Blackbeard’s Tea Party
Kick The Curb Tour
Their bold and riotous modern folk rock is built for late nights and big stages. Hold on to your tri-corn hats and be prepared to stamp your wooden legs – Blackbeard’s Tea Party is in town.
Sea-shanties will be given a bombastic rock edge, and folk instrumentals will become late-night floor-fillers when this raucous bunch of reprobates hit the stage. They have dirt under their fingernails and a twinkle in their eyes, and you can expect fantastic musicianship, playful choreography and an unstoppable urge to move your body.
Blackbeard’s Tea Party believes a live show should be a spectacle for the eyes as well as the ears. Outlandish outfits, costume changes, DIY props, unhinged stage antics and chaotic choreography all add up to an engaging, high-octane show that inevitably leaves audiences cheering for more. Two drummers, electric guitars, fiddle, melodeon and four-part harmonies combine to create music that is drenched in tradition, but filtered through a kaleidoscope of modern rock and pop.
Established as the go-to band for folkin’ fun shenanigans, Blackbeard’s Tea Party has played memorable sets at; Glastonbury, Cambridge Folk Festival, Fairport’s Cropredy Convention, The Rainforest World Music Festival in Borneo and many, many, more. The band celebrated a decade of ‘rocking the folk boat’ in 2019 and commemorated this with its Ten YAAR Anniversary Tour during the autumn and winter and also re-released an updated version of their most popular track “Chicken on a Raft” to commemorate this milestone.
Their previous release, the five-track EP “Leviathan!”, explores the romanticized glories and the full gruesome horrors of the 19th century whaling industry. This record brought with it a bigger, bolder sound and a revamped live show, employing a heftier rhythm section with their new double-Drum Kit set up. During Lockdown the band began writing material remotely via Asana for its fourth album and as things began to return to normality they were very excited to get into the studio with their new line-up to record these tracks. The result is “Kick The Curb”, the band’s first album in five years which will be released in September 2022 and they can’t wait to get out on the road to play them live !!
Contemporary folk rock at its most infectious – Radio 2
York’s answer to The Pogues, but with cleaner fingernails – The Telegraph
Blackbeard’s Tea Party restored my faith in foot-tapping, fun, energy-packed music
recently. In short: they make shanties chic – Roger Crow, Huffington Post
Gloriously wild, gamely OTT and sharp. This is convincing and essential – fRoots
Barnstorming buccaneers belting out riff-tastic folk rock – Songlines
Date of event:26th November 2022