Hello GoodBye Show 23 April 2011: Siddy Bennett, The No-Frills Band and Gerry Mitchell

Brixton and Bristol are both represented in equal measure this afternoon on Hello GoodBye, from the West Country we have Siddy Bennett and from South East London The No Frills Band.

The South London Press recently described The No Frills Band as ‘ramshackle folksy Brixtonites’, the group play Irish, Welsh, English and Scottish tunes, American old time, bluegrass and western swing, Greek stuff, Turkish stuff, French tunes, Yiddish tunes, East European tunes and Scandinavian tunes, and some old country songs.

Siddy Bennett is poignant, poetic and often lyrically compared to the greats of Laura Marling and Sandy Denny. Her delivery, assured with the musicianship of her exceptional (violin included) band, ranges from upbeat, raucous, cider-infused festival dance music to epic, thought provoking folk ballads.

Track List:
The Rayographs – My Critical Mind
Siddy Bennett – What Do You Think Of Me (LIVE SESSION)
Siddy Bennett – Run Of The Mill (LIVE SESSION)
Siddy Bennett – The Edge Of The Road (LIVE SESSION)
Dan Sartain – Atheist Funeral
Siddy Bennett – Interview
The Bennett Sisters – Breakaway (HG archive)
Jess Bryant – Forest
Trogons – Sci-Fi Landscapes
No Babies – Tanuki
Hong Kong In The 60s (with The Advisory Circle) – Seasons Change
Vic Godard & The Subway Sect – Best Album
The No Frills Band – The Pipe On The Hob / Hag At The Churn (LIVE SESSION)
The No Frills Band – The Appalachian Set: The L & N Polka / Angeline The Baker / Campbell’s Farewell To Red Cap (LIVE SESSION)
The No Frills Band – Rock, Salt & Nails (LIVE SESSION)
Dan Sartain – It Ain’t So Easy To Fall In Love
The No Frills Band – Interview
The Windsors – Hut
Gerry Mitchell (with The No Frills Band) – The Absurd Poem (LIVE SESSION)
The Choo Choo Trains – (All I Ever Think About Is) Rabbits