Maria Greenwood's Unplugged

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Maria Greenwood presents Unplugged every Sunday from 5-7pm on Wessex FM, supporting the vibrant local music scene in Dorset.

Each week Maria has a special guest on the show, from local bands and musicians to some famous faces who are playing in Dorset and the surrounding area.

 

This Week On Unplugged

This Sunday on the show Maria chats to Chris Short from The Churchfitters. You can see them in Osmignton on Thursday 30th March, 2017.

The churchfitters

The Churchfitters is a folk band like no other. A bass guitar made out of a frying pan. Heart-wrenching vocals accompanied by a musical saw. Foot-stompingly fast fiddle mixed with infectious funk-rock bouzouki. And traditional tunes reinvigorated with mesmerising jazz sax.

The three virtuoso musicians from England and France strut their stuff on a stage that bristles with instruments - adding flute, banjo, dulcimer, tin whistle, guitar, ukulele, stand up dustbin bass and a sackful of percussion to their ensemble. And let’s not forget the unique ‘bing-bong’ machine made out of hack-saw blades.


Throw in some exquisite harmonies, a slew of startlingly original songs and a few jokes that create instant rapport and you’ve got a high energy show that always leaves audiences cheering. How do you adequately describe such a musically diverse, uplifting band? You leave it to Mike Harding, a self-confessed ‘huge, huge fan’. He calls them 'totally brilliant and beautiful'.

 

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