The Lancashire Hotpots

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The Lancashire Hotpots
Background information
Origin St Helens, Lancashire, England
Genres Comedy, folk
Years active 2006–present
Labels Fuss Records
Associated acts Emmet, Moped, Lyons and Tigers
Members Bernard Thresher
Dickie Ticker
Bob Wriggles
Kenny Body
Billy McCartney
Past members Willie Eckerslike

The Lancashire Hotpots are a comedy folk band[1] from St Helens, Merseyside (formerly part of Lancashire), England, formed in December 2006.[2] The group record songs about Lancashire, technology and British culture (e.g. "Chippy Tea", "He's Turned Emo", "eBay Eck").[3] Their songs make use of Lancashire dialect. Their first single, "He's Turned Emo", gained over 230,000 plays on MySpace (as of 17 March 2008) and was featured on BBC Radio One by Colin Murray.[4] Their debut album, Never Mind The Hotpots was a minor hit, reaching number one comedy album on iTunes in the UK,[5] and number two in the BBC 6 Music Album Charts.

The current members are Bernard Thresher (vocals, guitar, ukulele, drums), Dickie Ticker (accordion, mandolin, melodica, hand percussion), Bob Wriggles (bass guitar, acoustic bass), Billy McCartney (keyboards)and Kenny Body (drums),[6] the latter two joining following the death of founder member Willie Eckerslike. Eckerslike (born Tom McGrath; drums, vocals) died 11 May 2010, aged 38.[7]



  • Never Mind The Hotpots (2007)
  • Pot Sounds (2008)
  • The Lancashire Hotpots' Christmas Cracker (2009)
  • Criminal Record (2010)
  • Achtung Gravy (2011)
  • A Hard Day's Pint (2012)
  • Crust for Life (2013)
  • Golden Crates (2014)

Work is taking place on their 2015 album "A Fistful of Scratchcards".

Live Albums[edit]

  • Never Mind The Hotpots - Live At The Citadel (2007)


  • Never Mind The Hotpots - Live At The Citadel (2008)
  • "Live at The Lowry" (2014)


  • "He's Turned Emo" (2007)
  • "The Beer Olympics" (EP) (2009)
  • "Carry You Home" / "Chippy Tea" (2009)
  • "You Could Get Hit By A Bus Tomorrow" (2011)
  • "The Beer Olympics 2012" (2012)
  • "The Beer Festival" (2012)
  • "The Baking Song" (2013)
  • "The Flappy Bird Song" (2014)
  • "Mum's for Tea" (2014)


  1. ^ "Paddy's tribute to musician". The Bolton News (Newsquest Media Group). 2010-05-17. Retrieved 2011-05-27. 
  2. ^ Aitch, Iain (2007-05-19). "Masters of parody". The Guardian (Guardian News and Media). Retrieved 2008-03-01. 
  3. ^ Westcott, Matt (2007-07-26). "Never Mind The Hotspots – The Lancashire Hotpots". The Northern Echo (Newsquest Media). Retrieved 2008-03-01. 
  4. ^ Taylor, Paul (2007-08-07). "Folk's t'internet sensations". Manchester Evening News (M.E.N. Media). Archived from the original on 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-03-01. 
  5. ^ Dobson, Jemma (2008-02-25). "Interview: The Lancashire Hotpots". The Blackpool Citizen (Newsquest Media Group). Retrieved 2008-03-01. 
  6. ^ New Hotpots Lineup unveiled
  7. ^ "Lancashire Hotpots drummer found dead". St Helens Star (Newsquest Media Group). 2010-05-13. Retrieved 2011-05-27. 

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