Peter Knight’s Gigspanner Big Band



Mon 30 Oct 7.30pm   

Tickets bookable from Nettlebed Folk Club on 01628 636620 or 01628 603670

Duration: 150 minutes (approx)
All tickets £25

A unique force in British folk music. Their high-energy, virtuosic performances appeal equally to traditionalists and to those looking for something more experimental, and they have garnered praise from many national publications where they have been described as ‘melodically folk-rooted yet open and innovative beyond the constraints of genre’.

Beginning life as a trio with Steeleye Span’s erstwhile fiddle player Peter Knight joined by percussionist Sacha Trochet and guitarist Roger Flack – the line-up has been expanded to form the Big Band, with acclaimed multi instrumental duo Edgelarks (Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin – BBC Folk Awards ‘Best Duo’) & Bellowhead co founder and melodeon player extraordinaire, John Spiers.

They take self-penned material along with songs rooted in the British Isles, and with the flick of a bow, a finely chosen chord or slip of a beat, produce richly atmospheric arrangements layered within a wealth of vocal harmonies and subliminal musical influences.

Their appearances together as the Big Band are a rare but highly sought after affair, thanks to performances of dazzling musicianship and arresting chemistry. As collaborations go, it doesn’t get much more mouth watering than this. With the Gigspanner Big Band, Peter Knight has assembled a group of musicians intent on making some of the
most important and exhilarating art ever to sit under the banner of folk music.