Magnificent Seven, Fulford Arms

Magnificent Seven played at Fulford Arms to celebrate their new E.P.with support from Harrison Rimmer, the Sex Cripples and On the Ropes.

Review by Alice Jane.

Photography by Andy Argyle.

York’s very own Magnificent Seven descended on their favourite venue, the Fulford Arms for the launch of their long-awaited debut E.P. The Good, The Bad, and The Drunk. The self-described “genre terrorists” were supported by pop-punk outfit On The Ropes, the amazing Sex Cripples, and acoustic singer/songwriter Harrison Rimmer. This gig also marked the final appearance of trombone player Laurence Hobden, who shall be departing Yorkshire for greener pastures elsewhere.

All things considered, this was a fairly momentous gig for the band and the turnout reflected this with the venue being incredibly busy even from the first opening act. The evening kicked off with the always dependable Harrison Rimmer before moving onto the Sex Cripples, who really do defy categorisation. Consisting of a bass player and guitarist who not only share vocal duties but also split the drumming between them with an assortment of miniature drums operated by foot, this dynamic duo really do need to be seen to be believed. The final support act were York local stalwarts On The Ropes, and barring the brief interruption of a power failure they delivered once again.

With the other bands having warmed the audience up, the Magnificent Seven took to the stage in front of a packed venue eagerly anticipating their set. This was their moment to shine and they lived up to their name with a lively set that invigorated the crowd, delivering their own blend of ska, punk and hip-hop interspersed with covers of Eminem’s Lose Yourself and Destiny’s Child’s Survivor. With one of their members now departing and no gigs currently lined up, where the band go from here is uncertain, but we do hope to see the Magnificent Seven (or will they be the Magnificent Six?) again.


The Magnificent Seven played at the Fulford Arms on the 14th January 2017.