As part of Southend Arts Festival The Famous Potatoes will be performing at Priory Park bandstand
The Famous Potatoes are a Southend institution. They play lively old style tunes and songs from American and British traditions on accordions and fiddles with punchy guitars and a washboard. The eight of them, mainly from the Southend area, often play at barn dances as well as pubs, bandstands and festivals.
Their repertoire encompasses such a broad range of transatlantic folk and roots styles that the band decided many years ago it was easier to invent a new genre when asked what type of music they played. Hence ‘soil music’ was born !
The Potatoes are delighted to be back singing and playing to the lovely Priory Park people.