The Bad Dads

Nibley 2018

The Bad Dads

The Bad Dads are just that – four dads from Wotton-Under-Edge. The Bad Dads formed in Mark Tolfree’s tool shed towards the end of 2012 to drink cider and play the blues. A few months later, they have moved the empty cider bottles off the gear, packed up the Land Rover, and unleashed their own unique sound upon the wider parts of Gloucestershire.

The band have a 4 piece line up led by Mark Tolfree on vocals and harmonica, Jason Titley on drums and percussion, Mike Powell on guitar and Andy Guy on double bass, vocals and percussion. The sound has an acoustic vibe, heavily influenced by the blues, but has elements of folk, bluegrass, jazz and rock and roll in there too. The set consists of mainly original material with some classic blues covers thrown in. The Bad Dads are also busy writing and recording new songs to add to the ever expanding set list. The Bad Dads –  aged and full bodied like a good vintage cider.

Performing on Friday


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