Monster Ceilidh Band
The Monster Ceilidh Band recently released their latest album Charge! A blend of electronic dance music and folk dance music it has had overwhelming success and launched The Monsters into Europe with their unique sound. The band have always gone down a storm at UK festivals managing to engage a diverse audience thanks to their cross genre, power-house ceilidhs that blend with Traditional Folk and Drum ‘n’ Bass. Their reputation has been endorsed by outstanding live performance not just on the folk circuit but also at multi-award winning festivals such as Bestival and Secret Garden Party alongside the more familiar folk offerings of Sidmouth and Cambridge Folk Festival. ‘The Monsters’ now do fully electronic ceilidhs as first showcased at Cambridge Folk Festival with the UK’s leading caller Gordon Potts.
“Monster ceilidh Band wear their virtuosity lightly, throwing influences from all over the spectrum with soaring fiddle and atmospheric percussion that more than delivers on the promise of a good time.” SONGLINES (Graeme Thomson, from his review of Charge) “In 5 years of putting this dance tent on, I have NEVER had a Sunday afternoon like the Monsters brought!!! The place was jumping!!!” Phill Mellersh, BEARDED THEORY 2013 and then “the Monsters performed out of their socks on Sunday to a full and energetic tent… had the Peatbog[Faeries] and Shoogl[nifty] last year but the Monsters matched em for getting a Sunday afternoon crowd going….definitely set for big things!” from Bearded Theory 2014
“Joyously visceral, Charge is one of the most celebratory records I’ve heard in long time.”
R2 (Oz Hardwick, from his review of Charge)