The Sultans of Squeeze

John Kirkpatrick and Chris Parkinson - The Sultans of Squeeze
 

John Kirkpatrick &
Chris Parkinson

The Sultans of Squeeze is a new duo that first appeared in 2004 as the brainchild of Warrington Folk Club organiser Geoff Bibby, who put them on at his club in January. The Sultans have since appeared at Sidmouth and Whitby festivals, and at The Electric Theatre, Guildford.
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They present a huge variety of music, performed on every possible combination of their various squeeze-boxes - John on one-row and two-row melodeons, three-row button accordion, and treble and bass anglo concertinas, and Chris on various two-row melodeons, piano accordion, and bass piano accordion. As well as the traditional folk songs and tunes that you might expect to hear from these two, they also tackle military marches, French waltzes, nostalgic popular classics and signature tunes, blues, zydeco, jazz, rock & roll, and some pieces of their own making as well.

With a combined experience of squeezing just about every kind of music, both within the folk scene and quite outside it, John and Chris fearlessly hurl themselves into whatever genre takes their fancy, knowing that if one of them falls flat on their face, the other one will be able to keep a holding pattern going till a full recovery is possible! It's a rare treat to see two such accomplished old hands enjoy and explore the endless possibilities that their instruments offer, displaying a relaxed confidence and a complete trust in each other's skill and ability.

Book them through:

 

Speaking Volumes
The Swan Theatre
The Moors
Worcester
WR1 3EF
Tel: 01905 611323 Fax: 01905 619958
www.speakingvolumes.co.uk
chris@speakingvolumes.co.uk

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www.chrisparkinsonmusic.co.uk