Fuelled By Cider’s favourite one man alt-blues explosion Funke & The Two Tone Baby returns to Bristol on Saturday 2nd March at Exchange on Old Market, with support from Mike Dennis.
Funke and the Two Tone Baby is a one man sonic explosion. Uncategorized and uncharted. Jammed halfway between frenzied alt-blues and metronomic dance beats. Combining guitar and harmonica with beatboxing and effects that seamlessly collide the organic with the mechanical to create a fresh sound of unstoppable rhythm and unrelenting melody.
From supporting Skinny Lister, Beans on Toast, Hayseed Dixie and Mercury Prize nominees The Comet is Coming to a 40 date festival tour in 2017, including standout shows at Beautiful Days, Bearded Theory and Hungary’s Sziget Festival, Funke has quickly becoming a must-see act on the festival and touring circuit. 2018 saw yet more shows from Funke and his long awaited third album made it another busy year.
Support comes from Bristol’s super-talented son Mike Dennis. Mike is a classically-trained violinist whose boyhood love of Run DMC, Beastie Boys and Gangstarr led him to create a unique kind of string-heavy hip hop music he refers to as Violinica. Performing using Jess (violin), a loop pedal and a cajon, Mike builds up layers of dense harmony and embellishes with thoughtful, energetic rhymes drawing inspiration from daily British life and the perils and profits of love with a geeky fanaticism for rhythm-bending and syncopation. https://mikedennis.bandcamp.com/
Another great addition to the Dorchester live music calendar as acoustic-punk troubadour Gaz Brookfield swings into The Old Ship Inn on 29th March with support from B-Sydes.
Gaz is hugely popular on the UK music scene and a regular at Fuelled By Cider events such as Cursus Cider & Music Festival and Outcider Festival.
Often playing as many as 200 gigs a year, Gaz’s relentless tour schedule takes him to every corner of the country and beyond. Upon the release of his latest studio album “I Know My Place”, the subsequent tour sold out at nearly every venue, across the country.
A festival favourite, Gaz has played at over a hundred UK music festivals in the last few years, including Glastonbury, Beautiful Days, Bearded Theory, Boomtown and many more.
All of this has proudly been achieved without the aid of a manager, an agent, a record company or any press.
His latest studio album I Know My Place is out now, available on CD, limited edition 12″ Vinyl and digitally from Bandcamp. All of Gaz’s previous albums are available digitally on Bandcamp, iTunes, Amazon and many other digital outlets.
Main support comes from fellow acoustic punker and great friend of Gaz, B-Sydes
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.
An absolute whopper of a double header tonight in Dorchester as two of the county town’s favourite bands team up for a night of premium live music.
Dorset’s own Black Water County have taken the live scene and festival circuit by storm in just a few years – their brand of Celtic folk punk being delivered with youth, energy and a healthy dollop of humour. They’ve featured at major festivals such as Beautiful Days and Boomtown while making themselves an institution at Fuelled By Cider events, with some European tour action thrown in for good measure!
Bristol’s fast-rising, hot ticket The Hawkmen join the action tonight as part of their autumn tour. Bringing an original and authentic take on rockabilly, northern soul and R&B, they ooze style and class that other bands would burn their record collections for. Currently receiving regular radio play for new single ‘Soulful Dress’ from the Craig Charles BBC 6 Funk & Soul Show, and hand-picked by the man himself for support slots in London, Liverpool and Edinburgh, this is a band going places.
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