Pocket Billiards

Pocket Billiards

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Pocket Billiards are a 9-piece band that fuse ska, reggae and dub with punk rock and heavy riffs, creating an energetic and powerful sound.

Biography

Pocket Billiards are a 9-piece band that fuse ska, reggae and dub with punk rock and heavy riffs, creating an energetic and powerful sound. The Billiards are not directly influenced by any one band but draw inspiration from bands such as The Clash, the Specials, Operation Ivy and many, many more. The Billiards have been lucky enough to play with many of their idols including The Beat, Bad Manners, The Selector, The Slackers and Neville Staples (The Specials).
After a short break, this year has seen the re-emergence of the band. Having spent years on the fringes of Belfast’s ever expanding music scene, a show stopping turn at mini festival "A Little Solidarity" and supporting ASIWYFA at their album launch show in the Mandela Hall has seen their profile and popularity grow rapidly. Pocket Billiards are showing no signs of letting up - the much anticipated album launch on Saturday October 10th @ The Black Box is a night not to be missed. So get your feet ready to move and prepare yourself for the "no bullshit" sound of Belfast’s Ska-Punkers!
"...recalling The Clash, The Pogues, Elvis Costello and Ian Dury, with a dash of American punk and country funk to sweeten the mix..."
"...it's as punk as they come, Clashing The Specials and Rage Against The Machine."
William Johnston - BBC Across The Line

"...they play ultra catchy songs that get stuck in your head ... their popularity never wanes."
Baron - www.leavinghope.co.uk

Discography

Pocket Billiards - 'Pocket Billiards' (full studio album due Oct 09)

Pocket Billiards - 'Outlook Not So Good' (Home Recorded Album)

Pocket Billiards - 'Skandalous' (4 Track EP)

Selected songs have been played on the BBC Across the Line radio station and are available to stream from MySpace and Last FM.

Set List

Sets last between 45-60min

We prefer to play our own original material.