St Pats, 2023
Bibelot, Dordrecht.
Stage Fabrik
Coesfeld, Germany
The Happy Bunch
Stage Baroeg
Rotterdam, Netherlands
Stage Paard
the Hague, Netherlands
Stage Under the Bridge
Alphen aan de Rijn, Netherlands
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We at Bunch of Bastards (BoB) think to drink from the same source of inspiration as our heroes The Pogues, Flogging Molly and Dropkick Murphys. BoB pay respect to them by playing some songs from these bands. BoB also pick the odd Irish trad song, not without spicing things up a bit though. And we take pride in adding our self-penned songs.

We cannot decide if our music is best described as energetic melody or as melodic energy. It’s your call! We describe our sound as ‘Full Force Folk’: a half-Irish singer, banjo, mandoline, accordion and tin whistle, sometimes acoustic, more often on a solid folkpunk basis, with everything in between. At times sad, but mostly festive, as captured in the punchline of one of our newer songs: “Drink, Holler and Dance!”.

The line-up is:

We at BoB have seen our fair share of line-up changes. We are happy to still be on friendly terms with formed bandbuddies Wouter, Cor, Peter, Huib and Wessel, who all contributed to where we are now.

We had the pleasure to play support in Holland for Ferocious Dog and Real McKenzies, we shared the stage with Dutch fellow-folkpunkers Royal Spuds, Circle J, LQR and Drunken Dolly and we shared the bill and the stage at international folkpunk festivals with the likes of Mr Irish Bastard (G.), Uncle Bastard and the Dirty Bastards (It.), Porters (G.), Paddy and the Rats (H.), Moorings (Fr.), Ceili Family (G.), Smokey Bastard (U.K.) and Fiddlers Green (G.).