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best fest act?

18 Sep 06 - 07:03 PM (#1837792)
Subject: best fest act?
From: Forsh

KO, here it is: who is considered the best festival act in the uk these days? (besides Vin Garbutt, please!)


18 Sep 06 - 07:59 PM (#1837834)
Subject: RE: best fest act?
From: Geoff the Duck

The incredible Bonzo and Doris.
Quack!
GtD.


18 Sep 06 - 08:10 PM (#1837844)
Subject: RE: best fest act?
From: Mr Happy

Mr Happy


19 Sep 06 - 06:00 AM (#1838116)
Subject: RE: best fest act?
From: GUEST,The Great Bonzo and Doris

Thank you we are touched.


19 Sep 06 - 06:05 AM (#1838118)
Subject: RE: best fest act?
From: skipy

Recently added to my list of "best" Crucible, without a doubt.
Skipy


19 Sep 06 - 06:23 AM (#1838123)
Subject: RE: best fest act?
From: John MacKenzie

Definitely these they appeared at the Edinburgh Festival this year.
Giok


19 Sep 06 - 06:38 AM (#1838132)
Subject: RE: best fest act?
From: GUEST,LOCRIS

Deffinitely the BEST!!


19 Sep 06 - 06:38 AM (#1838134)
Subject: RE: best fest act?
From: GUEST,John - Bonzo!!


19 Sep 06 - 06:43 AM (#1838138)
Subject: RE: best fest act?
From: *Laura*

Bellowhead.


19 Sep 06 - 07:02 AM (#1838151)
Subject: RE: best fest act?
From: GUEST,Bill Bates

I vote for Bonzo and Doris too - they are nuts - I saw them at Warwick and Dorris was brilliant - sexy too - those rubber gloves..... mmmmmmm.


19 Sep 06 - 07:46 AM (#1838178)
Subject: RE: best fest act?
From: GUEST,Bonzo and Dorris - NO DOUBT!

Good old fashioned music hall!


19 Sep 06 - 07:53 AM (#1838181)
Subject: RE: best fest act?
From: Folkie

Mrs Ackroyd Band


19 Sep 06 - 08:53 AM (#1838227)
Subject: RE: best fest act?
From: Scooby Doo

Cloudstreet from Australia.


19 Sep 06 - 09:11 AM (#1838249)
Subject: RE: best fest act?
From: GUEST,Tom Bliss

seconded


19 Sep 06 - 09:17 AM (#1838252)
Subject: RE: best fest act?
From: GUEST,jekyll

i think the Demon Barbers are my current favourites, along with newcomers Ember - they really surprised me at Warwick FF! brilliant harmonies, and they're funny with it!


19 Sep 06 - 09:32 AM (#1838267)
Subject: RE: best fest act?
From: WFDU - Ron Olesko

The Arrogant Worms


19 Sep 06 - 09:59 AM (#1838290)
Subject: RE: best fest act?
From: muppitz

Tanglefoot
Back of the Moon
Mrs Ackroyd Band
Seth Lakeman Band

I'll stop there, I can't choose from them which I think would be the best and there could easily be about 5 more.
I like and see a lot of people!

muppitz x


19 Sep 06 - 11:45 AM (#1838355)
Subject: RE: best fest act?
From: GUEST,Duncan

Has to be The Great Bonzo And Doris


19 Sep 06 - 12:16 PM (#1838382)
Subject: RE: best fest act?
From: Paco Rabanne

The Doghouse Skiffle Group.


19 Sep 06 - 12:29 PM (#1838396)
Subject: RE: best fest act?
From: GUEST,jimcee

Bonzo and Doris, YES! YES! YES!!!!. ,
THE BEST< THE GREATEST< EVER FEST ACT.
HAD TO HAVE STITCHES ON BOTH SPLIT SIDES>


19 Sep 06 - 12:44 PM (#1838401)
Subject: RE: best fest act?
From: GUEST,Pete

The Great Bonzo And Doris. Absolutely Brilliant


19 Sep 06 - 12:52 PM (#1838407)
Subject: RE: best fest act?
From: GUEST,Wayne

Best bands at Otley were Mulberry Blue, Duncan McFarlane Band, Entropy and, of course, Tanglefoot!

