Fuelled By Cider are excited to be co-promoting this gig at Exchange Bristol. The Slackers headlined Outcider Festival in 2016 and it’s great to see them back in the West Country all the way from New York City.
Fri 26th Oct | 7pm | 14+
The Slackers are self styled masters of Reggae, Ska and Rock’n’Roll from New York City.
The Slackers began in 1991 in NYC. After years of local gigs and rehearsing in a dingy basement in Manhattan’s lower east side, the band released its debut album, Better Late Than Never, in 1996. The band’s success resulted in the release of a second album, Red Light, on the Epitaph label in 1997. Since then the Slackers have released 11 more studio albums (The Question, Wasted Days, Slackers & Friends, Close My Eyes, Slackers in Dub, Peculiar, Boss Harmony Sessions, Self Medication, Lost and Found, The Great Rocksteady Swindle, and The Slackers [self-titled, 2016] ) 3 live albums (Live at Ernestos, Upsettin Ernestos, Slack in Japan), several EPs (International War Crimminal, My Bed is a Boat), and numerous singles and compilation tracks.
Since 1997 the Slackers have played over 100 shows every year in a total of 46 american states, 7 Canadian provinces, 22 European countries, 5 Latin American countries, and 2 Asian countries.
The band’s musical style is distinct from their contempories; a mix of early Jamaican music with classic 50’s and 60s American styles. There are influences from 50s and 60s Rock’n’Roll, Rythmn and Blues, Jazz and Latin music. Singer Vic Ruggiero has coined the term ‘Jamaican Rock’nRoll.’ to describe it. He says, “The band might play a classic Jamaican style but the vocals are distinctly American east coast, revealing the obvious connection of Jamaican music to the Doo-Wop of Harlem and the Bronx.”
With the demise of record companies over the last 5 years, the Slackers have successfully used crowdfunding (www.bigtun.es/theslackers.) to release new music including the latest release, The Slackers [self-titled] in February 2016.
Fuelled By Cider are excited to announce the return of much-lauded Dublin band The Eskies to Bristol on Thursday 8th November 2018.
Another summer of major festival appearances and the success of their second album ‘And Don’t Spare The Horses’ has cemented The Eskies’ reputation as one Ireland’s best emerging artists.
Purveyors of music that meanders from sea soaked waltz to Italian tarantella, from Brassy funeral march-esque lament to weep along Klezmar knees up, from chain gang holler to ragtime finger snap, The Eskies are renowned for their infectious live show and audience rapport. Their previous Bristol gig sold out well in advance and their step up to The Fleece is well deserved.
“From the sinister sway of ‘Eloise’ through to the jaunty ‘Jesus Don’t Save Me’ and the driving ‘Jailhouse Sun’, The Eskies have delivered a fascinating blend of fun-fuelled folk.” – The Independent
Support comes from foot stompin’ folk rockers Noble Jacks, who continue to make a big name for themselves on the venue and festival scene. Their spring tour of major cities was a huge success, with numerous shows including the Louisiana in Bristol selling out in advance.
Fuelled By Cider are pleased to announceMad Dog Mcrea‘s traditional pre-Xmas party in Bridgwater, Somerset on Friday 21st December.
This is always a packed out end to the year with a brilliant atmosphere and Mad Dog’s unique blend of folk rock, pop, gypsy jazz, bluegrass and ‘shake your ass’ music!
And a great night just got even better with the uniquely brilliant Beans On Toast added as support for the night. An astonishingly popular act in his own right, this is shaping up to be one of the South West’s gigs of the year!
Tickets for this gig at Town Hall Bridgwater are available online now HERE
Fuelled By Cider’s folk-rock festival favourites Imprints hit the road in November 2018 for a whirlwind West Country venue tour.
2019 is set to be their biggest year by far following some stunning performances at Boomtown Fair, OUTWest Festival and Great Dorset Steam Fair this past summer, so catch them up close and personal while you still can!
Tickets are limited to just 500 lucky people who will enjoy 2 alternating stages of original live music in different genres, plus a mouth watering choice of West Country ciders at the Fuelled By Cider bar.
Line-up to be announced shortly but as ever the emphasis will be on quality and originality throughout the bill with some impressive headline acts.
Tent camping is included in the ticket price and live-in vehicles are welcome for a small extra charge.
