Smokin' Pilchards

About Smokin' Pilchards

The Smokin' Pilchards are an alternative folk-stomping shanty machine based across the Midlands and Cornwall. The Pilchards play sea-shanty inspired folk, often with a hidden hint of Morbidity. Johnny C, Front man of the five piece says, 'I write dark and sometimes sad lyrics and weave them into fast paced catchy riffs and rhythms that you can dance to'.


Johnny C: Acoustic guitar / lead vocal
Ted Cartwright: Saxophone
Roberto Carlucci: Lead guitar
Ryan Peters: U-bass
Al Woodhouse: Cajon / percussion / backing vocal

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