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Blackbeard’s Tea Party ‘Kick The Curb’ Tour

Aug 13, 2022

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         

For further details and ticket links please visit:

www.blackbeardsteaparty.com                          www.facebook.com/blackbeardsteaparty

 

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