YEEHAW — comedy folk band The Lancashire Hotpots are riding into town with a country twist.

The group, known for songs such as Chippy Tea and eBay Eck, have been entertaining fans with their comical musings on life since 2006.

The five-piece cannot wait to don their Stetsons and saddle up their horses to bring an evening of music and comedy, with a hint of the Wild Wild (North) West, to Bury.

They are regulars at The Met and all tickets for Saturday's show have been snapped up.

Frontman Bernard Thresher said: "It's always this time of year.

"There are certain places that are always good and Bury is always one of them.

"We have gone a bit country, rather than it being an all-out folk.

"It's still the same classic Hotpots subject matter."

Those lucky enough to have a ticket can expect a rip-roaring night of tongue-in-cheek rhymes with a large dollop of Lancashire dialect.

On July 9, they will appear at their regular Sunday slot at the Beat-Herder Festival in Ribble Valley before their tour takes them across the country, with dates including Burnley Mechanics on July 25, King Georges Hall, Blackburn, on November 14 and Manchester's Club Academy on November 28.

Bernard, who has lived with his partner in Coventry for the past 10 years, joked: "I genuinely don't know where I have been this year or where I'm going."

This year, they are celebrating their 10th anniversary and recently reached a milestone of getting 2,000,000 views on their YouTube channel.

When they are not on the road, Bernard and his bandmates — known as Dickie Ticker, Bob Wriggles, Billy McCartney and Kenny Body — all have day jobs including a web developer and a teacher.

Bernard, who has two cats called Tewkesbury and Derrick, said: "Every weekend and every show and every album is a surprise, there's no long-term plan.

"We will keep on going as long as we keep people smiling.

"When we realise we can't do that, we will pack it in.

"Bury is sold out and the new album is selling well.

"It went straight to number one on the iTunes comedy chart."

Latest album, A Fistful Of Scratchcards, is the band's 10th offering and features tracks including Cheer Up Thom Yorke, The Wigan Church Of Pies and I Fear Ikea.

In 2010, the band was rocked when drummer Tom McGrath, known as Willie Eckerslike, was found hanged at his home in St Helens.

An inquest found he had become depressed while facing a police investigation. In the months before his death, he he had been questioned on suspicion of inciting children to commit sexual activities.

After receiving messages of support from fans, as well as family and friends, they recruited new members, keyboardist Billy and drummer Kenny, and continued as a band.

As they gear up to celebrate the group's 10th anniversary year, Bernard said: "Everyone is great.

"Everyone is settled.

"We are all still working hard in the week and playing gigs at weekends."

The Lancashire Hotpots will be at The Met, Bury, on Saturday, July 4, at 8pm. The event is sold out, to join the waiting list for ticket returns, call 0161 761 2216.