Sunday, 26 February 2012

Kidnap Alice 23/04/12 Sarratt

Owlsworld Presents Kidnap Alice
+ support from Catherine Burke

Smokin’ Bluegrass mixed with Old-Time tunes,
Folk and passionate Soul


I'm very excited about this gig, as we have my lovely friends Kidnap Alice coming to play at this cosy venue whilst on their 2012 UK tour.
I spent many a weekend with these guys in 2011, running sound and festival stages, traveling the length and breadth of the country causing havoc and folk music!  This is going to be their very first visit to an Owlsworld show ;-)
Kidnap Alice are based in London but hail from the South West and South East of England.  They mix up classic Bluegrass and 'Old Time' tunes with a modern twist and give their own original songs the Bluegrass treatment with fiery mandolin, blistering banjo and slapped bass.  With soulful vocals and tight arrangements from a classic acoustic string band line up, the band bridge the gap between vintage Rhythm & Blues and Appalachian mountain music.
The band made their début festival performance at Glastonbury 2010, opening the Club Da Da stage for the legendary Thursday Night HoeDown.  Then, in true Glastonbury spirit, they busked another 6 shows around the site, including a super rowdy gig in the dug-out Piano Bar late on Sunday night to close the weekend!  Since then the band have performed at numerous festivals and events including Camp Bestival, The Big Chill, Green Man, Bestival, Secret Garden Party, The Alternative Village Fête at the National Theatre  and Shakespeare's Globe amongst many others.
Band Members
Joe Buirski on Banjo, His Highness Joe Hymas on Mandolin, Felix Vandersluis on Bass, Jerry "The Desert" Bloom on Fiddle, Ben "50" Gallon on Guitar, Dan Kuper on Accordian, Alice "Ballad Time" Ballantine on Vocals and Guitar
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Support Act:
Catherine Burke
Catherine plays guitar and writes light-hearted songs.  Her lyrics are open and honest but generally written with a twist of humour thrown in.  She is heavily influenced by her love of Bluegrass and American music – although there are influences from all around the world.  In live performance she is good fun, easy to understand and always delivers her songs with a big smile and a wink.  She has just finished recording her long awaited debut album “Exes, Losers and Other Men (song that make my Dad’s eyes roll)” and you can hear some sneak previews at:
Monday 23rd April
The Old Barn @ The Cock Inn
Church Lane, Sarratt WD3 6HH
Doors Open at 7.30pm.  Live Music 8.30pm - till 11.00pm
For more info email or call 07775 526 881
Tickets £7.00 on the door or £5 pre booked from: