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

  • 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

Expect an infectious good time!

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


Folk on the Pier

Saturday May 6 2017, 9:00 PM
@ The Kingss Head -


Fringe Festival Event

Folk on the Pier

Sunday May 7 2017, 12:00 PM
@ Cromer Social Club -


Fringe Festival Event

Newcastle Jazz and Blues Festival

Friday May 26 2017, 9:00 PM
@ The Freebird -

Newcastle Jazz and Blues Festival

Sunday May 28 2017, 8:00 PM
@ The Greyhound -

Acoustic Festival of Great Britain

Sunday June 4 2017, 8:00 PM
@ Uttoxeter Racecourse -


North Wales Cajun/Zydeco Festival

Sunday June 11 2017, 7:30 PM

Closing this year's weekend festival

Cider Festival

Saturday June 17 2017, 9:00 PM
@ Lower Lacon Caravan Park -

Cancer Charity Benefit Concert

Saturday June 24 2017, 12:00 PM
@ Biddulph Up in Arms -

Featuring Elvis Fontenot, Nixon Tate & the Honey Club, The King's Pistol, Tin Chapel, Wilcox:Hulse, Dawson:Dean and others tba - Tickets: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/395941

Ely Folk Festival

Sunday July 9 2017, 12:00 AM
@ Ely -

Marquee One 12:00 - 12:40

Marquee Two 16:20 - 17:05

Spitting Feathers Charity Beer Festival

Saturday July 15 2017, 5:00 PM
@ The Spitting Feathers -


Other bands as well, we are playing 5-6pm and 7-8pm


Friday July 21 2017, 8:00 PM
@ The Maze -

With full support (tba)

The Maze is a great Nottingham music venue situated at the back of the Forest Tavern on Mansfield Road. Entrance is through the pub.

Broadstairs Folk Week

Tuesday August 15 2017, 12:00 AM
@ tba -

Venue and time to be announced

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

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