Chug-a-lug

Wayne


19 Sep 06 - 01:17 PM (#1838424)
Subject: RE: best fest act?
From: Mooh

Dust Poets (formerly Das Macht Show), The Creeking Tree String Quartet, among others. I find myself attracted to acoustic roots/blues/jazz lately.

Peace, Mooh.


19 Sep 06 - 01:28 PM (#1838430)
Subject: RE: best fest act?
From: GUEST

Spiers & Boden

Crucible

Mise

Les Barker


19 Sep 06 - 01:38 PM (#1838436)
Subject: RE: best fest act?
From: LesB

Who the hell are Bonzo & Doris?
My list:- Demon Barbers Roadshow, Mrs Ackroyd Band & of course the one man folk festival Pete Coe.
Cheers
Les


19 Sep 06 - 01:47 PM (#1838443)
Subject: RE: best fest act?
From: Emma B

not forgetting His Worship and the Pig - always have me in tears of laughter


19 Sep 06 - 02:01 PM (#1838456)
Subject: RE: best fest act?
From: Mooh

I'll second the Crucible motion. Have seen them a couple of times, and love that sound. Simon Mayor & Hilary James also.

Peace, Mooh.


19 Sep 06 - 02:08 PM (#1838463)
Subject: RE: best fest act?
From: The Villan

I saw Ember at Moor & Coast and was very impressed.

Ryburn 4, Realtime, Flossie, Anthony John Clarke

amongst others


19 Sep 06 - 02:08 PM (#1838464)
Subject: RE: best fest act?
From: Geordie-Peorgie

Aah hev te say that IMHO Isambarde are one of the best shows aroond.

Allreet! Aah knaah that The Amazing Mr Smith is funnier but these three are the mutt's nuts!!

G-P

PS Aa've still not managed te get te see El Greko yet!!


19 Sep 06 - 02:15 PM (#1838468)
Subject: RE: best fest act?
From: The Villan

Had El Greko at my club about 2 years ago GP. He had the women eating out of his knickers :-)


19 Sep 06 - 02:18 PM (#1838473)
Subject: RE: best fest act?
From: GUEST,MB

My vote is for B & D everytime, a great abs work out!

MB


19 Sep 06 - 02:20 PM (#1838476)
Subject: RE: best fest act?
From: GUEST,Bonzo Bonzo Bonzo Bonzo

Bonzo! Bonzo! Bonzo! Bonzo! Bonzo! Bonzo! Bonzo!
BOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!   Horray!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


19 Sep 06 - 03:00 PM (#1838504)
Subject: RE: best fest act?
From: GUEST,BOB

IT AS TO BE BONZO AND DORIS ?


19 Sep 06 - 06:51 PM (#1838680)
Subject: RE: best fest act?
From: GUEST,Forsh (at Work)

OK folks, so that is a prety resounding result, Although the Secret Drummers look MAD, they are a bit large for a wee festival!
Tanglefoot, The Deamon Barbers, Seem popular, Cloudstreet and Mrs Ackroyd Band & Crucible all look to be Very Popular!
But Without a Doubt, and BY A COUNTRY MILE....
The Great Bonzo & Doris are vote by this thread as the Best Folk Fest Act At This Time Wey Hay & Congrats you two, PM Forsh with your Details, I gues I will Have to try & Get you at my wee fest sometime!
Fest Site
Mail Forsh


19 Sep 06 - 06:55 PM (#1838685)
Subject: RE: best fest act?
From: GUEST,Mad as a Fish

Forsh, check out the threat Bonzo & Doris Why Funny, suggest u check em out first hand, ifyanoworramean!


19 Sep 06 - 06:56 PM (#1838687)
Subject: RE: best fest act?
From: GUEST,mad as a fish

Err, Thread, not threat.. could be Freudian.. :)


19 Sep 06 - 07:28 PM (#1838705)
Subject: RE: best fest act?
From: LesB

So although everybody keep raving over them, nobody seems to be able to answer my Query, "Who are Bonzo & Boris". Sorry never heard of them.
Cheers
Les


19 Sep 06 - 09:26 PM (#1838750)
Subject: RE: best fest act?
From: GUEST,BOB

LES
IF YOU HAVE NOT HEARD OF BONZO AND DORIS
YOU OBVIOUSLY DID NOT GO TO THIS YEARS WARWICK
FOLK FESTIVAL


19 Sep 06 - 09:39 PM (#1838754)
Subject: RE: best fest act?
From: Richard Atkins

LesB buy their DVD then . My vote Bonso and Doris.


