Birmingham based Bonfire Radicals have emerged from the folk/world scene with a fresh approach to traditional tunes and a host of creative original material. They weave together raucous woodwind, delicate vocals, progressive violin, hard hitting bass, psychadelic electric guitar and percussive beats. Drawing on their eclectic backgrounds, the band chart many divergent influences upon their sound – medieval polyphony, jazz tinged swing, Canterbury sound, klezmer and all points in between. Known for their highly-spirited stage presence, the Bonfire Radicals' own enthusiasm for their music is undeniable.
Shankara Andy Bole: eclectic 12-string
Liam Halloran: drums, voice
Trevor Lines; bass guitar, double-bass
Michelle Holloway; recorders, voice
Sarah Farmer: violin, voice
Katie Stevens: clarinets, kaval, voice
"On the evidence of this spanking album, Bonfire Radicals are quite a discovery - get this album, go grab the background notes, then grab the chance to go see them live."
David Kidman - Fatea Magazine