FLATS AND SHARPS: In a world where tradition meets rebellion, where the echoes of Appalachia collide with the raw energy of the 21st century, emerges a band that’s not just turning heads – they’re flipping the entire bluegrass script. Ladies and gentlemen, meet Flats & Sharps, the sonic revolutionaries of the bluegrass realm. Hailing from the rugged landscapes of Cornwall, England, these audacious virtuosos have taken the bluegrass scene by storm, fusing lightning-fast picking with an infectious rebellious spirit. They’re the renegades rewriting the rules and cranking the genre’s intensity to 11.
Picture this: banjos blazing like wildfire, mandolins slashing through the air like a samurai’s blade, and harmonies so tight they could make a preacher shout hallelujah. Flats & Sharps aren’t just playing bluegrass, they’re setting it on fire and roasting marshmallows over the embers.
Their journey started in 2011 in the pubs of Cornwall, where these musical mavericks found each other amidst pints of ale and the common desire to take bluegrass to places it’s never been. From the quaint shores of Penzance to festival stages across Europe and beyond, Flats & Sharps have become the beacon of a new era in bluegrass, leaving audiences wide-eyed and slack-jawed in their wake.
So, if you’re craving a bluegrass experience that’s as daring as it is toe-tapping, then welcome to the revolution. Flats & Sharps are here to shred the rulebook, redefine bluegrass, and leave audiences breathless in the process. Get ready for a wild ride, because these boys are turning tradition into a thing of the past, one lightning-fast lick at a time.
“I recommend seeing Flats and Sharps at the earliest opportunity. If you can prove your disappointment, I’ll personally send you a cash refund.” Mark Ellen, R2 Magazine
“The picking is exhilarating, the harmony vocals precise. You can but admire.” Mojo
“Budleigh-Salterton bluegrass jam and bourbon drinking session kicked ass. @FlatsSharps @LauraRCantrell” Mark Spencer, Laura Cantrell’s Guitarist
“One of the hottest new up-and-coming bluegrass bands.” Folkandroutes.co.uk
Doors open 7pm. Music starts 8.30pm. The venue is mixed seated and standing. Tables are limited and available on a first come first served basis so, if you’d like a seat, we recommend arriving early!