20 Sep 06 - 06:02 AM (#1838963)
Subject: RE: best fest act?
From: LesB

The penny drops. I didn't go to Warwick (there are other festivals about you know), but I have been before & I seem to remember a couple of childrens performers that were stooges for Keith Donnely.
Best festival act? Not as far as I am concerned.
Cheers
Les


20 Sep 06 - 06:14 AM (#1838973)
Subject: RE: best fest act?
From: *Laura*

Bellowhead.


20 Sep 06 - 06:15 AM (#1838974)
Subject: RE: best fest act?
From: *Laura*

Bellowhead.
Seth Lakeman Band.
Demon Barber Roadshow.
Spiers and Boden.
Spooky Men's Chorale.
Bellowhead.


20 Sep 06 - 06:19 AM (#1838981)
Subject: RE: best fest act?
From: Andy Jackson

Unfortunately we just missed them at Warwick. But saw lots of people with tears in there eyes and holding their sides.
Comedy is not enough on its own for a Folk Club but Festivals have more time and need to keep up the action.Of course B&D have a very strong musical talent to draw on as well; I really am looking forward to seeing them at Banbury.
Andy


20 Sep 06 - 06:52 AM (#1839012)
Subject: RE: best fest act?
From: GUEST,Dazbo

Eliza Carthy and the Ratcatchers
Spiers and Boden
Genticorum (from Quebec)
Faustus
Bellowhead
Crucible

In no particular order


20 Sep 06 - 07:55 AM (#1839040)
Subject: RE: best fest act?
From: GUEST,Elfcall

Bonzo and Doris - one of the few 'folk' acts who have made it to TV.

Elfcall


20 Sep 06 - 09:23 AM (#1839101)
Subject: RE: best fest act?
From: pattyClink

Have you seen the Fuschia band?


20 Sep 06 - 10:09 AM (#1839127)
Subject: RE: best fest act?
From: GUEST,Guest_Sarah_at work

I really like the variety and humour of Vikki Swann and Johny Dyer. Especially the bit about the socks. Had my sides splitting at Bromyard!!!!
Sarah


20 Sep 06 - 10:11 AM (#1839128)
Subject: RE: best fest act?
From: *Laura*

*whispers* Bellowhead........


20 Sep 06 - 10:13 AM (#1839131)
Subject: RE: best fest act?
From: Louisey

Bellowhead!


20 Sep 06 - 10:25 AM (#1839143)
Subject: RE: best fest act?
From: Doktor Doktor

Crucible
Cloudstreet
Mawkin
Demon Barbers

in any order


20 Sep 06 - 10:25 AM (#1839144)
Subject: RE: best fest act?
From: Forsh

KO.. so it's Belowhead Then is it? (or is it the Demon Barbers Road Show? or even Crucible?)Lets go for the Vote, In 1, 2, 3, order!
Who do I go for?
Bellowhead
Demon Barbers
Crucible
I cant go on for ever, as I have a few bob burning a hole in my pocket and need to spend it on the Festival Soon!FESTIVAL LINK
I will have to call time on this one in about a week!
Also got a myspace site for the festival/Blog/me! (HERE)


20 Sep 06 - 10:58 AM (#1839168)
Subject: RE: best fest act?
From: Forsh

refresh! and can anyone tell me what the *d incicates next to this thread?
Also, please keep your oppinions coming: Who do I go for?
Bellowhead ?
Demon Barbers?
Crucible?


20 Sep 06 - 11:11 AM (#1839182)
Subject: RE: best fest act?
From: GUEST,noddy

Watch out for up and coming and not to be missed

Wingin It ( Blackford Festival)Far too much talent for their own good.

Kevin Brown ( Bideford Festival) a brilliant blues guitarist.

Andi Neate (Dunkeld songwriters festival)

But the best is still Les Barker.


20 Sep 06 - 11:23 AM (#1839191)
Subject: RE: best fest act?
From: GUEST,phish and trill

Has to be the Great Bonzo and Doris by far. Anyone that can make an ironing board and a toilet tent funny gets our vote.


