Five-piece Newcastle band, The Baghdaddies, will bring their UK tour to Lancashire for three nights in March.
The band’s special brand of world music, featuring strong Balkan influences will first travel to Clayton Green Library on Thursday 10 March at 7pm. They will then move on to Tosside Community Hall on Friday 11 March at 7.30pm followed by Arkholme Village Hall on Sunday 13 March at 7.30pm. Ticket details here.
Touring the globe since 1996, the Baghdaddies’ music is world music with strong Balkan tendencies alongside Caribbean grooves, Middle Eastern rhythms and even some Geordie touches from their native Newcastle. With influences coming from ska, jazz, punk and metal, their music is delivered with theatre and exuberance.
The Baghdaddies are vastly experienced musicians and have played at Glastonbury no less than 15 times and even performed alongside a Chinese circus! Their sets are uplifting and infectiously danceable, full of blistering brass, rousing five part vocal harmonies and a rhythm section that you can’t keep still to. These are songs to listen to and party!
The band comprises Nigel Kirkpatrick (trumpet, vocals and melodica), Paul Susans (bass guitar, vocals, sousaphone), Nik Alevroyiannis (drums, vocals, marching drum), Paul Ruddick (saxophone, vocals and flute) and Ziad Jabero (guitar, vocals and trombone).
The Lancashire gigs form part of Spot On Lancashire’s spring season of touring that programmes professional arts events in rural venues and libraries across the county.
Speaking ahead of the the shows, Spot On’s Sue Robinson said:
“The Baghdaddies are an incredibly energetic and supremely talented group of musicians that know how to put on a real show for their audiences. This is sure to be a fantastic night out for music fans and booking in advance is definitely recommended. You don’t want to miss this gig!”