Awkward Family Portraits

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At A Glance

Rockabilly band from Glasgow

Dates active: 2016 - present[1]

Awkward Family Portraits


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Awkward Family Portraits are a rockabilly band from Glasgow[3]. Their sound has been described as 'jump jive leap that spans rock ‘n’ roll, rockabilly, classic country and western swing to manouche gypsy jazz and cool ‘50s lounge lizard grooviness'[4].


Awkward Family Portraits - Can't Control Cupid // Dumfries Music Conference // 2020


Grounded by solid musicianship across the board with the fiddle and guitar emphasising the swinging aspects of the music... the music... is great fun and expertly played. - Americana UK

an evocative slice of rockabilly yarn-spinning that is laden with electrifying Jerry Lee Lewis-esque keys and a unique drawl that would make Carl Perkins quake in his boots - Tenement TV


Year Title Type
2017 Awkward Family Portraits E.P.
2017 Shoulder Biting Joe Single
2018 Baby Blue Single
2018 Please Baby Please Single
2019 Ring, Ring, Angus Single
2019 Everything We've Done Up Until Now Except What We've Done Since Album
2021 These Four Walls Single
2022 La La Bodega Single
2022 Ojos Rojos Single
2022 Dear Old West Album


  1. Americana UK. 'Awkward Family Portraits “Everything We’ve Done Up Until Now Except What We’ve Done Since ” (Holy Smokes Records, 2019)'.
  2. Midnight Mango. 'Awkward Family Portraits'.
  3. Awkward Family Portraits. 'Facebook'.
  4. Midnight Mango. 'Awkward Family Portraits'.

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