Blackbeard's tea party
Sat 16th Nov 19 20:00 edit
Blackbeard’s Tea Party’s bold and riotous modern folk rock is built for late nights and big stages. Traditional songs and tunes are given a heavy rock edge with earth shattering riffs, playful arrangements and driving dance rhythms. This is gutsy folk rock dragged kicking and screaming into the 21st Century.
The band celebrate a decade in music in 2019 and will commemorate this with their 'Ten YAAR Anniversary Tour' in the Autumn.
Blackbeard's Tea Party believe 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.
Their most recent release, the 5-track EP ‘Leviathan!’, explores the romanticized glories and the full gruesome horrors of the 19th century whaling industry. The record brings with it a bigger, bolder sound and a revamped live show, employing a heftier rhythm section with their new double-Drum Kit set up.
‘Contemporary folk rock at its most infectious’ - R2
‘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 our riff-tastic folk rock’ - Songlines