Tuesday, 22 January 2008

Nu-Folk evening with 3 Daft Monkeys

HAVING spent last summer wowing festival crowds across the country, and the previous winter touring the UK and Europe with The Levellers, the 3 Daft Monkeys perform at a ‘Nu-Folk’ night in the Elworthy, Monksilver, and Nettlecombe Community Hall next month.
The band performs self-written material with celtic, Balkan, gipsy, Spanish, and Cornish influences with frenetic fiddling, rhythmical 12-string guitar, dancing bass, and foot drum.
Supporting 3 Daft Monkeys will be Bag of Rats ,who formed three years ago from musicians from across Somerset and Dorset and play a mixture of traditional English, blues, Irish, jazz, and country, together with a smidgeon of ska.
The ‘Nu-Folk’ night has been organised by Under One Sun, whose co-ordinator Jamie Robertson said: “The 3 Daft Monkeys traverse dance, dub, punk, reggae and traditional folk with ease, creating a stunning blend of upbeat, danceable music which despite all its influences remains undeniably British.
“Bag of Rats will be giving a rousing warm-up. Their unique blend of high octane, funked-up folk is guaranteed to blow away the winter blues.”
The 3 Daft Monkeys’ latest release ‘Go Tell The Bees’ is titled after an old Cornish saying meaning that if you have news to share with the world then you go and whisper it to the bees, who will then spread the word far and wide.
The gig takes place on Saturday, February 9, from 8 pm, and tickets cost £10 while stocks last from www.wegottickets.com, Taunton Tourist Information Centre on 01823 336344, Toucan Wholefoods, Minehead, on 01643 706101, or by cheque to Under One Sun, 12 Hill St, Stogumber TA4 3TD.
Further information is available from 01984 656727 and on the website http://www.underonesun.org.uk/.
  • Our photograph shows the 3 Daft Monkeys. Photo submitted.

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