20 Sep 06 - 11:24 AM (#1839192)
Subject: RE: best fest act?
From: *Laura*

Forsh... in case you hadn't guessed my opinion by now -
Bellowhead!!

(with the Barbers coming in high up the list too)


20 Sep 06 - 11:28 AM (#1839197)
Subject: RE: best fest act?
From: Les from Hull

The 'best festival act' should be capable of wowing an audience with excellent folk music, both vocal and instrumental, leading brilliant sessions and holding informative (and fun) workshops. Obviously the only answer is:

Last Night's Fun


20 Sep 06 - 12:01 PM (#1839225)
Subject: RE: best fest act?
From: Moses

What about the New Rope String Band then?


20 Sep 06 - 12:24 PM (#1839251)
Subject: RE: best fest act?
From: GUEST,Dazbo

It appears that if you click on the d after the asterick the thread is split into pages rather than one long page.


20 Sep 06 - 12:25 PM (#1839253)
Subject: RE: best fest act?
From: GUEST,Dazbo

... and in reverse order so the latest messages are at the top of page 1.

How very convenient - I never knew that!


20 Sep 06 - 12:27 PM (#1839255)
Subject: RE: best fest act?
From: Chris Green

If the criteria is the one set by Les from Hull I'd second Last Night's Fun, Vicki Swan and Jonny Dyer, the New Rope String Band and Cloudstreet. I'd also suggest the rather good Kerfuffle.

Chris

PS - I'd suggest my own band, Forsh, but a) modesty forbids and b) we're already booked for that weekend in May next year! :-) Hope the festival goes well - it looks like the makings of a real cracker!


20 Sep 06 - 04:05 PM (#1839430)
Subject: RE: best fest act?
From: Blowzabella

Ok - I'm going to say - New Scorpion Band - appeal to lovers of good music everywhere - musical virtuosity, alongside intelligence, wit and an enormous sense of fun! (with a cv to die for see here


20 Sep 06 - 04:08 PM (#1839435)
Subject: RE: best fest act?
From: Blowzabella

PS - why doesn't the hotel website have more info on the hotel facitilites / rooms / dining etc - I might like to go but can't find any info (and do they accept well-behaved border collies?)


20 Sep 06 - 04:19 PM (#1839441)
Subject: RE: best fest act?
From: HipflaskAndy

Les Barker for me this year. (Sides still hurting from Sunday) - D


20 Sep 06 - 06:38 PM (#1839549)
Subject: RE: best fest act?
From: Forsh

All seems fine to me, but The Great Bonzo & Doris are still in the lead!


20 Sep 06 - 09:16 PM (#1839665)
Subject: RE: best fest act?
From: Forsh

Refresh!
The Great Bonzo & Doris still at the top, and no one arguing. I gues I can sort the top thre out of this lot!
Bellowhead and Demon Barbers make the three best Fest Acts.. last chance to argue!


20 Sep 06 - 09:18 PM (#1839667)
Subject: RE: best fest act?
From: Mr Happy

Me, meself & I!


20 Sep 06 - 09:24 PM (#1839670)
Subject: RE: best fest act?
From: Forsh

Ahh, dichotomy plus one, or a multi faceted individual?


21 Sep 06 - 07:50 AM (#1839876)
Subject: RE: best fest act?
From: GUEST,mr grumpy

I like anyone who will take their blinkers off, sing for the audience, rather than to the audience, and do it for the love of it!
short answer: dunno!


21 Sep 06 - 07:56 AM (#1839881)
Subject: RE: best fest act?
From: George Papavgeris

Les, 'tis not true that the ladies at Market Rasen were eating out of my knickers (what a thought!) - they were sheltering from the rain or hiding from the taxman or something.


21 Sep 06 - 09:06 AM (#1839925)
Subject: RE: best fest act?
From: Louisey

duellingbouzoukis - agreed - Kerfuffle are rather good!


21 Sep 06 - 05:37 PM (#1840298)
Subject: RE: best fest act?
From: GUEST


21 Sep 06 - 06:04 PM (#1840318)
Subject: RE: best fest act?
From: BusyBee Paul

I might be slightly biased but best fest act in my opinion is Duncan McFarlane, with or without band / acoustic band. Very versatile, always an excellent gig.

(That's another tenner you owe me Dunc!).


