From the trailer to the Trestle for project’s second birthday
PUBLISHED: 05:58 23 April 2015
Celebrate the continuing success and incredible second year of St Albans’ The Live Music Project with a free gig at Trestle Arts Base on Saturday.
The Trailer Trash Orchestra will be supported by HubCap Moon, Cicero Buck and Neil Stanton for an unmissable night of top music!
St Albans’ own Trailer Trash Orchestra are headlining with their luxuriant blend of fuzzed up guitars, voodoo-swamp drumming and plaintive pedal-steel, fiddle and mandolin. They create an intoxicating, addictive and original sound that instills spine tingling delirium; their caustic self-penned numbers are augmented by distinctly off kilter interpretations of country, trash and alt-rock gems whilst hats, tats and low-slung attitude leap from stack to stack in frenzied ecstasy.
HubCap Moon are a mind-blowing six piece band who, armed with banjos, mandolins, as well as your conventional guitars and drums, deliver a good time boot stompin’, beer swillin’, bluegrass, Cajun, country roots, punk-a-billy, folk rock noise, guaranteed to bring out the closet cowboy, or that touch of trailer trash, in your soul! Although taking their musical influences from familiar Americana country sounds, Hubcap Moon also borrow from the British folk tradition to mix it up and spice up their sound.
Americana pop/rock duo, Cicero Buck, is the result of a creative affair featuring singer/songwriter Kris Wilkinson Hughes and bassist/writer Joe Hughes. Kris worked the rock scene in the US, both in Jackson, Mississippi and Nashville, Tennessee, (Perfect Strangers and For Kate’s Sake) where she picked up her blues and Americana/folk influences. Joe, a bassist for a punk band, The Flys, and one half of the 80′s pop duo, The Lover Speaks (co-authoring the mega hit ‘No More I Love You’s), is a rock bassman at heart. He’s quite happy knocking out a bass foundation to Kris’ solid rhythm guitar and unforgettable lyrics and vocal delivery.
Combining elements of folk and blues with just a hint of indie-rock, Neil Stanton writes and performs subtle blend of original songs covering aspects of life. The blend of song styles is complemented by the combination of instruments (guitar, blues-harp & uke) giving a constantly changing set with a variety of tones, dynamics and flavours.
Doors open at 7.30pm. Donations are welcome.
The Live Music Project is run by local music promoter/supporter and community champion, Denise Parsons. If you are interested in volunteering for the event or would like to sign up to perform, please contact Denise at firstname.lastname@example.org