20-24 June 2019. Fillongley Village Hall, CV7 8EQ

LINEUP

Bands confirmed so far:

The Allen Family Band

The Allen Family are a  bluegrass and old time music playing family. The youngest member is Geary, playing guitar and banjo. Toby plays double bass. Ruby sings in her own unique style and says Johnny Cash is her biggest influence. Josh sings and plays guitar, banjo and fiddle in the old time way. Pete, from New Mexico, started his musical career around 1970 playing fiddle, guitar and singing in a trio called the "Allen Brothers" with his brother Phil Allen on banjo and Earl Pitman on bass.     http://allenfamilyband.com/ 

Blossom Hill

Blossom Hill are delighted to introduce their new Dobro man - Ed Gallagher.  With Ed comes a bunch of new songs to the repertoire;  add the traditional engine room of Gary and Sherryl Payne, the Banjo from Richard Holland, and you will see that the new grape has made the old wine sparkle!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I3oba9EfFto

 

Bow Legged Skeeters

Nicknamed ‘The Skeeters’ by most of their fans, The Bow-Legged Skeeter  are a 5 piece band from the South Coast with the classic Bluegrass line-up of Banjo, Fiddle, Guitar, Mandolin and String Bass.

 Increasingly known for their strong vocal performances featuring 3 and 4 part harmonies the band have a burgeoning repertoire of traditional Bluegrass standards, contempory  Bluegrass, and self penned songs.

Currently booked for a number of Festivals, clubs and Village halls in different parts of the country and starting to get air time on local radio the band are gradually building a name for themselves whilst also recording their own songs.

Visit our website http://thebowleggedskeeter.co.uk  for more details  and music clips.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5MK0Rlw-WEg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JDdFOpE6IVY

The Down County Boys

The Down County Boys are one of the longest established and best loved bluegrass bands in the UK – tracing their roots back to 1964. The current line up features Peter Parker on fiddle, father and son Mick (bass/vocals) and Chris (banjo) Cooper and Ray Duffy on lead vocals guitar and mandolin.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XVE2z6l-4GA 

http://downcountyboys.com/

The Goat Roper Rodeo Band

“A fresh, energetic three-piece acoustic band who combine great vocal harmonies with up-beat, self-penned songs to make a memorable live show.”  (The Record Journal Live).

“Man, how can some so young be so sad….and so perfect!” (Ian Dunlop – Gram Parsons / Flying Burrito Bros).

“Wonderfully executed acoustic country blues with two guitars, a double bass and plaintive striking harmonies, a musical landscape driven by old timey sensibilities …there’s a lot to like about the Goat Roper Rodeo Band.” (R2 Magazine)

“A fresh, energetic three-piece acoustic band who combine great vocal harmonies with up-beat,
self-penned songs to make a memorable live show.”  (The Record Journal Live)

http://goatroperrodeoband.co.uk/

The Grove Band

The name originates from the Grove Inn in Leeds, where the Leeds Bluegrass Club was run on the last Thusday of every month for 33 years. So it seemed logical to call a band who's members all played on a regular basis at the club “ The Grove Band “

Kevin Garratt – Guitar,Dobro,Vocal. Pete Earle – Bass. Matt Nelson – Mandolin

Alistair Mcilroy - banjo,Vocal. Neil Garratt – Guitar,Vocal. 

https://www.facebook.com/The-Grove-Band-1214896938539173/

Gwynnie & The Old Mumblers

 

Fronted by 12 year old Gwynnie Pinnock, they have been performing a mix of bluegrass and old-time in various incarnations since she started playing guitar in August 2016 at the age of 9. They've played on the bill at Didmarton and Gower bluegrass festivals and open mic slots at several others around the country, as well as local pubs, festivals and charity events around Swansea. They normally play as a 4 piece with Gwynnie Pinnock on guitar and main vocals, her dad Will Pinnock on fiddle/guitar and vocals, John Williams on mandolin and vocals, and Terry Ryan on bass. They've been complemented for Gwynnie's confidence, rapidly developing musical and vocal skills, and the harmony backing. A promising star of the future.       Catch her before she's famous!

