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1157917.  Tue Nov 10, 2015 3:07 pm Reply with quote

The Tinahely Glee Club are pretty much exactly what it says on the can. A four-piece of South Wicklow ex-pats who first met on their J1s in Ocean City, MD, they specialise in Barber Shop versions of Irish folk and rebel songs. Their not particularly rousing version of The Black and Tans was a minor hit on college radio because most of the listeners thought it was about a beer cocktail rather than a civil war. They make a reasonable living touring the East Coast Corridor Irish bar circuit and do not like to be questioned on their immigration status.

And a good old Arklow hand for...

Reverse Tricolor



1178908.  Tue Feb 23, 2016 9:55 pm Reply with quote

Reverse Tricolor is an international sextet -- one each from Ireland, France, Italy, Spain, Bolivia and Armenia.
Due to their peculiar form of Marxism-Leninism, any vestige of patriotism is to be shunned, hence their hatred for their own flags.
As for the music, it is largely the kind of melange you might expect from such an international mish mash -- South American pan pipes, mix with Irish jigs and snatches of Italian opera, sung as all their political lectures/songs are, in German; the subject matter tends to be critique of the crisis of capitalism, and a correct response to the growing threat of religious fundamentalism.
An absolute hoot, as you can imagine, though quite fun for dancing.

And now, seeing as their driver has made it through the traffic,

Seth and Richie Go to Mexico

1178918.  Wed Feb 24, 2016 4:25 am Reply with quote

Seth and Ritchie are twin brothers, both diagnosed with delusional paranoia. Having escaped from protective care they found themselves in Mexico where the heady sounds of Salsa music inspired them to form a band. For reasons that remain unclear, they chose to perform Salsa covers of Wagnerian opera classics, attracting a small but devoted following of tone-deaf cats. Their debut album "Why are you listening to this rubbish?" has failed to find a distributor.

A big hand please for

Last Train from Hebden Bridge"

1179130.  Wed Feb 24, 2016 10:05 pm Reply with quote

Last Train from Hebden Bridge
dress as monks and perform medieval plainchant pieces, such as Palestrina, Allegri, Thomas Tallis and so forth.
Interestingly, Frank Gowerthorpe, the alto, is actually a castrato, after an accident at the age of 9.

And now, fresh from a successful tour of the Hebrides,

Four Men and a Halibut

1180286.  Wed Mar 02, 2016 5:43 am Reply with quote

Four Men and a Halibut are a three piece from Milton Keynes whose prime ambition it is to create a sound exactly half between Half Man Half Biscuit and The Wurzels. They have not yet succeeded.

And now... Rockpalast proudly presents... Cars, Cake, and Genocide!



1181542.  Thu Mar 10, 2016 5:59 am Reply with quote

Cars cake and genocide got their name after a random flip through a dictionary after the ingestion of an unfeasibly large quantity of marijuana.
A jazz trio from Lowestoft, their sets can last anything from forty minutes to twenty hours: when they achieved the latter, Dave Cake, the bassist, played a 5-hour solo as Rita Cars(percussion) and Gerry Genocide the pianist went on a walking tour of Cork, had a 3-course meal and had a nap as they had forgotten they were supposed to be doing a gig. Again, a lot of dope may be to blame.
An attempt to get them into a recording studio is planned for later this year.

Now let's have a big hand for
Baryonic Matter

1181603.  Thu Mar 10, 2016 10:40 am Reply with quote

Barry Onic, a carpet fitter from Willesden, is desparately trying to make it as a performer. Having proved entirely unsuitable for either "X Factor" or "Britain's Got Talent" because he actually can sing, compose and play a couple of instruments to Grade 5 standard, his chances of success in the modern music business are vanishingly small. Despite this he continues to play his own work, in the styles of Springsteen, Meatloaf and Clapton, all of whom have declared themselves fans.

Next up on the bill;

Lonely Gardenia Bush

1181650.  Thu Mar 10, 2016 1:59 pm Reply with quote

Gardenia Bush is a distant relative of the former US President, and used to perform country duets of a very religious bent with her sister Chlamydia (their parents didn't know). Chlamydia died in a bizarre riverside sex experiment with their bass player, Otis Q Crenshaw (no relation) in Topeka, Kansas.
So Gardenia has continued her career as a solo act. Local residents are advised to keep their cats in when she is in town.

