Brockwell Park welcomes The Green Rock River Band at 2pm on Sunday 31st May 2015, for a free performance at the Peformance Stage by Brockwell Hall.
The Band is a hybrid of old time sounds that universally connects with audiences all over, a sound that has echoed throughout decades of music history, in music hall, Americana, folk tradition and jazz. All this blended with a contemporary sound.
Modern songwriting and original arrangements for 21st century audiences wanting to connect with a music that runs a little deeper, a little more primitive than the clean over produced sound of modern folk and pop.
Their two hour show promises loud, brash string band music; banjos, fiddles, guitars and washboards all over-scored by melodic trombone and soaring three part harmonies. The band however has always been keen not to box themselves in as a party band. They have always focused on the craft of songwriting and strong arrangements. Sometimes this has led them to write big ‘stamp your feet‘ anthems, at other times they emerge with striking ballads, sensitive songs that reach out to audiences of all ages and backgrounds. It’s the universal appeal of their songs that elevates them as one of the UK’s top original folk bands.
Their sound inevitably is compared to the popular folk pop bands around at the moment, and while the roots of these bands are obviously similar, the Green Rock River Band offers something alternative to these clean cut stadium bands, there is a refreshing grit and dirt to their songs, a sweaty energy that fills venues with excitement and atmosphere.
So see you on Sunday afternoon!