Birmingham Six was formed in the Fall of 2006. Taking its name from the six men wrongfully convicted of the 1974 Birmingham Pub bombings, the band mixes Traditional, Rebel, Contemporary, and Original Irish music to form its sound. The members’ influences are varied and combine nicely to create an energetic and fun live show. They draw influence from The Pogues, Flogging Molly, and Clancy Brothers.
B6 has had the opportunity to provide opening support for many internationally touring acts including: Derek Warfield & The Young Wolftones, The Tossers, and The Wolftones. They have been referred to as the "Indie Rock Band of Irish Music" after performing a mix of original music and their own arrangements of traditional Irish songs. The Six has produced three full length releases; Iron Rations, The Kessel Run, and most recently Move On. They are tenured professionals prepared to offer listeners a tight and lively experience.
"With the excellent 'Move On,' (Birmingham Six is) poised to become one of the headliners in the Irish Festival circuit this fall. They label themselves as an Irish Punk Rock band, but that is a narrow view of the versatility they display on the new disc."
Mike Farragher Irish Voice & IrishCentral.com
"A great collection of songs."
"Nine entertaining, peppy folk songs make you want more."
MacSlon's Irish Pub Radio
"'Move On' is a well written and flawlessly executed album."
Paddy Rock Radio
"Fresh and varied...with many facets."