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Sunday Aug 25, 2019 @ 3:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Acoustic heavies The Porbeagles are full on, high octane and 100% proof. The instruments may fool you into thinking they are a quaint folk. but imagine instead a hard rock band whose lead guitarist plays violin and Celtic harp! A driving rhythm section underpins intricate melodies and incisive lyrics, delivered in a truly original style.
Their music has grown out of the very roots and bones of Cornwall. The songs are full of biting social commentary, wit and wisdom. Frontman Davey Dodds, who once strutted his stuff with prog-rock band Red Jasper, is a songwriter of some renown. His classic The Magpie was recently covered by The Unthanks on their award winning album Mount the Air and used to great effect in the BBC2 series The Detectorists.
Martin Solomon weaves magic with his violin and Celtic harp. A true virtuoso, Martin has travelled the world studying musical theory and techniques.
Cliff Eastabrook, once of The Morrigan and Pressgang, pushes bass playing way past the confines of straight, solid rock.
Three dominant forces need someone special to glue them together. David Clifford once played drums alongside Davey in Red Jasper. He is a consummate musician who copes masterfully with everything the other guys throw at him.
Contemporary, Celtic rock’n’reel that will get your toes tapping and your feet stomping while conjuring atmospheric ethereal delights.