Every music festival should have a band like Colonel Mustard - one that will blow the place apart and leave everyone buzzing with their truly unique live performances.
How to describe them - well, that’s kinda difficult.
Some have considered them a match between the Happy Mondays and Primal Scream, possibly with a hint of Dexy’s too and in the infectious fun and musical skill of Madness.
Others just go the the most entertaining live band ... ever!
The band’s line-up is huge - everything from backing singers to brass/sax, and bright yellow is probably the most subtle colour they wear on stage.
Their shows buzz with energy and enjoyment - be prepared to dance and get involved!
Part rock and dance, part comedy, there’s also a tongue in cheek message behind many of their songs,
Colonel Mustard hail from Scotland and describe their own sound as - and this is just part of the list - ‘’ comedy, punk, flamenco, hip hop, old school and North Lanarkshire ska and reggae.’’
So, not just any old reggae … north Lanarkshire reggae!
To what your appetite simply go to Youtube and watch them do what they do best - and that’s light up a stage with their music, their sense of fund and their sheer numbers.
At Eden Fest they performed ‘Cross The Road’ - a homage to road safety - and made the audience cross (safely) from one side of the tent to the other.
At Kelburn, they staged ‘Dance Off’ … go on, guess what they did!
Every festival needs a band that brims with such exuberance - one that sets spirits soaring and gets people grooving.
If you’ve never encountered Colonel Mustard live then make sure you catch their set at Butefest.
They more than cut the mustard ...
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