Monster Ceilidh Band, Shakespeares pub
Continuing in their quest to get the nation dancing, whatever their musical persuasion, the folk fusion band are on the road this autumn to celebrate the release of their third album, Charge!
Reputably the UK’s only drum and bass ceilidh band, which was always going to be a bit of a specialist niche, the Monsters have the unique ability to dazzle crowds at diverse types of music festivals.
Accordion, fiddle and mandocello battle it out against dub-heavy bass
and electric beats .
They combine explosive and fiery folk music with funky riffs, glitchy drum and bass beats and live drums.
The Monsters reckons there is no clear winner, except the dance.
Their experimentation with electronic beats has its roots in traditional music but has produced something innovative, contemporary and dynamic.
They say they are trying to reach out to the 21-century nightclub audience.
To hear how they do it, go to monsterceilidhband.co.uk to listen to some of their tracks.
The band is made up of accordionist Amy Thatcher, who also plays with the Kathryn Tickell Band and The Shee, Carly Blain from Border Fiddles on fiddle, mandocello player Kieran Szifris, who also appears with Gathering Sky, David de la Haye on bass, who also appears with Jez Lowe and the Bad Pennies, and Joe Truswell (The Touch) on drums and beats.
The gig takes place at the pub on Gibraltar Street, Shalesmoor, Sheffield tomorrow night.
Tickets are £8 and available in advance online at thefolkforest.net/tickets/