|19 April||LEICESTER||The Musician||TICKETS|
|21 April||HULL||The Adelphi Club||TICKETS|
|22 April||PONTELAND||Ponteland Beer Festival||TICKETS|
|25 April||CAMBRIDGE||Cambridge Junction||TICKETS|
|27 April||LEEDS||Brudenell Social Club||TICKETS|
|28 April||YORK||The Crescent||TICKETS|
|29 April||WATH UPON DEARNE||Wath Festival||TICKETS|
|30 April||COCKERMOUTH||The Kirkgate Centre||TICKETS|
|12 May||OXFORD||Glovebox Live at The Old Fire Station||TICKETS|
|28 May||NUTLEY||Elderflower Fields Festival||TICKETS|
|02 June||ABERYSTWYTH||Fire in the Mountain||TICKETS|
|05 August||YORK||Great Yorkshire Fringe|
|18 August||KNARESBOROUGH||FEVA Festival||TICKETS|
|30 September||LOOE||Looe Music Festival||TICKETS|
|07 October||MOTTRAM||St Andrew Village Hall|
|24 November||ANDOVER||The Lights||TICKETS|
|10 February||SOUTHPORT||Love Folk Festival (The Atkinson)||TICKETS|
“They are a bunch of wild gypsy troubadours with more than a touch of magic about them. Every song is a powerhouse of storytelling and compelling musical arrangement.” Diva Publications
Holy Moly & The Crackers are a seven-piece ‘gypsy folkNroll’ band from the UK. They released their debut album ‘First Avenue’ in October 2012 and an EP ‘Lilly’ a year later – described as “a re-imagining of three traditional folk/blues songs that evokes eras of whiskey and guns on modern punk folk steroids”. Their newest single ‘A Punk Called Peter’ is “a sort of New Orleans funeral march mixed with some fine and highly danceable reggae”. Tracks from the album and EP have been played by Amazing Radio, BBC Introducing and leading music critic Mike Harding.
They are making an impact on both the national and international tour circuit; they have played well over 200 shows throughout the UK, including sell out concerts in London, the Midlands, Yorkshire, Newcastle and Edinburgh.
In April 2016 the band toured the UK and Europe. The band has performed at major festivals across the country, including shows at Glastonbury, Hop Farm Festival, Secret Garden Party, Boomtown and Cornbury Festival, where they opened for Jools Holland.
Holy Moly and the Crackers are influenced by an eclectic range of styles and artists – the honest grit and gravel of Woody Guthrie, the gypsy bone-cage burlesque of Gogol Bordello: punk, ska, reggae, folk, blues, honky-tonk, Balkan etc. As such they play a unique mash-up of folk/blues, waltz tempos and hoe-downs and French zazou in outlandish carnival style. It is loud, funky and fun.
“Completely at home in a smoke filled juke joint in New Orleans.” Narc
“Stylistically dazzling … the group really does stand out from the crowd.” Bright Young Folk
“One of this year’s surprise hits was the Newcastle-based seven-piece band Holy Moly and the Crackers, who opened the Main Stage … With their own mixture of gypsy folk, New Orleans brass-laced jazz, Jewish Klezmer and Jamaican Ska, the band stormed the marquee with a lively set of songs.” Northern Sky, Beverley Folk Festival