7pm tonight, dancing starts at 7:30pm.
Tickets $20 at the door.
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.
You can find their debut album “A Good Keen Band” on Bandcamp now for streaming or purchase. Check out the Facebook page for dates of the album release tour.
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.
Barry and the Crumpets are:
- Brendan Schenk: Vocals, Mandolin
- Rachel Evans: Fiddle
- Donald James: Vocals, Cajon
- Simon Carryer: Vocals, Banjo, Cello Banjo