Julian Gaskell & his Ragged Trousered Philanthropists

The Broadside Bangers

August 03, 2024


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Event Description

Julian Gaskell & his Ragged Trousered Philanthropists present Broadside Bangers – a journey into the archives with the most melodramatic, gruesome and supernatural broadside ballads from the 17th to 19th centuries.

The band perform lyrics concerning funeral arrangements, cat food, poverty, dishonesty, water quality, marriage and more in a riotous, folk- punk, theatrical plethora of musical styles.

This show will cover as much ground as possible, inspired by django-esque guitar tunes, Klezmer, Irish folk, calypso, howling Americana, European, agricultural, 19th century pop music and anything and everything in between.

Expect legendary dry comedic banter weaving together the threads of a musical journey around the world, a heady mix of ballads along with the occasional original song or subversive cover version.

The musicianship is fantastic and there is a strong theatrical element to the performance, which takes it to another level. Audience reaction has been great, and promoter feedback was ‘They were brilliant – the audience was amazed’. Carn to Cove

‚Ä®Julian Gaskell & his Ragged Trousered Philanthropists are a band of such originality, intelligence and appeal that the ability to hear seems like a privilege. Vive le Rock *****

August 03, 2024

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