The Demon Barbers



As part of Horshams Great British weekend The REC Rooms welcomes the talented and entertaining Demon Barbers


Damien Barber took the bold decision to become a professional folk musician at the end of the 1980s. He had strong folk credentials: raised in rural Norfolk and a regular (since the age of 5) at a folk club where Walter Pardon was resident, his other influences include Harry CoxSam LarnerTony Hall and Peter Bellamy and his live performances and albums clearly marked him out as a committed traditionalist.

It came as something of a surprise, therefore, when he put forward the idea of forming an electric folk group at the end of the 90s. They took their name from Peter Bellamy’s affectionate nickname for Damien and became The Demon Barbers. Peter, another avowed traditionalist, had always had severe doubts about folk-rock, but in this case, he would have found no conflict: what the Demon Barbers played (and continue to play) was electric folk, part of a process of embracing relevant and appropriate new developments, in much the same way as folk music had over the years accepted and subsumed the concertina and the Spanish guitar.

Doors 7:30pm
Tickets £15.00

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As part of Horshams Great British weekend The REC Rooms welcomes the talented and entertaining Demon Barbers

The Demon BarbersXLAs previous winners of ‘Best Live Act’ at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, there’s no denying theDemon Barbers XL’s ability to put on a first-class performance.Part gig, part dance show andfeaturing some of theUK’s most exciting young Clog, Sword, Hip Hop & Break dancers they areguaranteed to deliver the live folk music & dance spectacular of the year!“It’s as if they’ve found the key to unlock the idea of 21st Century folk-rock revealing that thesedays rock isn’t part ofthe equation at all. And it’s wonderful”f’Roots”A full-on show of such blazing energy and joyous ingenuity you scarcely ponder on theapparent madness of trying to marry folk dance and hip hop”The Independent.

Doors 7:30pm
Tickets £15.00


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Event Details

Start date: 09/05/2020

End date: 10/05/2020

Start time: 19:30 p.m.

End time: 01:30 a.m.

Venue: The REC Rooms

Coordinates: 51.0649472,-0.3272996000000603

Directions: Under the bowling alley Horsham Park

Phone: 01403 274642

Email: tickets@therecrooms.com