Original Publication Date: 1 July 2012
The Beasts of Burden will be singing a different tune come Autumn when the doors to their new pub open in The Park’s trendy east end.
The six-Animal band, whose hits include “Donkey Hot,” “Pack of Lies,” and “The Day the Oxen Rose,” has been little heard of since their sold-out performance here late in the Summer of 2006. But now, according to their manager, they’re ready to make a comeback.
“They took some time off…to rest, to care for their families,” says Ignatius Herder, who has managed the group since their first big hit in 1994. “But they’re ready, able and more than willing to get going again. They’re positively champing at the bit,” he says.
And the Beasts have ambitious plans: first, the opening of their pub, The Draft, in late September. Then, the release in January of a new collection of songs.
Will a tour follow?
“We’re going to wait and see,” says Herder. “They’ll be pretty busy with the pub for at least a few months.”