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.
THE GEESE blend Rock Funk Pop & HipHop with a highly original Melbourne sound - Striking guitar licks, edgy vocals, stompin' bass lines fused by beats sure to rattle your rump. Live shows are a treat! THE GEESE are:
Redmond Reel - Vox, Keys
Teddy Winchester - Guitar
Maltese Falcon - Bass
Professor Orange - Drums
Back around St. Pat's of 2000 Tim and George (friends since birth) and Tommy formed a band which put a hard rock edge on traditional Irish faire. Taking inspiration from a passage in Angela's Ashes, they called themselves Jackdaw. Several months later, they were tapped to open for Black 47. Seeking to beef up their sound, they met up with a pierced kid who played pipes for the Erie County Sheriff (Mr. Moore) and a fiddle virtuoso, already a legend amongst traditional Irish circles (Mr. Davies).After that, they probably got a beer or something.
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
Bubbling forth like a mossy belch of polka filth from the greasy, jet fuel-contaminated wetlands of the Northwest, comes The Bad Things. With junkyard waltzes and shameless shanties, The Bad Things are hellbent on providing traditional music for the post-apocalyptic era. "Combining elements of Gypsy, folk, Klezmer, Hillbilly ballads, mariachi crooners, and a Vaudeville theatrical aesthetic, the group has a reputation for drunken debauchery and feverish dancing at their live shows.....The group lends their old-fashioned style with a post-modern sense of black humor."
Attila the Stockbroker's Barnstormer is the band formed by Sussex poet and songwriter Attila the Stockbroker in 1994, as an additional project alongside Attila's continuing solo career as a performance poet and musician, which began in 1980 and is his main activity to this day. The band have done about 400 gigs since then, mainly in the UK, Germany, Holland, Austria and Switzerland, and released 3 albums: 'The Siege of Shoreham' (1996) 'Just One Life' (2000) and 'Zero Tolerance' (2004) Loads of tracks have also featured on compilation albums...
Weddings Parties Anything, often known as WPA and Weddoes, is an Australian folk rock band formed by Mick Thomas in Melbourne in 1985 and continuing until 1998. Their name came from a Clash song ("Revolution Rock") and musicologist Billy Pinnell described their first album as the best Australian rock debut since Skyhooks' Living in the '70s. WPA initially gained a reputation as a hot new band through their constant touring in their early days, however they never really became a commercial success.