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Nyah Fearties are the hidden gem in Scotland's rich musical strata! In the 80s and 90s they ploughed a lone path through the mire of bland music and created a lightnin' fast, metal bashing, feedback drenched noise... all the more surprising because they were a duo and they played ACOUSTIC instruments!
The Fearties are often mentioned as a footnote in the Pogues history and are lazily pigeonholed as 'folk-punk', but anyone who saw their early gigs, or busking on the streets of London, realised that there wasn't much la-de-da folk music involved. Davie Wiseman sang with a passion in his broad Ayrshire accent and his acoustic bass style remains unique and uncopied; in fact the only sound similar would be The Flying Scotsman thundering down a rusty rail track! Stephen Wiseman battered the metal percussion and oil drums which he scavenged before each gig. He also invented the Ganjo and could pick out a mean tune.