Snakey New Year to you all! Wassail! Wassail! Wassail! We hope you’ve all had a super splendid and salubrious season of good will. We’ll be coming out of hibernation for wassailing season and our first gig of the year on Friday 27th January, returning to The fantastic Cobblestones in Bridgwater. Expect the usual West Country high-jinks and cider flavoured entertainment. It’ll be lovely to see you all – we haven’t seen you since last year!
Never ones to turn down an offer to play a cider farm and sample the produce, this will also be a perfect warm up for National Apple Day!
We played there at Christmas a few years back and had an excellent time. Autumn at cider farms is a special time, and the leaves turn golden and the fresh fruit is picked and pressed for that golden nectar! So, come and join us for some singing, dancing and a drop or two of the good stuff!
After a couple of gigs playing some (very lovely) private parties (thank you for asking us!), we’re looking forward to snakin’ our stuff back in public again.
And on bonfire night we’ll be heading back to one of our absolute favourite pubs, The Riflemans Arms We’ve played there several times now, from whence we were a 3 piece to our now line up of 6. It’s gonna be a banger! 💥🎉✨🌠 Stick it in your diaries.
This Friday sees us taking a break from the festival circuit and heading back to a lovely venue we enjoyed playing way back in the year 1BC (Before Covid). It’s a not-for profit community hub/arts venue housed in a former high street bank that promotes sustainability, creativity and social cohesion for the local community.
The building is home to the Rubbish Art Project, commisioning local artists to recycle our rubbish into – well, art that is anything but rubbish (as Somersetcool.com said)
And there’s a cafe with great food and a bar stocking craft ales and local cider. – What’s not to like?
Plus who knows, maybe after we can break into Shepton Mallet Prison and relive our time spent there with Johnny Cash (you know the story by now…)
We’re looking forward to a nice run of gigs in the coming months including some of our favourite festivals.
The Green Scythe Fair (Sunday June 12th) is a festival unlike any other and if you haven’t been before you really should come along. More than just music, it is an event created to “raise environmental awareness through creative activities”. As well as a kids activities area, you’ll find traditional crafts, demonstrations and workshops, local and community produce stalls, a debate tent, and, of course, music all day on two stages. Plus the scything competiton itself! It’s a great day out and highly recommended. Tickets have to be booked online in advance and are available here
Pitfest is a proper little village music festival with a brilliant atmosphere. With great music all day on two stages, plus ales for the adults and activities for the kids, there’s plenty to keep the whole family happy.
This Sunday we’ll be venturing into the foreign lands of Wiltshire and Bradford On Avon! Home of Will Carling, Jesus Jones and the inventor of the Shrapnel Shell. We’ve heard lots of great things about The Three Horseshoes and they certainly have loads of excellent bands play. We’re looking forward to making our snakey debut there. We’ll be on 3-5pm – just the right time for you to come and dance off that Sunday dinner/Saturday night hangover. Come shake a leg – and maybe an egg!