The hottest new band of 2016.
From seemingly nowhere the seven piece Brambles took Wilderness, Camp Bestival, Grassington and Beverly Festivals by storm this year.
The Bramble Napskins are a carnivalesque cacophony of life and sound. They've thrown it all into the cauldron and what's come out is a party they want everyone to attend. After a successful summer of festivals, including Camp Bestival, Wilderness, Beverly Folk Festival and Grassington Festival, 2017 looks bright.
With saxophone, flute, clarinet, accordion, electric guitar, bass and drums, they're an orchestra brimming with young, fierce energy, all underpinning the piercing soprano tones of the lead vocalist. You'll hear contemporary klezmer anthems, roaring tales of Dickensian plight, melancholy musings and grooving folk jigs; epic pop ballads and Schubertesque love songs, scream inducing waltzes and virtuosic improvisations doffing the cap to influences from John Coltrane to Jimmy Page. A night with the Brambles is sure to get you laughing, crying, screaming and jiving and going to bed with a head full of new songs and an array of tired limbs to your name.
'Created just the sort of energy that would have new fans queuing up after their show, eager to take a bit of them home with them - an excitable din - taking us on a musical adventure - a new voice to take notice of.' Northern Sky
'full of that youthful vigour and exude confidence - Jazz Folk, Polkas, and all are here, part Trembling Bells, part Sandy Denny, its Bellowhead gone freeform - they throw everything at everything - Oh and the name is just odd.’ Americana UK