Saturday Shenanigans: Blackbeard's Tea Party 'Ten YAAR Anniversary Tour'
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.
‘Contemporary folk rock at its most infectious’ - BBC Radio 2
‘York’s answer to The Pogues, but with cleaner fingernails’ - The Telegraph
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.
‘Gloriously wild, gamely OTT and sharp. This is convincing and essential’ - fRoots
‘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
‘Barnstorming buccaneers belting our riff-tastic folk rock’ - Songlines