And occasionally (when we can afford to) we go out as THE BIGGER FIBBERS (formed 2014)
Nigel & Michael joined by some fantastic musicians playing electric/stand-up bass, percussion/drums, violin, euphonium and other strange horns and sometimes two girl backing singers – The Maiden Aren’ts
And then came THE BIG FAUX FIBBERS (formed 2017)
Nigel Knapp joined by both Michael McDonough-Jones and Jerry Wigens. Yes two guitarists! How rock’n roll is that? Very!
On the first day God created The Big Fibbers. On the second day God created The Faux Fibbers. On the third day God created THE BIG FAUX FIBBERS. Then She took the rest of the week off and had a bloody good party!
Then there was THE FAUX FIBBERS (formed 2015)
Nigel Knapp and Jerry Wigens on guitar – A bit like The Big Fibbers but not as big and more faux. They play all The Big Fibbers hits plus some new songs. The new songs are about, among other things, coal-mining crows, hangovers, old girl-friends and dwarves (in cupboards).
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???