Katoomba RSL Club presents
The Crooked Fiddle Band at Katoomba RSL Club
8:00pm, Sat 28th May, 2011
Katoomba RSL, NSW
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Celtic energy. Swamp-stomping hoedown. Dance-inciting mayhem. Hardcore gypsy passion!
These Sydney-based chainsaw-folk vigilantes deliver high-energy future-folk. Through their furious live shows The Crooked Fiddle Band have built a reputation as one of the most exciting acts in Australia.
This mesmerising 4-piece have stormed the stages of Australias major festivals, including Woodford Folk Festival, The National Folk Festival, Blue Mountains Folk Festival, Port Fairy, Sydney Festival, Brisbane Arts Festival, Peats Ridge and Bellingen Global Carnival. Brian Eno selected the band for his Luminous Festival at the Sydney Opera House.
They have spent February 2011 recording their third studio album in Chicago with Steve Albini who has gained notoriety for his work with Joanna Newsome, Nirvana, The Pixies, Gogol Bordello and the Dirty Three.
Intertwining folk traditions with modern evolutions, this fiery acoustic four-piece (double-bass, violin, drums and guitar/bouzouki) spurs dance floors into a post-apocalyptic hoedowns. They are equally at home in the late night revelry of The Famous Spiegeltent, an underground warehouse party and in the Concert Hall of the Sydney Opera House.
This band really is a national treasure and testament to the infinite talent that keeps manifesting in our backyard... this group have re-invented folk music as it is known... The Crooked Fiddle Band charmed the audience into submission. - Vanessa Lahey, Australian Stage (Oct 2009)
...a short fast slab of hardcore gypsy passion... a fiery blend of various violin traditions with punk intensity and the raw finesse of crazed street virtuosos. - Bradfield Dumpleton, indie-cds.com
The Crooked Fiddle Band are completely surprising: the music is original and quixotic, and yet has the strength of some deep and strong roots. I can't say I've ever heard anything else like it! - Brian Eno
Wild mash up of styles. Jess is giving the violin a solid workout. Which is a good thing. It deserves a flogging at times that bloody instrument. And a bouzouki in the line up! I'll be there at your next show if you shout the ouzo. - Richard Kingsmill, Triple J Radio
Under 18's must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.