Holy Moly & The Crackers are delighted to announce their biggest UK tour to date.

Hailing from the North East of the UK they have a loyal, devoted and ever-increasing fan base, “They are a bunch of wild gypsy troubadours with more than a touch of magic about them” (Diva). The band have built themselves an enviable reputation, pulling packed houses for their ferocious, visceral live shows, and in November they will be heading out on their biggest headline tour to date, to promote their gutsy new album Salem.

Over recent years Holy Moly & The Crackers have produced a moonshine mix of genres, creating their own unique and compelling sound, influenced by an electric and eclectic range of folk and popular music. But Salem, which they will unleash this year, is a departure. It’s folk only insofar as the songs are built around a narrative; they have a driving, urgent beat about them. The band has hardly drawn breath over the last two years, furiously touring and developing their live show, yet all the while creating new material, pushing at their sound, moving things on.

Premiered on God Is The In The TV Zine and Clash Magazine, Salem is lifting the band’s live show to another level, “We’re changing and developing all the time” say the band. “We describe ourselves as ‘gypsy-folk-rock’, but that’s a very loose description. Now there’s a bigger beat; more compulsion, a harder drive, a darker underbelly. We’re toughening up.”

Holy Moly & The Crackers are surely one of hardest working bands on the circuit with a following that multiplies with every tour. Over the last two years they have toured the UK extensively, and made impressive debuts in France, Germany, Italy, and Holland. Their festival appearances include Glastonbury, Bestival, Hop Farm, Cornbury, Secret Garden Party, Boomtown Fair, Wilderness, Larmer Tree, Kendal Calling, Underneath The Stars, Belladrum, Just So, plus many more. At Towersey Festival 2016 they were introduced to the main stage as “festival band of the year”.

TOUR DATES 2017

November

Date Venue
Fri 3rd Henry Cellar’s Bar Edinburgh
Sat 4th Foodstory Aberdeen
Sun 5th King Tuts Glasgow
Thu 9th Hare & Hounds Birmingham
Fri 10th The Adelphi Hull
Sat 11th Community Centre Hunmanby
Sun 12th Greystones Sheffield
Wed 15th The Bodega Nottingham
Thu 16th Café Indiependant Scunthorpe
Fri 17th Jimmy’s Manchester
Sat 18th Cobalt Studio Newcastle
Wed 22nd The Railway Winchester
Thu 23rd The Islington London
Fri 24th The Lights Theatre Andover
Sat 25th The Golden Lion Bristol
Sun 26th The Brunswick Brighton

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