Cajun, Zydeco, Swamp ‘n’ Roll from the bayous of Staffordshire
Formed in the dim and distant past of 1993, in Stoke-on-Trent, Elvis Fontenot have evolved to become the premier European swamp’n’roll outfit that they are today.
Lineup is Nick Barber (Accordion/Vocals/Frottoir), Paul Asher (Accordion/Fiddle/Mandolin), Holly Vee Lucas (Lead Guitar/Vocals), Stu Duthie (Bass/Harmonica/Vocals) and Chris Plimbley (Drums)
In 2006 and 2009, they were crowned “European Zydeco band of the Year” and Nick won European Rub-board player of the year
They have been played on the BBC by Andy Kershaw and Mike Harding and have been on TV in Austin, Texas and featured on radio stations across America and also in Australia
They have played the French Quarter Festival in New Orleans twice, plus other venues in Louisiana and Austin, Texas
They have played the Kilkenny Rhythm and Roots Festival in Ireland for an unprecidented 5 years running
They have played UK festivals (including the Gloucester and Bristol Cajun/Zydeco festivals, and 5 times at the Broadstairs Folk Week) plus many 100s of local gigs
Expect an infectious good time!
Hollie Vee and the Hubkaps
Hollie and her Hubkaps will be rocking the joint with some Lo-fi, Rock n Soul & Rockabilly!! A massively popular band across Staffordshire & Stoke on Trent playing rock and roll in a Rockabilly style and with many appearances at festivals on their CV we’re so pleased that Hollie and the band can be with us. Expect to dance. Quite a lot.
For those who like raw electric guitar jamming to an eclectic mix of material – even a Dead song here and there