Put on yer finest knitted gladrags, style your barnet, put on your dancing shoes and bring your finest singing voices, as we cordially invite you to witness the Greatest Show On Earth (in tank-tops). Founded in Barnsley Rock City in 2006 by their outspoken, energetic and enigmatic ringleader, Scott Doonican, The Bar-Steward Sons of Val Doonican are on a mission! Far from being your average band, this cult-like collective of like-minded knit-wear enthusiasts are determined to follow in their spiritual father’s immortal footsteps and keep his legacy alive. They have a talent for Bar-Stewardizing other famous people’s songs with new satirical comedy lyrics, on folk instruments. To complete their squeaky-clean image, this band of brothers-from-other-mothers have become instantly recognisable for their immaculate hair and their stylish choice of knitwear. As a group that is both perpetually on the move and joyously independent, they have brought smiles and belly-laughs to sell-out audiences across the UK; from Barnsley to Barnstaple, from Glastonbury to Glasgow. They continue to wow audiences with their anarchic live shows and a fine selection of their greatest hits, including the likes of “Jump Ararnd”, “The Lady In Greggs”, "How Deep Is Your Glove?" and "Walking In Manpiss".
They claim to be the UK's hardest working comedy band, and having done close to 1300 side-splitting shows to date, it's not difficult to see why. After two sell-out Nottingham shows in 2023, their ever-growing army of tank-topped Doonifans will no doubt be in attendance for this very special return to the Rescue Rooms, where Scott and Alan will be unveiling the brand-new five-piece band line-up for the very first time.
You really don't want to miss it!