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Monster Ceilidh Band + Green Diesel + DJ Jamie Moon
November 11, 2016 @ 9:00 pm - November 12, 2016 @ 2:00 am£5 – £8
“Monster Ceilidh Band have the skills to create that instant party, with an infectious blend that fuses UK folk, with drum & bass.” — Mike Green, London King’s Place, Wilderness Festival, London Folk Guild
“Young and sassy, innovative and skillful, the Monsters effortlessly fuse the traditional with the contemporary” – Liz Holmes, Director Knockengorroch World Ceilidh
Monster Ceilidh Band present: their ‘Electrofolk’ spectacular with award winning talents of accordionist Amy Thatcher and violinist Shona Mooney. Their powerful and uncompromising approach has brought them to the attention of many of the major UK festivals; from Cambridge to Bestival, along with Tanz und Folkfest, Germany and Colours of Ostrava in the Czech Republic and soon to audiences across the world.
The Monsters have been guided by bands like Shooglenifty, Martyn Bennet, and the Peatbog Faeries, continuing in the electronic-fusion genre with their self styled ElectroFolk. D’n’B producer the Touch works together with electronic experimentalist and bassist David de la Haye to augment the compositions of Amy, Shona and Octave Mandolin player, Kieran Szifris. The result is a crucible for smelting riffs, massive chord progressions, intense electronics, folk tunes and a wide variety of styles from simply some of the UK’s finest folk musicians. This is not a ceilidh, it’s electrofolkmaggeddon!
The band Green Diesel make noise. Old fashioned, new fangled, jumping around with a violin and a bouzouki sort of noise. And they will continue to do so until they run out of instruments.
Specialising in innovative folk rock, Green Diesel first emerged in 2009, determined to pair new interpretations of traditional tunes with their own manic compositions, and make them dance. The sextet of multi-disciplined musicians from Faversham, Kent, take their inspiration from the depths of English folk lore and legend and the classic folk rock sound of the 1970s. Like their predecessors Fairport Convention and The Albion Band, Green Diesel’s sound is born from a love of traditional English music and a desire to reinvent it for modern audiences.
Combining an ever-increasing number of traditional instruments with a virtuoso electric guitar, Green Diesel put their unique stamp on whatever they play, whether it is throwing a reggae twist into an old sea shanty or spicing up a jig with a touch of jazz funk.
But it is the ferocity of their live music that sets Green Diesel apart – the band puts its collective heart and soul into every gig, working tirelessly on and off stage to ensure audiences are entertained from start to finish. Whether playing to a crowd of one or 1,000, their classic sound engages even the most dedicated folk traditionalist while their contemporary repertoire has earned them a loyal fan base amongst nu folk lovers.
These are not static lessons in folk. This is noise, passion, and fire. This is the Green Diesel theory.
Sleazy Listening to Grindin’ Rock n Roll, Glamour Trash to Electro Booty and beyond from DJ Jamie Moon!
Taking in rhythm & blues, jazz, exotica, funk, loungecore, northern soul, latin, breakbeat, electronica, house, glitch, synthpop, new wave, ska, electro swing & many more delectable morsels!
We are open from 10:30am, serving food from 12-10pm. Happy Hour from 5-7pm!