Electronic Press Kit
All-female, contemporary Scottish folk band The Poozies have been pushing musical boundaries for over 25 years and since the release of their latest, Trad Award nominated album, ‘Punch’, they have been enjoying a whirlwind of festivals, tours and celebrity occasions. The current line-up has been hailed as the best and most exciting yet, and sees founder member Mary Macmaster and long-term cohort Eilidh Shaw joined by Orkney’s Sarah McFadyen and Tia Files from Oban. Expect exhilarating sets of original tunes and an eclectic mix of songs, all bursting with energy, seduction, rascality and invention. As always the band is anchored by the glorious bass of the electro-harp, and swings expertly between innovative tune sets featuring monster twin fiddles and powerful, punchy guitar and bass drum, and a hugely diverse range of songs with delectable 5-string banjo and 4-part vocal harmonies.
“…vivacious, inventive instrumentals, ..brilliant, blackly comic dialect songwriting, ..arranged by the four-piece with note- perfect deadpan elegance.” Sue Wilson, The Herald
“**** ..this is high-tempo, festival-headlining stuff.” Songlines Magazine
“…What a mighty sound they make for a four-piece! It’s both bewitching and scary, for there’s also a sinister alchemy at work between the four very different (and self-confessedly off-kilter!) musical personalities – and a keen sense of delicious mischief to boot.” fRoots Magazine