They are covers Jim, but not as we know them! Sex Pistols on a banjo? Radiohead as a waltz? A Bluegrass Stormzy?! Has the world gone mad...? Fear not dear reader it’s just the legendary Arkansaw Jukebox Collective - playing covers just like god intended... bluegrass style!
The moving feast of humanity that is the Arkansaws (girls, blokes, fiddles, banjos, trumpets - just play what y'brung!) deliver a show stopping performance with covers of very well-known numbers (cue the big sing-a-long!) but with a real twist as they unearth the hidden country heart in EVERY genre of music. Rock, pop, hip-hop, dance, rap – they all get the treatment!
Please, describe your act or business in on sentence:
Getting the party started
What is your competitive advantage (special features)?
Every event or festival needs a full on party vibe at some point - but sometimes you need to wrap it up in a cooler package than a dad band playing Oasis covers right? The Arkansaws exist to fill exactly that slot – lots of “party” but with enough “arty” to satisfy all comers. Think Hayseed Dixie fronted by The Dixie Chicks and you are getting close!
How long do you play for?
up to 90 mins
Do you have your own PA and lighting?
Full technical production provided at cost - from small venue PA to full festival sound and lighting
Do you have Public Liability Insurance and PAT tested equipment?
How much space do you require?
20ft by 12 ft
My favourite tune is not on your list. Will you be able to play it?
How many breaks do you take? How long are they?
either 1 set up to an hour or 2 sets @ 45 mins each - break between min 15 mins
Set list varies but expect bluegrass versions of hits like
Creep - Radiohead
Blinded By Your Grace - Stormzy
Pretty Vacant - Sex Pistols
Sweet Child O'Mine - Guns n'Roses
Pompeii - Bastille
Thriller - Micheal Jackson
Kiss - Prince
And lots of other stuff that you would never believe can be played as country songs