Bonfire Radicals

Friday 19th August 2022

The electrifying sound of 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, textural washes, raucous woodwind and wild fiddle are woven together over a pulsating backdrop of guitar, bass and drums. Bonfire Radicals’ music, vibrancy and energy dares audiences not to dance…

“Raucous and eclectic… sheer merriment bundled into a gorgeous set of ideas and influences ****” (Songlines)

“Boldly raucous… quite staggeringly special”. (David Kidman – Fatea Magazine)

“This is tradition woven into an uninhibited gathering of inspired originality”. (FolkWords)

“Birmingham’s best kept musical secret. Vibrant and exciting, a musical blend of folk traditions full of originality and virtuosity. Our audience loved them and buzzed with excitement – if you’ve not seen Bonfires yet, get along to a gig as quickly as you can” (Brett Rehling – Kitchen Garden Cafe).

“We loved it! It was a wonderful gig – such great music: diverse, full of energy, poignant in places, full of virtuosity and musicality… Can’t wait for the next opportunity to hear you!” (Audience Member)