United by a love of tea, energetic dancing, cheeky riffs, silly hats, and cake, Mr Tea and the Minions have been unleashing their colourful explosion of musical mayhem on unsuspecting audiences since 2013.
Their raucous Ska Folk blended with full-fat Balkan beats and a squeeze of tangy Dub has made them party-starting festival favourites – and has inspired frenzied dancing all over the UK (and on a number of forays into continental Europe), with almost 100 festival appearances including Glastonbury, Boomtown, WOMAD, Secret Garden Party, Shambala, Belladrum, Wilderness, Nozstock, and Goulash Disko, to name just a few.
Their highly anticipated new album ‘Mutiny’ is set for release in October 4th 2019 and it’s sure to catapult the band to new heights with it’s mix of high energy, melodic and exciting original songs that the band are extremely excited about unleashing on the world!
Their debut album, ‘Tea Your Mind’, was released in 2016, along with an anarchic video to the opening song, ‘Coffee Shop Psycho’. Most recently, they released a live video of ‘Mutiny’, which will be the title track of their new album.
“The Minions seamlessly weave Balkan beats with ska, dub and swing to create a bouncing afternoon set which has everyone from four-year-olds in luminous ear defenders to grey-haired dreads kicking up the dust in front of the main stage. It’s impossible not to get involved.” The Independent (Nozstock 2016 review)
“Mr Tea and the Minions played one of the best performances we have ever seen! Expect great things from these guys.” Swingamajig Festival
“Upbeat, playful and exciting” 365 Bristol
Short Quote: “It’s impossible not to get involved.” The Independent