*Above image by Phil Kneen Photography
This week, at 8PM UK time on Thurs 20th August Gigman.com and Manx Radio present Biskee Brisht! You can tune in and watch the livestream HERE.
Biskee Brisht is an indie-folk-pop Manx band taking influences from the island around them and creating something new and exciting, with infectious melodies and heartfelt love songs. They have just released their debut album, ‘Stand in the Sea’, which is available now on all streaming services and CD.
Biskee Brisht was put together by Ruby Biscoe-Taylor, pulling together friends and family to make memorable folk pop music with a sense of connection and place. ‘Biskee Brisht’ is Manx Gaelic for ‘Broken Biscuit’ and the songs, whether in English or Manx Gaelic, are proudly unrelentingly catchy.
The line up consists of Ruby on lead vocals and ukulele, David ‘Kin’ Kinley (of Tholtan Builders and Rhysical Pheck) on electric guitar, John Kaighin on accordion, Django Kinley on trumpet, James Kinley on trombone, Matt Brewster on bass/violin, Felipe Kowalczuk on percussion, and Danny Kneale often stepping in on drums.
‘Hard to resist their catchy, hook-laden songs, laced with up-beat choruses and soaring melodies, topped off with layers of guitars, accordions, brass and ukuleles.’ – Mike Wade – IOM Today 2019
Two-time winners of the Arrane Son Mannin competition, which finds a song to represent the Isle of Man at the Pan-Celtic International Song Contest (nicknamed as the ‘Celtic Eurovision’), Biskee Brisht have proudly flown the flag for the Isle of Man in Carlow and Letterkenny, Ireland.
With lively and energetic performances described as ‘exuberant’ and ‘colourful’, Biskee Brisht have become a popular live act on the island, performing at festivals such as Shennaghys Jiu, Dark Horse and Yn Chruinnaght. A great reception to their debut album has Biskee raring to tour and spread their sound, which is truly both Manx and modern, unique folk but approachable pop, cultural and highly listenable.
You can follow them online HERE: