Headsticks will have travelled far to be at The Wheatsheaf in Leighton Buzzard on Friday night (April 24) as they hail all the way from Stoke-on-Trent.
Their home-crafted songs with powerful lyrics sung by Andrew Tranter (in between his forays with the harmonica) demand your attention – should you just tap your foot or dance along, will you move to it or will it move you?
Over the years the band has toured extensively throughout Britain, Ireland and Europe performing to enthusiastic audiences and more recently at the Punk for the Homeless charity gig in Manchester.
Folk-punk is a genre that is fast gathering pace in popularity and Headsticks have received glowing reviews and radio airplay on local stations in the Midlands.
Andrew interacts well with the audience to keep a dialogue going between numbers whilst passion and commitment extrudes from the whole band as they evolve from Wishing, Two Sides and Fanatics to Are you Feeling Great Britain?
The rest of this five-piece band are Steven Dunn on acoustic guitar (or banjo / mandolin), Nick Bayes on bass guitar and backing vocals, Phil Maddocks on guitar and backing vocals and Tom Carter on the drums.
> The Peppermintstore will be presenting two bands at the North Street pub on Saturday night (April 25). Headlining will be Cassels – a two-piece band formed of brothers Jim and Loz Beck with a sound that varies from rock riffs to deep punk! The support band is to be announced .
Music starts at about 9.30pm and admission is free both evenings