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
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


Nantwich Jazz and Blues festival

Sunday April 1 2018, 4:00 PM
@ The Bank Stage -
9 Mill St, Nantwich CW5 5ST, UK

4PM to 5:20PM


Cromer Folk Festival

Saturday May 12 2018, 12:00 PM
@ tba -
5 High St, Cromer NR27 9HG, UK

Likely a couple of events over the weekend - More details to follow.


Friday May 25 2018, 7:00 PM
@ Raamsdonksveer, Netherlands -
Kloosterweg 5, 4941 EG Raamsdonksveer, Netherlands

House of Blues


Saturday May 26 2018, 7:30 PM
@ Raamsdonksveer, Netherlands -
Kloosterweg 5, 4941 EG Raamsdonksveer, Netherlands

Main Stage

Acoustic Festival of Britain

Sunday June 3 2018, 12:00 PM
@ Uttoxeter Racecourse -
Wood Ln, Uttoxeter ST14 8AN, UK

Back again at this great festival.

Stage and time tba

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

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.


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

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

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)