A TALENTED group of musicians established as one of the best live acts around are making a welcome return to Rugby Roots.
ColvinQuarmby features the brilliant song writing abilities and energy-fuelled performance skills of Gerry Colvin (vocals/acoustic guitar), Nick Quarmby (bass/vocals), Martin Fitzgibbon (drums/vocals), Allen Maslen (guitar/vocals) and Marion Fleetwood (fiddle/cello/vocals).
Gerry Colvin’s songs have an unmistakable English lyrical content, with the priceless ability to wittily observe seemingly ordinary and occasionally mundane aspects of everyday life, and marry them to beautiful melodies, which stay in the memory long after first hearing.
The band have established a reputation as one of the best live acts around, and have played at some of the biggest festivals in the country.
In 2009 they were voted second best act at the Cropredy Festival (second only to the mighty Richard Thompson and ahead of Seth Lakeman).
ColvinQuarmby, having played in the town several times before, is returning to Rugby to perform at a Rugby Roots concerts on Saturday, January 28.
Richard Barnes from Rugby Roots said: “ColvinQuarmby are old friends of ours and we always look forward to their concerts here.
“Their music defies categorisation - it’s very different from the folkier acts that we usually present. It’s original, superbly crafted songs reflecting everyday life, with fine musicianship, five-piece harmonies to die for, and a totally unique performing style.
ColvinQuarmby will be supported by the young Derby-based duo David Gibb and Elly Lucas. The concert takes place at Lawrence Sheriff School, Clifton Road, Rugby. Tickets are £12 and available from Rugby’s music shop Sounds in Church Street, direct from Rugby Roots by calling (01788) 567338 or online at www.rugbyroots.com. Tickets will also be available at the door on the night from 7.15pm.