Cock and Bull Band

The Cock and Bull Band continue to be one of the most exciting folk-rock bands on the circuit and one of the country’s leading ceilidh bands, delighting audiences at festivals, ceilidhs and parties with their eclectic mix of instrumentation and styles.
Dancers have always loved their quirky and ‘off-piste’ approach to ceilidh music.
The line-up includes Paul Martin (mandocello), Pete Lockwood (keyboards, sax and percussion) and they are complemented by flautist Lynn Swain and her soaring melodic lines and Vanda Sainsbury, whose dynamic clarinet playing and soprano saxophone which, when combined with Pete’s steamy jazz tinged tenor sax, sees a welcome return of the classic Cock and Bull dual sax feature.
The melody line is set aside for some nifty and often jazzy improvisation, that sees the musical style sashay off into the realms of jazz, rock or even funk! Pete Lockwood’s ‘trademark electronics’ have become an integral feature of The Cock and Bull ‘sound’ and their driving ceilidh rhythms effortlessly blend traditional instruments with synthesiser, loops and percussion samples.
Throughout their long and eventful career, the Cock and Bull Band have never shied away from following their own, sometimes unfashionable path and in doing so have remained innovative, never failing to surprise. Members have come and gone, but the band and its individual and unusual combination of instruments continue to forge ahead along their own highly distinctive route.

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