nick
nick
@nick
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  elvisfontenot.com   Joined November 02, 2015
  Bio

Cajun, Zydeco, Swamp 'n' Roll from the bayous of Staffordshire

  • Formed in the dim and distant past of 1993, in Stoke-on-Trent, Elvis Fontenot have evolved to become the premier European swamp'n'roll outfit that they are today
  • Lineup is Nick Barber (Accordion/Vocals/Frottoir), Paul Asher (Accordion/Fiddle/Mandolin), Craig Beverley (Lead Guitar/Vocals), Stuart Duthie (Bass/Harmonica/Vocals) and Chris Plimbley (Drums)
  • In 2006 and 2009, we were crowned "European Zydeco band of the Year" and Nick won European Rub-board player of the year
  • We have been played on the BBC by Andy Kershaw and Mike Harding and have been on TV in Austin, Texas and featured on radio stations across America and also in Australia
  • We have played the French Quarter Festival in New Orleans twice, plus other venues in Louisiana and Austin, Texas
  • We have played numerous events and festivals in mainland Europe
  • We have played the 2012 Kilkenny Rhythm and Roots Festival in Ireland for an unprecidented 5 years running
  • We have played UK festivals (including the Gloucester and Bristol Cajun/Zydeco festivals, and 5 times at the Broadstairs Folk Week) plus many 100s of local gigs in our years of existence

 

Expect an infectious good time!

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