Blackbeard’s Tea Party have been playing together since the summer of 2009. They began as a busking, function and ceilidh band, but quickly gained a reputation as a formidable live act and soon found themselves selling out venues in their home town of York.
Word quickly spread, and the band began to play gigs further afield, including a number of noteworthy festival concerts and ceilidh bookings throughout 2010 and 2011. These included Sidmouth, Shrewsbury and a headline slot at Galtres, amongst others.
To date Blackbeard’s Tea Party have released an EP (Heavens to Betsy, 2009) and their critically acclaimed debut album ‘Tomorrow We’ll Be Sober’ (2011). Since the release of Tomorrow We’ll Be Sober – which R2 Magazine gave a five star rating – Blackbeard’s Tea Party have gone from strength to strength. They were recognised as one of the best live bands in the UK in the 2011 FATEA Awards and 2012 saw a long run of festival bookings, including Cambridge and Whitby, and return visits to Sidmouth and Shrewsbury, amongst others.
2013 is shaping up to be the biggest year yet with the release of their second album “Whip Jamboree” accompanied by their first UK headline tour. The summer sees a fantastic run of festivals, including a recent return to Sidmouth plus appearances at Beverley, another headline slot at Galtres, alongside first time visits to Broadstairs, Holmfirth and many more. In between all these shows, Blackbeard’s Tea Party can still be found busking on the streets of York, and you can also see them at their own gigs across the country.
- The Valiant Turpin
- Devil In The Kitchen
- Ford O’ Kabul River
- The New Jigs
- Polka Against The Clock
- The Four Hour Shovel
- Whitstable Cottage/Superfly
- Whip Jamboree
If you would like to order a copy of the album (in CD or Vinyl), download it or just listen to snippets of selected tracks (track previews are usually on the download page) then click on the BLACKBEARD’S TEA PARTY – Whip Jamboree link to be taken to our associated partner Amazon’s website.
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