Highly successful, six piece rock and folk influenced band.
They play rockin’ and toe tappin’ music.
The Blue Pig Orchestra consists of band members Mike Rolland on guitar, mandolin, harmonica, vocals and (occasionally) banjo, Jo Byrne on guitar, vocals and piano, Darren Rice on guitar and vocals, Mark Mitchell on drums and vocals and Stuart Emery on bass. The band’s newest member is Richard Curran who is on violin, viola, cello, mandolin (as well as any other stringed instrument he can get his hands on).
The ‘orchestra’ formed in 2007 and Mike and Jo have played together for over fifteen years. Mike and Jo first played together in an REM tribute band. Alongside their covers of popular songs, they started to include their own written songs into their repertoire. Their first EP is called Witches. Their second EP is From the Storm and was released last year.
The Marton Institute is a private members club. Serving the people of Blackpool, providing a friendly environment for members and guests to enjoy a warm convivial environment. Facilities include self contained function suite, Games Room, Beer Garden, two bowling greens.
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