The Minke Whales are a Bristol five-piece formed in 2009 by Edinburgh singer songwriter Stuart Reid (formerly of Shifty Disco Record's band, Seagull Strange) and bassist Neil Hughes when they discovered their collective love of recording music in allotment potting sheds.Tales of revenge, lost love and witch hunts wrapped up in sweet melodies that blend twisted folk with Reid's grizzled Scottish vocal gruff, an English nightingale and banjo laden stomping to give them a dark and brooding intoxication.
The Minke Whales released their 4 track EP ’The Women of The Barrows’ in late 2014.
"...blessed with weight, depth and sublime melodies... quite wonderful stuff." (247 Magazine)
"Ragged, literate, highly musical folk for raising barns to - and then raising the roofs of said barns... Reliable, festival-flavoured knees-uppage." (The Venue Magazine)
“… virtually dripping with emotion… Reid seems to be living every syllable” (Fresh on the Net)
FABRIC:Bath five-piece band based around the songwriting partnership of lead singer Anna Parry and guitarist/producer Simon Matthews.
PLATFORM 1: Now based in Bristol they are stripped back, melodic, experential self penned music with hints of rock, country and folk; using electric , acoustic and bass guitars creating a sound that is often mellow but on occasions upbeat
Doors Open: 7.30pm Admission:£5 on the Door
Tickets: £4 + BF from Bristol Ticket Shop, Union Street, Bristol Tel 0117 9299008 www.bristolticketshop.co.uk