Hailing from Penicuik , his Scottish accent remains but with a strong Somerset twang. In Gwilliam left and was replaced by Dave Wintour. Deprived of the main song-writing talent, the remaining Wurzels recorded The Wurzels Are Scrumptious! The Wurzels’ particular “genre” of music was named Scrumpy and Western after the group’s first EP of the same name, issued early in The single was made available for general release only as an internet download traditional hardcopies were made available as promo discs to radio stations.

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During the latter half of the s, the band became immensely popular regionally, and the release of the single “Drink Up Thy Zider” in led to national fame and it reaching number 45 in the UK chart.

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Retrieved 15 November Kingston left when Davies returned at the end of the year. Early inDavies left the group permanently and was replaced by Tony Baylis, in time for the band’s fourth album release Carry On Cutlerthe line-up now being Cutler, Banner, Baylis and Quantrill.

Archived from the original on 15 May By using this site, you agree the wurzels i am a cider drinker the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Two of the Wurzels, Budd and Banner were interviewed as part of that programme with their first performance on the programme being screened. This remained the shape of the band untilwhen Wintour was replaced by Howe who had played with the band in the early s. He continues to sing, and play banjo and guitar for the band, including in his repertoire a Mark Knopfler -esque guitar lead on their modern version of “I Wish I Was Back On The Farm”, originally made famous by George Formby.


A temporary change in line-up occurred in Novemberwhen long-term Wurzel Tommy Banner had to step away from performing whilst undergoing treatment for prostate cancer. He joined the band in November Retrieved 7 January In the same month, the BBC’s The One Show included an item on the story of the “Combine Harvester” song, featuring further interviews with Budd and Banner and extracts from the promotional film.

The Wurzels continue to gig around the UK, [19] including playing at the wurzels i am a cider drinker Shalbourne Festival for nearly 11 years, although they pulled out of the Glastonbury Festivalhaving been scheduled to play the bandstand stage where they could not use their own sound engineers, [20] although they had played the same stage at the Glastonbury Festival. The late s saw the continuing of this revival of the fortunes for the surviving Wurzels, gaining a cult status amongst students and a resurgence in their popularity in their native West Country.

Adge’s death marked a turning point in the history of tye Wurzels. He was returning alone from a Wurzels show in Hereford in May From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

In the season and thereafter, the songs after a victory for the home side was changed for “Drink Up Thy Cider”. Deprived of the main song-writing talent, the remaining Wurzels recorded The Wurzels Are Scrumptious! Tommy Banner is the longest serving Wurzel. Retrieved from ” https: Archived from the original on 23 July The Wurzels’ particular “genre” of music was named Scrumpy and Western after the group’s first EP of the same name, issued early in The Wurzels’ Big Summer Party”. In Februarythe band performed one of their most memorable gigs yet, at the world-famous Camden Market in London.


“I AM A CIDER DRINKER” LYRICS by THE WURZELS: When the moon shines

Pete Budd is the familiar front-man of the post-Cutler band. Bristol City Fan Club. Views Read Edit View k. He is usually seen playing accordion, but has also played piano in the Wurzels’ past. Just before he left Jai Howe played with the group for a short period, with Terry Pascoe also augmenting the line-up. The wurzels i am a cider drinker Walker left insoon after the band’s first album was released.

In order to continue the surviving band needed its own songs, and these mostly took the formula of re-written popular pop songs of the time with the lyrics changed to include the usual Wurzel themes cider, farming, local villages, Cheddar cheeseetc. Scrumpy is a name given to traditionally-made rough cider in southwest England, [3] popular wurrzels The Wurzels and their fans, and frequently referred to in their songs.

Their places were filled by Henry Davies and Tommy Banner. The group’s third album, Cutler of the Westwas released in with dinker line-up featuring Cutler, Davies, Banner and Quantrill.