The Big Fibbers
First there was THE BIG FIBBERS (formed 2003)
Take one dancing fool who sings a bit and plays some strange wind instruments and a failed pantomime villain on acoustic guitar and you get some acoustic cabaret punked up pop – whatever that is.
They write songs about booze, madness, the ghosts of love, aliens, fish and even more booze.
One of the most energetic acts on the circuit – they have been playing festivals and pub gigs all over the country every year since 2003. Driven by Michael McDonough-Jones’ explosive and dynamic guitar playing, colourful front-man Nigel Knapp entertains any and every audience.
And the onstage banter – between themselves and the crowd – is unusually worth listening to: sometimes comic, sometimes sad, quite often surreal and almost always in English.
From the sublime to the ridiculous they fall somewhere between humour and despair with bits of mayhem and beauty thrown in for good measure.
Manic Folk – is that what they play or is that what they is???