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Innovative band Stepling has been delighting audiences everywhere with their unique blend of music, step dance, and song inspired by English traditions.
With appearances at venues such as London’s Green Note, Sidmouth Folk Week, Harwich Festival of the Arts, Hitchin Folk Club, Priddy Folk Festival and Bath Folk Festival, Stepling’s dynamic and varied performances have already received much acclaim.
Stepling brings together the talents of an experienced group of performers: champion step/clog dancer Toby Bennett (solo dance artist), percussionist Jo May (Against the Grain, Token Women), Deb Chalmers on fiddle and vocals (Folk Dance Remixed, Bella Hardy) and guitarist Adrian Lever (Alma, Horses Brawl) – their performances weave a rich tapestry crossing the boundaries of music and dance.
“Stepling perform with energy and commitment, and the combination of dance, music, percussion and song just works. If you get a chance, go and see Stepling – brilliant!” Simon Diegan MC Sidmouth Folk Week
“Stepling … Wonderful musicianship, dynamic step-dancing and great programming make them one of the most engaging units I’ve seen and heard for a very long time.” Barry Goodman
“…it was a rare pleasure to see the clog shod feet of dancer Toby Bennett in full flight. The speed and complexity was breathtaking at times and the accompaniment from Deb Chalmers on fiddle and vocals, Jo May on spoons and other percussion and guitarist Adrian Lever was equally impressive.” Andy Nelmes, Fatea Magazine
“Stepling’s dynamic performance at Sidmouth Festival was a mesmerising tour de force of how music and dance can totally captivate an audience.” Simon Harmer
Pub (Free House)
The Bell is a historic free house and music pub on the edge of Bath city centre: it is owned by 518 of its customers, fans and workers under IPS CoOperative rules. We finally bought the pub on July 2nd 2013. We have live music three times a week ranging from jazz to blues to folk to other things- check out the free band listings and What's On page, open mic nights on thursday, plus vinyl DJ nights at the weekend - always free!
We stock seven real ales plus two guest ales. We are in the Guardian and Observer guides to summer pubs as well as the Lonely Planet, Rough Guide, the Good Beer Guide and Le Guide du Routard. For your amusement we have table football, bar billiards (Mon - Weds), Pool, chess, backgammon, free wi-fi, a real fire and even a launderette! Every Sunday afternoon we have The Pizza Bike preparing and serving freshly made, wood-fired pizza in the garden from 12.30pm-7pm
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