With their unique musical style and irrepressible sense of fun, changing gear with almost every number, it is easy to see how audiences are captivated by this very talented trio
A master of live entertainment, multi-instrumentalist Wild Willy Barrett’s dry and very off-the-wall humour has audiences laughing out loud between numbers. Well known for his partnership with John Otway, Willy has had a long and varied career. He has toured with artists as diverse as Madness and Steeleye Span, and his wonderful acoustic guitar playing is featured on ‘The Contemporary Folk Guitar’ album alongside Bert Jansch, John Renbourn, Gordon Giltrap & Ralph McTell. Willy is joined by cellist Mary Holland, and singer Ejay Williams, who has not long finished recording with Van Morrison for his latest album.
The Band From County Hell are an original Celtic Folk Rock fusion band with six critically acclaimed albums, and over 2000 live performances as part of their history.
Live gigs have seen them play from the smallest of venues to outside arenas and most notably their own show at The London Palladium. They have appeared with bands such as The Levellers, The Stranglers, UB40 and have been tour support to Stiff Little Fingers, Hayseed Dixie, The Beat and New Model Army.
There is no getting away from the fact that The Pogues are a heavy influence on this band along with a dash of Horslips and The Undertones. Their performances are high on energy sincerity and humour. Get on your dancing shoes! A great night out awaits you!
Born in France Claude Bourbon grew up in Switzerland, where he was classically trained for many years. He has performed and studied all over the world. Sharing shared the stage in Europe and the USA with countless musicians, Calvin Russel, Charlie Morgan (Elton John, Gary Moore), Jan Akkerman (Focus), Steve Grossman (Miles Davis), Herbie Armstrong ( Van Morrison) and many more.
He weaves his songs through the audience as if on a journey through life taking in different flavours of Europe and beyond. His Spanish medieval blues evolving into Gypsy, Eastern European, with a splash of Paco de Lucia, Delta Blues and more. Don’t miss this opportunity to catch him in Broseley before he tours the USA.