The band have racked up an impressive list of festival perperformances including Glastonbury, Boomtown fair, Boardmasters, Trowbridge folk festival, Little Orchard Cider festival, Port Eliot, Electric Picnic (ireland) and Madhatters (France). Since 2009 they have visited Austria on many occasions and regularly played christmas parties and europes largest festival – Donauinsel fest.
The band made their TV debut on Sky 1’s most popular drama ‘Delicious’ with Dawn French. Black Friday have played support for Canadian folk-punk band Mahones, Ferocious Dog, The Wurzels and Brendan Shine. They have also been joined on stage by a huge range of local and international folk musicians including Seth Lakeman, the Belfast Busker, Mad dog Mcrea and Simon the national Spoons Champion!
After playing at the renowned Gaz’s Rockin’ Blues Club in London, they were invited to record at the famous Maida Vale studio in London for a live BBC session. While they were there, they met their hero, Pogues singer Shane MacGowan, who enjoyed the band’s rendition of Dirty Old Town enough to buy Tom a double Jamesons.In 2008 the band broke a Guinness Record by performing the most gigs in one day – 30 gigs in 12 hours.
Since 2005 the six strong, unstoppable Black Friday have been playing their foot-stomping mix of high energy, home-brew folk-punk and celtic tunes across Cornwall and lands far beyond. They have had crowds jumping at some of europes biggest festivals, including Glastonbury, Boomtown, Donau-insel fest and Electric Picnic. They have recorded a live BBC session at Maida Vale Studios and broken a Guiness world record – 30 gigs in 12 hours!
Their music is influenced by their Irish and Cornish roots and their folk heroes. Catchy original songs and take on folk favourites by the likes of Flogging Molly and Pogues will keep you dancing all night.