|| 'With the exception of The Who, Bellowhead are
surely one of the best live acts in the country' - The Independent.
Live from the Shepherd’s Bush Empire - this DVD was recorded in Autumn
2007. The full gig (17 tracks) in 5.1 surround sound plus over an
hour of extras including an “interesting” tour diary and interviews
with the band.
Few contemporary bands have the kind of chutzpah that 11 piece
Bellowhead do. This bigger-than-just-a-big-folk/funk/jazz/burlesque
band take on a staggering range of songs and manage them with exceptional
enthusiasm and skill. First formed by traditional folk duo, John
Spiers & Jon Boden in 2004, whilst stuck in a traffic-jam ,
Bellowhead quickly grew to become very much a collaborative affair,
attracting musicians from a broad range of musical backgrounds.
Since their inception, Bellowhead have broken the dance-floors of
major festivals, toured the UK, Europe and North America, become
Band in Residence at London's South Bank - and have appeared at
the BBC Proms (2008) and BBC 2's 'Later with Jools'. Their ever-expanding
fan-base now includes high-profile fans such as the West Coast's
Red Hot Chilli Peppers and the Black Country's Frank Skinner.
Refreshingly, you'll hear precious few tales of whimsical maidens
or sweet stories of love gone wrong on their two albums to date.
Instead, live or on record, you'll hurtle along on an exhilarating
journey of musical excellence, filled with tales of whiskey and
the high-seas. Capture just some of the thrills of a live performance
with the release of Bellowhead's first DVD, filmed during one of
their sell-out London shows.
Video "Prickle-Eye Bush" from