CURTIS IS COMING BACK AT LONG LAST! He has a new album and is bringing his whole band over from the states for the first time ever! And it’s gonna be absolutely awesome. If you’ve ever been to a Young Thugs gig, you’ll know we try to bring something different to every gig, and this show is not an exception. We will be transforming All Saints Church on North Street into a Circus Tent (without the animal cruelty), expect fire juggling, lions doing tricks and of course, expect some very talented and entertaining music.
VERY SERIOUS MESSAGE: missing out on Curtis Eller’s full show is a big mistake. You will not regret coming, it’s one of the best acts I have ever seen, and he won’t be back in the UK for quite some time.
Support comes from York’s own Charlie Swainston and his full ensemble, the Sweet Berry Elixir, and tap-dancing street urchins The Old Time Rags!
Here’s some general info about Curtis and the gang:
“Curtis Eller is a banjo player, songwriter and rock & roll singer. A twenty-year show business veteran, Eller and his band The American Circus have developed a devoted international following based on dynamic, highly physical stage performances and a catalog of curious phonographic recordings. The iconoclastic musician has spent more than a decade relentlessly touring the club, theatre and festival stages of North America and Europe.
Eller is a gifted and prolific songwriter who’s banjo-driven songs describe a dreamlike vision of American history where all points in time have collapsed into one. The American Circus is touring the UK in support of their latest and most ambitious album, “A Poison Melody” on which they have augmented their indelicate, rock & roll rhythms with a tempestuous cloud of horns and an graceless choir of backsliders in their quest to bring Eller’s historically evocative compositions to vivid, cinematic life.”
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