Gig Details: The Curst Sons @ Porters


13th Feb - 10:00 PM

Fat Tuesday Tour



56 High St, Hastings TN34 3EN

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The Curst Sons

Hillbilly Blues

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The Curst Sons have been performing their original American roots influenced music since 1998. Their sound mixes traditional American roots genres with powerful original songs and gutsy live shows. Their inspiration is the pre-Rock n’ Roll world of Blues, Gospel and Old Time - given a jolt of electricity and a kick-ass stomp. Since 1998 they have released six studio albums and one 10” vinyl EP, have been Runners up in the international Song Writing Competition (ISC), nominated for Best Alt Country Album in the Independent Music Awards and for Best Americana Act in the British Country Music Awards. They have played far too many pubs, clubs and festivals to remember, twice been Time Out magazine’s critic’s choice and recorded two live sessions for the much-missed Mark Lamarr show on BBC Radio Over the years people have said… Their biggest appeal is that they manage to stay true to American folk music’s rich lineage, while throwing in enough curve balls to piss off the folk puritanicals. AMERICANA UK They gnarl and twist together elements of bluegrass, rockabilly, country and blues and spew forth a sound that is instantly recognisable as their own. What may be overlooked is the fact that the Curst Sons are damn fine songwriters as well as potent lyricists. If it is true that the Devil has all the best tunes, then he must undoubtedly have nicked some of them from The Curst Sons. Ken Brown FATEA One of the best, if most unlikely, acts to come out of Brighton – hands down – this brilliant trio plays bluegrass, gospel and rockabilly as if their lives and loves depended on it, mixing Americana classics with tuneful originals full of superior lyrics. Time Out Got everybody jumpin’- a great band. Jonnie Walker BBC RADIO 2 I’ll tell you what that was absolutely fantastic. If you look out the window and there’s a slight breeze that’s God nodding, and that’s a pretty good revue. Mark Lamarr BBC RADIO 2 They’ve got humour and soul and there’s absolutely nothing else like them. MORNING STAR The Curst Sons never fail to deliver a foot-stompin’, barnstorming performance of such intensity you’re left grinning like an idiot by the end! Hastings Independent Press The Curst Sons are - Willi Kerr -Vocals, Percussion. Tim Dunkerley -Guitar, Mandolin, Vocals. Scott Smith -Bass, Banjo, Harmonica, Vocals Web site