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.
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!
Two of Fuelled By Cider‘s favourite bands The Hawkmen and Palooka 5 head up to London Town on Friday 16th February for a night of Rockabilly / Northern Soul / Country / R&B / Surf / Psych / Garage at the legendary Monarch venue in Camden.
Entry is free all night so spread the word and hit the dancefloor!