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1765864013470031/

Hogranch

Hogranch is a four piece band in traditional bluegrass format - Keith Howard on guitar and lead vocals and Sean Hogan on banjo and lead vocals are complemented by Bob Pepper on mandolin and harmony vocals and Deb Howard on double bass and harmony vocals. The band have played a number of British festivals as well as EWOB, the Edinburgh Fringe and the Rockygrass band competition.  Listen out for a mix of classic bluegrass, the best of Americana, some self-penned songs and the odd contemporary song with a hoggish twist.  Four voices, four instruments for your enjoyment.  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C8cb4brmDCI

http://thehogranch.co.uk/

Lowly Strung

Maidstone-based Lowly Strung, an exhilarating fivepiece
Americana/bluegrass band, have been building a sizeable and passionate following across Kent for their vibrant and exciting blend of
country and bluegrass music that has had younger music fans whooping and hollering with enthusiasm. The band, comprising Toby Starks (lead acoustic guitar, lead vocals), James Starks (mandolin, vocals), Jonny
Starks (fiddle, vocals), Malcolm Peet (Dobro) and Jon Fuller (double bass), have recently released their acclaimed NO TOMFOOLERY debut album.

https://lowlystrung.com/

Morris Boys

No introductions needed for this band, who have been on the UK Bluegrass scene since the 60's and are one of the few UK bands to ply their trade over in the USA. The lineup has changed many times over the years, but has always been under the leadership of Dave and Glynn Morris.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VxGE5Ijvz10

https://www.facebook.com/The-Morris-Boys-1516483161945658/

Murston Bapchild and the

Brackston Hicks

 

We are a 4 piece Honky Tonk band, fiddle, lap steel, double bass, guitar, vocals and harmony vocals. Our music stems mainly from the 40s and the 50s, though we do some original material and the occasional more modern piece that is appropriate for the style. If you like Hank Williams and Bob Wills then we are the band for you.

We put on a show and have a reputation for always enjoying what we do.

http://murstonbapchild.wixsite.com/murstonbapchild

The Old Grey Dogs

The Old grey dogs, among the top Newgrass players in the uk today, playing a mixture of Bela Fleck and Jens Kruger tunes along with hard driving songs from across the board of bluegrass. Now into their thirty plus years together and respected within their field. A trio not to miss.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XsyVc0ou5xo

https://www.facebook.com/The-Old-Grey-Dogs-240956039278861/

Paul Brewer & Friends

For many years Paul was associated with the recently disbanded South Essex Bluegrass Band. He'll be running the Sunday morning Gospel Session, ably abetted by others

Phantom Horse

‘Phantom Horse’ consists of four well-respected musicians based in the East Midlands.  They are Guy Rogers on banjo and guitar, David Gray on fiddle and mandolin, Ben Storer on double bass and guitar and Mick Smith on Guitar and mandolin, with all four members sharing three-part harmony on the vocal duties.  Their very diverse musical backgrounds meld together in their section of song and tunes thus creating a unique sound and stage presentation.  Their selection of songs range from traditional bluegrass numbers, to country music, to 50’s pop and original self penned songs.

Be prepared for a ‘musical roller coaster ride’ experience from the unique ‘Phantom Horse’

https://www.facebook.com/Phantom-Horse-137169999656010/

The Rosellys

 

"The Rosellys are a band who make no apology for their love of Americana. Musically, they blend English accents with lyrical references to both the UK and US alongside well pitched bass, feisty drum beats and stunning pedal steel and fiddle to create a sound that walks the fine line between Celtic folk and Americana"

Nashville Over Here

https://therosellys.vpweb.co.uk/

The Rosellys

 

"The Rosellys are a band who make no apology for their love of Americana. Musically, they blend English accents with lyrical references to both the UK and US alongside well pitched bass, feisty drum beats and stunning pedal steel and fiddle to create a sound that walks the fine line between Celtic folk and Americana"

Nashville Over Here

https://therosellys.vpweb.co.uk/

The Rosellys

 

"The Rosellys are a band who make no apology for their love of Americana. Musically, they blend English accents with lyrical references to both the UK and US alongside well pitched bass, feisty drum beats and stunning pedal steel and fiddle to create a sound that walks the fine line between Celtic folk and Americana"

Nashville Over Here

https://therosellys.vpweb.co.uk/

Phrase & Fable

Phrase & Fable play a mellow blend of Americana, folk and bluegrass classics, traditional Appalachian standards and original songs, with some fine harmony singing. You may know Maria & Phil from their full band The Reckless Abandoners. Phil Stott (guitar, mandolin) is a talented acoustic musician who has played in a variety of bluegrass, folk and ceilidh bands over many years. Phil also has a fine singing voice and is joined by duo partner Maria Wallace, whose rich bluesy vocals are accompanied by clawhammer banjo

The Rye Sisters

The Rye Sisters (Ishani and Sue) are an Americana and folk-country duo who perform in close harmony to guitar, mandolin and fiddle. They have been singing together since May 2016 and are known for the richness of their vocal blend and tightness of harmonies. They are a regular feature of pubs and summer events in their home county but have also begun to emerge onto the festival scene playing stages at Southwell, Orwell, Gower and Crossover. Last year, they released their debut album ‘Brave Unbeaten Paths’ which contains the haunting ‘Song for Lincolnshire 2016’ winner ‘White Mercury’.

https://theryesisters.com/

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