|Sunday 15 March 2015 @ 02:00pm : -
The Hut People and Kelly Oliver
The Hut People are constantly gaining more of reputation as one of the most entertaining acts to appear on the folk scene in a long while. In their surprisingly engaging and often hilarious show, they perform a truly unique high-octane blend of folk music from around the world - perfectly formed & embellished with a foot stomping accordion and mind-boggling array of exotic percussion (with some Quebecois foot percussion & dancing thrown in for good measure too!). A hugely entertaining duo getting unbelievable feedback from audiences, festival organizers and music press alike.
Our first album came out in January 2010 titled ''Home Is Where The Hut Is'' (Fellside Records). Our second album ''Picnic'' was released in April 2012 and we are in the final stages of finishing our third album (again on Fellside) due for release later in 2013.
Champions of the standing ovation, The Hut People are rapidly gaining more and more of reputation as one of the hottest & most entertaining world/folk acts touring today.
Taking the audience on a voyage across the globe with their material, they perform a high-octane unique blend of home-grown tunes mixed with British, Nordic and European folk music, perfectly formed & embellished with the driving accordion and a mind-boggling array of exotic percussion.
Accordionist Sam Pirt also performs with 422 (previous Radio 2 Folk awards winners) and is a very experienced musician who is well established within the folk circuit. Sam has in the past performed alongside Kathryn Tickell, The Dubliners, Sharon Shannon, Jez Lowe, Brian Finnegan, Brian McNeill and many others. He is also the founder of Ethno England.
Percussionist Gary Hammond has for the past 12 years recorded and toured with The Beautiful South. He has also worked with Nina Simone and has frequently been a part of many other groups and collaborations within the World, Jazz & Pop genres.
Great music aside, a show from The Hut People is filled to the brim with spontaneity, often hilarious patter and a 110% commitment to their getting-the-crowd-involved ethos. Don’t miss them.
Reviews of ''HOME IS WHERE THE HUT IS'' album:
“A remarkable debut" ~ THE LIVING TRADITION
“an album that very much rewarded repeat listening, with a lot of subtlety and sustained interest. Well worth buying and spending some time with." ~ BRIGHT YOUNG FOLK
Reviews of ''PICNIC'' album:
“The festival season is upon us and with The Hut People gracing many of this years bashes, their infectious ''world folk'' will surely be winning them many more fans." ~ SONGLINES
“It doesn''t matter if you like folk or world-music or neither. Slip this music on, pour yourself a foamy one and tuck into this satisfying ''Picnic''." ~ ALLGIGS