SUN 14 MAY | BLACK BOX | 8PM | TICKETS £13 (£10 Conc.) HERE
We are delighted to welcome back the incredibly talented April Verch Band.
While Verch is perhaps best known for playing traditional fiddle styles from her native Ottawa Valley, Canada, her performances extend into old-time American and Appalachian styles and beyond, for a well-rounded tour-de-force of North Americana sounds. Verch tours with world-class musicians as a trio, featuring acoustic guitar, mandolin, bass and clawhammer banjo in addition to Verch’s vocals, fiddle and foot percussion.
One might suspect a performer with as many talents as Verch would pause to take a breath, or need to somewhat compartmentalize her skills during a live performance. But on stage, Verch is almost superhuman, flawlessly intertwining and overlapping different performative elements. She stepdances while fiddling, she sings while stepdancing. Sometimes she sings, steps and fiddles all at once, with apparent ease and precision. Verch is – as they say – a triple threat in performance, her live show a beautiful companion to her music: versatile, robust, and masterfully executed.
“It’s hard to believe she’s so talented at such a wide range of fiddling. I’ve seen her do it live though. Believe it or not, she’s really that good.” The Huffington Post
“Her playing is equally expressive and her step-dancing adds a dash of rhythm and drama.” Irish Times
“Her playing is quite breathtaking…as good as it gets” fRoots