We’ve often described our sound as ‘Burrow Hill-Billy’, having drunk a fair amount of the good stuff in our formative years at The Rose & Crown/Eli’s in Langport. So this feels a bit like a homecoming.
This Saturday 28th August we’ll be appearing at the Sand Cider Festival in Wedmore.
As well as us, the line up includes lots of other local live favourites like Sarah Eden Winn, Nick Parker & The False Alarms, Charlie Miller and the Soul Agents and The Bad Cowboys as well musical comedy cabaret from Ray Guns Look real Enough. There’ll be children’s entertainers, fun dance classes, live cooking demos, bouncy castle assault course, children’s face painting, pilates classes, bbq/hog roast, wood fired pizza, vegan/veggie food stand, ice cream van, tea & coffee station and so much more!
Looks great and the weather forecast is good too. But if it turns, don’t be put off by the Great British weather as there is a large marquee if it rains! A donation of the profits from the festival will be made to the Somerset and Dorset Air Ambulance!
Tickets are still available from the Old Jollop cider page, here. Note that to the popularity of the festival in 2019 they are only selling PRE-SOLD TICKETS ONLY and tickets numbers will be limited. So get in there quick!
Then on Bank Holiday Sunday(29th) we’ll be heading back to one of our favourite pubs, The Brewers Arms in South Petherton to play at their Live Music Weekend. It’s always great fun here and we can’t wait to get back. As a reminder, here’s a video from when we were there BC (Before Covid).
Glorious location, fantastic crowd and world famous cider. Brilliant day. On 26th June we had the immense pleasure of playing in the orchards at Burrowhill Cider Farm , in the company of the Cider Bus when it would have been at Glastonbury festival. The sun shone, the cider flowed, people danced and a good time was had. Thank you @burrowhill for having us – We WILL be back!
Here’s a couple of videos from the day – first our tribute to Status Quo, then our ode to hot and spicy food!
After a long time laying low we’ve been back out playing live – and it has felt GOOD!
July 19th we went and entertained the good folk of Bridgwater at Cobblestones – our first indoor (but still covid secure) gig in what has been a long time. On an actual stage. With an actual PA. And actual monitors. And smoke machines! So here we are playing ‘Holiday In Bridgwater’ in Bridgwater!
It has been so sad to see so many local festivals have to cancel their plans – but thankfully some are still going ahead – including Somerstock 2021, in Somerton, Somerset, on Saturday July 10th – and we’ll be there! “Somerton’s very own family friendly music festival”, with something on the bill for everyone. So if you’re pining for some live music festival vibes – get your tickets now!
To help you celebrate, here is our ode to the wonderful Westcountry “The Only Way is Wessex”, taken from our EP Westcountry Soul Vol. 1.
So, gez yerself a gurt pint o’ scrump’, puts on yer wellies and have a dance why don’ ee, young ‘un?
If you like that, check out the rest of our releases on Bandcamp and Soundcloud, our youtube channel with more somerset flavoured tunes – and come to our live shows in the summer for some proper snakin’, shakin’ action.
This Friday (March 5th) Bandcamp is again waiving its fees so that more of your money goes to the artist, which makes it a great day for you to get yourself the new and exclusive ‘Westcountry Soul Vol.1’ bundle, including a 5 track CD EP, a facemask and keyring. Get ’em while you can and we’ll donate half the money to help music venues in crisis during the pandemic.
To share the love, we’ve decided to donate half the money from any sales on that day to The Music Venue Trust, a charity that is working to help support “grassroot music venues” during the pandemic with their Grassroots Music Venue Crisis Fund. Without these venues, there’d be no gigs and there’d be bands. And that would be rubbish! To find out more, visit the MVT website.
It’s a great collection of songs including a couple of new contributions not on the first release. Some covers are played fairly faithfully to the originals, others take the songs in completely new directions. And all for a good cause. Get your copy by following this link punknotfraggle.blogspot.com/