WHO ARE NUNC? Formed in November 2014, they were originally Flossy McDougal, Geoff Veasey and John Kearney. Flossy sang and recorded previously with Pennyroyal along with Linda Dickson and Sue Dixon. Geoff sang and recorded previously with Black Parrot Seaside. John is a respected singer/songwriter originally from Cork and was a member of various bands including Romeo's Butcher. Nunc is latin for"Now"-and so was intended to reflect new beginnings after their previous bands folded. Flossy is Geoff's Niece. (Niece+Uncle=Nunc). Someone recently pointed out, in a reference to our shirts, Nunc could also be an acronym for"Never under nine colours." Blues Monkey's Paul Moore and Jon Harrington have since been added to the permanent line-up. WHO ARE DRUNK MONKEY THEN? When supplemented on electric bass by Dragonhead's John Harris, the band do Festivals and larger venues as Drunk Monkey. (see what we did there?) (Confusing,isn't it?)
WHERE COULD WE HAVE SEEN THEM? Nunc were Support to Tir Na Nog at The Queens Hall Nuneaton on November 14th 2018, played Earlsdon Festival in May 2018, MotoFest (Coventry) in June 2018 and closed Folk On The Water at The Folly Inn, Napton, on June 30th 2018. They have also appeared at Warwick, Bedworth, Atherstone and Stockton Folk Clubs. They appeared at several venues during the 2017 Bedworth Folk Festival. Other venues played include Willow and Tool's Music Parlour, (Long Itchington), The Tump Folk Club, Sty Folk Club (Coventry) , Drapers Bar, The Twisted Barrel Brewery Tap, Ragged Bear Festival, (Nuneaton) The Broomfield Tavern,(Coventry), Nuneaton Beer Festival, Stonefest 2017, Heart of England Club,(Meriden), The Abbey Theatre, The Ange Inn (Atherstone) The Nursery Tavern Coventry, Warwick Words Festival, Standard Triumph Social Club Coventry, The Anker Inn, Nuneaton and The Coniston, Nuneaton. This year we have guested at Bedworth Folk Club on Wednesday January 23rd 2019. On 10th February we opened for Jack Blackman at CovFolk's Blue Sunday at The Albany Theatre, Coventry. The following weekend, Saturday 16th February, we did a set at The Lord Leycester Hospital Blues Festival in Warwick.
AND WHERE CAN WE SEE THEM NEXT?
As Nuneaton Folk Club's Resident "House Band" they open and compere both halves on the first Wednesday of every month. May 4th sees us at The White Horse Folk Club (Leicestershire) and on Monday May 6th we return to play the Earlsdon Festival, (Coventry). We have already agreed to return to MotoFest (Coventry) June 1st. July sees us at Warwick Beer Festival. On 7th July we play Bulkington Beer Festival and on 7th September we'll return to play Tamworth Beer Festival . Other dates still to be arranged are The Tin and The Twisted Barrel,both in Coventry.
WHAT SORT OF MATERIAL? Set list includes some traditional folk songs, a few originals, Blues,Roots Americana and Country. We "nunc" (verb) covers by Neil Young, Crowded House, Steve Earle, Sam Cooke, Kasey Chambers, Bonnie Raitt, John Prine, Richard and Linda Thompson, Bob Dylan, The Incredible String Band, Randy Newman,Smokey Robinson,U2,Eddi Reader and Petula Clark. By this we mean that most songs are adapted to a unique Nunc arrangement, with three part harmonies and some are run together, as medleys or segues. This format is popular with audiences who like singing along. With both contemporary and traditional numbers in any set list they tend to appeal to a very broad audience.