Viva Rock n’ Roll Radio

IT’S A SMASH!! Infinite thanks and Saturday night love to Visual Radio Arts Phil, Carl and Mags for allowing Palooka 5 to debut some new tunes and some P5 favs tonight at our Facebook Live session. Only a week ago and over 3000 views already! Viva Visual Radio Arts – Palooka 5 salutes you! For those of you who don’t engage with “the book of faces”…watch at your leisure …#rocknrollradio

Palooka 5 Originals featured:
La Mancha
Debbie Don’t Surf
Little Frathouse
Cindy Joined a Surf Gang
Cinderella (The Sonics – 1965)
Cactus Blossom
Heavy Ju Ju
Some Fools Mess (Gallon Drunk – 1992)

Double Trouble Down Town

Got “2 Killer Shows” planned for you peeps this November with our feral friends The Electric Shakes. Saturday 18th November at The Winchester Gate, Salisbury and the week after at CICCIC, Taunton on Saturday 25th November – also inc. Bristol’s surf garage legendary DJ Steve Cube.


Off the lead with Mad Dog

Nice one Palooka 5 comrades…took mucho pleasure from a bouncin’ night Friday supporting crack outfit Mad Dog Mcrea. So Palooka 5 had a few ….ahem ‘technical issues’ – but we kept on movin’, thanks to all to attended. Do a detect a shift in support for the original live muso scene ? 🙂
More magic shots from snapper supremo Mr Steven Driskel of Soulphotography.

Next stop, a live on-live session this Saturday 7th Oct at Visual Radio Arts. Crankin’ it from 9.00pm

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