In 2012 four guys started bashing out rawking tunes by Carl Perkins, Link Wray and Collins Kids in a dusty studio held together with tape and egg boxes in Armley, Leeds. These four guys became Hailbails and they include ex-members of the Folk Theatre Partisans, the Lodger and the Lovesick Cowboys.
Originally a four piece, the group soon lost guitarist Peter Carlill to real life and became a slimmed down trio. In Jan 2014 the group recovered their sound and started up gigging again but this time were including reel rawk songs of their own amongst their usual Rockabilly, Surf, Western Swing and Jump Blues numbers.
They have also been known to play a polka.