We’re sorry but this an 18+ event and no dogs are allowed as it is a working farm.
Full Terms & Conditions can be found at www.outciderfestival.co.uk
We’re just a couple of weeks away from our first great festival of 2018!!!
Now in its 4th year, Cursus is renowned for its friendly, unpretentious atmosphere and this year boasts an amazing line-up for a festival with just a 400 capacity!
Fantastic Saturday night headliners Skinny Lister will be playing a rare UK small festival date, and will be joined by mighty Australian folk-punks The Rumjacks plus Gaz Brookfield & The Company Of Thieves, New Town Kings, The Skimmity Hitchers, Black Water County, Popes of Chillitown, Matilda’s Scoundrels, The Surfin’ Birds, The Intercepteurs, IDestroy, The Hawkmen, Cuba Libre music, Smiley & The Underclass, Andy Twyman – One Man Band, Surfin Turnips, The Outlaw Orchestra, The Two Man Travelling Medicine Show, Sinful Maggie and Stealing Whiskey with DJ action from Skanking Delights with DJ Dapper DAN, Bluetown Rumble and a few surprise guests!!
The site is lush and spacious and we welcome tents, live-in vehicles, families and well-behaved dogs. Our bar is stocked with an array of West Country ciders plus real ale, lager, wine and spirits, and locally-sourced food will be served by Made in Dorset. Truly it’s a small local festival with a wider perspective!
Adult tickets start at just £55 with huge discounts for under 18s and under 5s. Full ticket and festival information can be found at http://www.cursusfestival.com
Get organised and book now to avoid bank holiday disappointment!
A real coup for Taunton as Les Carter (Carter USM / Ferocious Dog) heads up a night of amazing solo talent with Nick Parker, Jake Martin and B-Sydes at the CICCIC venue on Paul St.
Les Carter (Carter USM and Ferocious Dog)
Les is best known for his work in “Carter The Unstoppable Sex Machine” in the early 90s, and these days for providing guitar for folk-punk kings “Ferocious Dog” as well as his long standing band “Abdoujaparov”. When Les is not on the road with said Dogs, he is on stage solo and acoustic! It´s a rare thing to see such a seasoned performer in such a small venue, performing such a stripped back set. Grab a ticket, get yourself a drink and get down the front! We will see you there!
Come and see this man now, because we predict that in the not so distant future we may have to watch Nick from the back of the room; unable to wade through thousands of adoring fans! Nick is a firm favourite in the UK festival scene and is constantly on the road, entertaining audiences across the UK and mainland Europe. Like a fine cider he is well known and well loved in the West Country.
Jake has spent the last 2 years touing his brand of angry folk punk practically non stop accross the UK, mainland Europe, America and Australia. Now he is back for another run with a brand new EP and a big bag of new songs! Those of you who caught his support slot with Gaz Brookfield in Taunton last year will know how good this lad is.
Ben has had a great year, with stand out performances including Gaz Brookfield support at Bristol´s sold out Bierkeller, a slot at Farmer Phil´s Festival, and playing for Sheer Music in Devizes. Ben´s songs are as unique as they are well crafted. Make sure to come early and check him out!
Cider-swillin’ reprobates Skimmity Hitchers return to Dorchester Corn Exchange on Friday 20th
April for a night of live music and general wild fun.
Hugely popular in the West Country for their humorous and high-energy take on the Scrumpy & Western genre, the 4 boys will be taking over town with their blend of razor sharp parodies and home-pressed original material,
no doubt with a few surprises and a dancing badger thrown in for good measure.
The Hitchers’ Corn Exchange gig has become something of a yearly tradition, bringing in large
numbers of people from the local area and further afield. Alongside the attraction of seeing the
band in their natural environment, the quality of the supporting line-up has become a major
feature of the night. This year sees folk-rock festival favourites Imprints and local punk
youngsters Sinful Maggie doing the business, ahead of big summer festival appearances in
the South West and beyond.
Now in their eighth year, Skimmity Hitchers continue to attract a growing following based on
their unique live show and love for the West Country about which they sing.
Tickets are £12 (£10 concessions) and on sale from Dorchester Arts at
www.dorchesterarts.org.uk or by calling 01305 266926.
Doors open at 7.30pm and the first band will play at 8pm.