Tuesday, 18 September 2018

Musical saws and a saucepan double bass

INSTRUMENTS made out of hacksaws and saucepans give the Churchfitters their unique sound.

INSTRUMENTS made out of hacksaws and saucepans give the Churchfitters their unique sound.

The threesome’s reportoire includes heartfelt vocals, fast fiddle mixed with funk-rock rhythms and jazz sax reinventing traditional tunes.

The musicians also include a flute, banjo, dulcimer, tin whistle, guitar, ukulele, electric hub-cap bass-bouzouki, saucepan double bass and a sackful of percussion in their set as well as their bing-bong machine made out of hacksaw blades.

Londoner Rosie Short sings a range of styles, from husky blues to femme folk, and also plays a variety of instruments. Rosie’s brother Chris is a fiddler and raconteur — useful when you play the musical saw!

Part bass player, part mad inventor, Boris Lebret from Lannion, France, hates to play a regular instrument when he can cobble together a better one out of scrap metal.



Like when he discovered four strings weren’t enough for his driving bass rhythms, so he simply reached for the Black & Decker and bolted on another two.

The trio will perform at the Nettlebed Folk Song Club on Monday. Box office 01628 636620 or online at www.nettlebedfolk club.co.uk

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