Mad Dog Mcrea's Gypsy Caravan Weekender
Mad Dog Mcrea + Amy Montgomery + Old Sea Legs
Mad Dog Mcrea are pleased to announce details for their inaugural Gypsy Caravan Weekender which is taking place over the 2020 Easter Bank Holiday weekend, Thursday 9th to Saturday 11th April 2020, at Exeter Phoenix.
Thursday sees sassy alt rock/grunge pop band Hands Off Gretel headline with folk/punk festival favourites Black Water County and upcoming Irish rock group Sick Love supporting.
Friday sees a return to Exeter Phoenix for high-energy, fiddle leading, footstompin’ Noble Jacks with rockabilly five piece The Hawkmen and Cornish four-piece bluegrass outfit Flats and Sharps supporting.
Saturday will be headlined by none other than Mad Dog Mcrea themselves with support from upcoming Irish singer songwriter Amy Montgomery with her raw and beautiful voice and Old Sea Legs which is the new project from Ian Bermingham; songwriter, performer and former frontman of The Eskies.
STUDIO 1 curated by BBC Introducing Devon & Cornwall
Thursday will see traditional Balkan and Middle Eastern sounds with lively reggae and ska from The Cabarats with support from earthy, bluesy, ambient, singer songwriter Michael Sykes Band.
Friday welcomes back alternative/indie/folk group Huw & the Greater Good and Bicycle Repair Man with their quirky folk style.
Saturday Plymouth based indie Rock ‘n’ Roll four-piece Chay Snowdon headline with The Barefoot Bandit supporting with their electrifying blend of modern roots reggae, bass-heavy riddims, deep dark dub and soaring trombone lines.
Weekend & Day tickets are on sale now.
Mad Dog Mcrea
Crawling with vivid imagery and colourful characters, a timeless tangle of tongue-twisting, brain-burrowing lyrics that can swing from a breathless barrage to a lilting lament - at times without a moments notice - ’Old Sea Legs’ is more than just a nom de guerre for Dublin songwriter and performer Ian Bermingham; it is a window into a world entirely of his own creation.
Best known for his time as frontman of Dublin quintet 'The Eskies', Bermingham has wasted no time in stepping into new, uncharted waters as a solo performer since the group's sad demise in the latter half of 2019.
Displaying all of the storytelling nous and craft of the quintessential folk troubadour, the melodic ear of a pop pioneer and the lyrical largesse that has become so synonymous with Ian’s songwriting, ‘Old Sea Legs’ see’s the Dubliner push himself to new and exciting territories.