Blag play a variety of Celtic and World music, from Irish Ballads and Scottish Jigs to Flamenco and Gypsy Jazz.
- Based in London
AboutBlag perform regularly in Britain and in festivals throughout Europe. All the musicians in the group are professionals that have trained at music college, made records and have performed on both T.V. and radio, including being featured in 'Loose Ends' on Radio 4.
Michael Pinsky started playing the fiddle at six. He has played in folk groups in Scotland from the age of 11 who’s members have become players in leading Scottish bands such a ‘Capercaille’ and ‘Shoogleniffty’ and with leading jazz players such a Courtney Pine in the ‘Grand Union Orchestra’. His ability to play both folk and jazz creates a unique fiddle style.
David Morgan played acoustic guitar with ‘Golage’, in Brighton, which later formed ‘Stomp’ an extremely successful percussion, performance group that have toured the world, playing on Broadway in New York and the Royal Festival Hall in London. His vast range of techniques, from bluegrass fingerpicking to a driving syncopated Irish rhythm style gives a rich harmony to Blag repertoire.
Ade Harris was a member of the influential punk group ‘Peter and the Test Tube Babies’. His playing provides the power-house behind the Blag sound.
Blag are based in London. The band regularly plays Balls, Weddings, Parties and Corporate Events. Danny Godfrey, music organiser for the Queen's College (Cambridge) May Ball wrote; "Blag's music was irresistibly danceable. Their energetic and extremely skilled performance created a highly festive air. Their interpretations of folk music were as original as it was entertaining. I would not hesitate in recommending this hugely professional band. "
Blag also play Barn Dances and Ceilidhs with a dance caller to teach the steps.
Listen to the music here: https://soundcloud.com/michael-pinsky-3/sets/blag
|In Business Since||2004|
|Will travel||Within 200 miles of base|
|Public Liability Insurance||Yes|
|Previous CRB/DBS Check||No|
|Equipment PAT Certified||Yes|
|Power Required||2 x 13amp|
|Set-up time required||30 minutes|
|Line-up||Singer / Guitarist Fiddle Player / Backing Vocals Drummer|
|Repertoire Description||Irish and Scottish Classics Wild Rover Danny Boy Rocky Road to Dublin Whisky in the Jar Dirty Old Town Auld Lang Syne Barn Dance tunes Dashing White Sergeant Masons Apron Drops of Brandy Irish Merry Making Athol Highlanders St Patricks Mor|
|Previous Clients||BBC, Microsoft, Ealing Studios.....|
|East Central London|
|Isle of Wight|
|Isles of Scilly|
|North West London|
|South East London|
|South West London|
|West Central London|
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