The Hamoaze Band present an eclectic mix of folk(ish) music & storytelling based on the tradition of the murder ballad.
Songs and tales of murder…
The show is an eclectic mix of folk(ish) and acoustic music with in-character storytelling, all based on the great tradition of the murder ballad. *Plump Dead Thighs and Pretty Blue Eyes* is packed with terrific tunes, a touch of history and a healthy(?) dose of off-kilter humour.
The show takes its title from a line in the traditional murder ballad The Two Ravens (or, as it’s known in Scotland, The Twa Corbies), and is a mixture of concert and theatre, all based on the great tradition of the murder ballad. There have been songs of murder for thousands of years, and many are included in the show, such as ‘The Two Sisters’, which dates back at least as far as Viking times in the UK and has variants throughout the world, and ‘The Unnatural Murder’, a true story which happened in the Cornish village of Penryn in the 17th Century. This new version of an old song weaves a very well-known traditional tune with a new melody written by the band’s own Joshua Lacey Roberts. You can find a list of the songs included in the show and their fascinating histories on the website thehamoazeband.co.uk
More about The Hamoaze Band:
The Hamoaze Band are a Cornish Folk-ish band, drawing their influences from the English/Cornish traditions and adding our own twist of rock and catchy hook lines. Their repertoire is a mix of original material and traditional, with a few well-known covers performed in their own Hamoaze Band style.