The Churchfitters

 23 May
 The Cross, Wareham Town Hall, East Street, Wareham BH20 4NS
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 Gill Whitney
The Churchfitters is a folk band like no other. A double bass made out of a saucepan. Heart­wrenching vocals accompanied by a musical saw. Foot- stompingly fast fiddle mixed with infectious funk­rock rhythms. And traditional tunes reinvigorated with mesmerising jazz sax. The four virtuoso musicians from England and France strut their stuff on a stage that bristles with instruments ­ adding flute, banjo, dulcimer, tin whistle, guitar, ukulele, electric hub­cap bass and a sackful of percussion to their ensemble. And let’s not forget the unique ‘bing­bong’ machine made out of hack­saw 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 self­confessed ‘huge, huge fan’. He calls them 'totally brilliant and beautiful'. Tickets £10 each available from Farwells, North Street or online Doors/Bar open 7.30pm Performance at 8.30pm

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