We are the shiny disco ball hat wearing, ultimate genre hopping, twisted festival, live stage machine that puts the emphasis on music, entertaining and laughter. We are a party at its most outrageous and ridiculous.
Imagine Primal Scream and Happy Mondays had children genetically fused with the DNA of Frank Zappa, Bob Marley and Neil Diamond.
Our live shows have included crowdsailing in rubber dinghies, crowdsurfing on inflatable alligators, laughter yoga, hug-offs, dance-offs in a giant hay bird nest, singalongs about dancing in gay discos and being heartbroken by ginger people, line dancing and high 5ing to the beats.
Always expect the unexpected when the Dijon 5 come to town!
The Dijonverse has exponentially expanded since we kicked off 2014 with a sell-out show in legendary Glasgow venue King Tuts Wah Wah Hut (where Oasis were "discovered"), the release of our debut album Party To Make Music To Party To Make Music To Party To Make Music To Party To 1, a summer packed with festival appearances and our first headlining show at the world famous Barrowland Ballrooms with a rockumentary documenting that day's now legendary Mustardonics.
2015 was been even better for us. We played 32 gigs (including 14 festivals) with one of the highlights being Liverpool Sound City alongside The Flaming Lips and Sean Lennon's band (with a Liverpool Echo rave review). DJ Marc Riley (BBC 6Music) described us as, "the highlight of Liverpool Sound City" and a pair of my "retired" yellow jeans even made it into Mark Radcliffe and Stuart Maconie's 'Rock Trouser Museum' on their BBC 6Music RadMac show.
We released our single 'These Are Not The Drugs (You Are Looking For)' with a 'Tale of Two Cities' double launch party in Glasgow and Edinburgh. The video for it was shot at the Sighthill Stone Circle in Glasgow, Eden Festival, Kelburn Garden Party and stars Scottish acting legend Gavin Mitchell (who played Boaby the barman in hit BBC sitcom Still Game).
In November we were the headline act on the international Stop Climate Chaos day of action playing in front of thousands on the famous Ross Bandstand in the shadow of Edinburgh Castle.
And in December we supported Scouse Britpop legends, Space, in the Classic Grand, Glasgow and played in front of a sold-out crowd at our Yellow Movement Xmas Party in the east-end of Glasgow venue Saint Luke's.
This year on the 15th February we released our new video for 'International Sex Hero' starring Gavin Mitchell (again) and our good friends from the Insane Championship Wrestling on a date that will forever more be known as 'International Sex Hero Day'.
Saturday 5th March 2016 was a defining moment in our career as we played Yellowland; our second headlining gig at the Barrowland Ballroom. A capacity crowd of nearly 2,000 of The Dijon Family were there for what many have already described as the greatest gig they've ever witnessed. The reviews have been some of the best we've ever had.
The Dijon Family will be playing Scotland, Ireland and England on our 'Peace, Love & Mustard Tour 2016'.
We are the flagbearers of The Yellow Movement. A creative movement with a DIY ethos aiming to affect positive change, bring people together and make them happy. This is our manifesto:
"Laugh until you no longer know what it is to hate, release your soul, determine your own fate, lose your self consciousness, find anonymous awesomeness, in bottomless thoughtfulness, lose your inhibitions, forget the distractions, take non-violent direct action, be your own improvement, use your illusion. You are never alone, anyone can happen, be the best you, you can be. This is the blueprint, we are the nuisance, the fluent union of amusement. The Yellow Movement, the evolution revolution, a symbiosis of (un)conscious and conscience... do join us."
Spread the Mustard love and join The Yellow Movement. Your Colonel needs you!
You ARE the 6th Dijon! We love you! Thank you for being a friend.
Peace, love and Mustard.