Rising from the cider soaked floors of Dorset’s back street boozers, The Skimmity Hitchers now roam the full girth of the West Country and beyond. Bringing their dry and fruity blend of Scrumpy & Western music to venues, festivals and fairs, these scrumpy swillin’ reprobates appeal to young and old, and everyone from folkies to cider punks, beardy badgers to shifty blaggers.
The Hitchers’ blend razor sharp parodies and original material with a raucous stage show, spontaneous audience interaction, cheeky banter and general cider shenanigans. Not to mention Baz, their legendary dancing badger…
In their quest to bring proper job drinkin’ music to the masses the band have stolen the show at events of all types and sizes. Highlights include Camp Bestival, Boomtown Fair, Tolpuddle Martyrs Festival and headline slots at the Great Dorset Steam Fair and OutCider Festival, but there’s simply nowhere these four fruity fellas can’t instigate a good time. Countless tour supports with The Wurzels have gained them the stamp of approval from true cider lovers everywhere.
They have Christened children, tamed hordes of hairy bikers and even serenaded Tony Benn with his own personal number. Oh, and believe it or not they’re the first Scrumpy & Western band EVER to play the USA having toured Oregon, Washington and Vancouver BC in February 2016, with a return trip planned for the future.
And if you like your banjo music, fast, filthy and with more than a little cleavage, then look no further, brethren. Support band The BOOT HILL ALL STARS show promises songs of tequila fuelled evenings, dubious morals and twisted family values.
Tickets – £10
Book at https://trowbridgetownhall.com/events/the-skimmity-hitchers/