About this Event
Pennyless have been compared to Pentangle and The Incredible String Band, ranging wide and digging deep into folk rock and psychedelia. “..the sound of Vashti Bunyan meets Vaughan Williams, (makes) Pennyless a quirkily distinctive presence on the acoustic scene” states Rock n Reel magazine.
Multi-instrumentalist Graham Dale worked and recorded with Vicki Clayton before joining Pennyless along with founding members Penny Stevens and Les Woods. The band have produced five albums over a period of 6 years. A whirling dervish of traditional and exciting original songs served up on fiddle, flute, bouzouki, mandolin and guitar: it’s a tasty slice of English pie.
Borders are for cartographers, not musicians. 5-piece Stamford-based ensemble PASPATOU actively seeks out the connections between world music traditions; sinuous Irish airs blend with angular Balkan rhythms, Cuban grooves mesh with Klezmer and Reggae, Mongolian stylings rub shoulders with Indian ragas and Minimalism, whilst Ethiopian Jazz consorts with Bach, Beethoven and Shostakovich.
The band’s instrumentation is suitably eclectic; violin, cello, piano and keyboard, acoustic guitar, octave mandola, two basses (electric and semi-acoustic), flutes, whistles, caval, soprano sax, melodica, djembe, hybrid drum kit, and voice.