Monday, 3 June 2013
Probably the noisiest and most packed place to be during the Farmyard Party (other than the gents’ urinals and that’s another story) will be the BSH Big Top. Kicking off the action on Friday will be Broken Angel with a top set of solid rock covers, including possibly this one… They will be followed by the Mee Mees. Now, I have to admit the only band I know of that name was the Screaming Mee-Mees from New Zealand and, as the Farmyard Musical Department tells us these Mee-Mees are from the North East, it’s probably not the same group, unless they met the North East of New Zealand… Rounding Friday night off, and back by popular demand, are the ever-energetic Ska Toons, performing on a stage capacious enough to accommodate the dozens of musicians. Well, it seems like there’s dozens… An old Farmyard favourite, the Stax Bros, open proceedings on Saturday night. Trust me, they’re bloody good. After that, it’s the Black Bottle Band, playing the Farmyard for the first time, so be gentle with them. They’re descended from the Brown Bottle Band. Honest. Finishing things with a band will be Hats Off To Zeppelin, who will be playing a set of songs about millinery-shaped headgear. Probably. Seriously, watch the video below. To find out more, watch for the next update here or visit THE FARMYARD PARTY
Friday, 31 May 2013
Over the next few days, the BSH Blog will be bringing you a countdown of the stuff you can expect from this year’s fabulous Farmyard Party. We’re not going to tell you everything at once because then it wouldn’t be a surprise and, besides, we can’t remember so much stuff all at once. Anyway, here’s a taster of what you can expect from the highly-rated Blues Bar over the weekend… The Boneshakers will be playing in the Blues Bar. From the North East, they did an appropriately storming set at last year’s Stormin’ The Castle, playing top class blues. Here they are at STC, with guest vocalist, Nick Jennison of Redhouse. Headlining in the Blues Bar on Friday will be the Nicol Band’s Rhythm & Blues Al-Star Extravaganza. Guitarist Les Nicol has played with a host of big names and he will be joined on-stage by a line-up of special guests. Check out this super cool version of Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood. On Saturday night, Adrian Byron Burns of Bill Wyman’s Rhythm Kings kicks things off, flying especially from his home in France for the Farmyard Party. Rounding off the night will be 3rd Degree LeBurn, formerly of the Jimmy Castor Bunch. As a member of the JCB, Leburn spent years sharing bills with world famous artists such as Chaka Khan, Patti La Belle, Lionel Ritchie, Mr Bill Withers, Kool & the Gang, Mother’s Finest, Gil Scott Heron, Cameo, LTD, Rose Royce, Tavares, Chic, KC & The Sunshine Band and even Mr John Lee Hooker This is probably the best line-up the Farmyard’s Blues Tent has ever seen. And, during the afternoon, you can chill-out to Stevie Simpson and Keith Cheeseman or, if you’ve got the courage, get up on stage during the Stringfellows Open Mic session. Next time, we’ll bring you more music news…. Your can get more information and buy tickets HERE.