The Churchfitters - Live
21st February 2018
They're back! Suffolk's favourite folky foursome are heading back to the Fleece for a wonderful evening of live music!
We are extremely pleased to be considered one of their favourite venues and we can't wait to have them doing their thing in our Guild Room once more.
The Churchfitters is a folk band like no other. A bass guitar made out of a frying pan. Heart-wrenching vocals accompanied by a musical saw. Foot-stompingly fast fiddle mixed with infectious funk-rock bouzouki. And traditional tunes reinvigorated with mesmerising jazz sax.
The four virtuoso musicians from England and France strut their stuff on a stage that bristles with instruments - adding flute, banjo, dulcimer, tin whistle, guitar, ukulele, stand up dustbin bass and a sackful of percussion to their ensemble. And let’s not forget the unique ‘bing-bong’ machine made out of hack-saw blades.
Throw in some exquisite harmonies, a slew of startlingly original songs and a few jokes that create instant rapport and you’ve got a high energy show that always leaves audiences cheering. How do you adequately describe such a musically diverse, uplifting band? You leave it to Mike Harding, a self-confessed ‘huge, huge fan’. He calls them 'totally brilliant and beautiful'.
DAVE PEGG, FAIRPORT CONVENTION AND CROPREDY FESTIVAL :
"I knew as soon as I saw Boris's instruments that the Churchfitters were going to be interesting. However, on watching their set I can honestly say that they are the most musically inventive quartet that I have seen in decades. They received a standing ovation from the festival. Go and see them and you will understand why. A must.”
PORKIES FOLK CLUB :
"In 24 years of running this club this is one of the most exciting nights we have ever had."
PHIL BEER :
"Great band...very cool Celtic rock outfit. Very different."
CHESTER FOLK FESTIVAL :
"Stunning, energetic performances, inspired arrangements, superlative stagecraft."
Music starts at 8.30pm. Please arrive in good time prior to this. If you want to eat at the Fleece prior to the performance then please book in advance on 01787 211183, and leave a comfortable amount of time to order and eat prior to the performance.
For all other queries please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
FleeceFolk have been putting together high quality gigs performed by some of the best folk acts from the U.K and beyond. The venue is our very own ‘Guild Room’. With its arched ceiling, tapestries, pewter mugs, and general medieval feel it is a superb and unique setting for the best of folk. The acoustics are excellent, as is the beer, the atmosphere, and the music! This has to be one of the most unique venues in the U.K, let alone Suffolk.