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 are celebrating ‘a decade of rocking the folk boat’ with their ‘Ten YARR Anniversary Tour’ and will re-release an updated version of their most popular track ‘Chicken on a Raft’ to commemorate this milestone.

Barnstorming buccaneers belting our riff-tastic folk rockSonglines

‘Contemporary folk rock at its most infectious’ R2

York’s answer to The Pogues, but with cleaner fingernailsThe Telegraph

Blackbeard’s Tea Party restored my faith in foot-tapping, fun, energy-packed music recently. In short: they make shanties chicRoger Crow

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