Cracked Actors at Worcester Music Festival
Cracked Actors: Cracked Actors are a ska band from the West Midlands, UK. Locally famous with a loyal fanbase, they serve upbeat ska, and laid back reggae at venues all across the uk.
Genre: Punk / Reggae / Ska
From: Black Brumtree, West Midlands
Cracked Actors were formed in 1999, initially to just play music to our friends; this grew into a nine piece band that went on to rock at Glastonbury in 2004 and 2005.
In between those dates got themselves into all kinds on mischief i.e. sneaking in to a free festival while helicopters buzzed around our heads and police searched the undergrowth to find us, to being barricaded in a squat in Bristol while pissed off coppers bought in on their bank holiday tried to get us and the organisers out.
After the Glastonbury shows 2 members left, and the band moved on to do their 3rd album. With a new guitarist and now only one drummer, the band now an eight piece went on to play more and more festivals, i.e. Farmer Phil’s Endorset in Dorset, Nozstock, Electric Picnic in Ireland, and Kippertronix.
All the above music is now available as one download album called “Cracked Actors Acts 1 to 3” on all major download sites. In 2007 just after the recording of “No Room For NoThink!”, Kez Carpenter 1 of our 2 lead vocalists left and Tall Tim left as we recorded our new album. We were then down to 6 members until Richie Capone put in his notice to quit the band to follow his heart. Paddy has now moved to guitar, with his friend Ash Jones joining to play bass, also our first ever girl member Lou Grove has joined on trombone.
As the band enter their 11th year, all looks to be back on track with new songs and new venues to play to everyone who comes out to listen.
Some of the bands we have supported over the years
DREADZONE NEVILLE STAPLES
THE BEAT GBH
BAD MANNERS BABYHEAD
ZION TRAIN RANDOM HAND
P.A.I.N THE UNDERTONES
INNER TERRESTRIALS EDDIE AND THE HOTRODS
HAYSEED DIXIE DRONGOS FOR EUROPE
THE BIG and many more that I cannot remember.
Love and Respect
Cracked Actors X x x x
Johnny 2 Bad. Vocals and Guitar
Paddy Duggan. Vocals and Guitar
Malcolm X. Saxophone
Lou Grove. Trombone
Ash Jones. Bass Guitar
Small Tim. Drums