The electrifying sound of Birmingham’s 6 piece (un)traditional folk band Bonfire Radicals is both intensely creative and irresistibly fun.
Expect the unexpected, with global grooves, instrumental fireworks, rich vocal harmonies and delicate a cappella emerging from a melting pot of original and traditional tunes from the British Isles to the Balkans.
Emotive vocals, raucous woodwind and wild fiddle are woven together over a pulsating backdrop of psychedelic guitar, hard hitting bass, and percussive drum beats. Bonfire Radicals’ music, vibrancy and energy dares audiences not to dance…
“Boldly raucous… quite staggeringly special”.
“Raucous and eclectic… sheer merriment bundled into a gorgeous set of ideas and influences”.
“Imagine folk interwoven with rock, medieval engaging avant garde, invention hand-in-hand with imagination, experimentation allied to expression… prepare yourself to encounter free-ranging clarinet, recorder and violin soaring with joyous abandon over a pulsating rhythm mix of guitar, bass and drums. This is tradition woven into an uninhibited gathering of inspired originality.”