Formed in 2004 by the duo Spiers & Boden to headline the first Oxford Folk Festival, eleven piece folk-big-band Bellowhead have played some of the top festivals in the UK and Europe including Cambridge Folk Festival, The Big Chill, Summer Sundae and Roskilde Festival. In 2005, they received the BBC Radio 2 Folk Award for Best Live Act.

A self-released demo, "E.P.onymous" was put out in October 2004 just to sell at gigs - with interest from the distribution companies it made the folk charts. The first full studio album by Bellowhead, "Burlesque", was released in October 2006 and was followed in September 2008 by "Matachin".

They released a live DVD in 2009 and their third full album, the John Leckie-produced "Hedonism", is due to be released on 4 October 2010.

The band called it a day following a tour in 2015.

Bellowhead Discography Tracks


Bellowhead Burlesque (Album) Westpark Music Europe 2006 Sell This Version
Bellowhead Matachin (Album) Navigator Records (2) UK 2008 Sell This Version
MEGAFONE112 Bellowhead Umbrellowhead(CD) Megafone Records MEGAFONE112 UK 2009 Sell This Version
Bellowhead Hedonism (Album) Navigator Records (2) UK 2010 Sell This Version
Bellowhead Broadside (Album) Navigator Records (2) UK 2012 Sell This Version
Bellowhead Revival (Album) Island Records, Mighty Village UK 2014 Sell This Version
Bellowhead Bellowhead Live - The Farewell Tour (Album) Navigator Records (2) UK 2016 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

111 Bellowhead E.P.Onymous(CD, EP) Megafone Records 111 UK 2004 Sell This Version
NAVIGATOR068P Bellowhead Cold Blows The Wind(CDr, Single, Promo) Navigator Records (2) NAVIGATOR068P UK 2011 Sell This Version
NAVIGATOR073RP3 Bellowhead Betsy Baker(CDr, Single, Promo) Navigator Records (2) NAVIGATOR073RP3 UK 2013 Sell This Version
NAVIGATOR073RP4 Bellowhead Christmas Bells / Jingle Bells(CDr, Single, Promo) Navigator Records (2) NAVIGATOR073RP4 UK 2013 Sell This Version
NAVIGATOR073RP2 Bellowhead Roll The Woodpile Down(CDr, Single, Promo) Navigator Records (2) NAVIGATOR073RP2 UK Unknown Sell This Version
LHRCD01 Bellowhead Let Her Run(CDr, Single, Promo) Island Records LHRCD01 UK Unknown Sell This Version


Bellowhead Pandemonium: The Essential Bellowhead (Comp) Navigator Records (2) UK 2015 Sell This Version


87170, 87159 Bellowhead Live At Shepherds Bush Empire(DVD-V, PAL) Westpark Music, Westpark Music 87170, 87159 UK 2009 Sell This Version
PFILMS003 Bellowhead Hedonism Live(DVD-V, PAL, Reg) Proper Films PFILMS003 UK 2011 Sell This Version

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