"I knew as soon as I saw Boris's instruments that the Churchfitters were going to be interesting. However, on watching their set,
I can honestly say that they are the most musically inventive quartet that I have seen in decades.
They received a standing ovation from the festival. Go and see them and you will understand why.
We are absolutely delighted to be able to present Churchfitters as our Christmas event. This will be a Christmas show like no other; it will blow away those Christmas shopping blues, and get you into the festive spirit. Expect the unexpected and delight in fantastic musicianship and perhaps a little bit of craziness!
The Churchfitters is a folk band like no other. A bass guitar made out of a frying pan. Heart-wrenching vocals accompanied by a musical saw. Foot-stompingly fast fiddle mixed with infectious funk-rock bouzouki. And traditional tunes reinvigorated with mesmerising jazz sax.
The three virtuoso musicians from England and France strut their stuff on a stage that bristles with instruments - adding flute, banjo, dulcimer, tin whistle, guitar, ukulele, stand up dustbin bass and a sackful of percussion to their ensemble. And let’s not forget the unique ‘bing-bong’ machine made out of hack-saw blades.
Throw in some exquisite harmonies, a slew of startlingly original songs and a few jokes that create instant rapport and you’ve got a high energy show that always leaves audiences cheering. How do you adequately describe such a musically diverse, uplifting band?
You leave it to Mike Harding, a self-confessed ‘huge, huge fan’. He calls them 'totally brilliant and beautiful'.