21 Sep 06 - 06:26 PM (#1840337)
Subject: RE: best fest act?
From: The Villan

Alright George, but they were at least swooning over you and chanting quitly to themselves "Come on George give it to me" or something like that. :-)


21 Sep 06 - 08:13 PM (#1840412)
Subject: RE: best fest act?
From: GUEST,Forsh at work

All this talk of eating out of knickers & George give it to me, is quite fine, but doesn't help me to decide who best to offer final spot at my folk fest to!


21 Sep 06 - 11:49 PM (#1840510)
Subject: RE: best fest act?
From: JennyO

Here's another vote for George Papavgeris. Dunno about eating out of his knickers (Nessie might have something to say about that :-)) but he went down a treat at the National Folk Festival in Canberra! Believe me, you won't be sorry!

Jenny


22 Sep 06 - 02:35 AM (#1840549)
Subject: RE: best fest act?
From: The Villan

Agreed Jenny :-)


22 Sep 06 - 04:37 AM (#1840612)
Subject: RE: best fest act?
From: Scrump

This thread raises the questions: what are the criteria that makes an act better at festivals that others? And are the criteria different from those of a "best club act"?

If an artist has a good act, do they necessarily go down well in both clubs and festivals, or are the criteria different?

Are there any acts who are good at festivals but lousy in clubs, or vice versa?


22 Sep 06 - 05:42 AM (#1840647)
Subject: RE: best fest act?
From: treewind

Scrump, if there's any difference, it has to do with size and cost!

In general you'll see more bands at festivals and more solo performers at clubs. Even if you're a soloist or a duo, festival organisers seem to want you to form up a 4 or 5 piece band to fill their bigger stages.

Anahata


22 Sep 06 - 06:00 AM (#1840654)
Subject: RE: best fest act?
From: The Villan

Or clubs can't afford to pay for bands, where festivals can.


22 Sep 06 - 06:07 AM (#1840658)
Subject: RE: best fest act?
From: Fidjit

This year Crucible

Two years ago Old Rope String Band

Chas


22 Sep 06 - 06:09 AM (#1840665)
Subject: RE: best fest act?
From: Fidjit

Oh and Rory Motion!

Chas


22 Sep 06 - 11:33 AM (#1840878)
Subject: RE: best fest act?
From: Chris Green

I second George Papavgeris too (in fact I third him, I suppose!) His songs are a bit good!


22 Sep 06 - 06:39 PM (#1841149)
Subject: RE: best fest act?
From: Forsh

Good point, good points! is a good club act a good festival act?
Folk philosophers ponder on!
Be aware.. I AM taking notes, and may well act on them! if the price is right! (Not al festivals have loads of cash y'know, especially those just starting outClennell Hall Folk Fest Alwinton, Northumberland
...like mine!


27 Sep 06 - 06:53 PM (#1844558)
Subject: RE: best fest act?
From: Forsh

So, Bellowhead, or the demon barbers?
I gues if they get in toouch and they are not too pricey for me virgin folk fest, I could hire one or the other or Both?
Will doing so put 50 on the gate?


28 Sep 06 - 07:37 PM (#1845536)
Subject: RE: best fest act?
From: Pistachio

Last Nights Fun (I agree with Les from Hull)
- due to appear at 'NOT' the White Horse Folk Club, Foresters Arms Beverley East Yorks on 30th October and
Flossie Malavialle
at Cottingham Live @ The Back Room, Hallgate, Cottingham East Yorks on Nov 8th! I saw them at different Warwick Festivals and they're brill .
El Grecko should be booked by Warwick sometime soon - (IMHO)
George - looking forward to seeing you at Cottingham next year?

Hazel.


29 Sep 06 - 05:18 AM (#1845784)
Subject: RE: best fest act?
From: Bizibod

Rory Mcleod
Bellowhead
Kristina Olsen
Spooky Men's Chorale
Genticorum
Spiers and Boden

No particular order


29 Sep 06 - 05:34 AM (#1845790)
Subject: RE: best fest act?
From: Hovering Bob

I'll vote for 'Crucible,'

BobH


29 Sep 06 - 09:09 AM (#1845930)
Subject: RE: best fest act?
From: GUEST

What about the Windy Bottom Kazoo Ensemble and Morris Upstarts