The story of The Filthy Spectacula began on a dark and stormy night in late 2014. A group of vagabond strangers met up in a rehearsal studio for the first time to swap stories, drink absinthe and clang out something resembling music. They were on to something and took to travelling around and making new stories together. Some got left at various points along the way, but other riff-raff were eagerly waiting in the shadows to join this travelling circus.
Together this crew has exhorted a club full of maniacs in bondage gear to Cossack dance; they have thrilled and terrified Victorian music halls filled with Steampunks; they have had cheese thrown at them in the West Country and been asked by Ed Milliband to "turn it down please" and yet nothing can slow down this marauding crew of lyrical lunatics.
With their debut full length album released in 2016 they followed up with recordings for the second full length album in early 2019 and continue to assault the UK with their absinthe soaked antics.
The Filthy Spectacula are: Mr E (guitar, vocals and abuse), Ian (accordion and scowling), Hristo (bass, backing vocals and alchemy), Vitor (drums and stuff), and Fran (violin and that special ingredient).