Jet performing in a Chip Shop

On Saturday the 26th May Jet, The Woodlice singer and quiff boy, will be performing in an old chip shop in Stroud in a collaboration with Ed Patrick/ Kid Carpet. The show is part of “Stroud Site festival” and Jet and Ed are fantastically lucky to be performing their show, itself based on dual identities, in an old chip shop.  They were going to be in a disused railway shed but frankly “The Golden Fish Bar” right in the centre of Strouds shopping area was an opportunity too good to miss. Ed and Jet have written the show together and it’s packed full of charity shop songs and ideas. They will be performing three shows on the day and each show will be different based on what they’ve found in three Stroud charity shops. Ambitious? Possibly. Crazy. Perhaps. Entertaining. You got ya.

From 11am onwards Saturday 26th May at The Golden Fish Bar  1 London Road, Town Centre, Stroud, GL5 2AA. Look outside the fish bar for show times on the day. (NB the programme says they are in the goods shed but they have changed location to The Golden Fish Bar)

Second Hand Identity
An experimental performance
Saturday 26th May 11am-5pm
Brunel Goods Shed, Stroud GL5 3AP
Ed Patrick (Kid Carpet) and Jet McDonald
collaborate on a new performance
experiment. Second Hand Identity changes
with every show. Charity shops and car
boot sales are gleaned to provide all the
characters and props which are sold,
auctioned or somehow got rid of by the
end of the piece. One performance may
be about Princess Diana and located on a
chessboard, the next could be about
He-Man and set in Skegness. Somehow
the story and songs remain the same.

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The Single is out now and available on Bandcamp.

You can now download for free our single which has the tracks

“Everybody’s Got a Beard” and “Kittens on the Ketchup”.

The mini cd is available for a tiny £1 plus postage with a handmade and handprinted lino print by the band on the sleeve.

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“Everybody’s Got a Beard” The New Video

Here is the magnificent video by our longtime friend and collaborator Virpi Kettu

Everybody, truly, has a beard.



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Undergrowth Tour Photos

Some photos of our tour through the Undergrowth of the South West



 The Woodlice at The Prince Albert Stroud mmm real ale


Snails At Cafe Poco Bristol mmm tapas 


Spiderbelly at Cafe Poco Bristol mmm spiders


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The Undergrowth Mini Tour!

Roll up roll up for the Undergrowth tiny tour of the South West!


Thurs 12th April Stroud Free


The Prince Albert,
Rodborough Hill,
Stroud, GL5 3SS


Fri 13th April Bath £3.00


The Bell Inn
103 Walcot Street,
Bath, BA1 5BW
01225 460426


Sun 14th April Bristol Free


Cafe Poco
Jamaica Street
Stokes Croft


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Kittens in the Ketchup – The New Video!

The Woodlice -Kittens in the Ketchup-
from Virpi Kettu on Vimeo.

This was made by the multitalented Virpi who plays violin with The Woodlice when she’s in the UK and is also a great film maker and animator.

These Kittens came all the way from Frome and were farm cats. They certainly liked their chips and ketchup.

“Kittens in the Ketchup” will be one of the songs on our new ep due out Springtime.

Enjoy the video. Woodlice and Kittens everywhere.


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The Woodlice at The Undergrowth night


Photos by Nigel:


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Miners Arms St Werburghs Bristol 8pm  Thurs 26th Jan

Bristol folk from the shady places in your garden.

The Woodlice

Clattery folk pop in the wood rot, as heard on BBC 6 Tom Robinson


Nick Drake fingerpicking in the tummy of a tarantula.


Will nibble your earlobes like lettuce leaves, as heard on BBC 6 Jarvis Cocker “Sunday Service”

8pm £3.00 on the door.

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Woodlice at Art House Cafe

At the Mind benefit night.

Virpi Kettu playing violin.

Photos by Ian Usher

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Mind Xmas Benefit Night!

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