Cowpunkabilly Nights


We went out last night after more modding to see The Wessex Pistols playing at The Plough at Norwood Green. They bill themselves as a Cowpunkabilly group, and were, frankly, great fun.

The range of instruments was impressive, as the group of four played electric guitar, banjo, mandolin, and violin as well as acoustic double bass, a drumset and possibly England’s largest bongo. The music itself? An effortless country & western/punk/folk fusion that toured through rhythm and blues, bluegrass, heavy metal, pirate shanties, punk anthems and everything in between up to and including the Beegees and Iron Maiden.

The group combined humour and flair with a gloriously coarse full tilt approach to the music, and plenty of audience participation (I unwittingly stood in for the drumkit at one point)

If you see them as appearing locally, do yourself a favour and take the time for an evening in their company. It’ll be time well spent

About Tim Maidment

Writer, House Husband, Library Person, Raconteur, Poly, Queer and Bon Vivant. You were expecting something simple?
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