Rednex is a Swedish group with an unusual style that cleverly combines American Country Music and modern Eurodance. As their name would suggest, their appearance is inspired by the stereotype of American rednecks. They were the genius behind the hit song ‘Cotton Eye Joe’, which has stood the test of time and is still frequently played in clubs across the globe. The group are guaranteed to get their audiences singing along to their songs with their unique style keeping everyone who watches them mesmerised.
The band came to life and originally consisted of lead singer Mary Joe, Bobby Sue, Ken Tacky, Billy Ray, and Mup – with all stage names also humorously inspired by the American rednecks. Soon after their formation, the band revised the traditional folk song ‘Cotton-Eyed Joe’, naming it ‘Cotton Eye Joe’ and added their signature twist on the song which then became an international hit, cementing their name in the history books as it became Number 1 in an incredible 15 countries. Their hit single has also been featured in numerous video games over the years, ensuring all generations are familiar with the song and know its catchy tune.
To date, the band has sold more than 10 million records and they have spent more time at the top of the German Singles chart than any other act over the last 40 years, a total of 25 weeks. More than a one-trick-wonder, the group has also created numerous other hits such as ‘Wish You Were Here’ and ‘Spirit Of The Hawk’. In 2012, Rednex became one of the only bands to create a performer pool, whereby, instead of having permanent members, it is made up of a creative group of performers.
With their uncompromising energy levels, Redneck pride themselves on ensuring the party never stops, stunning the audience with their wild and wonderful shows. Despite being unlike any conventional band of today, having no permanent members, Redneck still embraces the pillars on which it was founded: originality, and a combination of American Country and modern Eurodance. If you are looking for a group whose unique blend of musical styles is sure to keep the party going all night long, look no further than Rednex to hire at your next event.