The Churchfitters

When:
Friday 11 September, 2020 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
2020-09-11T19:30:00+01:00
2020-09-11T23:00:00+01:00
Where:
John Peel Centre
Church Walk
Stowmarket IP14 1ET
Cost:
£12 Adv || £14 otd (seated)
Contact:
Box Office
01449 774 678
The Churchfitters @ John Peel Centre

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic and the closure of all theatres, etc, this event has been rescheduled from its original date in May. If you have already purchased a ticket, this will be automatically transferred to this new date. If you would prefer a refund, please contact your original point of sale. Thank you for your understanding.

The Churchfitters is a folk band like no other. A double bass made out of a saucepan. Heart-wrenching vocals accompanied by a musical saw or a glass harp. Foot-stompingly fast fiddle mixed with infectious funk-rock rhythms. And traditional tunes reinvigorated with mesmerising jazz sax.

Why “Churchfitters”? Nobody knows! They’re not fitters and have absolutely nothing to do with churches. The name’s origin is lost in the mists of time but there is one aspect that suits them perfectly – its quirkiness. When your array of instruments includes a motorcycle petrol tank, a musical saw and a Mercedes Benzouki made from hubcaps there’s little point worrying if the name makes sense! Saucepan dulcimer, glass harp, Bing-Bong machine and magic boots all join some more conventional instruments (fiddle, banjo, sax and whistle to name a few) to back Rosie Short’s sublime voice.

These three flamboyant characters present their uplifting and entertaining show with a unique dynamism and describe their music as “Folk Unlimited”. Mike Harding calls it “Brilliant and beautiful” while Dave Pegg says they are “The most musically inventive group I’ve seen in decades”.

www.churchfitters.com

 

Tickets are £12 in advance, available from the Box Office on 01449 774678 (10am-2pm weekdays) or online through our ticket partner, WeGotTickets (10% booking fee applies). Also available on the door for £14.

Please note that this is a seated event. Seating is unallocated, though all have a good view.

Licensed bar.

Adv = Advance; Otd = On the door. Advance tickets can be purchased through our ticket partner, WeGotTickets.com (subject to a 10% booking fee), or direct from our Box Office (no booking fee). Advance booking closes at 6pm on the day of the event unless stated above. All events are standing unless stated above. If you have any specific requirements, we are more than happy to accommodate you, though it would help us if you could inform the box office prior to the event.