We’re pleased to announce the addition of CAPTAIN ACCIDENT & THE DISASTERS to the line-up of Farmer Phil’s Festival 2020.
Captain Accident is a reggae/ska/soul artist who creates a unique blend of soulful lovers rock, roots reggae, ska, dub and rocksteady at his home studio in Cardiff. This sound is then brought to life on stage with the help of a collective of musicians known as “The Disasters” although in reality, they are far from that! The energetic live show is guaranteed to get people up and dancing. With soulful vocals, soaring twin guitars and a truly infectious groove, there’s no standing still when Captain Accident and his clumsy companions hit the stage.
Captain Accident currently has three self-produced albums under his belt: ‘Pick up the Microphone’ (2010), ‘Slippin Up’ (2013) and his most recent release ‘Wake & Break’ (2016) which has received great reviews and praise, including that from the legendary Sir David Rodigan on his BBC Radio 1xtra Reggae Show.
Through intensive touring of the UK and Europe, numerous music videos, festival appearances and some high-profile radio airplay, more and more people are becoming aware of Captain Accident’s unique sound. With a national fan-base growing by the day and a live performance gaining so much momentum in terms of sound and energy, Captain Accident and The Disasters are becoming harder and harder to ignore on the UK reggae/ska circuit and further afield.
Captain Accident and The Disasters were asked to join reggae heroes Toots & the Maytals as tour support for a run of dates on their 2016 UK tour. After impressing the reggae legends, their fans and their agency, the band were then invited back out as official full-tour support in 2017 and again in 2018, taking them to some of the country’s most prestigious venues including London Barbican Theatre, Brighton Dome, Manchester Academy, Nottingham Rock City and Glasgow 02. During Toots’ 2017 ‘Bands in the Sands’ appearance, Captain Accident was asked to join the band onstage to perform ‘Monkey Man’ on guitar!
As well as Toots & the Maytals, Captain Accident & the Disasters have shared a stage with many of the biggest names in reggae & ska including: Suggs (who recently jumped on stage to sing with the band!), Less Than Jake, Aswad, The Skints, The Skatalites, Prince Fatty & Horseman, Pama International, Mad Professor, Bad Manners, The Toasters, Sonic Boom Six, Neville Staple (The Specials), Fishbone, David Rodigan and countless others. Since their emergence on the reggae scene, they have become a staple part of the UK festival circuit, appearing at Glastonbury, Bestival, Secret Garden Party, Boomtown Fair and several others.