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Bandersnatch

Bandersnatch

Members:

Dennis Dodds: mandolin, guitar, banjo, & vocals
Ian Kell: acoustic/electric guitar, piano & vocals
Ed McGurk: guitar, cittern, whistles & vocals
Norman Raw: bass & vocals
Rebecca Raw: violin/viola & vocals
Alan Roscoe: guitar & vocals.

Style of performance:

Bandersnatch has created a distinctive style within the folk, roots and acoustic genre with a blend of great harmonies and wonderful musical arrangements. The band has the ability to move seamlessly from traditional to contemporary and self-penned material with a repertoire ranging from gentle ballads to driving, rhythmical folk rock and blues.

Whilst often giving a refreshing edge to established favourites, the band also endeavours to introduce contrasting material from the less frequently explored corners of this particular musical landscape. The warmth and humour that allows them to connect with their audience is not compromised by the discipline that they bring to their performance.

Bandersnatch are comfortable playing unplugged in folk clubs or on a large stage. The flexibility resulting from the band's instrumental versatility allows it to adapt its music to the venue and the audience.

Bandersnatch appeal equally to folk music enthusiasts and to those who simply appreciate quality songs skillfully performed.

Repertoire:

Includes British/American traditional, contemporary and original compositions and occasionally some trad tunes and ragtime instrumentals.

Recordings:

Changing Days (2008)

Round and Round (2006)

Location:

Bolton / North West England

Contact:

Ed McGurk: 01204 852618
(Mobile) 07789 598725

edmcgurk@hotmail.com

Web Presence:

www.bandersnatch.co.uk

Other Information:

"Bandersnatch encapsulated quite simply the very best of all the ingredients that promote this kind of music. Their performance was professionally entertaining yet wonderfully warm."
Peter Hardman (review in Folk North West)

"They turned in a wonderful performance of songs old and new... we'll be having these guys back."
Anthony John Clarke

"The arrangements were great and the singing was fantastic; they all seem to have voices strong enough to take lead vocals and the harmonies were spot on."
Gavin Robertson (Bacup Folk Club)

"A repertory that's rich in diversity; this is a band at its creative peak. Loved 'em. Quite simply, they hit the spot."
Clive Pownceby (The Bothy Folk Club)

Broadcasts include BBC Radio Lancashire, BBC Radio Shropshire, BBC GMR and Oldham Community Radio 99.7fm

Last updated 23-06-2012

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