What people have said about The Bar-Steward Sons of Val Doonican...
"The best thing to come out of Barnsley since the A61 to Sheffield"
Jarvis Cocker, Pulp
"The Bar-Steward Sons of Val Doonican are very, very funny... one of the hardest working bands on the planet."
Comedian, Folk Musician
Author & Broadcaster
Eliza Carthy MBE,
"You have without question added a dimension to the cultural life of Barnsley."
Barnsley Folk Legend
"Great guys. They ROCK!"
"They look mental!"
"They're a lot of fun, and bloody nice chaps to boot."
from The Wonder Stuff
"BS/VD put Barnsley on the map!!"
from The Wonder Stuff
“Like a South Yorkshire James Joyce, they make Barnsley a definite candidate for the next Capital of European Culture."
Our stalker from Keighley
"The Bar-Steward Sons of Val Doonican stepped up to the main stage and proved to everyone that they are fully capable of holding big crowds. They probably stole the day with their tongue-in-cheek pastiche songs, hand-knitted tank-tops, ironic wigs, and outright sense of fun. (9/10)"
Virtual Festivals Review
"Banging out Barnsley based ballads in front of an absolutely rammed main stage seemed to encourage the mop topped tank toppers to up the ante, and the noise from the audience at the end of every song was not only deafening, but also proof that they deserve the reputation they have earned as one of the festival scenes hottest bookings."
UK Festival Guides Review
"Legend has it that no human being in the British Isles is ever more than five miles away from a Bar-Steward Sons of Val Doonican concert at any given time"
Out of Pocketful O' Nowt
"The last time I laughed as much was watching Jasper Carrott"
'The Wonder Stuff' Roadie
& Miles Hunt's brother
What some other people may or may not have said about The Bar-Steward Sons of Val Doonican...
"When you entertain the public it's no good just having good music or singing, you must also have entertainment value, so people will go home having a good time."
"They do for popular music what the 'Sound Of Music' did for hills"
"Nobody does it better"
"The Bar-Steward Sons' legend will live on long after a lot of living legends have died"
"Simply the best"