19 April 2017
Playing traditional music from around the British Isles (and the occasional dispatch from one of the colonies!) out loud and proud, The Redhills bring you anything from a morris tune to an Irish slip jig coupled with a border ballad or rip roaring sea song to the gentle strains of a rock rhythm section. They might also “folk up ” the odd rock standard, just to keep you on your toes!
Based in rural Warwickshire near Stratford-on-Avon, they have fiddle , electric and acoustic guitars, bass and myriad percussive and shakey things (which can be piled around a drum kit or a cahon, depending on stage size) as well as male and female vocals.
Floor Singers booked to perform on the night …
Arnold Chave and Alan Stocks have been heavily involved in music since the 1970s and 1960s respectively. In January 2017, they decided that their separate and distinctive musical backgrounds could be brought to bear in collaboration, and Double A came into being.
John has been on the folk scene for 40-odd years. Hailing from Yorkshire, many of his songs are rooted there.
His passion for folk songs has resulted in a wide-ranging repertoire, always particularly well-presented.
Elaine, keyboard and accordion player in many an ensemble, has that rare talent that true musicians possess; the ability to empathise with those she performs with. She is an important part of a number of folk-related bands in the area.
David has been playing guitar for more years than he cares to remember. He was a full-time professional for 14 years or so. Now, after a brief interruption when he taught in special needs, primary and then secondary schools in Warwickshire, he’s back doing the ‘real’ job.
Renowned for his style and expertise, David is also well known for his comedic songs.