THE BLISSETTS HIT THE ROAD TO NOTTINGHAM FOR (PROBABLY) THE LAST GIG OF 2016
We make the trip up to Nottingham on Saturday 26th November 2016 for a gig at The Sumac Centre in aid of Punk 4 The Homeless. The Blissetts and Punk 4 The Homeless have worked together for over 6 years now and long may our association continue. A few months back, Paul was filmed for a forthcoming documentary on P4TH, so we'll keep you updated on the plans for that.
The Nottingham gig will also feature Mothercob and Hope Fiends, as well as our good friends, Hereford hooligans Terminal Rage, whom Paul guested with at this year's Down On The Farm Festival. It will also be Paul's birthday, so expect some proper stupidity.
The Blissetts will also be appearing as a 5 piece again, and this will probably be our last gig of 2016, unless something comes along at the last minute, but with the silly season fast approaching, it's highly unlikely.
We have some tasty gigs lined up for 2017, however, we're currently not allowed to tell you about them until we get the official go-ahead!! Keep your eyes peeled and who knows, we might even get round to doing the bloody album!
THE BLISSETTS AT BALSTOCK 2016
The Blissetts hit the annual Balstock Music Festival on Sunday 11th September. We can be found making a racket in The Boot Pub at 4.30pm, just across the road from the Main Stage.
Balstock is Hertfordshire's biggest and best FREE festival and takes place in the town of Baldock. Balstock takes place in numerous pubs and on various stages around the town and has a very varied line up, so there is something for everyone, except Jazz, nobody likes Jazz.
Now in it's tenth year, Balstock has gone from strength to strength and has come a long way since The Blissetts first played there five years ago on a stage made of beer crates, in a tent in the Brandles School car park, with the headlights from promoter G's car shining into the tent so the bands could see what they were doing!
You don't get much for free these days, so get over to Baldock and enjoy the festival!
THE BLISSETTS BACK IN HERTFORD
The Blissetts are set to return to Hertford, scene of some of our most notable triumphs when we played alongside the likes of the UK Subs and the Cockney Rejects, to name but a few.
This time we hit The White Hart pub, smack bang in the middle of town, for an outdoor gig to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Punk Rock. The event takes place as part of the annual Musical Mystery Tour, organised by our uncle Kev. There will be music going on all over the town in pubs, outside shops, in the middle of the street etc...... As always, it's a very eclectic mix of music, so you can bet there will be something for everyone.
The Musical Mystery Tour takes place on Sunday 28th August in Hertford Town Centre from 12pm to around 9pm.
We will be playing alongside former Sex Pistol Glen Matlock and also The Bermondsey Joyriders, featuring former Cock Sparrer guitarist Gary Lammin.
DOWN ON THE FARM
Apologies again to those that hoped to see The Blissetts at the Down On The Farm Festival last weekend. Paul would like to say a big thank you to all those who gave him an absolutely massive cheer when he joined our replacements Terminal Rage for storming renditions of the Sex Pistols 'Satellite' and the Anti-Nowhere league's 'So What'. It was an awesome opening for an even more awesome Festival.
DOWN ON THE FARM FESTIVAL APPEARANCE CANCELLED - OFFICIAL STATEMENT FROM THE BLISSETTS
Due to a set of unexpected circumstances, The Blissetts will now not be opening the DOWN ON THE FARM Festival at the Gwatkin Cider Farm on Friday 12th August 2016. Our guitarist Jake has had the chance to join a 'name' band and is lined up for an extensive UK tour as well as a trip to Japan. This is an opportunity that Jake has decided to take, and we have decided that we can't possibly stand in his way. It's sod's law that his first gig clashes with what would have been The Blissetts opening the DOTF Festival.
Although we had been lined up for nearly a year to play at DOTF, these events have occurred so late in the day that The Blissetts couldn't arrange to play on the Saturday or Sunday of the festival instead, and believe us, we tried!
After performing as a 4 piece for near on 10 years, we drafted in Jake as a possible stand in for Arup following his stomach operation last year. As luck would have it, Arup was ok, and we decided to keep hold of Jake as the band's sound became that much more immense. If you've seen us as a five piece recently you'll know why. The good folk of Herefordshire deserve to see the new version of The Blissetts, and that is what they will get next time we visit. Despite being in another band, Jake is still very much a part of The Blissetts, in fact, everyone in the band also plays in other bands.
So appologies to Denis Gwatkin, Rich the Promoter and the DOTF Crew for letting you down at this late stage. To go some way in making amends, The Blissetts loudmouth Paul will be appearing with Hereford punks Terminal Rage who will now be opening the Festival.
