The Chapman Family are playing a FREE gig at The Enterprise on Monday 29th Sept. The Chapman Family played their first gig on May 5th 2006 and have been preaching their own particular brand of family values up and down the country ever since. They've played over 200 gigs and supported the likes of We Are Scientists, 80s Matchbox B-Line Disaster and Reverend and the Makers on the way.
Also in this time they have appeared on compilation CDs for Dance To The Radio, Artrocker Unsigned, NARC Magazine and Firestation Records in Germany as well as getting played on local, national, international and British Armed Forces radio including Radio One and XFM and getting featured in Artrocker and the NME, and chatting to Tom Robinson and living legend Steve Lamacq live on air on BBC6 Music (with whom they have won demo of the week twice). They have also recorded a session for Radio One at Maida Vale studios in London, due to be aired in September 2008. The band have just done a piece for the radar section in NME Magazine and they're also supporting The Fratellis at In The City on the 7th Oct.
They are as much inspired by folk music as hardcore punk and their occasionally chaotic gigs can change from euphoric to apocalyptic in an instant. Equipment is often left damaged in a heap onstage, dripping with sweat and blood from being beaten to within an inch of its life long after the final note has been struck. They also sometimes write nice songs.