Fancy a bit of 'gypsy folk and roll' on a balmy, summery evening? Of course you do! Holy Moly and the Crackers combine the grit and gravel of Woody Guthrie with the bone-cage burlesque of Gogol Bordello and the spectral clarity of Joni Mitchell... all rolled up into a lively mix of Romani, Americana and contemporary folk-rock.
So expect reeling fiddles, pounding accordions and the kind of fractured, foot-tapping madness that has seen them pull in huge crowds on both British and European tours... they've even opened for Jools Holland! Check out their album First Avenue, and follow-up EP Lilly, to discover just why this high-flying circus of a band have become so beloved in recent years.
'Completely at home in a smoke filled juke joint in New Orleans" - Narc Magazine
'Stylistically dazzling and the 'circus-folk’ flavour of the album means that the group really does stand out from the crowd' - Bright Young Folk
'They deliver their punky, fiddle flying, Cajun dancing, raucous hoedown with a huge burst of energy' - Supajam
And we're also thrilled to bring John Harrison to the Waiting Room for a debut gig! As the livewire frontman with Teesside rapscallions John and the Ragmen, he's built up an extraordinary reputation for blissed-out, funk-tinged folk songs, with a voice that would put many a 90-year-old bluesman to shame. Expect an intimate, laid-back performance from one of the North-East's most singular talents.