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Up the Creek

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About Up the Creek

Up the Creeks music is fun, up tempo and a mix of Bluegrass, Irish standards, instrumentals & popular songs from 60's, 70's and 80's
Bluegrass band
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Up the Creek was formed by Alan Margetson (ex Dusty Earth Band) and Titch (ex Constitution Hillbillies) after a chance meeting on Oxford Street Swansea during this conversation they decided to put together a Bluegrass band.............. What the hell went wrong! Not long after they were joined by Ian ‘The Rev’ James on Bass (a local legend on the acoustic scene in Swansea) and classically trained Marc Elton on fiddle (also ex Constitution Hillbillies) and the music started to take a very different direction. They were then joined by compulsory percussionist Huw Rees (he’s in every band in the area!).5 Piece Band: Acoustic Guitar and Vocals, 5 String Banjo and Vocal, Violin and Vocal, Bass Guitar and Vocal, Percussion. Watch Out this train ain’t stopping! Yee Haa! * Highly experienced musicians & fun! * Previous experience includes festival performances at Glastonbury, European tours, session work, TV and Radio performances and more! Table Serenading Manic Jacks can serenade your guests at their tables with a line up featuring violin, guitar and percussion plus a repertoire including gypsy jazz and classical music! Table hopping around your event for 1 x 45 minutes, this is a interactive and unique style of performance!

Up the Creek's Reviews

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Jon A
9 years ago

Absolutely brilliant. Just a quick line to say thank you to you and the guys for playing at our wedding last month at the King Arthur. We couldn't have hoped for a better evening and you guys were absolutely brilliant. Honestly we've had no end of complements about you both for the main sets and the background music you provided at the start. I think its safe to say you've gained a fair number of new fans, from the 3 year old flower girl to the great aunty and uncles you kept everyone on their feet and dancing through the night. All the best for the future, Jon & Alex P.S thanks for the CD too, for 2 weeks there was a little part of Lanzarote which had the finest Swansea Bluegrass bouncing out of the speakers!

Glynis P
10 years ago

Amazing! I've been meaning to email you for weeks to thank you and the rest of the band for the amazing job you did at our wedding at Newport Links at the end of May. You helped to create exactly the mood we had hoped for and the fact that you entertained everyone outside in the sunshine (whilst the DJ took forever to set up inside!) was perfect. So many of our guests commented on how great you all were and we'll hope to book you again in the future. Thanks again! Regards Glynis and Peter

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Up the Creek's Song list

Galway Girl
Cotton Eye Joe
Blackberry blossom- Falling - Beatles
Blue ridge cabin home
Carrie brown
Easy chair
Glendale Train
Guess it doesn’t matter
Sea of heartbreak
Should i stay
Tide is high
Message to you Rudy
Ever fallen in love
Way down town
Sweet home alabama
Knockin on heavens door
Tom dooley
Old joe Clarke
Sitting on top of world
Country roads – John Denver
Brown eyed girl
Cry cry
Hillbilly Christmas
Cajun moon
Bad moon rising
Stand by me
Love of common people
Wild side of life
Dear ol dixie
Banks of ohio
Help me make it
Irish rover
Rambling boy
Cheatin heart
Sloop john b
Fishers hornpipe ricketts
Bill Cheetam - I used to love her –R Stones
Columbus stockade blues
Foggy Mountain Breakdown - walking the dog
Old home place
Fulsom Prison Blues
Midnight Hour
Pretty Polly
Thats alright mama - Elvis
Ashes of love
Road to nowhere – talking Heads
Man of Constant sorrow
Duellin Banjos
Should i stay or should i go
Worried man
Down by the riverside
Ill go stepping too
Wreck of old 97
Blue moon of Kentucky
Hot dog
Honky tonk woman
Are we human
Speed of sound
Lay down sally
Dirty ol town
No woman
Devils dream
Cotton eyed joe
Bobby magee
Wine drinker
Wild rover
Blue suede shoes
Green green grass
Walk on wild side
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