New folk at Stade Saturdays event

MOULETTES, a group at the forefront of the new British folk scene, is performing at The Stade Open Space tomorrow (July 13), at 7.30pm, as part of the Stade Saturdays programme of free events.

The band members offer exquisite female harmony vocals together with a violin, cello and bassoon backing.

Hannah Miller, Moulettes cellist and lyricist describes the band’s sound as ‘rock, pop, fantasy folk’.

There are six full-time band members, Hannah, Oliver, Ruth, Georgina, Jim and Rob. But, Hannah said: “There are nine who can call themselves Moulettes. It’s very much like an extended family.”

Ted Dwane, now of Mumford and Sons, was in the band until three or four years ago, returned recently to help record the latest album, The Bears Revenge.

Councillor Peter Chowney, lead member for regeneration, said: “The meticulous harmonies are outstanding and the upbeat backing of fine instrument playing ensures that we are set for a very special evening. Almost every song takes a different direction incorporating elements of progressive and alternative rock, pop and classical.” Visit www.hastings.gov.uk/stadesaturdays for the full programme.