The Churchfitters *

The Churchfitters *

4th February 2019

The Churchfitters is a folk band like no other. A double bass made out of a saucepan. Heart-wrenching vocals accompanied by a musical saw. Foot-stompingly fast fiddle mixed with infectious funk-rock rhythms. And traditional tunes reinvigorated with mesmerising jazz sax.

The three virtuoso musicians from England and France strut their stuff on a stage that bristles with instruments - adding flute, banjo, dulcimer, tin whistle, guitar, ukulele, electric hub-cap bass-bouzouki 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 their music 'totally brilliant and beautiful'.


Bernard is an experienced singer / songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who has released 9 cds and opened for many of the big names on the folk scene. He previously played for Colchester Folk Club as a member of Pavlov's Cat. A recent review of a live performance wrote: "Bernard performs songs with the unhurried, slightly wistful, airy, summery feel of classic 60s folk singer / songwriters, creating a reflective, gentle and fundamentally positive space, which it was a treat to inhabit during his deservedly well-received set."

Tickets £11/ £10 concessions.
Doors open 7.45pm, show starts 8.15pm
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