And now, for your auditory pleasure, Bell,Book,and Candle

1181694.  Thu Mar 10, 2016 8:14 pm Reply with quote

Bell, Book and Candle are probably unique in the annals of folk-rock in that their career slipped backwards in time. Their 1979 comeback album “It’s all of a oneness ………..maaaan” with its’ retro-feel and yet contemporary vibe seems to have caused a conundrum in the space-time continuum leading to the unexpected success in 1973 of their cheesy flower-pop tribute album.

Buoyed by this commercial achievement the band (back in 1973) established themselves as regulars on the club circuit, never finding time to record another album.

They are truly the only band where pop ate itself and the inspiration for

Commercial Glut

1183775.  Fri Mar 25, 2016 9:58 am Reply with quote

Commercial Glut were an all-star group founded in Seattle in late 1992 as an outlet for all the members' songs that didn't make it onto their regular bands' albums. Originally comprised of Buzz Osborne, Krist Novoselic, Dave Abbruzzese and Hey Can I Come Play, Too stalwarts Peter Buck and Scott McCaughey, the line-up remained fluid containing just about anybody who was somebody in Seattle at some point until roughly mid-1996 at which point they drifted apart. They are rumoured to have recorded enough material for an album, but as yet none of it has surfaced.

Btw, Bell, Book and Candle actually exist. They've been reasonably successful in Germany since the late nineties. It had to happen eventually, didn't it?

And now... Ladies and Gentlemen... Get your dancing shoes on and put your hands together for...

One Romantic Nightmare



1196851.  Tue Jun 28, 2016 10:45 pm Reply with quote

One Romantic Nightmare are a tribute band who do a lot of covers of the 80s New Romantic scene -- versions of early Spandau Ballet, Duran Duran and so forth.
Bizarre clothing, outlandish hair and no sense of irony apparent.
Formed in art college (natch) in Basingstoke, very popular in the north Hants/ South Surrey area.

And now let's hear it for the amazing, the unforgettable
Wobbly Yacht

1196989.  Wed Jun 29, 2016 10:40 am Reply with quote

Wobbly Yacht were a four piece that evolved from an Anarcho-Syndicalist farming commune near Torquay in 1973. The brain child of commune member The Honourable Crispin Algernon Toff-Twitleston, they specialised in setting new lyrics on the subject of misguided ambitions of the modern English middle class and the impending proletarian revolution to traditional West Country folk tunes. They had just begun to build up a following when on a particularly starry and beautiful midsummer night lute player James Huntley indulged in slightly more LSD than usually recommended and drove the band VW van off a cliff under the mistaken impression that he could fly. Of the two surviving band members, Toff-Twitleston shortly afterwards succeeded his father as the 23rd Earl of Cretinby and percussionist Michael Jones emigrated to Ireland where he became a successful artisan cheese maker.

And now... Long awaited... Here they are... Ladies and gentlemen... Recurrently Stupid!



1200029.  Wed Jul 27, 2016 4:17 pm Reply with quote

Recurrently Stupid are renowned for being the houseband at GCHQ in the 1970s, performing at all sorts of events.
Unfortunately, of course, everything associated with GCHQ from those days was highly classified, so only time will tell us anything interesting about them.

Fresh from a successful tour of the Hebrides, please welcome Inadvertent Oversight

1204438.  Sun Sep 11, 2016 5:35 am Reply with quote

Inadvertent oversight was named after the fact that there was quite an oversight with their recent tour, with lack of proper plans and paperwork that did not allow them to leave Scotland.

So they had to tour the Scottish countryside instead, meeting up with:

McNaff McDuff

1214226.  Fri Dec 02, 2016 10:01 am Reply with quote

McNaf McDuff are an eight-piece band featuring bagpipes, xylophones, glockenspeils and kazoos (2 of each, all out of tune. And rythym. And harmony.) As a result, nobody in their right mind wants to hear them. They have a strong following in Macclesfield

Fresh form a tour of major supermarkets, let's hear it for;

Repeat the Feat.


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