YES… at long last! – They’re “Bloody Well Back!” – to complete some “Unfinished Business!”
Internationally acclaimed and hugely influential cult band The Whisky Priests are reuniting to perform what will be the band’s first official live shows in over 13 years and to release a retrospective Complete Recordings 12-CD box set (containing all the band’s official studio & live releases, covering a 15-year period from 1985-2000, as well as an extensive collection of demos and other rarities), to celebrate the band’s unique career. A live DVD and ‘Best of‘ are also in the works.
Formed in Durham, England in 1985 by twin brothers Gary & Glenn Miller, The Whisky Priests became one of the major pioneers and finest exponents of the ‘folk-punk-rock’ genre. The band released a string of internationally acclaimed albums but was particularly renowned worldwide, and in constant demand, for its incredible live shows, touring extensively and taking in 1250+ concerts in over 20 countries, including many festival performances, TV and live radio sessions.
“A Whisky Priests show is the sort of stuff to make your hair curl; honest, earthy, loud, raucous and tremendously uplifting” (Folk Roots, UK)
“You’ll never see another live band to touch them” (Manchester Evening News, UK)
“Live the band is in great form” (Oor Pop Encyclopaedia, the Netherlands)
The reunion line-up features all-original members from the band’s peak period:
Gary Miller – Vocals, Guitar
Glenn Miller – Accordion, Backing Vocals
Mick Tyas – Vocals, Mandolin, Banjo, Bouzouki, Guitar, Harmonica
Kevin Wilson – Mandolin, Bouzouki, Guitar, Backing Vocals
Nick Thompson – Fiddle, Mandolin, Guitar, Backing Vocals
Michael Stephenson – Bass
Sticks – Drums
To book The Whisky Priests for one of their exclusive reunion shows contact Whippet Promotions on:
+44 (0)7873 234 953
The Whisky Priests on the web:
Buy their albums:
I’ve uploaded to Dropbox some pics, band info and the band’s mail-outs (1994-2000).