Folk sensations Blackbeard’s Tea Party are to play at the Platform in Morecambe on Saturday April 2.
Blackbeard’s Tea Party began as a busking, function and ceilidh band but quickly grew a reputation as a formidable live act.
They soon found themselves selling out venues in their home town of York. Word quickly spread and the band began to play gigs further afield, including a number of noteworthy festival concerts and ceilidh bookings through 2010 and 2011.
During this time, Blackbeard’s Tea Party released a mini-album (Heavens to Betsy, 2009) and a full length album (Tomorrow We’ll Be Sober, 2011) to great critical acclaim and public response.
After the release of Heavens to Betsy the band’s distinct sound was picked up by the BBC’s Mike Harding, who played Blackbeard’s Tea Party on BBC Radio 2’s weekly folk show.
They continue to go from strength-to-strength and are regulars at festivals the length and breadth of the UK and have even headlined the Rainforest World Music Festival in Borneo.
The band continued to support “Whip Jamboree” with their longest and most prestigious festival run to date, including slots at Glastonbury, Fairport’s Cropredy Convention, Shrewsbury Folk Festival, another Galtres headline and Larmer Tree Festival.
Tickets for the show, which starts at 7.30pm, cost £12.50 and are available online at www.lancaster.gov.uk/platform. For tickets on 01524 582803 or the Visitor Information Centres in Morecambe and Lancaster.