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Black Water County

Over the past eight years of playing music together, we’ve grown up through angsty teenage years into angstier adulthood, with only our music to reflect our hurdles and triumphs. On the days where the world seemed to be raging on indifferently or responsibilities came banging at our doors, we took solace amongst the singing, sweating people in front of us on a Friday night with that 10ft by 6ft space beneath our feet becoming our sanctuary.

In 2017 we independently released ‘Taking Chances’ with a sold out launch show at Mr Kyps and embarked on our first self-booked UK tour. After signing with booking agency Midnight Mango in 2018 we’ve had three extensive UK headline tours as well as supports on the tours of a plethora of inspirational artists. Our second album ‘Comedies and Tragedies’ was released on March 13th 2020 with another sold out show at The Old Firestation in Bournemouth, however, the promotional UK tour was halted as soon as the pandemic hit.If our first album, ‘Taking Chances’, is a post-university tale of early twenties life; refusing to conform and rebelling against anything that stands in the way of a good time, then consider ‘Comedies and Tragedies’ to be a reality check sequel; rife with confusion, uncertainty and the struggles of self-identity.

‘The band have put in plenty of hard graft over the last 18 months, constantly gigging all over the Country… They seem to be on the crest of momentum that could well take the band to the next level and this album could well be one of the pivotal factors.” – Rock Regeneration

When creating music over the years, it has become integral for us to acknowledge not only a balance between guts and contemplation, but a harmony of punchy pop-punk guitar and hard-hitting drums with the complex but determined layers of banjo, mandolin and tin whistle intertwined. With this we strive to pay homage to our appreciation of folk music and the significance of punk throughout our upbringings.

In both 2016 and 2018, we won our place on Fireball’s ‘Fuelling the Fire Tour’ supporting Less Than Jake, Flogging Molly, The Bronx, The Skints and Face to Face. We then subsequently had an endorsement from Fireball UK in 2019 and featured in Kerrang!’s online coverage of the tour. We also appeared on BBC radio Solent with our single ‘Rise and Fall’ on March 10th 2018.

‘Ultimately though it was Black Water County who landed themselves a place on the stage with Flogging Molly.. The Emerald Isle-influenced six piece started the first moshpit of the evening and cemented themselves as the judges’ favourite’ – Kerrang Features

Our festival appearances have included WOMAD, Boomtown Fair, Beautiful Days, Camp Bestival, Larmer Tree and Teddy Rocks along with hundreds of smaller UK festivals and festival slots across Germany, Switzerland, The Netherlands and France. Since playing The Old Firestation in 2019 and again in March 2020 for our sold-out album launch we have confirmed our first headline show at the O2 Academy Bournemouth in March 2022.

‘One of the best bands in the English scene’ – London Celtic Punks

‘Using the stage as their playground, hard rock folk band Black Water County chucked a massive bucket of energy at the folks in the Big Top, drenching us with their enthusiasm and huge sound.’ – Get Ready To Rock

‘A beautiful cacophony of distilled folkpunk bliss!’ – London Celtic Punks

‘Mayhem sprinkled with laughs and beer and of course some rollicking good tunes.’ – Gigs and Bands

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Reviews

Mrs N Tufft
2021-06-04
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Highly recommended and the roster continues to grow! Dave Thompson
Deano Macmillan
2021-06-03
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Use this talent agent! You wont regret it. Midnight mango have been absolutely brilliant in supplying us with bands! Straight away the agents wanted to know as much as possible about our venue and then recommended us the perfect fits for our cliental and vibe! Communication is always slick and easy, Thank you Midnight mango!
Iain Kilgallon
2021-06-01
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First Class from start to finish. They treat people like they would like to be treated, very refreshing indeed and a joy to work with.
Mary Bowles
2021-05-27
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fantastic service as always
Benjamin
2021-05-24
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Excellence. A personable, excellent, world class service.
customer
2021-05-20
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5 out of 5 for me and my experience long may that continue bless up all the team.
Gavin Chittick
2021-05-18
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Conrad and Ethan were very responsive to our enquiries and quick to put the bookings in place. Nice work, guys!
Elizabeth Parker
2021-05-16
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Friendly, efficient and positive experience Quick response to my queries and a really friendly tone from the off. There was no sense of pressure to go ahead and make the booking so I was able to investigate my options before confirming - though, granted, this booking has been made 2 years in advance! I've got all the info I need, including technical and other requirements for the artiste, a clear schedule for payments to be made and I feel confident that things will continue to be handled well.
Richard Gray
2021-05-03
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After my original intended band fell through Ewan very kindly sent an email round his compatriots and Louise put me in touch with Cable Street Collective. All done very helpfully and efficiently. Thank you. Rich Jeffreys Woodstock
John
2021-04-22
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Professional service, good variety of artistes, good communication