Iconic, argumentative and utterly unique: 'Fairytale of New York' has become a British Christmas tradition - as have shows
from the band behind this timeless festival classic. Known for their shambling frontman Shane McGowan and their Celtic punk
sound, this band has gained notoriety for their controversial lyrics and energetic live performances.
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A chance meeting between McGowan and guitarist Spider Stacy in the toilets of a Ramones gig in 1982 marked the beginnings
of this great group. Their reputation for fantastic live performances found them supporting The Clash on tour in 1984 when
they were spotted and signed by Stiff Records with whom they released their debut album, Red Roses for Me, that same
A memorable appearance on '80s TV show The Tube, in which Spider repeatedly smashed himself over the head with a
beer tray, saw their popularity continue to grow, culminating in hit Christmas duet 'Fairytale of New York' featuring Kirsty
MacColl in 1987, which charted at Number 2. The single has go on to enjoy immense success, having entered the Top 20 of the
singles chart each Christmas for just under a decade. The song is often hailed as the greatest seasonal track of all time
and earned the band a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Annual Meteor Island Music Awards in February 2006.
Since 2001, the group have played regular tours of the US and UK through December, along with making occasional appearances
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