On Saturday 20th August, Blackfest returned to Doncaster for its 7th consecutive year to the Blacksmiths Arms in Harworth. The single day live music festival hosted by Ginger Beard, a Doncaster promotor, featured a line-up of 15 artists coming from all over the UK.
One of the bands who were on the Blackfest VII line up are Billy Bibby & The Wry Smiles, a band that came together after lead singer Billy Bibby had been playing gigs as a solo artist, following his departure from Catfish and the Bottlemen. It is safe to say that members Billy, Matt, Rob and Mike have achieved amazing things in the year since formation, with the release of their EP Bide your time and singles ‘Waitin’ for You’ and ‘Are You Ready?’ and a number of gigs under their belt. Billy and Matt sat down with The Doncopolitan for a pre-gig chat to give us an insight into Billy Bibby & The Wry Smiles.