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Stompin' & His Bluegrass Band

Playing classic bluegrass and old-time music Stompin' Dave & His Bluegrass Band is led by Stompin' Dave "One of the world's greatest performers" according to Maverick on vocals, five-string banjo, and flatfoot dancing. The band also features members of top London hoedown bands Cut A Shine and Kidnap Alice, forming what has been described as a bluegrass super group.

Formed in 2013 Stompin' Dave & His Bluegrass band has already made many headline festival and concert appearances including National Banjo Day in London, and The Tolpuddle Martys Festival. They have also performed at major events such as Glastonbury Festival, Bestival, and Camp Bestival, as well as appearing at The Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

The group features Hackney based Joe Buirski on double bass, guitar, and banjo, who is not only a great musician but a dedicated promoter of folk and roots music. Joe was founder member of The Magpie’s Nest, BBC Folk Club of 2010.

In addition is the amazing talent of Jerry Bloom on fiddle, undoubtedly one of the capitals finest fiddle players and also the ever ebullient Ally McAuley on guitar and vocals. All three were lead members in the Fire in the Mountain Festival team who received the award for "Best New Festival on the Block" at the Association for Independent Festivals Congress 2014.

The band has also featured as an occasional guest musician on mandolin the amazing Joe Hymas "Hippy Joe" who performs with rockgrass legends Hayseed Dixie.

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Upcoming Public Performances 2015


Sat. 8th Aug., Wilderness Festival, Folk Barn, OXFORDSHIRE, midnight


Fri. 25th Sep., Hanger Farm, Totton, HAMPSHIRE, 8pm


Sat. 14th Nov. The Green Note, Camden, LONDON, 8.30pm


past performances




Sat. 4th Apr., Green Note, Camden, LONDON


Fri 15th May, Bridport Electric Palace, Bridport, DORSET


Sat 16th May, Cornwall Folk Festival, pre festival gig, Wadebridge Town Hall, CORNWALL


Fri. 29th May, Fire In the Mountain Festival, WALES


Sun. 21st June, The Canteen, BRISTOL


Sun. 21st June, The Stag and Hounds, BRISTOL


Wed. 25th June, Glastonbury Festival, The Bandstand, SOMERSET






Fri 7th Mar, Hanger Farm Arts Centre, HAMPSHIRE


Fri 5th Apr, The Green Note, Camden, LONDON


Mon 5th May, Two For Joy All Day Folk Festival, Passing Clouds, Dalston, LONDON 


Thu 22nd May, The Blackmore Theatre, Exmouth, DEVON


Sat 31st May, Fire In The Mountain Festival, Aberystwyth, WALES


Fri 18th July, Tolpuddle Martys Festival, DORSET


Fri 31st July, Camp Bestival, DORSET


Sat 8th Nov, The Green Note, Camden, LONDON





Sun 3rd Feb, Brewdog, Shoreditch, LONDON


Sun 3rd Mar, Brewdog, Shoreditch, LONDON


Sun 5th May, Two For Joy All Day Folk Festival, Passing Clouds, Dalston, LONDON

Sat 1st June, Fire In The Mountain Festival, WALES

Sat 27th July, Secret Garden Party, CAMBRIDGESHIRE


Wed 14th Aug, Dorchester Corn Exchange, DORSET


Thu 15th Aug, The Plough Arts Centre, Great Torrington, DEVON


Mon 26th Aug, Passing Clouds, LONDON


Sun 8th Sep, Bestival, THE ISLE OF WIGHT


Sun 22nd Sep, National Banjo Day, LONDON


Sun 29th Sep, Folk Reworked, The Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, LONDON


Sun 29th Sep, Brewdog, Shoreditch, LONDON


Sun 20th Oct, The Harrison All Day Festival, Kings Cross, LONDON


Mon 21st Oct, Owlsworld, Sarrat, HERTFORDSHIRE


Sat 23rd Nov, London Remix Festival, Shoreditch, LONDON