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[May 1, 2012] Vocoustics: JP Cromier & the Elloitt Brothers + Sprag Session, Blue... (Aberdeen)


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Vocoustics Promotions presents:

a night of folk and Celtic roots music from Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada...

JP CROMIER & the ELLIOTT BROTHERS + SPRAG SESSION

Tuesday 1st May

The Blue Lamp

£10 advance tickets from 1UP Records or The Blue Lamp.

£12 on the door. Doors 8pm

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JP CROMIER & the ELLIOTT BROTHERS

JP Cormier is a hugely talented bluegrass/folk/Celtic singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and multi-award winner (Canadian Folk Music Award, Music Nova Scotia Awards). He has played the Grand Ole Opry alongside Waylon Jennings and Earl Scruggs. Joined by Mike Elliott (bass) and Bill Elliott (guitar) this trio engage their combined talent for an electrifying set.

jp-cormier.com

myspace.com/jpcormiermusic

SPRAG SESSION

Sprag Session, formerly Colin Grant Band, has developed a unique style and repertoire of music. Lingering somewhere amidst the rich, soulful roots of traditional Cape Breton music and the grooves of a thousand branches of rock and funk, Colin Grant embarks on his latest project: a dynamic and thoughtful mingling of beats and melodies from an extensive host of musical influences. Far from the awkward malaise of mohawked bagpipers and kilted punks, the Sprag Session has created a kind of Celtic fusion that is as much Béla Fleck and the Flecktones and Frank Zappa as it is Ashley MacIsaac.

With a traditional trio comprised of the manic Jason ”leaden-left-hand” Roach (piano, Dawn and Margie Beaton) and embarrassingly talented Darren MacMullen (mandolin, guitar, banjo, J.P. Cormier) Grant hooked up with the rough and red-eyed blues/funk rhythm section of Merlin Clarke and Donnie Calabrese (Tom Fun Orchestra).

Together, the group produces a fervent yet calculated rhythm that backs an expressively diverse range of tunes. While the lively sound never strays too distantly from its Cape Breton roots, Sprag Session has found an open ear in everyone from indie scenesters to blue-haired bingo stampers.

“the whole package: superb musicianship, excellent compositions, unique arrangements, a band that exudes energy and virtuosity, a stage presence that connects with their audience.” (Celtic Colours International Festival)

spragsession.com

www.facebook.com/spragsession

Vocoustics Promotions

www.vocoustics.com

www.facebook.com/vocoustics

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