The Bar Stool Preachers are definitely doing something right. Brighton’s ska-infused, streetpunk inspired five piece are that rare thing – a band whose songs can stay in your head after just one listen and have you smiling throughout. Small wonder then, that since they formed in the summer of 2014 they have been attracting acclaim both for their optimistic, melodic songs as well as their incredibly energetic, powerful live shows.
Whether Preaching to the masses on the streets, playing tiny venues like the legendary 50-capacity Foreman’s bar in Nottingham, captivating thousands at Berlin’s Astra Kulturhaus or Oberhausen’s Turbinenhalle, headlining their own sold out shows or supporting bigger bands on their extensive tours, this is a band you know you can rely on for a gig full of energy, enthusiasm and a collection of just straight up good music.
Described by British music magazine Vive Le Rock as having „all the energy of The Specials in their heyday,“ this is a fair summary of a band who embrace the original 2-tone sound, whilst adding a fresh modern twist, and throwing in some reggae, dub and hardcore for good measure. Witty observational lyrics and a heavy dose of perfectly honoured punk influences such as The Clash, Rancid, and Cock Sparrer, (front man T.J. McFaull is the son of Cock Sparrer’s Colin McFaull and has been described as „a whirlwind of charisma“) mean you are guaranteed a good night when the Preachers play. It’s this crafted, genuine sound, that makes The Bar Stool Preachers feel like such a breath of fresh air.