Blackbeard’s Tea Party

Their bold and rioutous 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 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 frequently leaves audiences cheering for more.

The past few years has seen Blackbeard’s Tea Party take this show to festivals as diverse as; Glastonbury, Cambridge Folk Festival, Fairport’s Cropredy Convention, The Rainforest World Music Festival in Borneo and many many 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.

In 2019 Blackbeard’s Tea Party celebrated ‘a decade of rocking the folk boat’ with their ‘Ten YARR Anniversary Tour’, playing 18 dates across England and Wales over the Autumn and Winter. They also re-released an updated version of their most popular track ‘Chicken on a Raft’ to commemorate this milestone.

The band have spent ‘Lockdown’ writing a new album remotely and are currently having a great time in the studio recording this material. They can’t wait to get back out on the road to play this Live.

Barnstorming buccaneers belting our riff-tastic folk rock

‘Contemporary folk rock at its most infectious’

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

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