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Holy Moly & the Crackers with Tarq Bowen
July 9, 2015 @ 8:00 pm - 11:45 pmFree entry
Holy Moly and the Crackers are a “gypsy folk and roll” band from Newcastle Upon Tyne. Their energetic and anarchic live show involves reeling fiddles, pounding accordions and foot-stomping madness reflecting their eclectic influences; the honest grit and gravel of Woody Guthrie, the gypsy bone-cage burlesque of Gogol Bordello, the spectral clarity of Ane Brun: They play a lively mix of Romani, Americana and contemporary British folk-rock.
Tarq Bowen is the definitive singer-songwriter with a vintage yet modern feel, creating music which doesn’t fit into genre categorization but which makes sense as soon as you hear it.
“Bowen’s stomp box and slide guitar blues gathers no moss. On the slower numbers, it recalls the soaring melodies and vocals of Buckleys Jnr and Snr” – TIMEOUT