Are you ready for a laugh!
After all it’s Mid-Summer, so not a time to be too serious and Beverley Folk Festival certainly knows how to enjoy itself.
This year to kick off the fun, Patrick Monahan makes a welcome return to Beverley with his brand new, energetically witty and charming family show! Expect plenty of playful audience interaction from this loveable Irish/Iranian Teessider!
Early in 2014 he took part in the hit family entertainment series ‘Splash!’ and appeared on the brand new series of ‘Celebrity Squares’ . He was also seen on ‘Fake Reaction’ and on ‘Man Up’ and was a regular 2014 guest on ‘Not The One Show’
His 2013 TV appearances include ‘Comedy Annual’, ‘Daybreak’, ‘Loose Women’, ‘The Wright Stuff’, host of ‘Jongleurs Live!’ and ‘12 Again’. In 2012 he took part in Let’s Dance for Sports Relief on BBC, won Best Newcomer at the Loaded LAFTA Awards and Forth Radio Best Stand-Up People’s Choice Award for his hit show ‘Hug Me I Feel Good’ and in 2011, he was the winner of the ITV1 series ‘Show Me The Funny’ which led to the release of his debut DVD ‘Patrick Monahan Live’
‘A definite must see’ Edinburgh Festival’s Magazine; ‘Monahan is a supremely engaging performer, adored by his audiences and capable of some terrific comedy’. The Scotsman
To carry on with the fun on the Saturday, the long time favourites of festivals and clubs around the country, and overseas, the New Rope String Band, return to the festival for the last time before they retire in the Autumn.
Once seen, never forgotten. Combining superb musicianship with side-splitting comic genius, the New Rope String Band are truly unique entertainers. Elements of circus, clowning, vaudeville, slapstick and sheer inspired silliness are spliced with beautiful acoustic music from various world traditions, in precision-honed yet uproarious performances that have delighted audiences from Borneo’s Sarawak rainforest to the Shetland Folk Festival. They mix up long-time favourite routines with ever-evolving new material. From musical tennis to deconstructed nursery rhymes, Python-esque absurdism to pyrotechnics and live interactive film, expect the hilariously unexpected. “They made me laugh until I cried, and played some great music. If the Queen could knight them or something, it would be a good idea.” Tim O’Brien. “I couldn’t believe what they were doing most of the time. It defied belief, it was really great!” Bob Gibbon,Director, Orkney Folk Festival.
To join the New Rope String Band in the madness on the Saturday night will be Lucy Ward, an award winning 24 year old acoustic artist from Derby who plays guitar, ukulele and concertina as well as having a great voice. Her career has gone from strength to strength establishing herself as one of the hottest performers on the UK Folk scene, pulling a capacity audience on her Cambridge Folk Festival debut and gracing the mighty Acoustic Stage at Glastonbury 2013 and the Left Field stage at Glastonbury 2014. She was named by MOJO as ‘Britfolk’s most vibrant and forthright new young talent’ and attracted four star reviews from The Guardian and Maverick Magazine among others.
“Lucy, is a breath taking presence on stage. Her unpretentious outlook and warmth melts the hearts of audiences. Her disarming personality, pitch perfect delivery and the maturity of her songs can reduce an audience to tears, but a Lucy Ward set will always send you away feeling uplifted.” Shrewsbury Folk Festival.
So, cheer up, there’s lots to smile about at the Beverley Folk Festival this Summer. See you there…..
As always a full programme of events and workshops for younger artists and members of the audience will ensure that all ages are fully catered for over the weekend.
Tickets available for the Weekend, Single days or Individual events – June 19th – 21st.
Released in March 1990, Social Distortion was the iconic band’s 3rd album and the first for Epic Records. It became their best-selling album worldwide, and the first one to enter the Billboard 200 album chart. Singles “Story Of My Life,” “Ball and Chain,” “Ring of Fire” and “Let It Be Me” all reached Top 25 Billboard single chart positions. The album is set to be re-released on limited edition color vinyl for Record Store Day in the US. More news to follow.
In regard to the forthcoming tour supporting the 25th Anniversary of the seminal album, frontman Mike Ness states: “We’re all looking forward to Europe. It’s a different time frame for us; we’re playing Groezrock for the first time, so it’s exciting to be doing something new. As I’ve said before, we’ve made Europe a priority and I feel we’ve been consistent over the last ten years on touring there more regularly than ever before. This tour is going to be extra special for us and everyone attending the shows. 2015 is the 25th Anniversary of our self-titled record, so we’re going to be playing the album in its entirety. And with Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas and my man Jonny Two Bags warming things up, it’s going to be a great run.”
Social Distortion Track listing:
“So Far Away”
“Let It Be Me”
“Story of My Life”
“Ring of Fire”
“Ball and Chain”
“It Coulda Been Me”
“She’s a Knockout”
“A Place in My Heart”
In the 25 years since the release of Social Distortion, the band have gone on to release four more critically acclaimed and fan favorite studio albums; “Somewhere Between Heaven and Hell” (1992), “White Light, White Heat, White Trash (1996)”, “Sex, Love and Rock ‘n’ Roll” (2004) and “Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes” (2011). Social Distortion’s latest release Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes was the first album with their current label Epitaph Records and the band’s highest charting album in their career. Produced for the first time by Ness himself, the album debuted at #3 on German Album Charts and #4 in the US Billboard Chart.
Social Distortion’s upcoming European Tour will take place in April and May this year. The three-week tour will start on April 17th in Hamburg (Germany), and include both headlining shows as well as the appearances at key music festivals, like Groezrock in Belgium and Loudfest in Switzerland. Please see below for the full list of dates. In addition to performing Social Distortion in its entirety, the band will also play classic tracks and rarities from their extensive back catalogue. Supports on this tour will be Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas, and Social Distortion’s guitarist Jonny Two Bags, who recently released his first solo album Salvation Town.
April 17th – Hamburg – Sporthalle – Germany – TICKETS
April 18th – Bielefeld– Ringlokschuppen – Germany – TICKETS
April 19th – Berlin – Columbiahalle – Germany – TICKETS
April 21st –Vienna – Gasometer – Austria – TICKETS
April 22nd – Munich – Zenith – Germany – TICKETS
April 23rd – Milan – Live Club – Italy – TICKETS
April 25th – Zurich – Loudfest at Komplex Switzerland – TICKETS
April 27th – Offenbach – Stadthalle – Germany – TICKETS
April 28th –Cologne – Palladium – Germany – TICKETS
April 29th – Paris – Bataclan – France – TICKETS
May 1st – Meerhout – Groezrock Festival – Belgium – TICKETS
May 3rd – London – O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire – UK– TICKETS
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