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11th - 18th August 2017
The Hotfoot Specials play Cajun music from the state of Louisiana North America. Chris Murphy, the Accordion player and singer for the band has had an interest in Cajun music and culture for many years, and for many of those years was a “bedroom accordion player” with the occasional outing to local sessions. The band has now grown into one of the most authentic sounding Cajun bands in the UK, often mistaken for being from Louisiana.
Their influences vary from the Balfa Brothers, Marc Savoy to Steve Riley and Cory McCauley and his Evangeline Aces.
Chris met the other musicians at local music sessions and connections through his many years playing music. Guitar player Martin Brown hailing from London has been playing traditional music for many many years from English, American and also known for his Gyspy Swing guitar playing. Kirsten Hammond has been playing fiddle from a very early age and is a rarity who can play everything from classical violin to folk music. She played the London Irish pubs for 20 years and was also a member of French Swing Band "Fleur de Paris" before moving to Lewes, East Sussex. Chris met Kirsten in local folk sessions and in 2013 decided to form a band and get more involved in the UK Cajun scene. Their first visit to Broadstairs in 2015 was greeted with much acclaim, so .....
The Hotfoot Specials
12th Aug 2017 at 7:00pm
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