The Wakes are a Folk’n’Roll band from Glasgow, Scotland. Their ambition is to make music with a social conscience. Music that matters. Their songs are songs, born from political and social struggle, of protest and of heartache and of the joys of life. Their fusion of traditional instrumentation, with a contemporary sound have helped the band to generate live shows which are energetic, euphoric, and often unforgettable.
Steve White & The Protest Family
After a difficult childhood, Steve White & The Protest Family officially came of age at Tommy Flynn's in Camden on the 3rd December 2009. Led by songwriter Steve, their brash, witty, entertaining, often political brand of semi-acoustic folk/punk invokes comparisons with Billy Bragg and The Clash. Frank Turner would hate it of course.
Since the release of his critically acclaimed albums ‘When we were Brave’ (2010), ‘Times of Transition’ (2012) and ‘Laughter & Love’ (2015) Paddy and his band ‘The Happy Enchiladas’ have played the clubs and pubs of Ireland North and South as well as touring extensively in England playing the legendary Hope & Anchor and Tolpuddle Martyrs Festival among others.
Paddy and the band have also made their mark locally, selling out shows in the Millennium Forum in Derry and The Empire in Belfast to name a few.
Paddy’s unique blend of Folk-Rock-Country-Pop-Punk-Blues continues to build an audience who revel in rich lyrics and big melodies. He is often hailed as ‘Ireland’s Springsteen’
Paddy has also enjoyed huge solo success playing the LeftField stage at Glastonbury in 2011 & 2017 and supporting Billy Bragg on his Irish Tours. Paddy & Billy went on to introduce Billy’s ‘Jail Guitar Doors’ in the prisons in Northern Ireland and Paddy is currently the musician in residence at HMP Magilligan
In the summer of 2017 Paddy released his first solo album ‘Gate Fever’
Saturday 26th January
Tickets: £10 ADV