9WHO 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 stage shirts,that Nunc could also be an acronym for"Never under nine colours." Blues Monkeys Paul Moore and Jon Harrington have since been added to the permanent line-up. SO WHO ARE DRUNK MONKEY THEN? It is Nunc when supplemented on electric bass or guitar 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? They regularly appeared at Bedworth Folk Festival. Other venues played have included 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 Inn (Atherstone) The Nursery Tavern Coventry, Warwick Words Festival, Standard Triumph Social Club Coventry, The Anker Inn, Nuneaton and The Coniston, Nuneaton. As Nuneaton Folk Club's Resident "House Band" Nunc open and compere both halves on the first Wednesday of every month. They 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. This year so far they have guested at Bedworth Folk Club in January. In February they opened for Jack Blackman at CovFolk's Blue Sunday at The Albany Theatre, Coventry. The following weekend, Saturday 16th February,saw a set at The Lord Leycester Hospital Beer Festival in Warwick. On May 4th they guested at The White Horse Folk Club Festival (Seagrave,Leicestershire) and on Monday May 6th 2019 they returned to play the Earlsdon Festival in (Coventry). On Wednesday 29th May they were at The Sports Club in Atherstone. They returned to Coventry’s MotoFest on Saturday 1st June,this time on the prestigious Broadgate Stage. On the 6th July they played a 50 minute set at Stratford River Festival and the following day did two hour long sets at Bulkington Food and Beer Festival.
AND WHERE CAN WE SEE THEM NEXT? On 14th July they will play an open air slot in Spencer Park,Coventry. 20th July sees them at Warwick Beer Festival and on 6th September they return to play Tamworth Beer Festival. In October they are booked to play The Ragged Bear Festival. Other dates are still to be arranged. 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, CSNY, Steve Earle, Sam Cooke, Kasey Chambers, Bonnie Raitt, John Prine, Richard and Linda Thompson, Bob Dylan, The Incredible String Band, Randy Newman, U2, Eddie Reader,Petula Clark and many more. 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.