The Festival Flyer embraces all genres of music. If it rocks your world in a field it’s on our list of ‘good things’.

We like to look at music from all perspectives, so this year we’ll be publishing band blogs from some of the hard-working and hard-touring acts that make festivals such special places.

For the first in this series The Bar Steward Sons of Val Doonican are kicking off at MacStock – appropriately on the lead singer’s birthday.

We will publish the band’s musings on our BLOG PAGES over the next few months – so keep looking out for their outpourings.

…and, of course, if you are at any of the events make sure you are part of the unfolding story.

A little history…

A few years ago I booked a little comedy music act onto the bandstand at Beautiful Days Festival.

The story goes that my call interrupted a phonics class the singer (Scott Doonican) was teaching at the time…and since that fateful day the tank-topped ones haven’t looked back.

Scott has quit his teaching job, and the band are now officially dubbed YORKSHIRE’S HARDEST WORKING COMEDY BAND (it says so on their website, so it must be true).

For those not yet in the know, The Bar Steward Sons of Val Doonican are masters of the pop parody, pulling all your favourite old songs apart and belting them out on mandolins and geetars.

If you run a festival you must try and get them to play…it has the potential to be one of the highlights of the weekend.

What do I mean by that?

Well, what I could never have guessed back when I made that call was that the result would be scenes like these…and yes, that is Simon Friend from Levellers bouncing around on the stage with the boys…

For a longer history of the band go to their official biography page. Although we can’t be held responsible for whether you believe a word of it…

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