Bohemian Jukebox started in the Autumn of 2003, as music shows at The Bull’s Head in Moseley. The first night was the launch of Ben Calvert’s debut LP The Leafy Underground. Ben claimed the night as his residency and played every event for the first few years. We set a stage for songwriters and bands to play who didn’t fit in with indie nights. And we welcomed them to plug in and play if that was their thing. Folk can be electric. The song’s the thing. Within a few years the Alternative-Folk, Post-Folk, and Weird-Folk scene had exploded.
“The best in folkesque sounds from all around England, and also from as far away as Sweden, Los Angeles, and Vancouver. Visitors include Toby Goodshank, (The Moldy Peaches), The Smoke Fairies, and other acts on small up and coming Indie labels.”
“The Rivers Presley Set don’t give two f***s for your comfort as their bluesy sex hunger charges the previously sedate audience. Rivers himself roars like a nymphomaniac Kurt Cobain, as his guitar growls with quiver inducing bass, while Thomas Henry’s primal thuds rampantly append the eroticized atmosphere.
In 2010 we started a record label releasing music on limited-edition vinyl, environmentally-friendly CDs, and digital downloads with thematic objects.
Our first release was the Ben Calvert & The Swifts single Everybody Loves Lucy available as a condom in wallet with digital download. Hot on the heels of that was their critically acclaimed debut album Festive Road, available on CD and as a circus ball with digital download.
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