Tickets £12 (students £8)
In the Mulberry Suite at the Shelley Theatre.
Album Launch from Hampshire-based Threepenny Bit!!
Five years on from 2014’s critically acclaimed “Pantomime Cannon”, Threepenny Bit release their fourth studio album: “Hobby Hound” with a very special concert at Shelley Theatre.
This concert is the first full public airing of this new body of work that sees Threepenny Bit exploring a greater diversity of moods and styles than ever before. Almost 10 years of performing have led the band to pursue harmony and rhythm beyond their folk roots. With traditional dance tunes as a base, “Hobby Hound” is a mix of headbanging reels and jigs that also gives space for breath and introspection.
The band's diverse influences enable them to explore traditional music without restraint, and with their line-up of saxophone, clarinet, bass guitar and drums, alongside accordion, flute, violin and guitar, Threepenny Bit create an unparalleled wall of sound. Their approach has led to regular appearances across the length and breadth of the UK folk scene over the last decade, providing an “all out musical bombardment!”
“Bursting with energy” - The Telegraph
“Head-spinningly original” - Bright Young Folk