10.00pm SATURDAY APRIL 30TH
Black Friday were formed four years ago by singer/songwriter/ guitarist Tom O’Reilly, mandolin player Martin Jump and bassist Helen Manley. The band fuses Irish and Celtic tunes with high energy country punk rock, mixing in their own original songs. Taking influences from the Pogues, Flogging Molly, Johnny Cash and the Clash, the band have been wowing audiences with energetic performances around the country from The Electric Picnic Festival in Dublin, The Bohemian Festival, The Maker Festival, The Volks Festival, The Celtic Beer Rally to headlining the Wimbourne Folk Festival for two consecitive years, to recording at the legendary Maida Vale studios for the BBC Radio 2’s Marc Lamarr show. In 2008 the band broke the Guinness Book Of Records for playing the most gigs in one day, at 30 venues around Plymouth. Black Friday have drums, bass, electric guitar, fiddle, mandolin, tin whistle, and rugged soulful vocals, and are the very band with which to dance the night away!