We’re pleased to announce the addition of Cardiff’s roots reggae rockers CAPTAIN ACCIDENT & THE DISASTERS to the 2023 bill of Farmer Phil’s Festival!
Captain Accident creates his unique blend of rock-driven soulful roots reggae, ska & dub at his home studio in Cardiff. With the help of the finest musical collective dubbed The Disasters, this sound is then explosively transformed onto the stage, bringing an energetic & captivating live show. With soulful vocals, luscious harmonies, 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 four self-produced albums under his belt: ‘Pick up the Microphone’ (2010), ‘Slippin Up’ (2013), ‘Wake & Break’ (2016) and the critically acclaimed ‘Bad Press’ (2021) which has received great reviews and praise, including that from the legendary David Rodigan on his BBC Radio 1xtra Reggae Show.
Through intensive touring of the UK and Europe, an abundance of video content, festival appearances and high-profile radio airplay, more and more people are becoming aware of the Captain’s unique sound & approach to songwriting. With an ever-growing fanbase and a live show 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.
In 2016, Captain Accident and The Disasters were hand-picked to join reggae heroes Toots & the Maytals for a run of dates on their UK tour. After impressing the reggae legends, their fans and their agency, the band were invited back out as full-tour support in 2017 and 2018, taking them to some of the UK’s most prestigious venues including London Barbican Theatre, Brighton Dome, Manchester Academy, Nottingham Rock City and more. During Toots’ 2017 Bands in the Sands appearance, the Captain was invited to join the band onstage to perform ‘Monkey Man’ on guitar! The band were then asked to go on a full European tour with Toots & the Maytals in 2020 but this was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequently cancelled following the sad passing of Toots Hibbert.
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 even jumped on stage to sing with the band!), Steel Pulse, Alborosie, Less Than Jake, Aswad, The Skints, The Skatalites, Bad Manners, The Toasters, Neville Staple (The Specials), Fishbone, David Rodigan and countless others.
2023 looks set to be another busy one for the band and we’re excited to welcome them back to Ratlinghope this August!