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.