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The Pigs to sizzle at Muster

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IN the past five years, this family of hillbillies have built a reputation as a hugely entertaining festival act.

The bluegrass-inspired madness that is The Pigs has spread since their last appearance at the Muster and this year they are back by popular demand.

Their return has coincided with the launch of their latest single Hey Christina - a wickedly funny tale of heart-ache and revenge - off their second album Horses.

Fresh from a string of performances in Germany and Denmark, The Pigs' three 90-minute shows at this year's Optus Music Muster will include bluegrass versions of well-known mainstream hits and original music off their two albums.

Loved by country, folk and popular music audiences alike, The Pigs' combination of music and comedy is sensational.

Their toe-tapping version of Beyonce's Single Ladies - featuring special guest, John Williamson on Jaw Harp - has appeared often on ABC TV's Rage, inspiring a Youtube sensation, sold out concerts and a European Tour.

The Muster crowd will need to hold on to their hats when the band performs wild bluegrass versions of Technotronic's Pump Up The Jam, Salt n Pepa's Push It, Rage Against The Machine's Killing In The Name and of course Single Ladies (put a ring on it).

With some great original songs including, Macho Moisturiser, the tale of a big country boy who wrestles crocodiles but maintains a strict skincare regime, The Pigs set to sizzle on stage in the Crow Bar on Friday night from 9.30pm and in the Muster Club on Sunday at 12.30am and 8.30pm.

The Pigs are a family of hillbilly musicians, who all sing and play super-charged acoustic instruments. With Par Pig on double bass, T-Bone Pig on nylon string guitar, Stretch Pig on Steel String guitar, Cousin Billy-Bob Pig on stand-up drums and special guest Cousin Jebodiah on banjo and mandolin, the sound is a glorious genre-defying blend of bluegrass, pop, rock, folk and just about everything else.

After three sell-out shows at this year's Tamworth music festival this band is not to be missed.

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