thereafter leave Rednex. Rattler resigned from Rednex on 2018-09-02. Boneduster Crock will take a break from Rednex until May 2019, possibly longer.
In January 2012 did Rednex trash the convention of a permanent band, and developed a brand new innovation within pop music – the performer pool (a.k.a Pee Poo). This idea is unproven and unheard of in the music industry, so basically in Rednex terms, pretty much the way we have always done things… a bit odd… We now have a larger community of artists that in total make up more than one Rednex set-up. The days of a permanent band is gone, though on stage we will normally perform with one girl and three guys (as we have done since 1998).
As you know, Rednex has changed performers many times. The first time being already in 1994, two months affter the release of Cotton Eye Joe. We had 15 performers in total up until 2011 with various different set-ups (see a collection of them below), so in a way this is more a continuation and clarity of how things has usually been, but boosted towards greater freedom and flexibility. This idea will create more freedom for all performers and the Rednex group itself since Rednex will not be entirely dependent on one single performer. This makes it possible for Rednex to always play anywhere at anytime.
For the performers themselves will it mean that they can be more flexible when it comes to personal commitments and free time, and being in Rednex will not hold them back from other projects and events of life. We will be able to give the audience an awesome band with maximum energy as we can distribute the performances evenly within the pool. There will not be fixed set-ups but they will be mixed up intentionally to keep creating an exciting blend both artistically and socially. By doing this, Rednex will always maintain a high energy level and quality on the performances.
The idea is as old as Rednex itself. It was an intention already before there even was a band in 1994, though the idea was never properly implemented, mostly due to the fact that record companies were a lot more powerful back in the days. Also, as we have had many great performers through the years, we would like to be able to give them all a chance to perform and not be too selective. To exclude great performers is not the Rednex way of doing things and by opening up for all our great artists will also lessen the competition within the group, as no one will be left out.
We also see an advantage towards the fans, the bookers and the media, as the fans and media will have more artists to put their interest in. For the bookers of shows will we have greater possibility to tailor make a set-up for a specific event. If a booker requires a certain performer, this will be possible. Ultimately, Rednex has always been more different than a traditional pop band. We assume that you already know in what way otherwise you wouldn’t be reading our web site right now. We have always preferred to be called an entertainment group rather than a pop band as we feel that a traditional pop band is a bit old-school, as the attention is too focused around certain individuals rather than the music, the show and the content of the entertainment.
Historical changes: 2018-09-07
Whippy & Abby Hick are no longer members of the pool. Billy Ray is a reserve. Joe Cagg is a temporary reserve til the end of 2018 and will thereafter leave Rednex.
Boneduster Crock will take a break from Rednex until May 2019, possibly longer.
2018-09-02 – Rattler leaves Rednex.
Pool member changes