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The Wurzels Gigs Preview

Band Name: The Wurzels (Website)

About the band: The Wurzels (originally Adge Cutler and the Wurzels but renamed The Wurzels after Adge Cutler’s death) are a British Scrumpy and Western band. The Somerset-based band is best known by many people for their 1976 number one hit “Combine Harvester”, and number three hit “I Am A Cider Drinker” based on the song Una Paloma Blanca, but have a history stretching over 40 years, and still perform to this day.

The name of the band was dreamed-up by the band’s founder Adge Cutler. It appears to be short for mangelwurzel, a crop grown to feed livestock, and ‘wurzel’ is also sometimes used in the UK (perhaps only as a result of the band’s name) as a synonym for ‘yokel’.

The Wurzels’ particular “genre” of music was named Scrumpy and Western after the group’s first EP of the same name, issued early in 1967. Scrumpy is a name given to traditional Somerset cider, popular amongst The Wurzels and their fans, and frequently referred to in their songs.

Session times/Location:

Sun 27th Nov Plymouth The Karma Nightclub CANCELLED! Due to electrical problems at venue. 01752 228752 Click Here
Tues 6th Dec London O2 Academy, Islington 0844 4772000 Click Here
Weds 7th Dec Bath Komedia 0117 9299008 Click Here
Mon 12th Dec Manchester Manchester Academy 3 0161 8321111 Click Here
Sun 18th Dec Bristol The Tunnels 0117 9299008 Click Here
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Combyne ‘Arvester Gigs Preview

Band Name: Combyne ‘Arvester (Website)

About the band: A metal band who accidentally picked up wurzels instruments. They play rock and pop covers which have been re-arranged to be played in their style and have re-worked the lyrics to a more ‘zumerset’ style. A good majority of their songs are about the drinking or worshiping cider and they have one album out already called ‘in zider’ and a second being launched tomorrow called ‘pressed in the West’

Session times/Location:

Fri 28th Oct ’11 9:00pm The Waverley (Weston)
Sat 29th Oct ’11 9:30pm The White Hart Inn (Chilton Polden)
Thu 3rd Nov ’11 8:00pm Scallys (Weston)
Fri 4th Nov ’11 9:30pm The Crossways Inn (West Huntspill)
Wed 9th Nov ’11 10:00am Keeping It Live! (Coventry)
Sat 19th Nov ’11 8:00pm Kameleon (Weston)
Fri 2nd Dec ’11 9:00pm Stonegallows Inn (Taunton)
Sat 3rd Dec ’11 8:00pm The White Hart (Taunton)
Sat 10th Dec ’11 7:00pm Hutton FC xmas Party (Hutton)
Sat 17th Dec ’11 9:00pm Westend Inn (Melksham)
Mon 26th Dec ’11 6:00pm The Catherins Inn (Bleadon)
Sat 31st Dec ’11 8:30pm The Brewers Arms (Banwell)
Sat 21st Jan ’12 9:00pm Kameleon (Weston)
Sat 17th Mar ’12 9:00pm King William Inn (Glastonbury)
Sat 18th Aug ’12 9:00pm King William Inn (Glastonbury)
Sat 25th Aug ’12 9:30pm Social Club (Winscombe)

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