Solana have made quite a splash on the music and festival scene with their polyrhythmic folk-world fusion, across the UK and in their adopted hometown of Bristol.
Somehow managing to appeal to discerning sit-down audiences and crazed sweaty festival crowds, Solana have been enthusing and confusing listeners with their rhythmically complex and harmonically rich sound. Formed in Valencia in 2012 as an itinerant acoustic folk trio, the band has developed almost beyond recognition through extensive touring and collaboration.
Tamsin (flute/accordion) and Rowen (violin) weave together folk- and klezmer- inspired melodies which soar over a tight rhythm section. Elio’s Latin, African and reggae influenced drumming and Alex’s flamenco/folk/jazz guitar are locked together by Henry’s solid basslines.
When not playing music, the members of Solana can be found making chutney, cycling long distances, and correcting people who mispronounce “paella”.
The Orange Circus is a raucous indie folk pop collective based in the UK, with roots in Virginia, USA.
Whilst having a hand in roots, rock and gospel music, and updating traditional songs taken from The Blue Ridge Mountains - largely inspired by Granny Alice - The Orange Circus Band produces original music that has a wholly unique, fresh sound. You can expect wild playing, beautiful harmonies and boundless energy guaranteed to raise the roof and warm the hearts.
FREE before 8pm, £5 after
The venue is open from 10:30am, serving food from 12-10pm. Happy Hour is 5-7pm!
231 Battersea Park Road, SW11 4LG