Bad Cardigan

Live Act Urban Folk Alt-folk
Bad Cardigan - Urban Folk Alt-folk Live Act in Blackburn

Bad Cardigan Short Info

Bad Cardigan is an original two-piece alt-folk/acoustic act from East Lancashire, formed in September 2011, comprising Jack Anwyl and Tom Randall (both 21). The band’s influences are many and diverse…. The Arctic Monkeys, City & Colour, John Frusciante, The Kinks, The Doors, Bon Iver, Alex Turner.
Since forming, Bad Cardigan has played nearly 250 gigs in a host of venues: unplugged in village pubs, small acoustic festivals, as well as main stage in larger venues. In June 2012 they supported The Levellers at their album launch party at The Garage, Islington, and in November were asked to open for them at The Manchester Academy, and the Liverpool O2 Academy, whilst they were on the Northern leg of their 2012 tour. They have supported The Levellers on a number of occasions since then. In January and November 2012 they performed live sets on BBC Introducing in Lancashire, and have had air play since then.
In August 2013, Bad Cardigan played two slots at Beautiful Days Festival, and have played at Lakefest, The Bristol Folk Festival and The Great British Folk Festival in 2014. In October 2015, they supported New Model Army on 4 consecutive nights during their UK tour. In November 2015 they will be supporting The Levellers on a 6 night tour of Holland and Germany.
They play an average of 60 gigs a year in between the demands of full-time work and studies.

Bad Cardigan is an original two-piece alt-folk/acoustic act from East Lancashire, formed in September 2011, comprising Jack Anwyl and Tom Randall (both 21). The band’s influences are many and diverse…. The Arctic Monkeys, City & Colour, John Frusciante, The Kinks, The Doors, Bon Iver, Alex Turner.
Since forming, Bad Cardigan has played nearly 250 gigs in a host of venues: unplugged in village pubs, small acoustic festivals, as well as main stage in larger venues. In June 2012 they supported The Levellers at their album launch party at The Garage, Islington, and in November were asked to open for them at The Manchester Academy, and the Live...

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Past Gigs Bad Cardigan

  • 09 | 2016 Darwen The Crown
  • 06 | 2016 Haworth Black Bull
  • 05 | 2016 Darwen Darwen Live
  • 04 | 2016 Newcastle North East Music Festival
  • 04 | 2016 Darwen The Crown
  • 04 | 2016 Burnley Sanctuary Rock Bar
  • 03 | 2016 Bolton Love Music Hate Racism
  • 03 | 2016 Leeds Milo Bar
  • 01 | 2016 Manchester Gullivers
  • 01 | 2016 York tbc
  • 01 | 2016 Darwen Supporting Chris Helme
  • 12 | 2015 Great Harwood The Royale
  • 12 | 2015 Great Harwood The Mint Tree
  • 11 | 2015 Germany, Karlsruhe Supporting The Levellers
  • 11 | 2015 Germany, Duisberg Supporting The Levellers
  • 11 | 2015 Germany, Bensheim Supporting The Levellers
  • 11 | 2015 Germany, Koln Supporting The Levellers
  • 11 | 2015 Germany, Hamburg Supporting The Levellers
  • 11 | 2015 Holland, Deventer Supporting The Levellers
  • 11 | 2015 Darwen The Crown
  • 11 | 2015 Burnley Beer Shack
  • 11 | 2015 Burnley Beer Shack
  • 10 | 2015 York Supporting New Model Army
  • 10 | 2015 Bristol Supporting New Model Army
  • 10 | 2015 Chester Supporting New Model Army
  • 10 | 2015 Leamington Spa Supporting New Model Army
  • 10 | 2015 Burnley Save The Children Event
  • 10 | 2015 Burnley We Shall Overcome
  • 10 | 2015 Darwen Belgrave Inn
  • 10 | 2015 Burnley Inn on The Wharf
  • 09 | 2015 Wigan Wigan Diggers' 2015
  • 09 | 2015 Wigan` The Big Purple Festival
  • 09 | 2015 Manchester Salford Music Festival
  • 09 | 2015 London Hoxton Underground
  • 08 | 2015 Great Harwood The Royale
  • 08 | 2015 Tewkesbury Lakefest 2015
  • 08 | 2015 Haworth Old Hall Rocks
  • 08 | 2015 Great Harwood Walmesley Charity Event
  • 08 | 2015 Whalley Whalley Live
  • 07 | 2015 Colne Lula Mae's
  • 07 | 2015 Burnley Beer Shack
  • 07 | 2015 County Durham West Fest
  • 06 | 2015 Lytham Fylde Rock and Roots Festival
  • 05 | 2015 Howarth The Black Bull
  • 04 | 2015 Darwen Number 39, The Hopstar Brewery
  • 03 | 2015 Great Harwood The Royale
  • 03 | 2015 Haworth Hole Note Acoustic Club, Black Bull
  • 03 | 2015 Burnley The Sun Inn, Haggate
  • 02 | 2015 Manchester Ram and Shackle
  • 02 | 2015 Colne The Venue, Cancer Charity Event
  • 02 | 2015 Darwen The Millstone
  • 02 | 2015 Preston The Mad Ferret, Last Band Standing semi-finals
  • 01 | 2015 Bath The Bee Hive
  • 01 | 2015 Clayton PAC 3rd Anniversary Night
  • 01 | 2015 Blackburn Blakey's, King George's Hall
  • 01 | 2015 Skipton Cock & Bottle
  • 01 | 2015 Skipton Cock & Bottle

Discography Bad Cardigan

  • 2014 The Mess Express EP | Unsigned
  • 2013 Nursery Rhymes EP | Unsigned

Media

  • Sound The Mystery
  • Sound The Mess Express
  • Sound Thieves
  • Sound Complexity
  • Sound Nursery Rhymes
  • Video Pull in the Skull
  • Video Bad Cardigan, Baths Hall Sc...
  • Video "Thieves" Live at BBC Radio...
  • Video Retrograde Sessions [EP2] -...
  • Video Bad Cardigan play The Myste...

Fan Radar

1,555 Fans
17,595 Plays
6,682 Follower

Origin

  • Blackburn GB

Founded

  • 2011

Members

  • Tom Randall Guitar and vocals
  • Jack Anwyl Guitar and vocals

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