Park Bench Social Club

Park Bench Social Club

BandWorldCeltic

PBSC are part of a new generation of bands, touring UK wide, a mix of musical genres with incredible virtuosity. Traditional folk, Celtic fiddle tunes, bluegrass, gypsy jazz, bhangra and old time Americana. BOOK THESE NOW - SENSATIONAL!"   Derek Smith, Director Celtic Festival of Wales

Biography

PBSC are currently booking taking enquiries for:
UK tour November 2008
Austalia tour 2009

WILL LANG,

described as one of the best young Bodhran players on the scene, has gained wide spread recognition from being a past All-Britain Champion, All-Ireland Finalist and founder member of the ’BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Awards 2004/2005’ finalists Chillum. In addition to being in high demand on the folk circuit Will has aroused considerable interest from world musicians due to his unique Bhangra Bodhran style and has played with Mercury Music Award winning Nitin Sawhney. Will’s unique approach helps create the genre-defying style of the band.

AIDAN CURRAN,

on guitar, mandolin and vocals, brings a background in bluegrass and blues to the mix. A founder member of Canadian band The Rock Island Ramblers, Aidan has played with “folk royalty” Eliza Carthy and been a member of a number of bands all with terrific live reputations and it this experience that makes him such a confident and exciting player much in demand for his instrumental virtuosity and amazing voice

ROSS COUPER

Is one of the U.K. folk scene’s most sought after musicians who counts Young Shetland Traditional Fiddler of the Year among his personal accolades, he was also winner of the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Awards (as part of the band Bodega). Ross hails from the Shetland Islands bringing with him a huge range of influences, from the strong Shetland fiddle tradition to Jazz and country. Ross’s astonishing energy and dynamic approach to performing sets him apart from his peers.

TOM WRIGHT

PBSC are now joined by the super talented, multi-instrumentalist Tom Wright. Tom recorded, co-produced and engineered 'Sit on This', the debut PBSC Album. Tom's fresh approach to building and accompanying roots music, teamed with will driving drum lines makes for rhythm section second to none.

The Big Band Boys.......

JASON SINGH

Jason Singh is an International DJ, Beatboxer, Workshop Facilitator, Composer and Visual Artist. He DJ’s extensively and has performed in Europe, India and Australia and plays a mixture of genres including Electronica, Hip Hop, World, Asian Breakbeat, Reggae, House, Funk and Drum and Bass to name a few. As a beatboxer, he has recently toured India working with various musicians, individuals and media organisations to promote beatboxing as an art form. Jason has also exhibited his beatboxing skills in Theatre productions, festivals, club nights, radio, television, poetry events and art galleries around the world.

MC CRYSTALISE

Crystalize was initiated in to the UK MC family in the late 80s early 90s were he served time & paid dues on community radio and in local gigs; Dj’ing & MC’ing, to perfect the fastest growing art of its time (MC’ing) in the newly born UK Jungle scene (the father of drum & bass) in the following years he then joined Subliminal Darkness, one of MCR's
first hip hop families. They released various singles & mix tapes on the underground scene (Crystalize see's this time served as ''MC University'') and is now currently on a tour of MC duty up and down the UK representing Zion Arts Centre and delivering MC workshop for young people in order to empower young people through music with life skills, at the same time collaborating with very different art forms & artist in creating his brand new solo album, ''Immunisable'' which creates stories of the war between ''keeping it real” and ''makin’ it''

Discography

'Sit on This' feat Eliza Carthy- PBSC Records, 2007

Set List

FESTIVAL SET (45 MINS)

approx 8-10 tunes/songs. High-Energy crowd builders. PBSC's tunes are for dancing and the songs are for singing. Guaranteed to get the Crowd going.

PBSC BIG BAND FESTIVAL SET (45 MINS)

similar with small line-up for first 2-3 sets breaking into dance set when Jason and Crystalise Join the boys.

PBSC HEADLINE GIG (2 X 45 MINS)

When PBSC take a whole evening the two 45min sets take more of a journey both with crowd pleasing foot-stompers and more engaging down tempo pieces.

FOR EITHER SETTING THESE WORK VERY WELL!