Acoustic covers session of Half Man Half Biscuit songs in Sheffield

The Bastard In The Hat writes: “On Saturday 12 October, starting at 1pm, there will be an acoustic covers session of Half Man Half Biscuit songs. The venue is the excellent Rutland Arms, Brown Street, Sheffield (near the station) – which is also the obvious meeting-point for HMHB’s Leadmill gig the evening before. The music will be in the upstairs room, but the pub does food and drink from 12. I’m confident we have enough material to last a couple of hours, but further participants are welcome, so the end time is unclear. Entry is free, but there will be a collection for charity. There’s a Facebook event called HALF MANDOLIN HALF BISCUIT. See you there!”

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Latest Album Release

After a slightly-longer-than-usual gap between albums, the band released that difficult fourteenth album on 18 May 2018, snappily titled No-one Cares About Your Creative Hub So Get Your Fuckin’ Hedge Cut and contains 13 tracks. Read everyone’s chat about the album here and see the lyrics here.

Change of Lineup: Karl Benson joins Half Man Half Biscuit

Guitarist Ken Hancock last appeared with the band in August 2017, when he was said to be “under the weather”, and has been replaced with Karl Benson.

Karl, who had subbed at a couple of gigs in the past, came on this site to introduce himself after a few people had become confused by previously knowing him under a different (stage) name with another band.

Karl Benson joins Half Man Half Biscuit

Above: Karl Benson (left), with Nigel Blackwell at the Robin 2, Bilston, February 2018