& Western Artists
is a list of the most influentual Scrumpy & Western artists
past and present. We have also added a new cateogy of Scrumpy
& Western Comedians, whose material fits with the West Country
humour of Scrumpy & Western music. The list is not complete,
so if you think we are missing anyone, please let us know.
marking with a tick
are known to be still active.
& Western Musicians
Adge Cutler & The Wurzels - The founding father
of Scrumpy & Western music, Adge Cutler's influence in the genre
can not be underestimated; his songs remains a vital and integral
part of the West County forty years on. Still active as The
Bilk - Somerset-born and bred, the inclusion of Mister
Acker Bilk's jazz might stretch the definition of the boundaries
of Scrumpy & Western music, but his importance in the history
of the genre is undeniable.
'Uke' Thomas - legendary Bristol entertainer who was a true
pioneer of Scrumpy & Western music and early influence on Adge
Cutler, writing and singing many of his own songs written in the
Crozier - late singer, songwriter and talented musician
who wrote and recorded several classic Scrumpy & Western songs,
including Don't Tell I, Tell 'Ee, The Piddletrenthide
Jugband and Dead Dog Scrumpy.
Connors & The Carrot Crunchers
- a humorous and fondly remembered West Country band, based in Gloucestershire
and led by the inimitable and sadly missed Shag Connors and
his beer-drinking cockerel. The band is still active as Mart
Connors & The Carrot Crunchers
with Shag's son Mart as frontman.
a folk duo consisting of Gef
Lucena and Martin
Pyman who released three Scrumpy & Western EPs in the 1960s.
Wedlock - 'the oldest swinger in town!''
Hill Light Orchestra - a Bristol-based band renowned for
their eccentric style and eclectic choice of material.
Yetties - Dorset's answer to The Wurzels.
Yokels - Wiltshire's very own Scrumpy & Western stars.
Rice & The Wazzuks - an Adge Cutler tribute band from
the Bristol area.
Mangledwurzels - A
three-piece Scrumpy & Western band from East Somerset who play
Wurzels songs, old and new, blended with self-penned titles and
pop standards 'Mangled' in true Wurzels tradition.
Cowshed Cleaners - a band in the Scrumpy & Western tradition
from Tiverton in Devon, who claim to be "the only West Country
group that smells like one"!
Cornish Wurzells - A Wurzels tribute band from Penzance.
Cutlers of Cornwall
and Western perfection' from Cornwall.
Twurzel - a solo Scrumpy
& Western performer from Cornwall
Twerzels - a two-man Wurzels tribute band.
Chris (aka The West Country Wurzel) - a solo Wurzels
tribute act from Plymouth in Devon
Arvester - a four-piece
Scrumpy & Western from Somerset.
Plonkers Agricultural Orchestra - plaguing the New
Forest with their 'Ampshur brand of Scrumpy & Western moosic
New Forest Yokels - a "yokel’s agricultural
orchestra" in the Scrumpy & Western tradition from the
Turnips - scrumpy-fuelled cider punk band playing Scrumpy
Hitchers - new Dorset band from the ashes of Who's
Afear'd - a Dorsetshire trio who they describe their
music as sounding like 'the Cerne Giant and your mum after a gallon
of scrumpy in a hedge down Lytchett way!'
Whacks - claim to be 'probably the rudest West Country
band around' (and that's saying something!)
Tinker Boys - 'Scrumpy 'n' Western with a girt dash
Somerset Paddies -
music from Somerset and Ireland.
a four-piece Scrumpy & Western folk/pop band from East Harptree.
Swinging Udders - A
Scrumpy & Western
band from Bath.
Scrumpy Bashers - An
English folk/Scrumpy & Western
band from Midsomer Norton.
Alliance Crew - a dance crew blending current dance,
hiphop and jungle music with rural Scrumpy & Western lyrics.
It's very different from Adge Cutler, but deserves its place on
Atkin - Bristolian songer/songwriter
Corky - acoustic
indie-folk singer-songwriter with a West Country twist
Derek Wright (aka DJ Dub)
meets The Wurzels in Cornwall"
Panda & Kenwyn -
A Scrumpy & Western duo from Cornwall.
Barnstormers - Somerset-based Wurzels tribute band.
Boothill All Stars - a
'West Country bootlegged hoedown' band based in Frome, Somerset
Milk - a
dairycore funtime party band from Bridgwater, now based in Bristol
Shenanigans Banned - bringing Scrumpy & Western
music to the Isle of Man
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& Western Comedians
- Somerset-born comedian, actor, musician, and self-confessed Wurzels
Suggitt - stand-up comedian from Wiltshire.
- Self-styled Cornwall's Minister of Culture with his particular
eccentric brand of humour.
- is true Cornish tribute to Cornish
- is a tribute impression to Cornish
Lee Collins - Bristol comedian, TV star and author
- 'the world's only Jethro tribute act'
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you know of any bands or comedians (or indeed anyone else) missing
from this list - please let us know!