Folk-rock band Green Diesel present their psychedelic folk sounds in an intimate show at St Ives Arts Club
‘More Fairport than Fairport and more Steeleye than Steeleye…’ – Darren Johnson (Bright Young Folk)
‘as if Mr Fox has met with Spriguns and No Right Turn in a prog-folk menage a trois…through a prism which reflects 2017 not 1977’ – fRoots Magazine
‘a band with roots deep in the native soil, playing their own electric interpretations of ancient English music and crafting originals that fit seamlessly alongside the traditional tracks’ – Shindig!
Hailing from Faversham in Kent, folk-rock band Green Diesel first emerged in 2009 and take their inspiration from the depths of English folk lore and legend and the classic folk rock sound of their predecessors Fairport Convention and The Albion Band. Blending violin, mandolin, dulcimer and accordion with electric guitars and drums, Green Diesel’s sound is born from a love of traditional English music and a desire to bring it to a modern audience.
The band’s fourth album ‘After Comes The Dark’ was be released in July 2021 (after being delayed by the Covid 19 pandemic). The first to feature new drummer Paul Dadswell this record featured a major development of the band’s sound with progressive and psychedelic elements coming to the forefront, alongside the band’s signature take on folk song and folklore. Folk in technicolor, echoing both 1867 and 1967.
The band will be coming to St Ives for the first time and playing an intimate concert featuring music from across their four albums, along with some new tracks that will make up their fifth record due in 2023.