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 Monkeys Paul Moore and Jon Harrington have since been added to the 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 CAN WE SEE THEM? As Nuneaton Folk Club's Resident "House Band" they open and compere both halves on the first Wednesday of every month. NFC is based at The Queen's Hall, Nuneaton. We guested at Bedworth Folk Club on Wednesday January 23rd 2019. On 10th February we open for Jack Blackman at CovFolk's Blue Sunday at The Albany Theatre, Coventry. The following weekend, Saturday 16th February, we are doing a set at The Lord Leycester Hospital Blues Festival in Warwick. We have already agreed to return to Earlsdon Festival, StoneFest (Atherstone) Tamworth Beer Festival during 2019. Nunc were the Support to Tir Na Nog at The Queens Hall Nuneaton on November 14th 2018, played Earlsdon Festival in May 2018, MotoFest (Coventry) in June 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 Angel (Atherstone) The Nursery Tavern, Warwick Words Festival, Standard Triumph Social Club Coventry,The Anker Inn, Nuneaton and The Coniston, Nuneaton. WHAT SORT OF MATERIAL? Set list includes some traditional folk songs, a few originals, Blues,Roots Americana and Country. We "nunc" covers of songs 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 Clarke. 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.