The Churchfitters

Wednesday 29th October 2014 - Starts 8pm


Churchfitters Shoreham Ropetackle
Churchfitters Shoreham Ropetackle

The Churchfitters are a folk band like no other. A double bass made out of a saucepan. Heart-wrenching vocals accompanied by a musical saw. Foot-stompingly fast fiddle mixed with infectious funk-rock rhythms.

The three virtuoso musicians from England and France strut their stuff on a stage that bristles with instruments, adding flute, banjo, dulcimer, tin whistle, guitar, ukulele, electric hub-cap bass-bouzouki and a sackful of percussion to their ensemble. And let’s not forget the unique ‘bing-bong’ machine made out of hack-saw blades.

Throw in some exquisite harmonies, a slew of startlingly original songs and a few jokes that create instant rapport and you’ve got a high energy show that always leaves audiences cheering. How do you adequately describe such a musically diverse, uplifting band? You leave it to Mike Harding, a self-confessed ‘huge, huge fan’, he calls their music ‘totally brilliant and beautiful!’