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), Stuart Duthie (Bass/Harmonica/Vocals) and Chris Plimbley (Drums)
  • In 2006 and 2009, we were crowned "European Zydeco band of the Year" and Nick won European Rub-board player of the year
  • We 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
  • We have played the French Quarter Festival in New Orleans twice, plus other venues in Louisiana and Austin, Texas
  • We have played numerous events and festivals in mainland Europe
  • We have played the 2012 Kilkenny Rhythm and Roots Festival in Ireland for an unprecidented 5 years running
  • We 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


Pub Gig

Saturday February 11 2017, 9:00 PM
@ The Cock Inn - Cock Inn, 19 Derby St, Leek ST13 6HN, 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


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

Under Development