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


Afternoon Pub Gig

Sunday November 26 2017, 4:00 PM
@ Noels Arms -
31 Burton St, Melton Mowbray LE13, UK

New venue for us but a regular event at the Noels which is part of a busy live music scene in Melton Mowbrey.

Pub Gig

Saturday December 2 2017, 9:00 PM
@ The Navigation Inn -
6 Wilford St, Nottingham NG2 1AA, UK

Back at this great Nottingham venue.

Support from Holliw Vee and the Hubkaps.

£5 cover.

Pub Gig

Thursday December 14 2017, 8:00 PM
@ The Artisan Tap -
552 Hartshill Rd, Stoke-on-Trent ST4 6AF, UK

Back at the Potteries newest music venue

Free admission

Pub Gig

Saturday December 16 2017, 9:00 PM
@ The Salty Dog -
23 High Street, Northwich CW9 5BY, UK

Free admission

Our first time in Northwich for a very long time.

Congleton Jazz and Blues Festival

Sunday January 28 2018, 8:00 PM
@ The Young Pretender -
30-34 Lawton St, Congleton CW12 1RS, UK

Back for a fourth year at this festival

Dave Fest Three

Saturday March 24 2018, 12:00 PM
@ Foxlowe Art Centre, Leek -
The Foxlowe, Leek ST13 6AD, UK

More details to be announced

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.

Acoustic Festival of Britain

Saturday June 2 2018, 12:00 PM
@ Uttoxeter Racecourse -
Wood Ln, Uttoxeter ST14 8AN, UK

Back again at this great festival.

More details to follow.

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

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(Thanks to Nigel Bewley for the use of some of the photos on this site)