CURTIS ELLER’S AMERICAN CIRCUS
Curtis Eller is a banjo player, songwriter and rock & roll singer. A twenty-year show business veteran, Eller and his band The American Circus have developed a devoted international following based on dynamic, highly physical stage performances and a catalog of curious phonographic recordings. The iconoclastic musician has spent more than a decade relentlessly touring the club, theatre and festival stages of North America and Europe.
Eller is a gifted and prolific songwriter who’s banjo-driven songs describe a dreamlike vision of American history where all points in time have collapsed into one. The American Circus is touring the UK in support of their latest and most ambitious album, “A Poison Melody” on which they have augmented their indelicate, rock & roll rhythms with a tempestuous cloud of horns and an graceless choir of backsliders in their quest to bring Eller’s historically evocative compositions to vivid, cinematic life.
Jake Spicer is a modern folk tale, told bold, with all the hallmarks of a free Troubadour. With talent spanning the singer songwriter genre, his gritty yet sweet vocal performances suffuses into some sublime guitar work, with a depth belaying the youthful geezer. This chap, a regular performer playing gigs up and down the country, A soul that sits between the strong music connections of Manchester Shropshire and Bristol. A manly growl with what sits under his belt, live sessions with BBC Introducing, Regular air time play on BBC Shropshire, as well as Live sessions with BBC Radio Bristol and Shropshire’ Folk Show.