18 July 2018
Acoustic Union are a four-piece band from the East Midlands area. The band was formed in early 2010 by musicians who each have about 30 years of experience in the music business.
They produce acoustic arrangements of a wide variety of pop and rock classics, as well as their own material, bluegrass, instrumentals and traditional songs.
The band have been influenced and inspired by musicians such as The Beatles, Abba, Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce, Alison Krauss and Union Station, Creedence Clearwater Revival, and many more.
They use a wide variety of instruments including guitars, fiddle, dobro, banjo, mandolin, double bass, and ethnic percussion instruments, to give a rich and varied texture to the music.
Floor Singers booked to perform on the night …
Pete performs regularly, and with acclaim, at numerous folk clubs in the Midlands. Songs from the 60s and 70s are his forte, but he wanders into other areas, too, with great success.
Malc and Gill
As a duo, Malc & Gill, not surprisingly with their backgrounds, have a wide diversity of material, both traditionally and contemporary based, and ranging from clever harmony work to humour and even a serious ballad or two, performed either a-capella or with Malc’s pleasantly understated guitar accompaniment.
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.
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.
… and John Neal.
And your hosts, of course, are
Finger In The Jar
Formed especially as the host group for Atherstone Folk Club in June 2013, Finger In The Jar are Anne & Steve Beeson and Phil Benson.
Finger In The Jar perform as a group, as duos and as solo artists, depending on the songs being sung.