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


Sunday February 17 2019, 4:00 PM
@ Noels Arms, Melton Mowbrey -

31 Burton St, Melton Mowbray LE13 1AE

Free - Back for this great 'Funday, Sunday' gig

Pub Gig


Saturday April 20 2019, 9:00 PM
@ The Foaming Quart, Burslam, Stoke-on-Trent -

5 Frobisher St, Stoke-on-Trent ST6 8PD

Free

Nantwich Jazz and Blues Festival


Sunday April 21 2019, 3:00 PM
@ The Bank Stage -

https://nantwichjazz.com/

Newcastle Jazz and Blues


Monday May 27 2019, 8:00 PM
@ The Greyhound Inn, Newcastle-under-Lyme -

67 George St, Newcastle ST5 1JT

Free

Bonfire Gig


Saturday November 9 2019, 9:00 PM
@ JAKKS Barn, Lower Lacon Caravan Park, Wem -

Soulton Rd, Wem, Shrewsbury SY4 5RP

Videos
Dirty Old Dog
Beverley Folk & Acoustic roots festival 2012
My Angel Performed By...
Live @ The Biddulph Up In Arms Cancer Charities Benefit Gig 2017
Hot Tomale Baby...
Live @ The Biddulph Up In Arms Cancer Charities Benefit Gig 2017
I've Got A Girlfriend...
Live @ The Biddulph Up In Arms Cancer Charities Benefit Gig 2017
Caroline Performed By...
Live @ The Biddulph Up In Arms Cancer Charities Benefit Gig 2017
Fine Fine Fine 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...
Hot Tamale
Bristol Cajun/Zydeco festival 2014 Steaming performance and look at the dance floor
Going Up The Country...
Live @ The Biddulph Up In Arms Cancer Charities Benefit Gig 2017 Hollie Vee Lucas (Lead Vocals And Guitar )
Elvis Fontenot and the...
Fine Fine Fine
Langtons, John St, Kilkenny, Ireland- May 2014
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...
Sugar Bee Stew
Beverley Folk Festival 2012
Caroline
Navigation Inn, Nottingham
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...
Sweet Zydeco Music...
Live @ The Biddulph Up In Arms Cancer Charities Benefit Gig 2017
Bosso
Navigation Inn, Nottingham
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....??!!
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)