Fri 1st Mar
The Demon Barbers
@ Birmingham Town Hall, Birmingham
Featuring: The Demon Barbers
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The Lock In: The Demon Barbers
The Lock In, the brainchild of award-winning folk band The Demon Barbers, sees a group of street dancers arrive at an apparently deserted pub. Local rumour has it that The Fighting Cocks is the place to be 'after hours' but as the regulars arrive a clash of cultures turns into a dance floor stand-off.
The skill, speed and athleticism of the dancers on both sides soon wins the others over as the old and new are brought together in an exciting and dynamic dance-off. Sword dances are performed with snooker-cues, pub bouncers dance the Morris and B-boys flirt with clog girls. Meanwhile house band The Demon Barbers takes English Folk music on a new journey with friends Hip Hop, House, Funk and Ska and even says hello to Burlesque and Drum & Bass along the way!
The Lock In promises to do for English folk dance what Riverdance did for Irish dance and Diversity did for street dance, bringing some lesser known forms of dance into the mainstream. Fast-paced and innovative, the show brings together some of the UK’s top clog, sword and Morris dancers with their counterparts from the worlds of B-boying, popping & krump.
See www.thelockindanceshow.co.uk for further information.
The Demon Barbers are a seven-piece folk-funk-fusion band, combining solid traditional acoustic instruments and songs with the added oomph of a superbly tight rhythm section, making a unique and captivating sound.
Since winning ‘Best Live Act’ at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards The Demon Barbers have been immersed in the development of their Folk & Hip Hop Dance Extravaganza ‘The Lock In’. Following a number of successful UK tours, including high profile shows at Glastonbury Festival and 5 star reviews for their 2 week run at Edinburgh Fringe, The Demon Barbers now bring some of the UK’s most exciting young Clog, Sword, Hip Hop & Break dancers onto the concert stage to create the live folk music & dance spectacular of the year!
The Demon Barbers XL features new material from their new album ‘Disco At The Tavern’ a collaboration with Grammy & Emmy Award winners Donal Hodgson and Kipper, best known for their work with Sting.
“It’s as if they’ve found the key to unlock the idea of 21st Century folk-rock revealing that these days rock isn’t part of the equation at all. They’re giving folk music its own dance revolution. The music here isn’t the background, it’s the manifesto. And it’s wonderful” Chris Nickson, f’Roots
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Venue: Birmingham Town Hall
Enquiries: 0121 644 5198
Bookings: 0121 780 3333
Disabled Bookings: 0121 780 4949
→ New Street 6 min walk
→ Corporation Street 7 min walk
→ Snow Hill 8 min walk
→ Snow Hill 7 min walk
→ New Street 7 min walk