Nautical noise makers head for ten at Café INDIEpendent
Festival favourites, Blackbeard’s Tea Party, infamous for their frenetic fiddle tunes and thumping backline, celebrate their tenth birthday as a band in 2019 with a lengthy autumn-winter ‘Ten Yaar Anniversary’ tour across England and Wales, and a special re-release of their best-known single, ‘Chicken On A Raft’:
Following a packed summer schedule of festivals, the band will arrive at Café INDIEpendent on Friday 25 October 2019.
The band are renowned for their loyal fans.
Fans will also be able to buy limited edition tenth anniversary merchandise at the shows.
Charismatic front man and rabble rouser, Stuart Giddens, says: ‘It’s not every day your band makes it to ten years. We’re so pleased that we’re still here, playing gigs and festivals, getting people dancing. It’s a difficult business, especially for a band that plays the kind of music we do, so we’re delighted at the generosity and support of our fans.’
Over the decade, Blackbeard’s Tea Party have become known for their energetic performances, their innovative fusion of folk and rock – and their unusual giveaways, such as their branded teabags at the 2014 Glastonbury Festival.
‘We’ve had some brilliant moments in the band over the last ten years. At Cropredy in 2014, we were voted “best band” and the queue for our merch had to be moved because it was too long!
In fact, 2014 was a particularly good year, as that was the year we were invited to perform at the Rainforest World Music Festival in Borneo – an incredible experience!’ Stuart recalls.
Confirmed tenth anniversary tour dates:
Fri 20.9 Telford’s Warehouse, Chester telfordswarehousechester.com
Sat 21.9 Penallt Folk Festival, The Inn at Penallt, Monmouthshire theinnatpenallt.co.uk
Fri 27.9 Hackness Music Live, Hackness, near Scarborough facebook.com/HacknessMusicLive
Sat 12.10 The Cookie, Leicester thecookieleicester.co.uk
Sat 19.10 Manchester Folk Festival manchesterfolkfestival.org.uk/blackbeards-tea-party
Fri 25.10 Café INDIEpendent, Scunthorpe cafeindie.org.uk
Wed 30.10 Red Lion Folk Club, Birmingham redlionfolkclub.com
Thurs 31.10 The Crescent, York – Hallowe’en Show thecrescentyork.com
Fri 1.11 Otley Courthouse Arts Centre, Otley, West Yorkshire otleycourthouse.org.uk
Fri 8.11 The Adelphi, Hull theadelphi.com
Sat 9.11 The Old Fire Station, Carlisle oldfirestation.carlisle.city
Fri 15.11 The Isis Farmhouse, Oxford theisisfarmhouse.co.uk
Sat 16.11 The Globe at Hay, Hay-on-Wye globeathay.org
Sun 17.11 The 1865, Southampton the1865.com
Sat 7.12 The Crescent, York – Christmas Show thecrescentyork.com
Thurs 12.12 The Lantern, Halifax thelanternhalifax.co.uk
Fri 13.12 National Forest Folk Club, Moira, Leicestershire nationalforestfolk.com
Sat 14.12 John Peel Centre, Stowmarket, Suffolk johnpeelcentre.com