Levin Folk Music Club is excited about our Xmas party and fantastic band joining us December 11th. Come early for the open mic first half, Xmas raffles and social supper (plates appreciated). And then our special guests from Wellington, and touring NZ!
Barry and the Crumpets are a foot-stomping, barn-romping country dance extravagance. Playing old-time classics, breakneck bluegrass and swampy blues. All played toe-tapping fast and knee-slapping rowdy.
Barry and the Crumpets are: Simon Carryer: Vocals, Banjo, Cello Banjo Brendan Schenk: Vocals, Mandolin Donald James: Vocals, Cajon Rachel Evans: Fiddle
You can find their debut album “A Good Keen Band” on Bandcamp now for streaming or purchase. It all started in Wellington when three friends started jamming together with banjo, mandolin and cajon on a dark midwinter night in 2017. As the night wore on, the tunes got stompier, their friends danced faster and before they knew it a band was born. After 18 months of gigging around markets, bars and house parties in Wellington, a fiddler joined the fray. The band have since been honing their particular flavour of upbeat, old-fashioned mountain music and three-part harmonies with a smattering of celtic roots. The band are now looking for opportunities to travel around New Zealand to meet like-minded musicians and share their rowdy tunes with audiences keen for a hoe-down.