Monday 11th September, The Guildhall, 8pm (doors open 7pm)
No support. Unreserved seating
Flats and Sharps
Hailing from Cornwall, in the South West of England, Flats and Sharps blur the lines between Bluegrass, Folk, Country & Pop, gaining recognition for performing their own highly original songs as well as their renditions of Bluegrass classics. These five incredible young musicians honed their skills in 350 live performances over nearly five years charming and wowing audiences along the way.
Flats and Sharps have come a long way from their humble beginning busking in Penzance as 17 year-olds to performing on the Town Square stage at the Country 2 Country Festival at the O2 in London in March 2015 and at Proms in Hyde Park, London in September 2015, which was recorded for later broadcast on the Bob Harris Country show on BBC Radio 2. Along the way that have played for (and with) the Governor of Kentucky who jumped on stage to play with them, and won fans at scores of festivals including Isle of Wight, Maverick and many Bluegrass and Folk Festivals. Summer 2016 sees them at Cambridge Folk Festival. Larmer Tree and the SummerTyne Americana Music Festival in Gateshead and many other festivals and arts centres.
“ … effortlessly entertaining … sublime five part harmonies … the pace of their performance is breathtaking – I recommend seeing Flats and Sharps at the earliest opportunity. If you can prove your disappointment, I’ll personally send you a cash refund.” Mark Ellen – R2 Magazine