The Lancashire Hotpots is a comedy folk band from St Helens, Merseyside, England, formed in December 2006. The members are Bernard Thresher (vocals, guitar, drums), Dickie Ticker (accordion, hand percussion), Bob Wriggles (bass, acoustic bass) and Willie Eckerslike (drums, vocals). Their songs make use of Lancashire dialect.
The Lancashire Hotpots record songs about Lancashire and other British culture (e.g. "Chippy Tea", "He's Turned Emo", "eBay Eck"). Their first single, "He's Turned Emo", gained over 230,000 plays on MySpace (as of 17 March 2008) and was featured on BBC Radio One by Colin Murray. Their debut album, Never Mind The Hotpots was a minor hit, reaching number one comedy album in the UK (on iTunes) and number two in the BBC 6 Music Album Charts.
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