– The Model Folk –

Big Tunes On The Folk Spectrum

Performed with Engaging Showmanship

The debut album
The Great Pedants’ Revolt

released 2nd APRIL 2015 AD

You may listen to and BUY the album from here:

Stallwood sells THE NEW ALBUM with SURVIVAL TIPS

Who are The Model Folk?


Photo by Daniel Cadell

The Model Folk are a six piece band, hailing from the deepest darkest reaches of North Somerset. Our sound is an eclectic cocktail of influences that could loosely fit in the folk canon. Live shows are full of self-deprecating humour, romance, pathos, audience engagement and interaction; this creates an intimacy which feels more akin to a family get together than a gig; with tunes such as Nipples for Men and Naked in The Kitchen, our aim is to get everyone smiling and tapping their feet. The music is created with clarinet wizardry, trumpets, trombones & accordion; topped off with epic harmonies; with influences from The Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band, Curtis Eller, Frank Zappa, Robyn Hitchcock, Ani DiFranco, Cardiacs, Tom Waits, Beirut, Fiona Apple, Bob Marley, Glitzy Bag Hags, John Martyn and many others but sounding like none of them. As one recent gig attendee said to us “you may go not knowing the songs, but you end up wondering why on earth you hadn’t known them all your life!”.

What do people say about them?

Stumbled upon this last night. What a hell of an evening! These boys are as lovable as talented, with an ease and self-deprecation that is warm and charming. Playing in the crowd it felt more like a family get together than a gig and with tunes like ‘naked in the kitchen’ and ‘nipples for men’ it had even the most po-faced aunty smiling and tapping her feet. Bought album immediately. Thanks boys for a great night! Leander B

By the time we hit the outdoor Arch Stage the Model Folk Band had the crowd up and dancing to their infectious gypsy folk, before taking leave of the stage to join in with the festivities to rapturous applause. Rhythm & Booze, Swingamajig 2015 review

Me and Billy Bob watched them live last week in Bradford on Avon….they’re our new favourite band Shaun H

Possibly the best band to play in the Hive ever…Sue. The Beehive, Swindon

You guys were great! First band we have had play on the tables at Mr Wolf’s, great stuff! Anna x. (Mr Wolf’s, Bristol)

We were lucky enough to come across you guys on Saturday night – you certainly brought a smile to our faces and got the whole pub toe tappin’. Really great music, hard to try & describe to others what it was like – top marks 10 out of 10. Pippa

Went to the gig Saturday. Bought the cd Sunday. Can’t get the songs out of my head now – damn you! MB

yesterdays performance kicked ass guys, you rock! thankyou very much for gracing mine and many others ears with your music. ShotsieBuck

That was quite acceptable. I found it to be suitably interesting. Please do that again. Mr Cat

You guys are f**kin mental!!! Everyone said how unique and very talented you guys were; if not a little bizarre. The Bear, Vegas

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