TICKLED PINK were formed in 1989. Originally a ceilidh band, they were formed as the perfect antidote to the stiff-starchy Country-dance bands of the time. They set out to be a band that could play Traditional English music that rocked, rather than just being another ‘Folk Rock’ Band. After a few line-up changes they finally hit the festival scene. Within a very short time they were one of the most sought after bands on the UK festival circuit.
The band have appeared at almost every festival in the UK, including Glastonbury, Sidmouth, Towersey and Chippenham. This year they have played at many festivals including Fairport’s Cropredy Convention, Towersey, Chippenham, Cambridge and (still to be confirmed) Womad.
They also came second to Whapweasel in this year’s public vote for the Best Dance Band category of the BBC Folk Awards.
Tickled Pink were primarily an English Ceilidh band until three years ago when Mark Hutchinson joined. Having a membership with such a varied mix of musical tastes has influenced the sound of Tickled Pink. Their style combines Traditional English Music and song with many different musical genres: Rave, Reggae, Blues, Rap, Country etc etc etc …….whatever takes their fancy.