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Hoedown, Barn Dance Band, Wales, Swansea, Cardiff (WA02)

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Description

When you think of Wales,Bluegrass music never usually springs to mind ! Well,that's where you're wrong........and here's the band to prove it !

This barn dance and concert band appear regularly in the music scene throughout Wales, and can be heard at festivals, and many venues in Britain and Ireland,their full 5 piece line-up giving that authentic Bluegrass appeal.Their material includes lively traditional Bluegrass music and a wide range of songs featuring close 3-part harmonies.As a dance band they will bring their caller as well as breaking up the night with their own style of songs.

The band may also be booked for concerts for the real ol' Bluegrass fans ! So you can watch and listen to the musicianship and vocals of..................

Roland  (Mandolin and Vocals).............Having played guitar for a few decades, Roland turned to mandolin and enjoys pickin' and singing, especially harmony vocals.

Paul  (Banjo and Vocals) ..................Paul has been a keen bluegrass enthusiast for many years whose attention to detail in his banjo playing enhances the band's performance and his baritone vocals contribute greatly to the 3-part harmonies.

Bill Steele (Guitar and Vocals) ...............Bill is a bluegrass veteran having played in a number of bands including 'Double Bill', 'Midnight Specials', 'Trouble & Strife', 'Rainbow Pickers', 'Buffalo Bluegrass Band' and 'Out of the Blue'. Having performed at many festivals his major musical influences are Doc Watson, Tim O'Brien and the Kentucky Colonels and of course Bill Munroe.

Roy Nicholls (Fiddle) .................A former student of the Royal Academy, Roy was immersed in the classical tradition of violin playing before being exposed to bluegrass. Together with his brother, Ian - of 'Buffalo Smoke' - Roy became a regular figure at Bluegrass festival picking sessions. Since joining, he has made a significant contribution to the band's sound and his attention to detail has significantly influenced the band's musical direction.

Peter Williams (Acoustic Bass) ...............Peter has been a musical director, arranger and composer for Channel 4 Wales and the BBC since 1980. He currently runs the South Wales based company Theatre Music Projects. Peter has worked with a variety of artists including Bryn Terfel, Vanessa Mae, Peters and Lee, Bonnie Tyler and Max Boyce. He has also composed for the National Dance Company of Wales and for the National Eisteddfod.

  • Will perform in:

  • West Midlands • Wales • South West England
  • Musical Styles:

  • Concert Folk Bands • Barn Dance Bands • American Hoedown
  • Notes:
  • VIDEO OF BAND Available Upon Request - in BBC recording studio

Enquire

Call or Text brief enquiry to 0788 788 7917

Alternatively, you can write to Jigs 'n' Reels, 'Homeleigh', Claphill Lane, Rushwick, Worcester WR2 5TP