The Churchfitters at Croydon Folk Club, Monday 11th March, 8:15
The Churchfitters is a folk band like no other. A double bass made out of a saucepan. Heart-wrenching vocals accompanied by a musical saw. Foot-stompingly fast fiddle mixed with infectious funk-rock rhythms.
And traditional tunes reinvigorated with mesmerising jazz sax.
The four virtuoso musicians from England and France strut their stuff on a stage bristling with instruments, 'normal' and 'eccentric', The latter include a bass made from a Mercedes Benz hub cap, a handsaw and a Bing Bong machine made from jig saw blades.
Londoner Rosie Short: at home singing husky blues, plaintive femme folk, or ethereal originals.
Chris Short: a feverishly fast fiddler who also plays sensitively slowly, a humorous raconteur.
The drumming of Margaux Scherer (Jura, France) is second to none.
Bass player, Boris Lebret (Lannion, France) won't play a regular instrument when he can make a better one out of scrap metal (but not just any old scrap metal – Mercedes Benz, s'il vous plaît).
In addition to traditional folk music, The Churchfitters produce their own songs.
Throw in some exquisite harmonies and a few jokes that create instant rapport and you’ve got a high energy show that always leaves audiences cheering.
A great show for all the family.
And, don't forget to buy their CDs (11, so far).
Mike Harding, a self-confessed ‘huge, huge fan’, said it all: 'totally brilliant and beautiful'.
Entrance: £12 or £10 for members.
You can book in advance at "http://wegottickets.com/croydonfolkclub"
or Pay on the door
Doors open at 8.00 Starts at 8.15
For more information, contact Brian or Jenny on 0208 660 5919 or 07703210795
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