Blowzabella is a genuinely unique band that makes an inimitable, driving, drone-based wall-of-sound played with a fabulous sense of melody, rhythmic expertise and sheer feeling. They compose their own music which is influenced by English and European traditional folk music and song – a shared culture with ancient roots.
Many of their tunes are “standards” in the modern British/European folk repertoire and are played by people all over the world. Bands across Europe who experiment with folk music often cite Blowzabella as a major influence. Much loved and respected, there is no one else quite like them.
Blowzabella is Andy Cutting – diatonic button accordion; Jo Freya – vocals, saxophone, clarinet; Paul James – vocals, bagpipes, saxophones; Gregory Jolivet – hurdy-gurdy; David Shepherd – violin; Barn Stradling – bass guitar; Jon Swayne – bagpipes, saxophone.
BLOWZABELLA celebrate 40 years of their joyous, drone-based noise with a new album ‘Two Score’, a new book of tunes ‘More Scores’ and gigs and festivals in the UK and EU.http://blowzabella.co.uk/
For 2018 dates go to www.blowzabella.co.uk
- 05/01/19 – Baltonsborough Village Hall. Ticket details to be announced
- 22-24/02/19 Vierzon, France. Workshops and Bal. Ticket details to be announced
- 9-12/05/19 Workshops and More, Marienburg, Germany. Ticket details to be announced.