Ti-Fer Cajun Band Reunion
The upstairs bar
O'Reilly's pub
291 Kentish Town Road
London NW5

Guests: The Rosinators (Now Confirmed)
Doors Open 730, Starts 8pm
Entry FREE
One Night Only - a rare chance to catch the phenomenal British Cajun Band of the 90's

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Accordion: Phil Underwood * Percussion: Clare Gilliam * Guitar: Chris Boland * Fiddles: Matt Kelly, Will Sneyd, Simon Kelly

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Ti-Fer Cajun Band was started in early 1994 by Phil Underwood (accordion) and Clare Gilliam (ti-fer / triangle). They were joined by two fiddle players, Will Sneyd and Matt Kelly, guitarist Chris Boland, and later by fiddler Simon Kelly. They developed a repertoire of traditional Cajun classics, carefully arranged and rehearsed but played with gay abandon. They were especially known for their twin fiddle sound, reminiscent of the Balfa Brothers, and were a hit in Cajun dance clubs and festivals around the UK during the "Cajun boom" of the 1990s. They played here, there and everywhere, including Israel and even the Isle of Wight, as well as Derby's Swamp Festival, and at National Cajun Festival in Bury where they were advertised as "One of the most exciting bands on the Cajun dance scene today". Cajun Times Magazine commented on their "consistent quality and strong commitment to Cajun dance and music".They were also famous for cross-dressing (remember the infamous Halloween Masked Ball?), drinking Jack Daniel's, and eating everyone out of house and home, though all that nearly came to an end when Will ran away to Iceland with a folk rock band and no one else wanted to wear the lycra mini-skirt. Luckily he was replaced by young Simon Kelly (whose dad let us borrow him from the Bon Temps Playboys) and Ti-Fer's twin fiddle reputation remained intact. (He was let off wearing fancy dress because he was only a lad).
But despite all the fun, frolics, and endless bowls of gumbo, the years of delighting fans whether they were barely in their teens or senior citizens sporting hearing aids, the band decided to split in 1998 "to follow individual musical careers" (as they say. However, they have decided, as a very special favour to all their loyal fans, and as a very special treat for those who never got to see them the first time round, to re-unite
FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY and party just like old times.
So, we really hope you can make it. Don't forget, admission is free, and we hope to have some special surprise guests too.
See you there.
Latest news: The Rosinators are confirmed as our support act for Sat 21st. They play really top notch bluegrass & acoustic rootsy type stuff plus a bit of cajun, with three-part vocal harmonies (yes - they let Will sing!). They are: Fliss and Will on fiddle, and Smiley Paul Castle on guitar. Read all about (and hear) them at: This Link Check with Clare for details

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