The New Cross Inn is thrilled to announce that The Great Malarkey and Henhouse Prowlers will be playing on Friday 24th March!
Why did the Irish artist, the Canadian surfer, the Portuguese London tour guide, the Gloucestershire gardener, two UK Guild Hall students, the Latvian paralegal and the androgynous cockney walk into a bar?
Answer: to play some folk-punk-blues of course!
Historically, the Great Malarkey has been very much ‘balls to the wall’ for lack of a better phrase, with influences from Tom Waits, The Pixies, The Pogues, Beirut, Nick Cave, Manu Chao and Toots and the Maytals, the latter of whom they were honoured to support at only their third gig. Their energy remains consistent, now only with an added maturity crafted over five years of writing, listening and extensive touring of the UK, Scandinavia and Europe.
Ultimately, this band does not disappoint. They will bring their whole heart to every song, every show, every album and everyone who wants to listen.
Eleven years in the making, Chicago’s Henhouse Prowlers have built a reputation for hard work and non-stop touring, playing music inspired by the roots of bluegrass while branching out into a sound uniquely their own. From lightning fast picking, to sentimental ballads—playing storied original material, traditional songs, and contemporary covers—The Prowlers’ live show leaves no one wanting.
The boys have worked with the US State Department on four separate trips in ten different countries in Sub-Saharan Africa as well as Russia, and put yet another notch in their European belt this summer, touring all over the Benelux and beyond. Continuing to push the envelope with their highly original songwriting, tight arrangements, and electrifying stage presence–with the bluegrass mantle on their shoulders and the best fans in the world by their side, The Henhouse Prowlers are here to stay for a long, long time.
Supporting acts and timings shall be announced shortly.
Happy hour 6-7pm
Tickets – £5 in advance – get yours now!