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The Folly Brothers

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About The Folly Brothers

Country music band with foot-stompin' American & bluegrass sounds. Popular songs with a bluegrass feel, plus original material.
Americana band
Leamington Spa
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Warwickshire-based bluegrass band The Folly Brothers began when brothers Mark and Jonny Roden started playing in pubs and clubs in and around their stomping ground, Leamington Spa. Inspired by outlaw country legends such as Townes Van Zandt and Guy Clark, their blend of rollicking bluegrass and introspective lyrics was a huge success in their hometown. Double bass player Wes Stanton soon joined the band and they enjoyed success as a trio, going down a storm on the festival circuit with slots at Black Deer and renowned folk venue The Green Note. In 2016 the band released their debut album, Bridge 101, named after the bridge near their father’s pub where they first began playing together. A brutally honest blend of smoking hot bluegrass and Americana, the album delves into traditional outlaw country music with an unmistakably modern twang. But it’s their live performance that sets this band apart from the rest. They are renowned for whipping up a frenzy at every gig they play, often moving into the crowd to play songs with the audience dancing around them. Fierce banjo chops and rapid slap-double-bass are the backdrop for Mark and Jonny’s harmonies, while newest member Alfie Amadeus plays melodic solos on mandolin or dobro. When the coronavirus pandemic hit in 2019, it meant that a whole year of shows were rescheduled or cancelled. During lockdown, the lads began writing new material to bring to festival stages all across the UK, focusing on four-part harmonies and the addition of dobro and mandolin to their sound. With successful festival slots all over the UK, and another set at The Green Note this autumn, 2022 has seen continued success. Lineup: MARK RODEN | Acoustic Guitar, Vocals JONNY RODEN | Banjo, Guitar, Vocals WES STANTON | Double Bass, Vocals ALFIE AMADEUS | Mandolin, Dobro, Vocals

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Corporate event, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Cruise, Private event, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Song list

Folsom Prison Blues
Ace of Spades
Set You Free
Cocaine Blues
I've Been Everywhere
Hotel Yorba
Tell It To Me
Keep It Clean
Wagon Wheel
Dirty Business
Artificial Thrills
Get It On Girl
High Note
Alfie's Reel
One Day Like This
Hit Me Baby One More Time
Country Roads
Time In The Can
The Flood
Good Old Fashioned Town
Get It On Girl
Goodby Alabama
Whiskey Rye
Devil Drives


From customers:

Laura P
3 years ago

The Folly Brothers played at my 40th birthday on Saturday, they were incredible! Not only are they extremely talented musicians but they also get the crowd going. Everyone joined in with the singing and dancing and especially loved singing along when they brought themselves and their instruments into the crowd! Amazing! Would highly recommend them. Thank you again!!

Emily H
4 years ago

Had the guys come and play in my house for my 40th. They were absolutely awesome!! Couldn’t have been more perfect. They’re great guys. Flexible and so talented. Roll on my 50th so I can book them again!!