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Bellowhead is one of the most exciting bands to have emerged during 2004. During their performance at Sidmouth Festival the audience managed to break the dance floor - a fair reflection of the band's attitude to folk music! Featuring some of the most talented players from the younger generation of the English traditional and world music scenes and spearheaded by the multi award winning duo Spiers & Boden, Bellowhead put English music firmly on the world stage. Formed in 2004, Bellowhead are already causing a huge stir and are the winners of the Radio 2 Folk Award for "best live act" as well as being nominated for "best group". Bellowhead are: John Spiers - melodeon, concertina, bandoneon Jon Boden - vocals, fiddle Benji Kirkpatrick - guitar, bouzouki Giles Lewin - fiddle, bagpipes Paul Sartin - fiddle, oboe Pete Flood - stomp box, percussion & tuned percussion Rachael McShane - cello, fiddle Justin Thurgur - trombone Brendan Kelly - saxes Andy Mellon trumpet Gideon Juckes -Sousaphone
Top Customer Reviews
The music although nominally British is played with tasters of music from elsewhere in the world a Mexican trumpet here, Russian there, Greek bouzouki there. You get the picture and the band meld the styles together in a pleasing mix.
This is a great introduction to the band and should be obtained by all their fans.
This EP length offering, their first release, is as near to a representation of their live show as anything they have done.
Only 5 tracks, 2 of which are instrumentals, but not a dud amongst them. Of the instrumentals, The Rochdale Coconut Dance is a fantastic example of what they are capable of. A real show stopper. Prickle-Eye bush is a fans favourite at shows, but my own choice for best track is Copshowholme Fair, on which Jon Boden's vocals excel.
This is the best possible introduction to the Band. Give it a go !
The first two tracks on the EP, "Rambling Sailor" and "Jack Robertson" are brilliant, "Rambling Sailor" itself is very exciting.
In all this is a good EP, and it matches "Burlesque" for talent and flair.
Bellowhead arrived like firecrackers on a fascinating, magical yet sometimes sparkle-free folk-scene, they were brimming with invention and propelled by a driving ambition to match their collective talent. Here was something fresh and outrageous, a magpie of a band happy to steal ideas from far-flung places, yet with a firm footing in the tradition and folklore of England.
The first salvo on E.P.Onymous is Rambling Sailor, Jon Boden entering stage left on a bed of brooding drones, singing with gusto and conviction bringing to mind some loud-mouthed drunken sailor waking up a sleeping seaside town in the depths of the night. Then suddenly everything bursts into colour with brash brass and a lolloping rhythm, and swooping strings, and the symbiosis of the members of this band becomes apparent as they swirl along... Fantastic stuff!
The two instrumentals remind me loosely of Brass Monkey and Blowzabella in exuberant flow. I can picture outlandish ritual dancers swirling up a storm on normally serene village greens, but there is more going on in this music than the typical musicians for a morris side can conjure.
My favourite track is Copshawholme Fair - still I think one of Bellowhead's greatest moments, if not their best track so far - which evokes the setting with eloquence and attention to little details, that give the song a bewildering array of intricacies to take in, like this is the first time you've been to Copshawholme Fair and everywhere you look there's spectacle and strange people and you just want to gawp in awe at everything.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Anything by Bellowhead is likely to get top marks from me, but this DOES deserve 5 starsPublished on 26 Aug. 2014 by Jon
Struggled to get a copy but just as good as the critics said it was. Folk as it should be, musicians having fun!Published on 26 Dec. 2013 by Biffo
Just 5 tracks on this EP but each one a gem. Spiers, Boden, Kirkpatrick & co all on top form. If you're a fan of Bellowhead that's all you need to know. Total running time 25:30.Published on 12 July 2011 by High Speed