Mad Dog Mcrea

The hugely popular Mad Dog Mcrea make a welcome return to Taunton on September 29th as part of their UK tour, bringing their unique mixture of folk rock, pop, gypsy jazz, and bluegrass music to The Lawns Social Club. Mad Dog have been captivating major venues and festivals across the land.

We’re ready to bring on the back up – playing our usual mixture of surf mayhem to Toytown and to get you all warmed up ready for Mad Dog. Doors open at 7.30pm so get in, get your pint and get down to see us start this evening of “shake your ass” music at 8.00pm.

Advance tickets at £15 are available in person from The Lawns Social Club with no booking fee. Please note the club is closed Mondays and Friday mornings.
Tickets are also available at Bath Place Music in Taunton and the Taunton Visitor Centre or online from Fuelled By Cider – note 75p booking fee 😉

Grab your tickets now before they sell out – You wont get a better night out in the county town on on Friday 29th September. 


On The Home Straight…

Nearing the end of our Summer gigs with a handful snuck in for Autumn when we’ll go into a hibernation bunker recording our next EP (for release Spring ’18), only popping our snouts out for the very best of venues and offers we cant refuse 😉

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Outcider We Salute You!

Wow Outcider Festival, Outcider Festival 4th – 6th August, 2017- thanks for that 🙂 What a cracking festival, Palooka 5 salute you. All hail Mr Michael Lacey and Al Schneider and anyone else remotely connected to this event. Simply Brilliant!

Here’s some footage of us twerping about 😉



Taunton Live 2017

Big fun for Palooka 5 at Taunton Live Arts Festival 2017 Music on Castle Green – thanks to all Taunton Live Arts Festival 2017 team, all the bands and to Fuelled By Cider’s Mike and Michelle plus James Windsor on the desk. Next stop for Palooka 5  is Outcider Festival 4th – 6th August, 2017. Steven Driskel of Soulphotography has worked his usual miracle , making us look almost human, thanks again comrade

Surf Mayhem at Broadcider

Extreme Palooka 5 gratitude to all who ventured out into the drizzle to throw themselves about to some unhinged surf mayhem at BroadCider. Top day and nights fun thanks to the Fuelled By Cider folk. A weekend off, then we played a with a cracking bill at Taunton Live Arts Festival 2017 Music on Castle Green.

Sunset Ridge 2017

Ham Hill shook at Sunset Ridge 2017 – an afternoon of original live sounds in a baking tent – thirsty work 🙂
Thanks to Electric Broom Cupboard for promoting the event and to Steven Driskel of Soulphotography for more dynamite images.


Next gig of the weekend was the surftastic Welliestock 2017 Music Festival and VW Show and Shine The sun shone a we made merry with new and old pals. Extra kudos to Welliestock’s King Pin of the Keys Huw Weston – a force for good in local music. Thanks again all xx
Next stop Ham Hill next Sunday 9th July for Sunset Ridge 2017


A cheeky lil Festie called Southcider

Summer lovin’ to all who came to SouthCider Festival. The sun shone and we made merry with new and old pals. Extra love to the coolest ‘guitar tech’ this side of Cincinnati, yankydoodell dandy himself Mr James Weston – your string changing skills saved our bacon.