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Polyrhythmic world-folk fusion
Polyrhythmic folk world from all corners of Europe and beyond..
With their polyrhythmic folk-world fusion, Solana have made quite a splash on the music and festival scene across the UK and in their adopted hometown of Bristol. Somehow managing to appeal to discerning sit-down audiences and lively festival crowds, Solana have been enthusing and confusing listeners with their rhythmically complex and harmonically rich sound.
Formed in Valencia in 2012 as an itinerant acoustic folk trio, the band has developed almost beyond recognition through extensive touring and collaboration. Tamsin (flute/accordion) and Rowen (violin) weave together folk- and klezmer-inspired melodies which soar over a tight rhythm section. Elio’s Latin, African and reggae influenced drumming and Alex’s flamenco/folk/jazz guitar are locked together by Henry’s dynamic basslines.
When not playing music, the members of Solana can be found making chutney, cycling long distances, and correcting people who mispronounce “paella”.
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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