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

The Morton Stanley Festival


Sunday August 19 2018, 5:00 PM
@ Morton Stanley Park -
Morton Stanley Park, Redditch B97 5YP, UK

Free

Jazz and Blues Fringe Festival


Saturday August 25 2018, 8:00 PM
@ Cheshire Brewhouse Brewery -
51 Havannah St, Congleton CW12, UK

Pub Gig


Sunday August 26 2018, 7:30 PM
@ The Greyhound -
67 George St, Newcastle ST5 1JT, UK

Free

CloggerFest


Saturday September 1 2018, 5:00 PM
@ Hales Hall Caravan And Camping Park -
Hales Hall Caravan And Camping Park, Oakamoor Rd, Cheadle, Stoke-on-Trent ST10 4QR, United Kingdom

http://cloggerfest.co.uk

Time tba

Videos
My Name Is Elvis...
Live @ Leek Blues And Moorlands Americana Festival 2017 ( In Partnership With Biddulph "Up In Arms" ) @ The Cock Inn, Leek, Staffordshire Elvis Fontenot...
Dirty Old Dog
Beverley Folk & Acoustic roots festival 2012
Elvis Fontenot and the...
Sweet Zydeco Music...
Live @ The Biddulph Up In Arms Cancer Charities Benefit Gig 2017
Bosso
Navigation Inn, Nottingham
I've Got A Girlfriend...
Live @ The Biddulph Up In Arms Cancer Charities Benefit Gig 2017
Caroline
Beverley Folk Festival 2012
Caroline
Navigation Inn, Nottingham
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
Half A Boy & Half A Man...
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...
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...
Dear Love
Beverley Folk Festival 2012. Sorry about the shaking, I was dancing in my seat!
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....??!!
Sugar Bee Stew
Beverley Folk Festival 2012
Pickles In The Jar...
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...
A50 Express Performed...
Live @ The Biddulph Up In Arms Cancer Charities Benefit Gig 2017
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...
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)