Welcome to the website of the band BLOWZABELLA where you can listen free to our music, buy albums, downloads and tune books direct from the band, get the latest news about gigs and explore our history.
Our new album and book are available to buy here and at all our gigs.
The album launch / celebrating 40 years of Blowzabella party is at Cecil Sharp House, London on Saturday 24th March Special guests - Zephyrus.
Blowzabella is Andy Cutting – diatonic button accordion; Jo Freya – vocals, saxophone, clarinet; Paul James – vocals, bagpipes, saxophones; Gregory Jolivet – hurdy-gurdy; David Shepherd – violin; Barn Stradling – bass guitar; Jon Swayne – bagpipes, saxophone.
Blowzabella is a genuinely unique band that makes an inimitable, driving, drone-based wall-of-sound - played with a fabulous sense of melody, rhythmic expertise and sheer feeling. They compose their own music which is influenced by English and European traditional folk music and song. Many of their tunes are “standards” in the modern British/European folk repertoire and are played by people all over the world. Bands across Europe and beyond who experiment with folk music often cite Blowzabella as a major influence. Much loved and respected, there is no one else quite like them.