U.S Trio play rare gig

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NORTH American trio Groanbox play a rare UK concert at Rye’s School Creative Centre on Friday June 8.

The trio of Paul Clifford, Cory Seznec, and Michael Ward-Bergeman, are a musical hybrid of ideas and ideals.

Described by the Independent as “Utterly Enthralling” their music mixes in West African Griot songs, Deep South blues, Nashville harmonies, Eastern European gypsy dances and even a touch of English Morris Dancing. Groanbox have toured extensively throughout Europe and America and have released five CDs.

If there are comparisons to be made it’s with the transposed delta blues of Captain Beefheart or junkyard grind of Tom Waits.

Tickets are £10 in advance £12 on the door (concessions £8) available online at www.theschoolcreativecentre.co.uk or 01797 229797 or info@theschoolcreativecentre.co.uk; or from Grammar School Records, High Street, Rye. Doors open 7.30pm.