Their bold and riotous modern folk rock is built for late nights and big stages. Hold on to your tri-corn hats and be prepared to stamp your wooden legs, Blackbeard’s Tea Party are in town.
Sea-shanties will be given a bombastic rock edge, and folk instrumentals will become late-night floorfillers when this raucous bunch of reprobates hit the stage. They have dirt under their fingernails and a twinkle in their eyes, and you can expect fantastic musicianship, playful choreography and an unstoppable urge to move your body.
Blackbeard’s Tea Party believe a live show should be a spectacle for the eyes as well as the ears. Outlandish outfits, costume changes, DIY props, unhinged stage antics and chaotic choreography all add up to an engaging, high-octane show that inevitably leaves audiences cheering for more.
‘York’s answer to The Pogues, but with cleaner fingernails’ The Telegraph
Two drummers, electric guitars, fiddle, melodeon and 4-part harmonies combine to create music that is drenched in tradition, but filtered through a kaleidoscope of modern rock and pop. Established as the go-to band for folkin’ fun shenanigans, Blackbeard’s Tea Party have played memorable sets at; Glastonbury, Cambridge Folk Festival, Fairport’s Cropredy Convention, The Rainforest World Music Festival in Borneo and many many more.
The band celebrated a decade of ‘rocking the folk boat’ in 2019 and commemorated this with their ‘Ten YAAR Anniversary Tour‘ during the Autumn & Winter. They also re-released an updated version of their most popular track ‘Chicken on a Raft’ to commemorate this milestone.
(What a fabulous excuse to share it with you again !!)
Their previous release, the 5-track EP ‘Leviathan!’, explores the romanticized glories and the full gruesome horrors of the 19th century whaling industry. This record brought with it a bigger, bolder sound and a revamped live show, employing a heftier rhythm section with their new double-Drum Kit set up.
During ‘Lockdown’ the band began writing material remotely via Asana for their fourth album and as things began to return to normality they were very excited to get into the studio with their new line-up; Ben Trott on Guitar & Paddy Lester-Rourke on Bass, to record these tracks.
The result is ‘Kick The Curb’, their first album in 5 years which will be released in September 2022 and they can’t wait to get out on the road to play them live !!
‘Contemporary folk rock at its most infectious’ – R2
Tour Dates as follows:
Fri 14.10 THE SLAUGHTERED LAMB, LONDON
Sat 15.10 GRAYSHOTT FOLK CLUB, HINDHEAD, HAMPSHIRE
Sun 16.10 THE WINCHESTER GATE, SALISBURY
THURS 20.10 THE ISIS RIVER FARMHOUSE, OXFORD
Fri 21.10 HOLYROYD COMMUNITY THEATRE, OSWESTRY
Sat 22.10 THE VALE, MOSSLEY, GREATER MANCHESTER
Fri 4.11 THE HUT COMMUNITY HUB, GOATLAND, NORTH YORKSHIRE
Sat 5.11 GOLDEN LION, BRISTOL
Thurs 10.11 GREYSTONES, SHEFFIELD
Fri 11.11 WARTHOG LIVE MUSIC, LOWDHAM VILLAGE HALL, NOTTS
Fri 25.11 UNITARIAN CHURCH, TODMORDEN, WEST YORKSHIRE
Sat 26.11 ROPERY HALL, BARTON ON HUMBER
Thurs 8.12 THE CRESCENT, YORK
Fri 9.12 NATIONAL FOREST FOLK CLUB, MOIRA MINERS WELFARE, LEICES
Sun 11.12 HARE & HOUNDS, BIRMINGHAM
Fri 16.12 WEST END CENTRE, ALDERSHOT
Sat 17.12 THE JOHN PEEL CENTRE, STOWMARKET
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