The Empty Pockets
When these boys enter the room you may be just a little tempted to reach for the emergency button but after you realise that they are actually the band you may be more curious than anything else. If you look at the line up of instruments you may think they are your typical folk band but the resemblance ends there. The music is a jigsaw of joiners covering an eclectic and unexpected mix of material that is impossible to pigeon hole. It has at once been described as “Pirate” music and “Alcoholic” gospel all in the one night. Whatever the interpretation, the music is played with a powerful sense of irreverence that is sorely lacking nowadays and is guaranteed to make you laugh while at the same time being touched by the sincerity of the performance. The boys like to reference the Muppets as a big influence on their attitude and have made it a personal mission to bring back the cheer to the music scene.