Scrumpy & Western Bands
are various other Scrumpy & Western bands around about which
there is minimal information. Rather than create multiple band pages
with no content, they will be listed here for the time being:
D, Leo Big, Zak Ezelove - not entirely sure this rather
un-Scrumpy & Western sounding trio should appear here, but they
are included by dint of their 2006 song Betsy The Tractor
- a " light-hearted, fun-loving and family-friendly comedy
country music charity record". Betsy The Tractor tells
the story of Terry and his attempt to break the world record for
the longest tractor journey. He planned to travel 15,000 miles around
the coastline of the UK starting on July the 1st 2006 to raise money
for prostate cancer and Diabetes UK. The rest of the songs on the
album are funky relaxation songs to ease the mind and soul. it is
available from online music retailer CD-Baby.
- A skiffle band in the Scrumpy & Western tradition from Bath
in the late 70s fronted by Rus (now with The
Cornish Wurzells). The band consisted of two guitarists, a washboard
player and a tea-chest which Rus' ex-wife played. They also had
a white chicken who stood on the tea chest during performances;
said chuck wore plastic baby pants, a dolls cardy and wurzel neckerchief
and was bribed to stay in position with a pile of chicken feed on
the tea chest. A certain Shag Conners influence there! Such things
were perfectly acceptable back in the 1970s - and it all worked
fine! The band had a great load of fun, and the punters loved it.
Sadly there are no photos of the band (and chicken) performing.
Panda & Kenwyn
- A Scrumpy & Western duo from Cornwall. They are best known
for the hilarious song 'Ooh Aar! Ooh Aar!'. In 2005 they release
an album entitled 'The Westcountry' - but I have no further information
about them at present.
Somerset Barnstormers - a short-lived Wurzels tribute band,
once on the books of agents Langford Productions, and rather
poorly reviewed in The Stage (2004). No other information about
this band at present.
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are also a number of songwriters and performers who fall into
the borders of Scrumpy & Western music by dint of songs they
have written or performed. To call them Scrumpy & Western
artists would be a misnomer, but a part of their repertoire certainly
does fall into the genre.
- Most of Cyril's music of straight revivialist English folk music
with a distinctive maritime feel; well, he did serve over 16 years
in the Royal Navy! His Scrumpy & Western credentials come
from Adge Cutler who credits him on the Cutler Of
The West album, before performing Five
Foot Flirt (the only one of Cyril's songs that Adge
UK - strong Scrumpy & Western links with this Bristolian
punk band. Although most of their songs were pure old skool pink
rock, they included the less-than-subtle Cider
I Up Landlord in their repertoire (which was even available
as a ringtone!) Chaos UK are better known in Scrumpy & Western
circles as the Adge Cutler & The Wurzels tribute band A.D.
Rice & The Wazzuks who trod the boards of Bristolian pubs
in 2000 and 2001.
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