Free entry 8-11pm
As part of the ‘Shake Them Rattlin’ Bones’ UK and Europe tour, Jo Carley and The Old Dry Skulls are bringing their Voodoo Vaudeville Blues to the Honey Bee Blues Club and Sheffield for the first time!
JO CARLEY AND THE OLD DRY SKULLS combine the voodoo rhythms of 1930’s ska and the blues with old-timey vaudeville
Dedicated to the subversive, the world of Jo Carley and the Old Dry Skulls is dark, animated and unusual. Seeking to amuse and draw the audience into an underworld filled with wonder, the macabre and the imagination they combine elements of Vaudeville, Skiffle, early horror films, early ska, calypso, old-timey country, and the Blues. This trio play a unique hybrid of early 20th Century music infused with dark Cabaret.
The driving force is Tim’s One-man-band set-up with Kick-drum, hi-hat and guitar while Jo’s sweet melodies tell terrible things. This is made even more bewitching as she switches from fiddle to mandolin to washboard. They are joined by James Le Huray on double bass and banjo.
A band that lives to perform, Jo Carley & The Old Dry Skulls have been touring extensively up and down the UK and all across Europe at some of the best festivals and clubs on the circuit.
“…riffs and rhythms, stomp and tap, crazy woman on vocals you find yourself waiting for her to cast a spell on you” Alan Pearce – Blues Matters Magazine
“…a steaming broth of cabaret, blues, ska, Vaudeville, voodoo and skiffle. Horror stories are the main course, with a side orders of sex, trouble, and all-night parties” – Hans Werksman – Here Comes The Flood
“A spooky slab of backwoods punk, mixed with medicine show huckster and old timey roots music. JCODS make deliciously devilish sounds. Something wicked coming this way. Highly recommended” – Folkcast
“That nailed it, good stuff. Left of field stomper. A wonderful fusion of trad, old timey, New Orleans Voodoo Queen and morris dancing, I think???” – Mike Harding / Mike Harding Folk Show
“London Junkyard Punk or Punk-yard London Junk?? Multi genre, non specific, absolutely great. Its brilliant!” – Punky Radio