Welcome to The Filthy Spectacula!

UK based band, gypsy punk, dark cabaret, goth, steampunk add a touch of ska and pirate shanties, mix with dark, add more dark and you are almost there.

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Music Mill Cancelled 17/02/2018 

We are very sorry to announce that we have had to cancel our show at The Music Mill in Plumstead due to illness.  We apologize to those that were planning to come out.  We hope to be rebooked there later in the year.


Weigh Anchor! 

Saturday February 17th will be bittersweet.  We will be playing the wonderful Music Mill in Plumstead, South London which is always a fun time and it will be the final show with our beloved Dreadful Helmsman.  Come and drink and dance with us as we send him on his merry way.  We would like to thank him for his musical prowess, friendship and his tight pirate trousers!  Much love goes out to Jo (Mrs Helmsman).  Huge thanks for all her support over the last 3 years and well done keeping all those sound…

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Man Overboard! 

The Filthy Spectacula is sad to announce that our beloved Dreadful Helmsman is hanging up his cutlass. He will be playing his last shows with us over the next few months and then retiring to the wild west country to take up beekeeping, beer making and spending time with his lovely wife, 9 children and 41 dogs. The Helmsman was a founding member of The Filthy Spectacula and we thank him for being such a fine member of our crew and forgive him for drinking all the band cider and beer. We wish him all the best…

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Festival Flavours 

Greetings and salutations Filthy Fans.  Lord Harold here, remarking on what has been a very busy bank holiday weekend.  On Friday night we played the Flavour Parlour stage at the Maui Waui festival.  This is a wonderful festival with a real carnival look and feel.  We enjoyed it immensely.  On Saturday we headed up to Lincoln to immerse ourselves in the steampunk splendour of the Asylum festival.  We headlined the Punkus event and were supported by the wonderful Captain of the Lost Waves and Before…

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Don't lose your vote! Vote Filthy! 

How arrr ye Filthy lot? Been having a suitably debauched heatwave drinking in the morning 'because I'm just so thirsty' and eyeing up members of the opposite sex (or the same sex, or any sex, whatever sails your galleon) in revealing summer clothing? Or just passed out in the heat feeling like you've got hangover even when you haven't?

Either way we have a very important distraction for you, in the shape of your democratic obligation to vote. No, not in 2017's second general election, that's not due till…

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Murder your Valentine 

Here it is, our new video for Murder of Crows.  It was shot over a wet and dreary day at High Elms Manor outside of Watford by the talented Dan Cayzer.  The song is available on our debut cd Thrup'ny Upright and can be purchased in our Shop 

What could be more appropriate for Valentine's day than murdering your sweetheart?

We hope you enjoy it!


Auld Lang Syne 

Most people are happy to see the end of 2016 as it seems a record number of beloved celebrities took their final bow.  We of The Filthy Spectacula had a lovely year, actually.  We played many wonderful shows, met lots of fantastic new people and released our debut full length album.  As we stagger our way through this festive season, we would like to raise a glass (or several) to everyone that made 2016 special for us.  To all the people that came to see us and spent their hard earned lucre on our…Read more

Here we go again 

We sincerely hope you have been enjoying our new video for Ode to Drunk Romeos.  We do hope you have popped by our youtube page and given us a hearty thumbs up!  For this we thank you.

Ode to Drunk Romeos  

This week we are once again teaming up with the lovely and talented Dan Cayzer, video producer and director extraordinaire.  We shall be shooting our third video, completing the trilogy of drink, debauchery and death.

Keep watching this space and thanks ever so much for your continued support!


Asylum Seekers 

We are a flamboyant bunch.  We try to offer a visual as well as an aural feast at our shows.  What we lack in boyish good looks, we (over) compensate with wardrobes that reflect our personas in vivid detail.  We usually stand out from the crowd, with Weekend at the Asylum being a notable exception.  This year marks our second appearance at the world's largest gathering of Steampunks and we enjoyed it immensely.  We were hard-pressed to stand out from the crowd but gave it our best effort. Mr. E was…Read more

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