Wild Willy Barrett will be back in the UK in February 2014, with the Sleeping Dogz cabaret show.
For anyone thinking of turning out to see them, and who frankly don’t have a clue what to expect, be prepared for a thoroughly entertaining and highly original performance from three seriously talented musicians, Foot stomping fiddle, banjo and uillean pipes, interspersed with the haunting cello and backing vocals of Mary Holland and the lyrical flute of John Devine, make for an evening of entertainment difficult to ‘put into a box’ but equally difficult to forget. Crossing the boundaries of acoustic blues, traditional Irish, bluegrass and folk with their innovative songs and arrangements, it would be hard not to smile at the dry humour and onstage banter of this truly inspirational ensemble. Even the most straightforward songs have a twist that makes them special, and for sheer panache, you can’t beat playing slide guitar with a raw egg!
An evening of good fun, laughter and most of all great music.
Following her wonderfully well received debut with the Dogz in Glastonbury, Vocalist Gina Ellen will be joining the band for some of their UK gigs.
Having worked with musicians, producers and composers from as far afield as America, Africa, Germany and Bali, Gina’s warm rich vocals, natural style and engaging personality fit in perfectly with the slightly alternative approach of this unusual and addictive band and her song writing talents are put to good use.