One part roaring sea shanty, one part haunting Irish melody, and a solid chaser of gut-crunching street punk. This ragtag group of drunken misfits stays true to the ancient ballads and bawlers that once drove sailors around the world, all the while smashing out modern punk with a fury and intensity that is unmatched anywhere. Formed in 2006 over pints of cheap beer at East Vancouver’s notoriously violent Ivanhoe Hotel, The Dreadnoughts cut their teeth in the roughest dive bars in the city.
Whisky Chaser are a folk/punk band from Ipswich, UK.
THE RAMSHACKLE ARMY as they shall hence forth be known have been on the march, providing Celt infused Punk Rock sustenance to thirsty audiences across Melbourne and Sydney since first hitting the stage mid-2010. Armed with more 4 stringed instruments than 6, the RSA have come to provide an outlet for all those drunken bums who wish nothing more than to sing loud with mates. Music designed to bring listeners out of the cold, shout
Junkman's Choir are a music band from Ayrshire, Scotland who define their sound as "a heady gumbo of semtexmex-stompabilly-shanty-punk."
Formed in 2003, Junkman's Choir includes members from disbanded Ayrshire groups Nyah Fearties and Dub Skelper. It takes its name from a lyric by USA musician Tom Waits in his 1999 song Come on up to the House.
Also a band from Hopedale, Massachusetts
found here myspace.com/junkmanschoir
Real McKenzies is a Celtic punk band founded in Vancouver, Canada in 1992, described as "a guitar-and-bagpipe wailing Celtic punk rock-and-roll". They have set themselves apart from other punk bands by including bagpipes in all of their studio albums and at most of their concerts, much like the similar bands Dropkick Murphys and Flatfoot 56. Their current piper, Matt MacNasty, has been with the band since its release of "Loch'd and Loaded" in 2001.
Kilnaboy were formed in February of 2004 in Cardiff and is made up of 1 lovely lady and 6 rampant lads. Their mission in life is to spread love through dirty, filthy folkery music with the aim of planting a few seeds of love on the way. They bring Punk and Folk music together in a way you could never imagine, and it is gaurenteed to have you out of your seat, getting jiggy and shaking your legs around with groups of people you've probably never even met before! http://www.kilnaboy.co.uk
The Surfin' Turnips are a West Country renaissance folk-punk group who aim to spread the Word Of The West to the lost souls in need of apple salvation. Specialising in scrumpy, sea songs and West Country pride songs, they have released three West Country LPs. The Surfin' Turnips were originally just yer run-of-the-mill underground band who, after releasing a few unremarkable albums on a Japanese label, rested fer a couple of years. During this time Titch spent a couple of weeks up on Dartymoor in his tent fasting and listening to the voice of apple righteousness.
Short biography JD and the Longfellows formed in 2006. They have released three albums of original folk/skiffle/country music, ‘Confessions’ (2006), 'Happy Hour Again!' (2008) and this summer 'Swinging for England' (2011) - a bit like pass the parcel, but when the music stops who will have your keys? The band have played several UK tours, over 200 gigs (one in France), supported bands such as Alabama 3, as well as clubs such as What's Cookin', Stranger than Paradise, the 12 Bar Club and Gypsy Hotel.
Irishman Mr. Irish Bastard, or that f@@@ing bastard, as he is fondly known to friend and foe alike, writes drink-drenched songs that capture the spirit of the country and the raw energy of his punk roots. It's rough, it's dirty and it's straight from the heart. The boys and girl have released "St. Mary's School of Drinking" and "The Bastard Brotherhood" in February 2008. The band is now going to hit the road, drink, party...