Black Friday

Genre: Celtic Punk
Country: GB UK
City: Cornwall
Current Label: Unknown

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Band Members
Tom – Vocals,Guitar
Martin -Mandolin, Backing Vocals
Louis -Whistle, Backing Vocals
Andy – Guitar
Helen -Bass
Jovian -Drums
Martin B- Fiddle

Black Friday Biography:

BLACK FRIDAY, are a high energy Celtic folk band from St Germans in Cornwall , UK. Their music is a fine mix of original songs, traditional Irish jigs, reels and ballads; and cover versions by bands such as the Pogues, Flogging Molly and the Mahones.

They have played all over England and Europe, playing over 100 gigs in 2011. Playing at a variety of venues and festivals such as The Maker Festival, The Port Eliot Lit Fest, The Electric Picnic in Ireland, The Plymouth Folk Festival, Calstock Biker Festival, Burnham-on-Sea Folk Festival and Wimbourne Folk Festival. the band has just returned from a triumphant tour of Austria, which including playing at the worlds largest festival, the Donauinsel Fest.

After playing at the reknowned Gaz’s Rockin’ Blues Club in Soho, London, they were spotted by top BBC Radio 2 DJ, Marc Lamarr, who invited them to record a 6 song session at the famous Maida Vale studio in London for his show. Whilst they were there, they played for and met their hero and Pogues singer, Shane MacGowan, who was very impressed, especially with their rendition of the folk classic Dirty Old Town.

Last year the band got into the Guinness Book of Records for performing the most gigs in one day, 30 gigs in 12 hours!


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