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The Wurzels, The Skimmity Hitchers
The Wurzels are back in Bridport for what promises to be another sellout show. Celebrate Easter Saturday in true cider-quaffing style!
Signed to label heavyweights Columbia and EMI, The Wurzels continue to play over 100 sell-out shows every year, including the greatest festivals in the land. Their quintessentially West Country cover of Kaiser Chiefs’ Ruby has been a massive show favourite of late, as well as their hilarious hip hop version of the ubiquitous hit Combine Harvester.
This bunch of haystack-headed, no-quite-so-young lads have long paved the way for Scrumpy n’ Western – a genre packed full of double entendre, mainstream parody and a comical folk style – the perfect accompaniment to cider drinking.
Rising from the cider soaked floors of Dorset's back street boozers, the Skimmity Hitchers now roam the full girth of the West Country and beyond. Bringing their dry and fruity blend of Scrumpy & Western music to venues, festivals and fairs, these scrumpy swillin' reprobates appeal to young and old, and everyone from folkies to cider punks, beardy badgers to shifty blaggers.
Formed in 1966 by Adge Cutler, the Bard of Avonmouth, this bunch of haystack-headed, cider-soaked and dung-booted, not-quite-so-young Avonside lads play good-time traditional Zummerzet Scrumpy 'n' Western music.
The band has had considerable commercial success, from their 1967 anthem Drink Up Thy Zider, to the heights of the chart-topping Combine Harvester in 1976. Big in Nempnett Thrubwell, The Wurzels continue to play over 100 shows a year to sell out crowds all over the country, with regular festival appearances at Bestival, Guilfest, Finsbury Park and Glastonbury.
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Weirdos of the West country! Hold up yer cider jar, grab thee badger and hitch a ride on that Skimmity wagon! You’ll be taken on the ride of your life along the back roads and byways of the South West – from fields to pubs, weddings to festivals and cider sheds to…..well, we don’t be leavin’ no cider shed!
So, if you be lookin’ for proper job, cider swilling Scrumpy & Western music with humorous lyrics, a bit of saucy banter, a lot of p*ss-taking and a dancing badger, then we be the boys guaranteed to get your shindig shaking!
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