Folk Phenomena: Steamchicken always come across as a force of nature and there is something primal that is stirred by their sounds. We strongly recommend for folkies, non-folkies and for anyone who doubts that live music can get you moving in your heart and in your feet because these chickens sure can fly!
Hot Music Live: Steamchicken don't do straightforward... Ella Fitzgerald's hectic bebop When I Get Low I Get High gets a workover that brings in influences from electro-swing to Balkan street band, Oh Mary Don't You Weep gets a reggae beat complete with a gorgeous ethereal horn riff straight out of Kingston.
Ian Croft. R2 5*: folk, jazz, blues, soul...combine seamlessly into a coherent sound ... soulful, haunting ... outstanding vocals.
Vic Smith. FRoots: ...between Bellowhead and UB...exhilarating stuff.
David Chamberlain, FATEA: a joyful listening experience that will leave you with a smile on your face and a spring in your step...
Pure M Magazine:enchanting vocals...mesmerizing... I fell in love with it...ceilidh-swing, folk twisting, blues and ska.
Bright Young Folk: ...probably the most convincing attempt yet and marrying English folk and ambient dubstep...
Simon Redly: Music Republic Magazine. 4*: ...sheer musical talent here, palpable chemistry.
In The Jam and Crumpet Band you'll find the very essence of English Dance music.
Led by Ted Crum (Peeping Tom, Steamchicken, Somerville Gents) they provide super foot-tapping dance music.
Popular with dancers and callers alike, they are regulars on the festival and club scene, having appeared at Stroud, Sidmouth, Towersey, Costa del Folk and Broadstairs festivals and have forthcoming shows at Phoenix and Haddenham.
The tracks below are from a forthcoming EP:
La Fete du Village (Frog's Legs)/Shove the Pigs Foot:
Waltzing Matilda/ Lainey's Legs:
Nanny does the Polka/Poppa D:
Hunt the Squirrel:
Conrad never recovered from Eleanor's disappearance, Catherine is convinced that her sister is not dead. What is the connection with the mysterious rock star Max Blanco and her dissolute guitarist Joe Soap.
'Comedy of Errors' meets 'Notting Hill', the work has completed workshops directed by Scott Le Crass, and a full production is being sought.