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Line UP 2016



Lisa Trahan Cajun Band
with Gavin Lewery - Flatville Aces, Chanky Chank, Zydeco Diamonds etc. etc. David Rolland - Sarah Savoy's Hell raisin Hayride and Pierre-Henri Pichot



Friday 19 August Doors 7.30 £10
King Charles Hall, Warwick Park, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN2 5TA

Lisa was raised in Scott, Louisiana and comes from a long history of French culture and music. Her father, Harry Trahan, played for many years in the dance halls of Louisiana and Texas, and often played at home for the family. Other musical members of the family include Harry's brother, Willie T., a great swamp-pop saxophonist and singer; and Bixy Guidry, Lisa's great-grandmother's brother, who recorded Cajun music in the 1920's. Lisa is a member of the 2-time, Grammy nominated, group the Magnolia Sisters and plays accordion with L'Esprit Cadien. She currently lives in a historic home in Grand Coteau, Louisiana, with her daughter, Renée.


The Hotfoot Specials

Saturday 12 September 7.30 £10

Cajunbarn presents the authentic music of Louisiana’s steamy swamps, bayous, back porches and dance halls with the Hotfoot Specials Big Band, hot fiddles, Cajun accordion, driving rhythm section, great to dance, great to listen to. Traditional, think of Eddie Lejeune, Cory McCauley's Evangeline Aces, we are pleased to welcome back this fab local band of musicians so laissez les bon temps rouler!


Chanky Chank


Saturday 24 September 7.30 £10
King Charles Hall, Warwick Park, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN2 5TA

Chanky-Chank are a rocking Cajun dance band featuring an all star line up of musicians, some of whom have been prominent on the UK Cajun scene for 20 years or more.

Pioneered by accordion Legend Gavin Lewery, Chanky Chank have come together to re-invigorate and re-energise the dance floor.

Accordion & Vocals: Gavin Lewery.
Gavin is widely regarded as one of Europe's finest and most accomplished Cajun and Zydeco accordionists.
Over 20 years playing Cajun & Zydeco music, Gavin has featured in many bands ,the Boat Band, the Bluebird Cajun Band from the early 90's and later the Flatville Aces, Z-Funk and the Zydeco Diamonds

Double Bass: Loraine Baker Wakefield
Another veteran on the scene, Loraine has played with Gavin for many years starting out with the Boat Band then the Bluebird Cajun Band. A Natural performer with voice of an angel.

Guitar: Pete Wakefield.
Pete is a relative newcomer to the Cajun scene ,but has taken to it with remarkable ease and natural flair. Although new to Cajun music Pete has many years playing experience, most recently with his own band Shake the Roots, which has received great critical acclaim on the Roots & Country scene.

Fiddle: Ian Tothill
Ian is of the old school, served his time playing and pioneering Cajun music in Bradford and was one of the driving forces behind the great Triangle Club of the early 90's.Ian has played with many bands over the years including Old Joe Zydeco, The Cajun Aces ,and more recently a rockin Western Swing band The 901's.An eclectic and exciting fiddler with his heart set firmly in the tradition.

Drums: Andy Watson.
Andy is widely regarded as one of the very few drummers in Europe that actually ‘gets the groove’ and is in great demand with touring Louisiana musicians as well as at home, Andy also plays with, Jo Le Taxi and L’il Jims Big Squeeze, Z-Funk and The Flatville Aces


The Flatville Aces

Saturday 17 Dec CHRISTMAS SPECIAL 7.30
King Charles Hall, Warwick Park, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN2 5TA

The Flatville Aces play traditional Cajun music from south-west Louisiana, a potent mix of fiddle and accordion, French singing and infectious dance rhythms, and feature their strongest line-up to date.
Fiddler and founder member Jock Tyldesley has played and toured at home and abroad with such US greats as Balfa Toujours and Sheryl Cormier, the “Queen of Cajun Music” as well as accompanying the late, legendary Eddie Lejeune on his last three UK tours.

Accordionist Gavin Lewery is admired as one of the finest exponents of the music outside Louisiana. He also fronts the highly regarded Zydeco Diamonds and his compositions have been recorded by several Louisiana musicians.

Andrew Tyldesley provides the strong, rolling rhythm guitar back-up honed to perfection by touring with Eddie Lejeune and Sheryl Cormier.
Bass player and part-time fiddler Vera van Heeringen has also toured with Eddie Lejeune. The Flatville Aces are one of the few bands to feature the smooth, soaring twin fiddle sound.

Andy Watson completes the line-up on drums and percussion, a master of the Louisiana style and the drummer most called upon by UK and US bands to play Cajun and Zydeco music.

Come along and bring your dancing shoes!


 




Cajunbarn now has 2 venues!

The King Charles Hall in Tunbridge Wells Kent and The Con Club in Lewes E Sussex.
This gives us more flexibility to book the best bands, we hope you like them.

The Lewes Con Club, 139 High Street, Lewes, East Sussex BN7 1XS:

the Con Club is not the conservatives!

The Con Club is a not-for-profit social club, open every day to its members and their guests.

Situated in the centre of the beautiful town of Lewes, county town of East Sussex, with easy access to and from the city of Brighton and Hove, Lewes Con Club consists of a large bar area, a function room/dance floor with a professional music stage, a dining section and spacious gardens.

On street parking , also a car park in Westgate Street (2 mins walk)

King Charles Hall, 2 Warwick Park, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN2 5TA
A large arts and crafts hall with a good wooden dance floor in-between the old High Street and historic Pantiles in Tunbridge Wells. On street parking and 5 mins from the trains.


See you there
Lynne and Steve, Matt and Angie - Cajunbarn

Call us on 01892 533493 or Cajunbarn@outlook.com

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Line UP 2016


AUGUST



Lisa Trahan Cajun Band
Friday 19 August Doors 7.30 £10
King Charles Hall, Warwick Park, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN2 5TA


SEPTEMBER


The
Hotfoot Specials
Saturday 12 September 7.30 £10
King Charles Hall, Warwick Park, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN2 5TA


Chanky Chank
Saturday 24 September 7.30 £10
King Charles Hall, Warwick Park, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN2 5TA


DECEMBER

The Flatville Aces
Saturday 17 Dec
CHRISTMAS SPECIAL 7.30

King Charles Hall, Warwick Park,
Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN2 5TA




VENUES



The Lewes Con Club, 139 High Street, Lewes, East Sussex BN7 1XS:

or

King Charles Church Hall,
3 Warwick Park,
Tunbridge Wells
Kent, TN2 5TA
United Kingdom

Please CHECK Which Venue

Contact:The Cajun Barn
Lynne and Steve
e-mail Cajunbarn@outlook.com
Tel: +44 (0)1892 533493


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