Be Sharp Promotions presents
The Real McKenzies
Founded in 1992 by the larger than life, Scottish punk-rock poet laureate, Mr Paul McKenzie, this merry band of miscreants has spent a quarter century circumnavigating the globe to bring the McKenzies gospel to an ever-expanding throng of rebels, scallywags and ne'er do wells. There's not many bands that can boast of a nearly 30 year career as staggeringly adventurous, wildly tempestuous and utterly death-defying as The Real McKenzies. It would be a serious mistake to write them off as just another Celtic punk band (they've been around longer than the Dropkick Murphys after all). They are an unstoppable juggernaut of touring mayhem. A ferocious troupe of insanely talented minstrels, storytellers and entertainers melding traditional acoustic and electric instruments to create a sound like no other. Their list of accolades is long. From sharing the stage with the likes of NOFX, Rancid, Flogging Molly, Metallica and Shane McGowan to appearing in film, books and video games to signing with the legendary Fat Wreck Chords, their legend only continues to grow. Their new record 'Float Me Boat' is the ultimate collection of kilt-twisting classics from folk-punks The Real Mckenzies. It comprises 23 rousing refrains that perfectly encapsulate their 30 years as a band. For fans of: The Dropkick Murphys, Flogging Molly, Gogol Bordello, The Pogues.
What the press is sayin'
"The Real McKenzies are the rare outfit that improves with every album." - Punknews
"...they've never strayed far from their unique blend of Scottish folk and Spirit of '77 punk rock. Much like Boston's Dropkick Murphys, there is ample bagpipe to be heard on any of The Real McKenzies' releases, which lends well to the band's ear for melody." – Absolutepunk
Old school rock in the vein of Teenage Head and the Ramones.
Saturday 28th January 2023
New Cross Inn
Tickets £12 ADV STBF