We are Batter The Haddock, available for weddings, bar mitzvahs and funerals.
Please leave your name and address at the door,
and you will be hearing from our solicitors.
We're going to play our theme song now, and we'd like you to sing along.
It's called "Batter The Haddock". That's Batter, and not...
The Haddocks - as they are affectionately known - went on to bring their rude raucous sound to many parts of Britain, combining fine instrumental virtuosity, a lively iconoclastic attitude, and a certain enthusiasm for the demon booze (allegedly). Their repertoire included traditional tunes and call dances from Ireland, Scotland, Wales and England, throwing in the odd bit of the Spice Girls, Gina G, or Kurdish folk music for good measure: and they are guaranteed to get any crowd on their feet with the traditional first dance, "Drinks For The Band".
Batter the Haddock have also been known to play jazz, and even string trios. Really. Here we are playing jazz at the George Hotel in Stamford (which is very nice).
The Haddocks can now only be tempted out of retirement by a very large cheque, or alternatively some free drinks.
All the lads!
The Haddocks played over fifty gigs: the list below contains a few that we can remember.
|July 1995||ASNaC Ceilidh, Cambridge|
|October 1995||Fisher House, Cambridge|
|October 1995||ASNaC Ceilidh, Cambridge|
|November 1995||Troubadours Banquet, Cambridge|
|November 1995||Clare College Iona Service, Cambridge|
|January 1996||Emmanuel College, Cambridge|
|February 1996||Pembroke College, Cambridge|
|March 1996||Fisher House, Cambridge|
|March 1996||Victoria Hall, Oakham, Rutland|
|March 1996||Christ's College, Cambridge|
|March 1996||Hash House, Tilbrook, Northamptonshire|
|May 1996||ASNaC Ceilidh, Cambridge|
|May 1996||National Market Day, Cambridge Market Square|
|June 1996||Acoustic Stage, Strawberry Fair, Cambridge|
|June 1996||Newnham College May Ball, Cambridge|
|June 1996||St Catherine's College May Ball, Cambridge|
|July 1996||Dan and Ali's wedding, Cambridge|
|August 1996||Muker, North Yorkshire|
|September 1996||Cheadle Hulme, Manchester|
|December 1996||Fisher House, Cambridge|
|March 1997||Victoria Hall, Oakham, Rutland|
|March 1997||Hash House, Tilbrook, Northamptonshire|
|March 1997||Fisher House, Cambridge|
|June 1997||Portland Arms, Cambridge (Strawberry Fair warm-up)|
|July 1997||Normanton, Rutland|
|August 1997||Guildford, Surrey|
|September 1997||Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire|
|October 1997||St Mary's, Bishop's Stortford|
|March 1998||Kentish Town, London|
|June 1998||Bisbrooke, Rutland|
|July 1998||Yorkshire Dales|
|October 1998||James and Clare's wedding, Lower Slaughter|
|April 1999||Fisher House, Cambridge|
|July 1999||Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire|
|August 1999||Oakham Castle and the George Hotel, Stamford|
|April 2000||Fisher House, Cambridge|
|April 2000||Caius College, Cambridge|
|May 2000||Cass and Graham's wedding, Wales|
|July 2000||Richard and Anna's wedding, Bisbrooke|
|June 2001||near Nottingham|
|September 2001||Wimpole Hall, Cambridge|
|April 2005||Special Haddock Reunion Gig!|
Batter the haddock, batter the haddock, batter the haddock.
Batter the haddock, batter the halibut. (repeat)
Haddock battery, haddock battery, it's the one for me!
Batter, batter, batter it - batter the halibut. (repeat)
MP3s temporarily offline (fortunately).