Thursday, 21 March 2013

The Drones (music)

Original and inventive music for today's blog! The Drones have been featured on BBC radio and on Blue Peter and are soon to be performing at the Lamb Folk Club in Eastbourne's Old Town. The quartet hail from London and are Steve Grocott, Jon Petter, Tanera Dawkins and Giles Leaman. They are all multi-instrumentalists with talents including cello, mandolin, clarinet, percussion, car parts, toys, birdcalls, musical saw and items from the garden shed!

Songwriter and prolific composer Steve Grocott founded the band primarily as a place to create and hone new music. The Drones are particularly interested in unusual musical textures and time signatures which explains their preference for bizarre instrumentation. They work extensively in schools, museums and arts centres, running creative music workshops and instrument making sessions. Their fourth album, Drones 4, was released in 2011 featuring fiddle player Elliet Mackrell and one of my absolute favourite folk musicians, Rory McLeod.

Upstairs at The Lamb, Wed 17th Apr, 20:00.
Tickets £6 on the door.

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