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The Onion Band

The Onion Band formed in 1983 and have spent 30 years or so perfecting their unique brand of Folk/Rock.
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Stereotypical finger in the ear folkies, they are not. We have played rock pubs, country pubs, city pubs & working men s clubs. We wouldn t have lasted five minutes if we sang thirty verses about dead fishermen , they say. This is folk music for people who don t like folk music.

The band do not attempt to copy traditional styles of playing. After all, this was the rock music of its day and the band interprets it appropriately, but with respect. The Onion Band launch themselves into songs full of passion, anger, love and humour. They play dance tunes in a way that actually makes you want to dance. Their broad repertoire of traditional and contemporary material is designed to entertain, not impress. Their live presence has become that of a rock band. They cite influences as diverse as Bob Roberts, New Model Army, Oysterband and Dick Gaughan. Their combination of instruments is unique; it shouldn t work, but it does magnificently. They play with confidence born of around 30 years gigging. They are absolute masters of what they do.

The Onion Band are also available for private parties and functions. Miranda Rayner joins them as caller for ceilidhs and barn dances.

The Onion Band, Walton On The Naze

music type
English & Irish Folk Rock - Live covers band (3 members)
available for
Any event including; Bar/Pub/Club, Events, Wedding, Party, Festival, Corporate,
Walton On The Naze, Essex, CO14
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