The Wanton String Band plays shamelessly hedonistic folk dance psychedelia, ranging from face-melting renditions of Appalachian fiddle tunes to synth-infused trip-hop murder ballads. Their ecstatic, infectious take on traditional music has had audiences dancing on tables and hanging from rafters since its bizarre inception. The band’s pulsating sound was born from an all night techno-old time session in an abandoned primary school north of the River Mersey; a session that was itself the result of an unlikely encounter between an inebriated touring folk group and a soaring topless Irish drummer.
The Wanton String Band are Ewan Macdonald (fiddle) Nathan Bontrager (fiddle, synth, voice) Jess Whelligan (cello, synth, voice) Chris Jones (mandolin), Stuart Graham (bouzouki, voice), Richard O`Flynn (drums, voice). Their endorphin-drenched energy will have you itching to dance.
***Now booking for summer 2019 festivals***