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Based in Kent/Bucks, UK
Founded in 2008
Genre: #Punk #Folk 
WE ARE
Dave Irving – Vocals & Guitar
Laura Felstead – Violin
Nat South - Accordion
Tage Wood - Acoustic Guitar
Nick Whiteoak - Bass
Dave Felstead - Drums

There’s a moment at any festival, where you’ll stumble across one of the smaller stages, only to be rocking out in the middle of said tent within minutes, strangers throwing beer over one-another, and dancing like your life depended on it.

In the summer of 2008, this Calico Street Riots incentive was born.

Having formed immediately after the summer, Calico Street Riots wrote and recorded an EP, and were gigging by the end of the same year. After numerous gigs and plenty of praise in the folk-punk community, a second EP, “From the City to the Shores” surfaced in 2011. This EP showcased the band’s eclectic tastes coming together, flawlessly forming their own unique sound. The band would continue to play sporadic gigs and festivals throughout this time.

Now, after an eight year hiatus from recording, Calico Street Riots have bounced back with some of their most unforgettable material to date.

Most frequently compared musically to Flogging Molly meets The Dreadnoughts via The Pogues, Calico Street Riots draw their influences from a multitude of sources, fusing them into a satisfying blend of beer-fuelled, riotous and lively, folk-punk.

A thunderous rhythm section with driving pace, captivating lyrics featuring incredibly catchy vocal lines and sing-along choruses, an abundance of epic melodies and memorable-as hell riffs, all weave immaculately with the harmonious teamwork between accordion and violin.

“Passionate, intelligent and rowdy as hell”

- London Celtic Punks webzine

One of the highlights of the band’s career to date, is hosting and performing to packed-out crowds at their own festival venue, “Shamrock” at Boomtown Fair, an Irish-themed bar showcasing other UK-based Celtic/folk-punk stalwarts for the last four years.

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This bunch of loveable rogues are set to embark on their next voyage; hell-bent on engaging fans in drunken revel, whilst creating and performing some of the most frantic and wildest folk-punk this land has to offer.

With their latest two-track EP “Through the Storm’ offering a taster of things to come, Calico Street Riots are currently writing and finessing a multitude of other tracks heading into their first album.

“Calico Street Riots inspire almost chaotic levels of dancing and hollered singalongs, packed to bursting full of hooks, energy and infectious tunes.”

- News from the Front punkzine

“Calico Street Riots inspire almost chaotic levels of dancing and hollered singalongs, packed to bursting full of hooks, energy and infectious tunes.”

- News from the Front punkzine
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“…an enormously fun slice of music that would make a great soundtrack to any booze-soaked party”

- Big Cheese

Calico Street Riots with producer Paul West at Awesome Source Studios

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Bookings and representation:
Dave Felstead
calicostreetriotsinfo@gmail.com
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