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/
11/01/2020 Annual Party Baltonsborough Bash, Baltonsborough Village Hall 8-11pm. Ticket link to come.
08/02/2020 Zaandam, Holland www.rootsaandezaan.nl
20th and 21st May 2020 Tradenvie, Auch, 32000 France
29th to 31st May Blowzabella Halsway festival, Halsway Manor Crowcombe, Taunton
Workshops ad special guests Les Poufs Accordes, Concerts and Bal.
29th and 30th June – Grand Bal Trad, Viaffre, Italy
25th and 26th Sept, Hamburg, Germany.