More About the band
In 2005 singer Tom O Reilly started a folk band, joined by Party on mandolin and Helen on bass. many years and hundreds of gigs later and the line up has grown to include Ryan on fiddle, Kit on lead guitar and Jovian on drums.
The band have racked up an impressive list of festival peformances Peformances including Glastonbury, Boomtown fair, Boardmasters, Trowbridge folk festival, Little Orchard Cider festival, Port Eliot, Eletcric Picnic (ireland) and Madhatters (france). Since 2009 they have visited Austria on many occasions and regularly played christmas parties and europes largest festival - Donauinsel fest.
The band made their TV debut on Sky 1's most popular drama 'Delicious' with Dawn French. Black Friday have played support for Canadian folk-punk band Mahones, Ferocious Dog, The Wurzels and Brendan Shine. They have also been joined on stage by a huge range of local and international folk musicians including Seth Lakeman, the Belfast Busker, Maddog Mcrea and Simon the national Spoons Champion!
After playing at the renowned Gaz's Rockin' Blues Club in London, they were invited to record at the famous Maida Vale studio in London for a live BBC session. While they were there, they met their hero, Pogues singer Shane MacGowan, who enjoyed the band's rendition of Dirty Old Town enough to buy Tom a Jamesons.In 2008 the band broke a Guinness Record by performing the most gigs in one day - 30 gigs in 12 hours.