ELVIS FONTENOT

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

"For the past 25 years Elvis Fontenot have turned traditional cajun and zydeco music, eclectic covers and original songs into their own trademark high energy Swamp'n'Roll. Expect an infectious and danceable good time."

  • 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
Members
Paul Asher

Accordeon, Mandolin, Fiddle

Nick Barber

Vocals, Accordeon, Mandolin and Frottor

Craig Beverley

Sadly missed

Stu Duthie

Vocals and Bass

Chris Plimbley

drums! Drums! DRUMS!!!!

Hollie Vee Lucas

Vocals and Lead Guitar

Tour

Pub Gig


Saturday July 7 2018, 9:00 PM
@ The Gardeners Retreat -
6 Sideway Rd, Stoke-on-Trent ST4 4BH, UK

First time at the Stoke venue.

£2.00 Cover

Pub Gig


Saturday July 14 2018, 9:00 PM
@ The Navigiation Inn -
6 Wilford St, Nottingham NG2 1AA, UK

Back again at this newly refurnished and up-and-coming Nottingham venue.

£5 Cover

Pub Gig


Sunday July 29 2018, 4:00 PM
@ The Noels Arms, Melton Mowbrey -
31 Burton St, Melton Mowbray LE13 1AE, UK

Another afternoon gig at the fine venue.

Free

Pub Gig


Sunday August 26 2018, 8:00 PM
@ Artisan Tap -
552 Hartshill Rd, Stoke-on-Trent ST4 6AF, UK

Back at Stokes best new music venue

Videos
I Don't Wanna Grow Up
Singing the Tom Waits song at Beverley Folk Festival 2012
Fine Fine Fine
Langtons, John St, Kilkenny, Ireland- May 2014
My Oh My
Bristol Cajun/Zydeco Festival 2014 featuring the SugarBabes
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....??!!
Going Up The Country...
Live @ The Biddulph Up In Arms Cancer Charities Benefit Gig 2017 Hollie Vee Lucas (Lead Vocals And Guitar )
My Angel Performed By...
Live @ The Biddulph Up In Arms Cancer Charities Benefit Gig 2017
Squeeze Box Performed By...
Live @ The Biddulph Up In Arms Cancer Charities Benefit Gig 2017
Sweet Zydeco Music...
Live @ The Biddulph Up In Arms Cancer Charities Benefit Gig 2017
Hot Tamale
Bristol Cajun/Zydeco festival 2014 Steaming performance and look at the dance floor
Caroline Performed By...
Live @ The Biddulph Up In Arms Cancer Charities Benefit Gig 2017
Bosso
Navigation Inn, Nottingham
Sugar Bee Stew
Beverley Folk Festival 2012
You Worry Me Performed...
Live @ The Biddulph Up In Arms Cancer Charities Benefit Gig 2017 Elvis Fontenot and the Sugar Bees were formed in 1992 and have developed their own take on...
Elvis Zydeco Performed By...
Live @ The Biddulph Up In Arms Cancer Charities Benefit Gig 2017 Elvis Fontenot and the Sugar Bees were formed in 1992 and have developed their own take on...
Caroline
Beverley Folk Festival 2012
Elvis Fontenot and the...
I've Got A Girlfriend...
Live @ The Biddulph Up In Arms Cancer Charities Benefit Gig 2017
Caroline
Navigation Inn, Nottingham
Downloads
Elvis Fontenot - Three

Elvis Fontenot - Three

Buy/download from iTunes, CDBaby or Amazon

Tech Spec

Tech Spec

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