Cajun, Zydeco, Swamp 'n' Roll from the bayous of Staffordshire

  • Formed in the dim and distant past of 1993, in Stoke-on-Trent, Elvis Fontenot have evolved to become the premier European swamp'n'roll outfit that they are today
  • Lineup is Nick Barber (Accordion/Vocals/Frottoir), Paul Asher (Accordion/Fiddle/Mandolin), Holly Vee Lucas (Lead Guitar/Vocals), Stu Duthie (Bass/Harmonica/Vocals) and Chris Plimbley (Drums)
  • In 2006 and 2009, they were crowned "European Zydeco band of the Year" and Nick won European Rub-board player of the year
  • They have been played on the BBC by Andy Kershaw and Mike Harding and have been on TV in Austin, Texas and featured on radio stations across America and also in Australia
  • They have played the French Quarter Festival in New Orleans twice, plus other venues in Louisiana and Austin, Texas
  • They have played numerous events and festivals in mainland Europe
  • They have played the Kilkenny Rhythm and Roots Festival in Ireland for an unprecidented 5 years running
  • They have played UK festivals (including the Gloucester and Bristol Cajun/Zydeco festivals, and 5 times at the Broadstairs Folk Week) plus many 100s of local gigs in our years of existence

Expect an infectious good time!

Paul Asher

Accordeon, Mandolin, Fiddle

Nick Barber

Vocals, Accordeon, Mandolin and Frottor

Craig Beverley

Sadly missed

Stu Duthie

Vocals and Bass

Hollie Vee Lucas

Vocals and Lead Guitar


Cancer Charity Gig

Saturday April 1 2017, 9:00 PM
@ The Glebe - 35 Glebe St, Stoke-on-Trent ST4 1HG, UK


Folk on the Pier

Saturday May 6 2017, 9:00 PM
@ Cromer, UK - Cromer, UK


Folk on the Pier

Sunday May 7 2017, 1:00 PM
@ Cromer, UK - Cromer, UK


Newcastle Jazz and Blues Festival

Friday May 26 2017, 9:00 PM
@ The Freebird - 96 Liverpool Rd, Newcastle ST5 2AY, UK

Newcastle Jazz and Blues Festival

Sunday May 28 2017, 8:00 PM
@ The Greyhound - George St, Newcastle ST5 1JT, UK

Acoustic Festival of Great Britain

Sunday June 4 2017, 8:00 PM
@ Uttoxeter Racecourse - Uttoxeter Racecourse Caravan Club Site, Wood Ln, Uttoxeter ST14 8BD, UK


North Wales Cajun/Zydeco Festival

Sunday June 11 2017, 7:30 PM
@ ROYAL BRITISH LEGION, CONWY - Ty Newydd, Church St, Conwy LL32 8AF, UK

Closing this year's weekend festival

Cider Festival

Saturday June 17 2017, 9:00 PM
@ Lower Lacon Caravan Park - B5065, Shrewsbury SY4, UK

Ely Folk Festival

Sunday July 9 2017, 12:00 AM
@ Ely - Downham Rd, Ely CB6 2SH, UK

Time to be announced

Broadstairs Folk Week

Tuesday August 15 2017, 12:00 AM
@ tba - Broadstairs, UK

Venue and time to be announced

Broadstairs Folk Week

Wednesday August 16 2017, 12:00 AM
@ tba - Broadstairs, UK

Venue and time to be announced

My Oh My
Bristol Cajun/Zydeco Festival 2014 featuring the SugarBabes
Hot Tamale
Bristol Cajun/Zydeco festival 2014 Steaming performance and look at the dance floor
Fine Fine Fine
Langtons, John St, Kilkenny, Ireland- May 2014
Elvis Fontenot and the...
Navigation Inn, Nottingham
Navigation Inn, Nottingham
Dirty Old Dog
Beverley Folk & Acoustic roots festival 2012
I Don't Wanna Grow Up
Singing the Tom Waits song at Beverley Folk Festival 2012
Dear Love
Beverley Folk Festival 2012. Sorry about the shaking, I was dancing in my seat!
Sugar Bee Stew
Beverley Folk Festival 2012
Beverley Folk Festival 2012
You Worry Me
Compiled and tweaked par excellence by Mr. Paul Asher, with filming by Satu Phillips at Broadstairs in Kent on a compact camera. HI-tech? Who needs it....??!!
Elvis Fontenot - Three

Elvis Fontenot - Three

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Tech Spec

Tech Spec

EFSB Tech Spec.doc
(Thanks to Nigel Bewley for the use of some of the photos on this site)