A Filthy Old Tale
The story of The Filthy Spectacula begins on a dark and stormy night in late 2014. Having found each other via the modern marvel that is the internet, 5 strangers meet up in a rehearsal studio for the first time. Stories are swapped, absinthe is punished and something resembling music is played. They are on to something. As the evening ends, one of the vagabonds, a young guitarist with with wild hair and metal riffs flees into the night, never to be seen again. The remaining quartet pledge to carry on and the band is born.
Mr. E has a seemingly endless supply of notebooks full of songs and the band soon puts a set together. They foolishly rush into a studio in the South Downs to record their early efforts. This results in the now famous and hard to find Thirsty Pea EP of 3 songs.
Gigs are booked at smallish venues and word of their unique sound and bizarre stage show gets around. Their Victorian and Pirate image pleases the Steampunk community and they are invited to play at various convivials across the UK. Their uptempo songs featuring blistering violin solos attracts the attention of more promoters and festival organisers and they soon find themselves quite busy.
In early 2016 they record their debut full length album "Thrup'ny Upright" featuring 13 songs of drink, death and debauchery. The album is well received and funds their vices for some time.
They have 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.
In early 2019 they will be recording their new record and will continue to assault the UK with their absinthe soaked antics.
The Filthy Spectacula are: Mr E (guitar, vocals and abuse), The Blacksmith (accordion and scowling), Bullring Bryce (bass, backing vocals and shenanigans), Mis-Tea (violin, backing vocals and acrobatics) and Lord Harold (drums, backing vocals and natty weskits).