Woodenbox with a fist full of fivers

Woodenbox with a fist full of fivers

BandCountryFolk

Woodenbox with a fist full of fivers are unique blend of scottish folk music and alt-country. the live show combines energetic music with beautiful melodies and harmonies.

Biography

oodenbox with a Fist Full of Fivers is a country/folk project consisting of Ali Downer on vocals, guitars, harmonica, and Nick Dudman on Drums, ukelele and vocals. Ali Downer self released his first album under the alias Woodenbox in July 2007, he later recruited ex cigarette bandmate Nick Dudman to perform a unique and interesting live take on the album tracks. Later down the line the duo recruited Fraser Mckirdy on bass and vox, this gives a lift to the set.
The guys satrted performing in November 2007 and since have supported Peggy Sue and the Piarets, Broken records and Son of Dave. The pair have gathered up airplay on radio 2 ( Steve Lamacq) ,BBc Scotland and radio 1 ( vic Galloway).
The live response has been brilliant and a following continues to grow. This is the first new material recorded by the boys, although they are heading back into the STOW studios in March to record more tracks.

Lyrics

Fist full of fivers

Written By: Ali Downer

The strangest thing this local boy, is trying his hardest to annoy,
everyone in here, well its workin.
He wouldn't look another way and he's always beggin us to stay,
but none of what he says is worth it.
Cos why cant he see that its not everythin that he needs,
and why cant he see that its not always just as it seems.
A man cant sell out if he is never for sale.
but maybe he'd try if he thought he wouldn't fail.
He only loves her now cause she needs him less and he's always tryin to impress.
anybody else and thats horrible.
he only wants her now when she wants him less adn hes always been to proud to confess.
how he is so alone without her.
oh why cant he see thats shes everything that he'll need
and why cant he see thats shes everythin that he'll be.
Cos a man cant sell out if he's never for sale.
But maybe he'd try if he thought he couldn't fail.
He puts his right foot forward cos his fist full of fivers only lasts him a few days.
a man cant sell out if he's never for sale.
but maybe he'd try if he thought he couldn't fail...

Discography

Ali Downer released his debut album in july 2007 on his label woodenbox records. That album brought exposure and airplay on Radio1 and BBC Scotland. The attention continues to grow. The guys have an E.P which grabbed the attention of Steve Lamacq on Radio 2 and the guys were invited to play a live gig for the BBC.
They are currently working on thier second album.

Set List

We have a 1 hour set list which we usually strip to 40 minutes due to the nature of shows we play. All our tracks are original compositions.
typical set looks like
My Mule, Draw a Line, Tomorrow man, Outside inside, twisted file, The captains rest, Oban, situations and a Fist Full of Fivers.