Junkmans Choir Gig


Fri 12 May
Cafe Society Ayr
6 - pay at door

Junkman’s Choir set extracts of the Merry Muses to music plus support from Kalio Gayo, on tour from Holland with their brand of international; party folk music with a Balkan punky edge.

Sex and Burns and Rock'n'Roll…..

….to grab you by the breeks in 'Reel, Rattle & Roar' – the last album by Scottish band Junkman's Choir, in a devils dozen of Rabbie's rarities with a wilder edge & punk-rock punch.

Ayrshire band Junkman's Choir's 3rd album pays homage to Robert Burns’ lesser known works in wild, swinging songs many of which explore Burns’ time spent in the seedy world of Ayrshire ale houses.

Seduction, lust and the carnal pleasure of Houghmagandie are just a few of the many bawdy topics on Junkman's Choir's latest 13 track album, Reel Rattle 'n' Roar, sung over an upbeat musical backdrop of swinging zydeco infused ceilidh.

Hailing from the dark heart of Scotland’s West coast, Junkman's Choir evolved from the rootsy zydeco/cajun band Johnny Gator and the Bourtrie hillbillies and the Nyah Fearties, pioneers of the industrial folk punk scene in the late 80s. The band have recorded 3 albums and three EPs since the band’s formation in 2003, using a variety of found sounds and instruments alongside the core of guitar, accordion and trumpet. They have distilled their song writing under the influence of Tom Waits, Joe Strummer, Manu Chao, Robert Burns and a host of other wandering souls. Open to a rich diversity, their music overflows with infectious stormers, shuffling rhythmic drivers and gritty ballads. They have been a requested support for such diverse acts as Ocean Colour Scene, The Soweto Gospel Choir, Onthank Gaelic Choir and The Pogues, with Jem Finer, banjo player of the aforementioned, appearing on their last album.

Strictly over 18s

Promotion: Draught Pints £2.50

Reel Rattle n Roar is available to buy on digital download or on CD