Friday 20th July 2012. Scarecrow played some great instrumental music, song songs and occasionally a bit of jazz or blues.
Both Dave and Rey play flutes and whistles which gives the band an unusual sound and with Gordon on guitar their material, sometimes well-known and sometimes obscure, is always worked on to produce tight and quirky arrangements.
David – whistles, flute, pipes, percussion
Rey – bass guitar, vocals, flute, whistle
Gordon – guitar, bouzouki, vocals
Scarecrow is an Oxforshire based acoustic band that plays folk music but offers something a little different. Some instrumental music, some vocals with songs and the odd bit of jazz or blues. Some tracks are well known and others less so, but all have been worked on to produce tight and unusual arrangements.
The band was formed at the end of 2006, bringing together gold, classical, rock and blues background to create a trio that doesn’t sound like just another folk band. Scarecrow is rapidly gathering a substantial following.
Booking and venue details
The entrance fee for the evening was £6 for members and £7 for non-members. The event started at 8.00 pm, with doors opening at 7.30 p.m.
The Hinckley ACT
Based in the Sketchley Meadows Business Park, Hinckley ACT is a high quality music venue that offers an informal and intimate atmosphere for concerts and for the monthly club nights, where musicians can come along and ‘take the stage.’ Established by company chairman, Keith London, on the premises of his firm Advanced Carbide Tooling (A.C.T.), the venue provides full stage and seating facilities, plus top quality sound and lighting equipment.
There is a licensed bar and ample free car parking.