Cricketer, Barnsley lad, Talk Radio Drive-time Host
"The Bar-Steward Sons of Val Doonican were the highlights of Saturday afternoon, lampooning a genre that sometimes takes itself too seriously "
Jeff Robson, The Independent
(Review of The Bar-Steward Sons at Fairport's Cropredy Convention 2018)
" The Barnsley boys left the audience in stitches with exquisitely crafted parodies. Yorkshire's answer to Weird Al Yankovic."
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THE BAR-STEWARD SONS OF VAL DOONICAN'S
FACEBOOK PAGE AND
FAN CLUB GROUP ON FACEBOOK
Our Official Facebook Page can be found at www.facebook.com/thedoonicans
If you are on The Social Network, why not pop over and give us a 'Like'?
All of the band are on Facebook too (click the link):
Over 11,000 Doonifans can't be wrong!
As well as our Facebook Page, we have an Official Fan Club Facebook Group. It is actually one of the best places to get all of the latest news about what the band are up to. Scott's rather prolific on Facebook, so you can be sure to get regular updates straight from the horse's mouth!
THE BAR-STEWARD SONS OF VAL DOONICAN ON BANDSINTOWN
Bandsintown is a great way of ensuring that you never miss a Doonicans show near you ever again. We update our website gig dates via this app, so if you click to 'Track' us, you will be notified if we are going to be playing in your area. What's not to love about that?
THE BAR-STEWARD SONS OF VAL DOONICAN ON TWITTER
For those of you that like your social media in more condensed 140 character-sized chunks, then look no further than our Official Twitter page, well now our Official 'X' page (Elon Musk is a bit of a chuffing idiot really, isn't he?!).
We're not quite as interesting (or as popular) as Barack Obama or Stephen Fry, but we're on there, tweeting or X-ing (or whatever you call in nowadays) every now and then, anyway!
THE BAR-STEWARD SONS OF VAL DOONICAN ON BANDCAMP
Scott Doonican is proud to play Tanglewood Guitars. Scott's trusty battered old 1995 Tanglewood TW55 (aptly dubbed 'The Workhorse') has seen him through 950+ shows between 2006-2019 with The Bar-Steward Sons of Val Doonican (and counting). The company's motto is "Trust Tanglewood", and Scott's main acoustic is a testament to that ethos.
He also owns a second TW55 which he bought as a back-up in case anything ever happened to 'The Workhorse' (named Workhorse 2, which he tends to use at home to write with, as it has had never needed to be gigged, thanks to it's older sister being made of such strong stuff!)
As of 2018, Scott is now proud to be an official endorsee of Tanglewood Guitars (he was endorsing them for years unofficially, anyway!), and is also the proud owner of the last ever Tanglewood TSR3 jumbo acoustic to ever be put into production. Designed by reknowned Swedish luthier Michael Sanden, this is one of Tanglewood's most celebrated professional instruments at the highest end of their wide range. It has been dubbed the 'New No. 3'.
ALL HAIL TO THE ALE... A PINT OF DOONICANS
EY ‘UP! LET’S SUP!
DOONICANS is a uniquely light, clean and refreshing beer, brewed by Nuttycombe Brewery (in Wiveliscombe, Taunton, Somerset) to raise a glass to the UK’s hardest working comedy-folk band The Bar-Steward Sons of Val Doonican. The band's anarchic blend of music and comedy isn’t watered down and neither is this, Nuttycombe’s first collaboration beer. Brewed with Melon hops, it’s light, clean and refreshing, and like brothers Scott, Alan, J.R., Mo-Jo and Dave themselves, brimming with amped-up fruity flavour… floral, grassy and herbal with strawberry, apricot, and a hint of pineapple too!
So good it’ll leave you screaming out for an encore.
OTHER THINGS WE LIKE...
This is the part of the LINKS PAGE that transports you to other things we like. These are friends of the family, people we have collaborated with, or folk who do great things. Be sure to check them out.
Maartin Allcock - Maart was a multi-instrumentalist, a former member of both folk-rock leg-ends Fairport Convention and prog-rockers Jethro Tull, and a session musician with 300 albums under his belt. He also lent his experience to record production, and before his untimely passing, collaborated with us on a bunch of Christmas charity singles and other projects too. He will always be in our hearts and minds.
Disc Factory - Quite simply the best CD replication and duplication company we have ever worked with. Their customer service is impeccable, and the quality of their products is great enough to make us look good!
Bak Trak Pedal - an ingenious bit of tech kit that Scott uses every night on stage. Invented by the electronic genius Keith G Jones, Scott can't thank him enough.
Orchid Electronics - Scott, Alan and J.R. use Orchid Electronics DI boxes, because they are simply the best. If you are in a band and need bomb-proof gig-ready equipment, John Godsland is your man!
Photo by Haluk Gurer