Hotpots back to cook up some more folk fun

The Lancashire Hotpots are glad to be back in Blackpool with a night of flat cap humour at Blackpool Grand Theatre.
The Lancashire Hotpots are glad to be back in Blackpool with a night of flat cap humour at Blackpool Grand Theatre.
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Eeee by gum it’s time to catch The Lancashire Hotpots at Blackpool Grand Theatre this Friday.

Take five Northern blokes, dress them in flat caps, get them to sing folk songs about the wonders of modern day life and you have the recipe for fun that is the one and only Lancashire Hotpots!

Since forming in 2007 The Lancashire Hotpots have become local heroes.

Described by comedian Paddy McGuiness (who has used them as the opening act on his tours) as “the Spinal Tap of folk bands” they have played Glastonbury Festival twice and performed live studio sessions at BBC 6 Music for avid Hotpots fan Steve Lamacq.

Perhaps even more importantly (in their mind at least) the band have had real ales named after them and have firmly reinstated the conga as an essential part of everybody’s good night out.

Their first single, He’s Turned Emo, has had well over quarter of a million MySpace plays and was featured on BBC Radio 1 by Colin Murray.

Their debut album, Never Mind The Hotpots, was the number one album on the UK iTunes chart and reached number two in the BBC 6 Music album charts.

Since then they have gone on to release four further albums, as well as a live album and DVD.

With rousing anthems such as Chippy Tea, You Could Get Hit By A Bus Tomorrow and I Fear Ikea, the band is a fun filled rollercoaster of musical comedy singing the praises of ale, chips and having a great time.

Support comes from The Re-Entrants – a ukulele duo featuring anything from Lady Gaga to Take That, and Guns ‘n’ Roses to Britney Spears.

Book on (01253) 743339 or visit www.blackpoolgrand.co.uk.