Thurs 10th Aug - Phoenix Alternative Festival, The Workhouse, Llanfyllin, Wales
A great, little, intimate steampunk infuenced festival
THE FAUX FIBBERS
The Faux Fibbers are Nigel and Jerry Wigens on guitar. ( Michael is getting bicreasingly busy with film projects - https://www.facebook.com/frindallprod/ ) - A bit like The Big Fibbers but not as big and more faux. They play all The Big Fibbers hits plus some new songs. The new songs are about. amongst other things, coalmining crows, hangovers, old girlfriends and dwarfs (in cupboards)
THE BIGGER FIBBERS
Nigel and Michael joined by three very interesting musicians to form their phsycaldelic, country, jazz, band.
Dave - Percussion
Stanley - Violin, Whistles
Ian - Euphonium, Slide Clarinet
" FFA (festivals for all) finished the night with the frankly surreal The Big Fibbers. It would be rude not to. They are an established AFoB favourite and no wonder. Suitably barmy but with a wickedly comic undercurrant of pathos thrown in the mix, they are two very funny and very entertaing coves" Barrie Dimond - festivalsforall.com
Take one dancing fool who sings a bit and plays some strange wind instruments and a failed pantomime villain on accoustic guitar and you get some acoustic cabaret punked up pop - whatever that is.
The Big Fibbers - a dangerously different duo from a dark kettle of fish. They write songs about booze, madness, the ghosts of love, aliens, fish and even more booze.
One of the most energetic acoustic acts on the circuit - driven by Michael McDonough Jones' explosive and dynamic guitar playing, whilst colourful frontman Nigel Knapp entertains any and every audience.
And the onstage banter - between themselves and the crowd - is unusally worth listening to: sometimes comic, sometimes sad, quite often surreal and almost always in English.
From the sublime to the ridiculous they fall somewhere between humour and despair with bits of mayhem and beauty thrown in for good measure. They don't deal in clichés. They are.............
Every Wednesday afternoon The BIG Fibbers take tea at the Ritz, 3 o'clock onwards, so come along and meet and greet them and find out all about their past musical endeavours. Or see the Band Biog page to find out more about them.