Well, we had our first online band meeting last night and we’re beginning to come to terms with not seeing each other face-to-face for a while. Our gig list looks like everyone else’s, but fear not, we’ll do whatever the technology allows us, to bring you songs and poems, new and old, via video and live streaming. Please do join us online at the WSO Isolation Festival on 11th April and, if you head over to the blog, you’ll see that Steve has written something new almost every day of the crisis so far. Please do take a look and leave us a comment.
Lastly: stay home, stay safe, look after yourselves and, if you can, each other and our communities. Let’s all stay in touch online. Key workers who have to get out there to keep us all going, we salute you!
The world’s favourite east London singalong political folk punk band.
Looking for an antidote to Trump, Johnson, Farage and Yaxley-Lennon? You need a night out with Steve White & The Protest Family.
We’re punk minstrels who bring the traditions of the folk club, picket line, basement punk show, football terrace and boozy pub bray-along to the stage, inviting comparisons with The Clash, The Men They Couldn’t Hang, Ian Dury and Billy Bragg.
We’re not here to lecture or hector, but we are going to sing, chant, clap, bang, pick and strum our way to a better, fairer future and we’d love you to come with us, it’ll be fun.
What people are saying about us:
“Acoustic folk-punk, detailed narrative, acapella observation and ripping guitar cuts – with ‘Protest For Dummies’ Steve White & The Protest Family prove once again that protest is alive and kicking, ready to lash out and still full of fire – but in their case mostly kicking” – FolkWords
“You remind me of The Clash” – Basil Gabbidon (Steel Pulse)
“I love this band. Especially live. Punk minstrels who chronicle our times with humour, passion and immense talent. So chuffed that they were one of the first bands on the new Morning Star CD. Thank you. Total respect comrades” – Bob Oram
“Everybody please visit: Steve White & The Protest Family” – Tom Robinson
“This is punk folk protest music at its best. Full of rebel spirit and excellent musicianship. Great stuff” – Acoustic Review
“You’re all good, but I think Russ is a bit special” – A fan who perhaps should remain nameless