Mad Dog Mcrea, known for a unique mixture of folk rock, pop, gypsy jazz and bluegrass music, are heading to margate.
The band will bring their self-penned songs of adventure, drinking, love and life, plus traditional songs of gypsies, fairies, legless pirates and black flies, to Elsewhere in The Centre next month.
The members are acclaimed for their antics as much as their live music.
One such story, which has become local folklore in Donegal, Ireland saw the Mad Dogs under the influence of the local moonshine, returning from a festival in the dead of night on their newly refurbished and very plush tour bus.
Confused and very lost they decided to park their large bus off-road on a nearby beach. Parking very close to the water’s edge they continued to party inside the bus until the little hours blissfully unaware of the rapidly rising Atlantic tide.
The bus began to sink in the sand as the ocean quickly engulfed the inside of the bus. Realising their predicament the band proceeded to vacate the bus and swim to safety. As the bus disappeared under the Atlantic waves the drenched and dazzled band could only look on as their equipment and instruments sunk into the depths of Davy Jones’ locker.
All was lost that night except a vague memory of the incident, the hats on their heads and “The Music…”
Mad Dog Mcrea have five albums under their belts, and, during 2019, finished recording their new record to share with fans.
They perform at Elsewhere on Friday, November 15 from 7pm. The gig is arranged by Atom Promotions. Support from Flats and Sharps.
Tickets cost £15 and can be booked at http://bit.ly/MadDogMcreaMargate