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Treetop Flyers + Funke & Two Tone Baby + Gwenifer Raymond

Leigh Community Centre
7.00 pm to 10.30 pm
Part of Leigh Folk Festival 2022

Glastonbury’s 2011 Emerging Talent Competition winners Treetop Flyers bring you their mix of classic British rock ‘n’ roll, Celtic soul and country Blues. The six-piece London band released their fourth album ‘Old Habits’ last year, taking influences from the likes of the Faces, Van Morrison, George Harrison, The Who, Ronnie Lane and Traffic – moving away from the American West Coast vibe of their previous albums to focus and develop a sound that encapsulates the energy and feel of London and classic British Rock n Roll.

“ effortlessly captures the spirit of late-1960s west coast pop-rock: the Byrds and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young. British influences can be heard: there are hints of the Faces’ or the Rolling Stones’ swagger in Laurie Sherman’s classic-rock guitar licks, and sublime opener Things Will Change dips into 1980s winsome indie” ★★★★ THE GUARDIAN

Joining them on the bill, ten years after we hosted one of his first performances is the unique one-man electro blues band Funke & The Two Tone Baby. We’re delighted he’s returning to us, especially in the same year he plays Glastonbury! Described as a one-man phenomenon, he mixes folky singalong anthems with blistering blues riffs, juxtaposed with fat bass, big beats and sub kicks. Expect huge sounds from seemingly nothing and to be swept up in an awestruck wave of power and energy.

We’re also bringing you Gwenifer Raymond – a Welsh multi-instrumentalist who plays original American primitive instrumentals, drawn from the roots music of Mississippi and Appalachia, on finger-style guitar and banjo. Signed to the multi grammy award nominated label Tompkins Square, her 2020 second album release ‘Strange Lights Over Garth Mountain’ received a rapturous response.

“Its intricate folk melody is Welsh and Celtic in style but American Old West in practice”. 

– Stereogum

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