Fuelled By Cider’s favourite folk-punkers return to Bristol with an unquenchable thirst for good times and booze, sweet booze on Saturday 20th April.
Smashing their way into the UK folk punk scene since 2013, Black Water County bring an energetic live show of stout quaffing, banjo breaking and tin whistle mangling original music, along with trads and shanties that have been given a good kick up the arse and a slap around the face.
Their live shows, which feature the dual lead vocals of Tim and Shan, are a thing of local legend and awe in their home county of Dorset, usually ending up with band members scattered throughout a frenzied crowd or a shoulder-mounted fiddle solo, to name but a couple of eventualities.
The band have recently released their debut album, TAKING CHANCES (released February 2017), the first taste of which came in the shape of the preceding singles, ‘One More Beer Won’t Hurt’ (released May 2016) and ‘Start Something New’ (released January 2017) and has since been followed by The Painful Truth (released June 2017).
Show-stealing appearances at Beautiful Days, Chagstock, Outcider Festival, Cursus Festival, Great Dorset Steam Fair and more have led to numerous European dates and 2019 looks like a big year for the band.
Support comes from Bristol’s own Cut Throat Francis, a band making a name for themselves on the local scene for their gypsy/swing/jazz sound. Supports with the likes of Imprints and The Baghdaddies and upcoming festival appearances including Outcider Festival have earmarked the band as a definite ‘one to watch’ for 2019.
Dorchester’s prodigal sons The Skimmity Hitchers return to the county town on Friday 26th April, with a bagful of stories and a thirst for cider…
Special guest support act confirmed as West Country hip-hop / reggae/ primate rock dudes Monkey Bizzle!
Rising from the cider soaked floors of Dorset’s back street boozers, Skimmity Hitchers now roam the full girth of the West Country and beyond. Bringing their dry and fruity blend of Scrumpy & Western music to venues, festivals and fairs, these scrumpy swillin’ reprobates appeal to young and old, and everyone from folkies to cider punks, beardy badgers to shifty blaggers.
The ‘Hitchers blend razor sharp parodies and original material with a raucous stage show, spontaneous audience interaction, cheeky banter and general cider shenanigans…
Back at The Ropemakers in Bridport by popular demand, it’s Fuelled By Cider’s favourite 60s-surf-psych-garage heroes Palooka 5!
Music from 9.30pm
FREE ENTRY all night.
…this is the most quirky band that you’re likely to come across: 60s surf and garage music played on original vintage instruments. Our LP ‘Rough Magic’ received airplay throughout the summer from BBC Radio 6 Music’s Gideon Coe. Expect originals, alongside the odd fresh interpretation of The Sonics, The Ventures and The Cramps. This is Rock n Roll cut to the bone!
“Palooka 5 tick all the boxes for that curl-shooting, shape-throwing, surf hoodang you’ve always dreamed of”. – Shindig Magazine
“Palooka 5 play their own brand of surf music, tinged with a large inspirational helping of the B52’s, just what the Doctor ordered to bring a smile to the face.” – UK Festival Guides
“…..after a very entertaining opening band, Palooka 5 who play splendid organ-driven surf” – UK Rock n Roll Magazine
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