Trowbridge Festival presents Gigspanner Big Band at Holy Trinity Church.
To quote R2 magazine’s 5 star review: “They don’t play together very often, but when they do it’s spectacular”
Gigspanner Big Band are a unique force in British folk music. So we are super excited that they have arranged to come and play for us.
Their high-energy, mesmerising performances appeal equally to traditionalists and to those looking for something more experimental. They regularly acquire praise from publications as varied as fRoots, The Telegraph and The Wire. Where they were described as ‘melodically folk-rooted yet open and innovative beyond the constraints of genre’
Beginning life as a trio. Fiddle player Peter Knight joined with percussionist Sacha Trochet and guitarist Roger Flack. The line-up has been expanded to form the Gigspanner Big Band. The three additions are acclaimed multi-instrumental duo Edgelarks (Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin – BBC Folk Awards ‘Best Duo’) and Bellowhead co-founder and melodeon player extraordinaire, John Spiers. Joining to form the almighty Gigspanner Big Band.
Tickets – £21