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Captain Hotknives


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Born on a mischievious night in 1969, in Keighley, West Yorkshire UK, local doilum “Captain Hotknives” initially got into the Sex Pistols, Black Sabbath, and The Clash. Jimi Hendrix has also been a big influence, although he did not help with the maths exams. Initially, Captain Hotknives was a bassist in various bands from late teens to early thirties, when a gap between bands inspired a move to doing solo stuff. Unhindered by concepts such as “being able to sing”, or “making words which rhyme”, the first two albums were recorded in the top of a terraced house. “The Pigeons Told Me to Shoplift” and

“Blarneystoner” were then largely given away to random people at the back of pubs, resulting in the beginning of ‘The LOngest Slowest Tour wi the most Gaps ever’, which is haphazardly continuing to this day. Tackling subjects such as begging, solvent abuse, pigeon hypnosis, skankin yr nana, the pathetic nature of petty racism and the terrible quality of muffins on trains, the lyrics are improvised stories over simple riffs. Having found that giving up on success brings an artistic freedom of sorts, you may well meet him in a field but probably not see him on any telly. Captain Hotknives is also occasionally to be found playing bass for Babar Luck. No one was hurt during the making of this biog.


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  • djpixc

    Legend! come back to the parish soon and we will have another sing along!

    25 Sep 2010 Reply
  • screamouk

    come and play the east , i swear theres glue and bread bags galore

    31 Jul 2010 Reply
  • tph0mes

    I heard 'Johnny Depp wi me bird' and laughed so much some wee came out!

    11 Aug 2009 Reply
  • arcadiandream

    oy vey la's, the good captain pressed a cd in me hand and told me to do summat with em here, so yers can all listen to his hit smash skanking beast of a song SCUSE ME MATE dedicated to the inventive scallies and ne'er-do-wells that populate keefli and bratfud

    23 Apr 2009 Reply
  • whatwillburn

    hotknives are good for you

    19 Nov 2008 Reply
  • daisyArmageddon

    i want a cd! please? when is your next gig and can i come to it

    10 Oct 2008 Reply
  • rjayawardene

    hello mr. hotknives, i thought your music was cutlery music, like ivor cutler, so i added that description to your thing ho.

    23 Jun 2008 Reply
  • Oshima

    i met captain hotknives in a pub and he gave me a cd and it was great!

    19 Jun 2007 Reply

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