Howden's music night returns with double bill of new talent
After the demise of East Yorkshire's beloved Doghouse Skiffle Group, a music night in Howden has been searching high and low for new talent.
The Shire Hall will present a double bill with York's The Buffalo Skinners and Newcastle quartet Holy Moly And The Crackers next week.
Mark Rodger, of Howden Live, said the two "fantastic young bands" should more than compensate fans of the much missed Doghouse, as well as attracting a new audience and fans of the Lumineers and Mumford & Sons.
Mark said: "Robbie Thompson from The Buffalo Skinners plays the bass like a man kayaking for his life.
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"He lays down steady riffs like oar beats as the song pulls him towards the fiddle licks.
"Their music is a triumph over technology, a reinvention of old rock "n" roll, blues, and folk standards. Skif-folk-and-roll they call it. It is a tornado."
The band have been together since 2010 when the five songwriters met in Scarborough.
Violinist James Nicholls, 24, told the Mail: "We have performed all over now, including Venice Beach in Los Angeles where there are plenty of crazy people about.
"But we started out busking in England after realising we could make quite a bit of money from it and all of us now play full-time.
"Although we are unsigned, we're doing very well and we would like to have a team on board eventually."
James said their live shows are full of beautiful harmonies, fiddle-playing and foot-stomping.
He said: "We've never played in East Yorkshire before but we have played gigs with Holy Moly And The Crackers who are performing with us in Howden.
"We're recording our second album and plan to play new material and stuff from our first self-titled record which came out in 2011."
Holy Moly And The Crackers, a folk-indie outfit, signed to Northern Lights Music in January last year and began playing concerts in and around their city.
Songs such as Down On Time are sure to get the crowd on their feet, while New Orleans Waltz and Devil And The Danube are examples of the band's ability to write an engaging but contemporary folk narrative.
Their music has been described as "an eclectic hotchpotch of stomping folk, bluesy lullaby and gypsy madness".
Hull's Doghouse Skiffle Group played their wildly infectious music all over the world but decided to call it a day to let emerging young artists take their place.
The two new bands have been blogged about and talked about, now it's time for Howden to see them in action.