To say it was fun touring a weekend with Pirates of the Pubs would be a gross understatement. Though never having met before, the two bands glued easily and between them had lots of fun gigging, sightseeing and drinking the occasional pint. To be continued late April with four gigs together in the Czech Republic. Hell yeah.
2017 holds many a promise for BoB. We are working on new songs for recordings later in the year. In the meantime a nice string of gigs is lined up already, while more is brewing. The St. Pat. weekend sees us playing three gigs, among which one on Fri. 17 with LQR in PoGo (Gorinchem, Nl.) and one on Sat. 18 with The Ceili Family in Pelmke (Hagen, G.). In spring two long weekends with our Czech friends Pirates of the Pubs are scheduled, one overhere and one in Bohemia. So there is lots to look forward to already.
2016 was an eventful and fun-filled year for BoB. We released our debut cd MY DRINKIN' AIN'T DONE which received some positive reviews (see posts below), and we played almost 30 gigs, traveling to and playing in Germany, Belgium and England.
Late January our pal Paul Henshaw brought his Scientific Simpletons over for a long weekend of shared gigs overhere, which were a load of fun and solidified some firm comradeship. In the St. Pat.'s weekend we played four gigs in a mini cd-presentation tour. Early May we crossed the Channel to play a long weekend of gigs with Paul Henshaw on his home turf, his garden renamed 'Camp Bastard' being our temporary base. A gig at a Bikers-fest in a muddy field was an adventurous highlight, as was playing the Big Rivers Festival in Dordrecht. In autumn, we spent a long weekend in Germany, while the year ended in style by playing at major festivals in Bibelot and in Paard van Troje (at the international Folkfest).
After returning home from our short Oktober trip to Germany, autumn has two more highlights in store for BoB, playing at folk festivals in Bibelot, Dordrecht, November 19th, and Paard, Den Haag, November 27th.