"...a high quality selection of songs ranging from the not-a-dry-eye-in-the-house tear jerker, to the Doc-Martins-to-the-floor outlaw country floor shaker. To be honest, with musicians of this pedigree (Martin Fitzgibbon and Marion Fleetwood of ColvinQuarmby, and Mark Cole, Rick Edwards and Ade Deane of Sons Of The Delta) it shouldn’t really be surprising. These are all seasoned and talented performers, as the stage rammed full of varying types of musical instruments and the sharing of lead vocal duties all round, testifies." Read the full review here!
More dates including festivals to be announced soon!
About the band
One of the UK and Nu Folk music's most arresting new bands, The Jigantics are part of a growing group of contemporary artists appealing to a wide range of music followers who are increasingly looking beyond conventional musical stereotypes, and just enjoying a fusion of great songs, stunning harmonies and fine muscianship. In this case its a genredefying mix of Roots, Blues, Trad, Country and then some. "Love the new sounds! It's really different. I can't place the style exactly but it will certainly appeal to a wide range of people" Michaela Pape - Southsea Folk & Blues Festival. One of The Jigantics great strengths is their ability to combine the power and energy of a five piece band, demonstrated here on 'The Save' alongside a stripped bare, dark 'love' song such as 'The Willow'. Its a pretty neat trick and in live performance they carry the audience with them on a journey of foot stomping joy tempered with only the occasional heartbreak. Seeing them live it's clear that this band believe having a good time is an essential ingredient to any gig, ensuring that the road travelled overwhelmingly ends in a smile.
"Fantastic music...highlight act" The Daily Telegraph
"The Jigantics were next, and they were the find of the festival so far for me. Consisting of Marion Fleetwood and Martin Fitzgibbon from Colvin Quarmby, and completed by members of Sons Of The Delta, their folk/blues/country-influenced set was very well-received. All in all a good festival and I think The Jigantics would go down well at Cropredy." Dan Ogus - Southsea Festival organising committee
"The Jigantics were brilliant. A refreshing and varied blend of uptempo songs and beautifully arranged ballads. Great instrumentation from very talented musicians delivered by a band who had presence.They worked hard to build a strong rapport with the audience. The result; a really enjoyable night with people feeling uplifted having been part of something quite special." David Francis - Nailsea Folk Club
"Well they started their gig last Thursday with 'The Save' and it was 100 times bigger and better than the track sounds on their website.... great foot-tapping music. I have a new favourite band." Katie Thomas
"Amazing. I was really, really, totally blown away by you guys." Bryn Williams - Folklaw & BWM Productions
"I love it !!!.... we must have The Jigantics for our festival." Simon Hart - Welfest Festival Organiser
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Great guitar player who's slide and acoustic playing is renowned on the Blues circuit and which has enabled him to perform and record in Mississippi with some of the all time greats including Pinetop Perkins, Muddy Waters piano player. Ricks first gig was in a folk club, so what goes around .........
Vocals, Fiddle, Cello, Mandolin
A fantastic vocalist and brilliant player of all things stringy. Although Marion was classically trained she's a Liverpool lass which resulted in her being an integral part of folk rockers Meet on the Ledge and currently the award winning ColvinQuarmby. A real star who's talents are finally getting the recognition she throughly deserves.
Bass Guitar, Vocals
Lyndon is a multi-talented musician, equally at home on guitar and mandolin as he is on bass. Outside of the Jigs he plays in a number of bands spanning several genres and is also an accomplished sound engineer. Needless to say he brings a wealth of experience and skill to the Jigantics - and he smiles a lot too :)
Vocals, Mandolin, Squeezeboxes, Harmonica et al
Mark is an irrepressible front man who seemingly is able to pick up almost any instrument and get an exciting noise out of it. A top vocalist and in demand international session player.
Drums, Percussion, Vocals
Marty has performed with and in front of, some of the biggest names in the world of popular music, Mick Jagger, David Bowie, Lou Reed et al but says the Jigantics are the most exciting project he's ever been involved with.