The Burner Band play old school country and rock 'n roll in their own style. After two solo albums (Dog Songs, 2018, Dark Wheels, 2020), front man Lewis Burner collaborated with bass man Ian Blackburn to forge a collection of songs ranging in subject matter from mental health, murder, migraines and Liverpool’s campaign to rid the city of The Sun. This became 2021's release 'Signs & Wonders' on Shed Load Records, receiving strong reviews in Saving Country Music, Americana UK and Folk Radio. 

They are a hard working unit who have toured the UK, appeared at Deer Shed Festival, Maverick Festival and Buckle and Boots. The band released their 2nd album ‘Age of the Liar' in 2023 on Shed Load Records.

Lewis ‘Burner’ Pugh also performs as a solo artist and has supported the likes of Bob Log III, The Coal Porters, Jesse Daniel, The Legendary Shack Shakers & The Mary Wallopers. He has also appeared at Broadstairs Folk festival, Orwell bluegrass festival and Strummer Camp. Previous albums have received rave reviews in The Morning Star, fRoots Magazine and FATEA Magazine.  


Lewis Burner (guitar/banjo/harmonica/vocals) 
Ian Blackburn (double bass/vocals) 
Lewis Beresford (snare drum) 
Steven Hicken Jr. (pedal steel) 
Chris Wallum (electric guitar/vocals) 

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