Kathy’s first initiation into serious guitar playing was in Liverpool in the mid seventies, via a total immersion into the massive blues album collection of her dobro-playing boyfriend (consolidated by endless frontroom jam sessions with local blues aficionados.) The two underwent an overnight conversion to punk music in 1977, leading to the creation of punk band, the Accelerators. Returning to her hometown, London, in ‘ 81, Kathy went on to perform with various projects including volume eleven trash rockers, The Birdhouse, female fronted punk-metal band Joyryde and later psychobilly party band The Death Valley Surfers. The sterile, DJ dominated scene of late 90’s London prompted her to move on. A Death Valley Surfers gig at the acclaimed Wild at Heart club was the perfect opportunity for Kathy to transport herself and her battered Gibson SG to Berlin on New Year’s Eve, 2000. There, the more laidback and creative atmosphere enabled her to consolidate her considerable skills as a singer-songwriter, and to front her psychobilly trio Kathy X from 2002 till 2013. Following the demise of Kathy X, Kathy pursued the singer-songwriter path for several years, also playing in various cover projects. Along came the pandemic in 2020 and with it a lengthy break from live shows, but also the joys of learning the steel guitar, now her principal instrument.

….If you’re looking for authentic expression, here you are….Chriz, die Psychocouch

….Country, garage, rockabilly, roots blues in a simple combination (guitar, double-bass) thus stripped of all artifice, Kathy Freeman’s songs really get to you…… as evidenced in the superb Bitch Like You or Second Skin –

Remi New, My New Kind of Kick (translated)

Discography and Digital Releases

Five Track Digital EP This Time Round 2020

single track Turn it off – Zombie Mix 2020

Twelve track CD My Amazing Life KF003 Lucky Star

Compilation “Astonishing Sound Stories Vol 2” CD 2016 Dig the Fuzz Records.Track: Let’s Rock Tonight

Ten track CD Rolling in the Trash 2015 KF 002 Lucky Star

Twelve track CD Second Skin 2012 KF 001 Frogtapes

Six track CD “Here and Now” 2008

Two track CD Single “It’s my Life – Berlin Mix / 25 years from now – 2007

Kathy X

Compilation Album CD “All the Way” Frogtapes

Double A-side Vinyl “Fluch der Pharoahnen/No Tomorrow” Frogtapes

Six track CD Life Number Nine 2010 Self released

Six track CD X-Appeal 2009 Self released

Four track CD “Party Pooper” Self released

Album CD Ready For Anything 2004, Cosmic Records

Four track CD “Help Me God, I Let The Devil In” 2002   Self released
Vinyl E.P. “I Let The Devil In” (using same recordings) 2004, Urban Zombie Records

Compilation “Saturday Psychobilly Night” 2004, Cosmic Records
Track: “So Far So Bad”

Compilation “It´s not just boys´fun” 2003, Wolverine Records
Track: “So far so bad”

Compilation “Graveyard Hop” 2003, Pervy Pig Records
Tracks: “I let the devil in”, “Kick it out”

The Death Valley Surfers

5 Track CD “Goin’ Nowhere Fast ” 1999 Punkabilly

5 track CD ” Dead Man’s Surf ” 2001 Punkabilly Produced by Alan Wilson

Compilation CDs “High Voltage ” Vols 1 and 2 Black Sky Records/Fiesta
Tracks: “Jonny Rambo” “Kiss, Baby”

Compilation CDs “The Best of Western Star” vols 1 and 2 2001-2002 Western Star/ Crazy Love
Tracks: ” Superted” “The Big One” “Thunder Road”

Compilation “Western Star Psychobillies” 2005 Western Star/Crazy Love
Track: “Ace Café”

The Highliners

Album CD “Spankomatic” Guest Appearance/ co-writer on Track 6 “Clash of The Titans” Vinyl Japan


Four track CD and Seven Inch Vinyl “Not a hope in Hell” 1993 Kill City
Four track CD and Twelve Inch Vinyl “Rumorosa” 1994 Kill City
Compilation “Total Invasion” 1993 Mars Attack -Tracks: Five Hundred People (Freeman) All I Want (Freeman)

The A 10

Five Track Vinyl Twelve Inch “Burnin’ Chrome” 1990 Crime

Vinyl Seven Inch single “Declaration” 1987 Innocent Records

The Birdhouse

Vinyl Album Meglamania 1989 Vinyl Solution/Glitterhouse Produced by Vic Maile

Vinyl Ten Inch “Raw and Alive” 1988 Glitterhouse

Compilation “Motor City Madness” 1989 Glitterhouse
Track: “Bad Love”

Vinyl Album and Vinyl EP (selections) Burnin’ up 1988 Vinyl Solution

Vinyl Seven Inch single: “Shake it Loose” 1988 Bondage Records

Vinyl Seven Inch single “The Devil / Big City” 1988 Vinyl Solution

The Accelerators

Compilation “Street to Street ” 1979 (Open Eye OE LP 501)
Track “Radio Blues” (Also featured: Echo and the Bunnymen, Orchestral Manouevres in the Dark)

Vinyl Six Track The Accelerators EP 1979 Spiv Records