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Thunderbridge Bluegrass

The boys are back - by popular demand
Thunderbridge Bluegrass

Clayhidon Parish Hall

Friday 14 October 2016

7.30 pm

Tickets: £8.50 or £6.50 concessions. On the door if not sold out or to reserve call Caroline Bendle on 01823 681047  or email carouselle@btinternet.com. 
Light supper £5 - please book.

See more about the band at www.thunderbridgebluegrass.uk


West Country bluegrass heroes Thunderbridge Bluegrass Band are no strangers to Clayhidon Village Hall - they've played there as recently as earlier this year and are returning as part of their new album gig series on Friday 14 October.
Anyone who was at their gig earlier this year will remember a great night of live music and banter, and they're eager to come back for more.
Band front man Nick Girone-Maddocks said: "There have been some brilliant bands play the village hall over the years, both homegrown and international. To be part of that group of bands is a real thrill. The locals really know how to have a good time and it's great that they support the gigs they way they do. They do their bit

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to keep live music happening."
The band, which formed in 2005, is currently promoting its sixth album, entitled 'Blue'.  "There's all sorts of bluegrass on this latest CD - some trad, some crossover," said Nick. "There's also some folk and blues and a good murder ballad - all the stuff an album should have!"
Obviously, the 12 self-penned songs form a significant part of their current show, but there's no forgetting their roots either. "Many who have seen us play before remember some of the earlier songs which have featured on the previous albums. It's great to write these songs and then get them requested, some of them more than ten years on since we first played them. There are so many favourites, it's natural to play some of them at our live shows" said Nick, who handles most of the writing.
Bluegrass music has gained great popularity over the years, thanks to exposure through such media as the film 'Oh Brother, Where Art Thou?'. Thunderbridge's gig - performed with acoustic fiddle, banjo, guitar and double bass, also features tight four-part harmony singing, all around a single microphone. Having been a hot favourite on the festival circuit this summer, this is a show not to be missed.


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