The Severed Limb between busking and Imelda May

Posted by Dee-Ann On November - 17 - 20105,240 views

I got a message from an independent label Lost Johns, “humbly” pointing us to a contemporary skiffle group The Severed Limb. They just released their debut EP WOO EEE HA HA! out on 10″ vinyl and download from amazon, i-tunes.

The six piece band, including accordion, washboard, and double bass are busking every Friday at Borough Market, London, but they also have been playing throughout London for some time. They’ve played support slots with Kitty Daisy and Lewis and they are Imelda May’s protoges. They even were here support act during the London legs of her last two UK tours (at Bush Hall and Koko).

I love the British sound of Severed Limb. The singers voice reminds me of Johnny Rotten and the Toy Dolls. Sounding punk without being punk, with a twist of Bo Diddley’s rhythm, a pinch of zydego accordion, and a Rockabilly surprise! I can imagine why they can make people drop them a quid when they’re busking, and how they can make a crowd party with their diverse music styles.

The four track EP can be heard in its entirety at

Their record label:

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