The Star Spangled Badgers

The Star Spangled Badgers


Funk Rock at its finest, The Star Spangled Badgers combine a funk based rhythm section with blues lead, moving two classic genres into the 21st Century. With popping bass, powerful vocals, and wailing solos, The Badgers provide explosive live performances for their growing legion of fans.


The Star Spangled Badgers were formed on New Year’s Eve night, 2008, when two school pals, Brian Horner and James Fitzpatrick, drunkenly decided to start a band. The pair had very differing musical backgrounds, with Brian having previously chased a solo career as an acoustic singer songwriter, and James having played in a previous rock band. It was through Fitzy that James Martin, bass, and his brother Nick, drums, were introduced. In the summer of ‘09 Gareth Burke joined the band as lead singer. The new arrival fitted perfectly into place, and the now five strong band began writing songs.

The Badgers recorded their first EP Suit Up!, which included tracks Taste It, Next and 14 early May 2010. Bringing their music to the masses, The Star Spangled Badgers have headlined gigs at the Ulster Grand Prix and, Belfast's famous Limelight, among many other venues. They recently received recognition from the People's Music Awards, by progressing through the first round of the competition.

A band of eclectic taste, they list their influences as; The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Prince, Thin Lizzy, Dave Matthews Band, Funkadelic, Pearl Jam, The Pixies, Weezer, Michael Jackson, Miles Davis and Jamiroqua


"Next" single - available on itunes:

"Get Out" - Video streamed:

"Formulaic Heights" - Video streamed:

"Next" - Video streamed:

Set List

Lost in Liverpool
Taste It
Spooky (Dusty Springfield cover)
Get Out
Formulaic Heights
Kiss the Sky