STEAMCHICKEN 2018 Spring Tour
The remarkable album ‘Look Both Ways’, was a sharp turn left for one of the country’s leading ceilidh bands. A conflation of British and Greek folk forms, musical theatre, jazz and soul, astonished critics and delighted audiences, with a sell-out tour in March and Boomtown, Stainsby, Warwick and Sidmouth festivals.
They now return to live performance, and bring a beguiling show to theatres, arts centres, jazz clubs and pub venues throughout England, in their first major tour; a cornucopia of instrumental virtuosity, a tight rhythm section, four horns and of course the unique style that Amy Kakoura brings. Exciting, heart stoppingly beautiful, majestic, powerful, playful, funny and always entertaining. Not to be missed.
Steamchicken is Ted Crum (harmonica-Peeping Tom, Somerville Gents) and his sons, Matt (sop sax-Demon Barber XL) and Joe (drums), with Tim Yates (bass-Sweet Visitor Band, Blackbeard’s Tea Party, Shake the Chains, Albion Band) the latter three ex-the QP. Katy Oliver (trumpet-Just Say Nay) was found in a pub. Like Ted, Mandy Sutton (tenor sax) is a refugee from Chinewrde Morris, as is her husband, playwright and co-founder Andrew Sharpe (keys), who met Amy Kakoura (vocals) when they co-wrote the musical Songs from a Ledge featuring music therapist Becky Eden Green (clarinet, alto sax, BVs- Brightside Music) who was at Uni with Matt and in Sciorr Staged with Matt, Tim and Joe.
Fri 23nd Feb Derby Guildhall
Sat 24rd Feb IVFDF, Sheffield
Sun 25th Feb Milton Room, Malton.
Fri 2nd Mar Shakespeares, Sheffield
Sat 3rd Mar Drapers Bar, Coventry
Sun 4th Mar Harbury Village Hall, Warwickshire
Thu 8th Mar Trinity Theatre, Tunbridge Wells
Fri 9th Mar Pizza Express Jazz Club, Maidstone
Sat 10th Mar The Slaughtered Lamb, Clerkenwell
Fri 16th Mar Arlington Arts Centre, Newbury
Sat 17th Mar The Fleece, Bretforton
Sat 8th April Stroud Ceilidh