On Friday 27th April Bloomsburys opens its doors to host the Bloomsburys sets with another world class line up and hosted as always by the musical wonder that is the Rooster Boys.
For this edition we are delighted to welcome the Orange Circus band – a raucous Bluegrass/Country collective based in the UK, with roots in Virginia, USA.
Whilst having a hand in roots, rock and gospel music, and updating traditional songs taken from The Blue Ridge Mountains – largely inspired by Granny Alice -The Orange Circus Band produces original music that has a wholly unique, fresh sound. You can expect wild playing, beautiful harmonies and boundless energy guaranteed to raise the roof and warm the hearts.
Whilst releasing the single ‘Gold ‘n’ Rum’ with its accompanying video shot across northern Italian territory, The Orange Circus Band has been performing a stack of UK gigs in 2017, playing festivals, touring Europe, whilst also hosting the ‘Walking with Music’ tour across southern Spain. This year they’re recording their 2nd album and will be embarking on a Winter/Spring Tour in the UK.
In the past they’ve toured in the UK, Sweden, France, Germany and Italy and have played with the likes of Noah and The Whale’s Urby Whale, Michele Stodart of The Magic Numbers, The Grahams, and Born Crooked. They have guested at The 100 Club, and the world-famous Troubadour in London where Bob Dylan first performed when he came to London.
Their first single release, Carmen Town, was produced by Leigh Lawson (Mumford & Sons, CRYPTOCHROME). Click on the link to watch the playful video to Carmen Town, animated by Marvel comic artist, Guillermo Ortego.
Also playing will be Steffan James. Steve “Steffan James” McCormack, a UK-based singer-songwriter, found his sound traveling the USA. Heavily influenced by the blues and acoustic world of California, he has toured the world as a guitarist, singer and songwriter for many an act.
He has been touring relentlessly across the UK while gaining support, accompanying countless musicians and sharing the stage with some of them including, Josh Doyle, Joan Armatrading, Charley Blue, Bela Takes Chase and many others.
The third Ep “Day is Done” featuring Steve Bassett, Andrew Vickery and Matt Wilson and is available now released to critical acclaim!
All Releases available on Itunes and Spotify – Inside Out 2012, She Knows 2012, The Truth 2012, Barricade 2014, Day is Done 2017