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The Bar Stool Preachers
In a time when new punk bands have less and less to say, a bright light shines in Brighton. The Bar Stool Preachers are bringing back the essence of punk: music with a message. And do we ever need it in our world today. Defying genres, impossible to put in a box, challenging to the best of writers, this is a band you’ll want to interview rather than review. And B.S.P. are ready and waiting for your questions, excited to tell you of their intent, passions, goals and dreams. Whether you want to talk about their volunteer work, the political causes they hold dear to their hearts, or just hear about why pebbles on the beach are better than sand, these boys are up for it!
The Bar Stool Preachers have traveled across the world playing pubs, clubs, and arenas, with smiles on their faces and making friends with every single person that crosses their path. Those experiences have allowed them to create an album that is the perfect blend of intelligent punk anthems and poignant, unsentimental love songs, both combined with the most infectious music you’ll hear this decade. “Grazie Governo” (Italian for “Thank You, Government”) exemplifies this, as the tongue-in-cheek title is the first indication that The Bar Stool Preachers are wise beyond their years. But you get a full thirteen songs of hits on this record, no filler, with a different song rising to the top to be ‘your favourite’ on every listen. Yes, this album is that good.
From the eclectic scene of punk and ska bands The Bar Stool Preachers are a band for EVERYONE - a group of blue collar musicians who can instantly connect with anyone they play for. Exhibiting a tireless DIY work ethic that is unparalleled by its peers, the band has traveled across The UK many times over, gaining fans with engaging performances on the back of their critically acclaimed debut “Blatant Propaganda.” No matter if it was for 20 people or 20,000 people, The Bar Stool Preachers deliver on all fronts.
Frontman Tom McFaull has a storied musical lineage running through his veins. The son of Colin McFaull, singer of the legendary Cock Sparrer, he’s learned a lesson or two from his father. With this pedigree, the younger McFaull leads the charge for a new generation of punk bands with incomparable charisma and anger that cannot fail to impress.
But their family is more than blood. Having Aimee Interrupter (The Interrupters) lending her voice on “Choose My Friends” and Pirates Press Records’ extended family (including Rancid, The Bouncing Souls, Dropkick Murphys and many others) in their corner, The Preachers are fortunate to have a wealth of experience and support to help lift them to their inevitable heights. They are also already famed for turning every show attendee, writer, photographer, interviewer and other band’s members into fast friends within minutes of meeting. Yes, they are that special.
With an ever-growing touring schedule, numerous festival appearances, and playing every gig imaginable, The Bar Stool Preachers are ready to provide the soundtrack to your summer, and beyond, as they once again take Britain by storm in support of “Grazie Governo!”