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The Bar-Steward Sons of Val Doonican

The Bar-Steward Sons of Val Doonican


Hailing from Barnsley Rock City in t'North, The Bar-Steward Sons of Val Doonican are on a mission! Determined to follow in their spiritual fathers immortal footsteps and keep his legacy alive, they have a talent for Bar-Stewarding other famous peoples songs with new comedy lyrics, on acoustic geetar, banjo, fiddle, mandolin, accordion, keyboard, keytar, and the world's first synthesiser ukulele! To complete their squeaky-clean image, brothers-from-other-mothers Scott, Bjorn and Alan have become instantly recognisable for their immaculate hair and their stylish choice of knitwear.

A band that is both perpetually on the move and joyously independent, since forming in 2006, they have played over 950 side-splitting shows to date, and have brought smiles and belly-laughs to audiences across the UK; from Barnsley to Barnstaple, from Glasgow to Glastonbury. They continue to wow audiences with a fine selection of their greatest hits, including the likes of "Jump Ararnda", The Lady In Greggs, "How Deep Is Your Glove?", "Nandos", "Paint 'em Back", "Walking In Manpiss" and "If I Could Punch A Face It'd Be Justin Bieber's".

They have written and recorded ten studio albums, independently released over 30 live recordings, successfully crowd-funded seven separate independent vinyl releases, played on top of mountains, wowed-festival goers across the length and breadth of the UK, had three different beers brewed and named in their honour, sold-out three consecutive shows on a Mississippi paddle-steamer on the Norfolk Broads in less than 30 seconds, written & performed in their own musical, are featured in the Experience Barnsley Museum Music Archives, hold the bar-takings record for at least eight theatres, and have been the recipients of six different individual awards, as voted for by the public in the Barnsley Music Awards, and even scaled the dizzy heights of a #1 and a #2 single and a #2 album on the iTunes Comedy Charts (plus a National chart position in the Top 100)! Not bad for a daft little independent comedy band from Barnsley, eh?

They cannot wait to bring their anarchic brand of musical comedy to The Hive, and they promise that they WILL rock you, but gently.

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