THE BLISSETTS SET FOR DOWN ON THE FARM FESTIVAL
It's less than a month until we hit the stage at the 2016 Down On The Farm Festival at the Gwatkin Cider Farm at Abbey Dore in Herefordshire. We have the honour of opening the entire event when we take to the stage on the evening of Friday 12th August, along with local band Fire Up and our mates Sons Of Clogger, who are currently in the middle of a massive UK tour.
We made a lot of friends during our last visit to Hereford in 2014, one of them being Denis Gwatkin, owner of Gwatkin Cider and he's been Paul Blissett's personal cider supplier ever since. 1980's pop legends Doctor & The Medics headline on the Saturday night and rockabilly nutters The Delray Rockets close proceedings on the Sunday night.
Full ticket details can be found on our live page.
GIGS WITH THE OPPRESSED CANCELLED
Apologies to all those that hoped to see us supporting Anti-Fascist Oi legends The Oppressed. The first gig in London back in May, was cancelled due to a fallout between the promoter and The Oppressed, and the second gig due to take place in Cardiff on Saturday 3rd September saw us removed from the bill when the promoter decided to cut the event from a 9 band all-dayer to a 4 band regular evening gig. We understand the promoters decision for doing this and hopefully we will make it over to Carfiff at some point.
We will try and get another London date sorted before the end of the year as we haven't played in the capital since 2013. Full details when we've got it sorted.
THE BLISSETTS TO SUPPORT THE OPPRESSED
We are proud to announce that we will be playing our first gig in London since 2013, when we will be playing alongside legendary anti fascist Oi band The Oppressed in North London.
The gig takes place at the Tottenham Chances Club in North London on Saturday 7th May 2016. Also on the bill are Overload, Butcher Baby and Terminal Heads. Tickets are £8.50 in advance, or £10 on the door, and £12 if you turn up late, call it a penalty for not watching all the bands! Advance tickets are available now from We Got Tickets.This will be the third time we've lined up along side The Oppressed, the other times being at the United And Strong Festival in Brixton and the very first 0161 Festival in Manchester.
This is also the first of two gigs with The Oppressed this year, full details on the other gig soon.
THANK YOU WELWYN!
Thanks to everyone who came to support us at The Green Room in Welwyn Garden City last weekend. What a bloody mental gig!! Thanks to our brothers in punk Brocker, the bloody noisy Polt Her Geist and Blissetts duo Jake and Arup for blowing the roof off of the place. A special thanks to Mungo and his Green Room crew for putting us on, and for also getting stuck in to the fun! Video's will be up soon.
THE BLISSETTS HIT 2016!
First off, we just want to say thanks for your continued support throughout 2015, the Promoters that have put us on, the bands that we have played with, but mostly to YOU, The Blissetts Massive, that listen to us and make the effort to see us live. Also a special mention to our Hereford chapter, and The Blissetts Twitter mob, expertly run by Daz and John, for continuously fighting our corner and endlessly plugging the band. Without you lot, we're nothing.
First order of the day is to announce that we will be playing at The Green Room in Welwyn Garden City on Saturday 20th February. We will be playing again as a 5 piece, along with our long suffering cohorts Brocker on the bill too. They've got a belting new single out so go and track it down and blow your ears off. Hemel mob Polt Her Geist are also on the bill and will bring forth supernatural shenanigans. It's £5 on the door with an 8pm kick off.
The Doctor's Tonic, the pub that houses The Green Room, is under new ownership, so come down and show your support for the local music scene, because this is where it's at, kids! Use the venue, or face losing it, and don't say we didn't warn you!
There will be plenty of Merch available, we still have the black 'Independent and Unrepentent' shirt and the new 'Liars, Cheats, Thieves and Politicians' shirt in stock too. They're available in Small, Medium, Large and Xtra Large. Pick one up at the gig or get over to our Bandcamp page and buy one online.
NEW T-SHIRT AVAILABLE NOW
Our new T-Shirt is now available from our Bandcamp page. It features artwork based on The Blissetts song 'Liars, Cheats, Thieves and Politicians' and was specially designed by Blissetts frontman Paul. It was printed using the sublimination process which prints the image at it's largest possible size on the shirt.
The shirt is for sale at £12 plus P&P and is available in S,M.L and XL. If anyone requires a larger size, let us know and we can get one printed in the next batch. However, be aware that due to the sublimination printing process, we can't get any shirts printed larger than 2XXL.
We also have the 'Independent and Unrepentent' shirt back in stock in S,M,L and XL. Again, let us know if you want anything larger, this shirt isn't affected by the print size.