Back by popular demand… the Queens of Banjo-punk return to Ramsgate on Saturday 19th November!
Baskery are a fiercely entertaining blend of The Dixie Chicks, Led Zeppelin and Black Rebel Motorcycle Club. A live act like no other, this is truly joyous stuff.
“Absurdly wonderful… they do their own thing with a glee” – MOJO
The three sisters can’t recall when or why they started playing, the music’s always just been there. In their late teens, the sisters joined forces with their dad, who for decades was a one man band playing old blues and country tunes for a living.
This foundation of classic roots music and Americana settled in their hearts, but also awoke the urge of breaking the rules of traditional music. Baskery is a band built on what three people can do together and it’s all about turning the music on its head, blending the straightforwardness of punk with the subtlety of singer/songwriting.
Since the very beginning of Baskery the sisters have guarded their independence but when approached by Dan McCarroll (President and A&R) at Warner Music, they felt intrigued to break their indie tradition and make their next record on a major label. In August 2014 they signed a world wide recording deal with Warner Bros.
In 2015 the sisters were invited to join legendary artist Robbie Williams as opener and special guests on his arena-tour throughout Europe. Later the same year they also toured the US with Gary Clark Jr and Brandi Carlile.
“Baskery have been described as everything from Americana to folk to punk blues to alt-country. The truth lies in all of these as the band transcends genres to produce truly unique music” – Live Manchester
“Irresistible” – MOJO
“Blending edgy blues riffs with sugar-laced harmonies over folk and country grooves” – NE Volume