15 October 2019

A fine gig at the friendly Wurzel Bush Folk Club in Rugby. Many thanks to Gary and his team and all who came.

‘Inventive, varied and passionate. Pitmatics delivered a first class performance of original, trad and occasional cover with an impressive array of instruments and vocals. Re-booked!’ – Gary Painting, Organiser

Pitmatics at the Wurzel Bush Folk Club

3 September 2019 – We played Bracknell Folk Club and received a warm welcome from the capacity audience. This is what they said about us:

“A splendid evening’s entertainment and it’s not often someone turns down a floor spot because they want to hear more. The carefully crafted numbers were moulded around their multiple instruments and there were no one-trick ponies in this crew. They provided a barnstorming performance with songs familiar and songs previously unheard, songs with choruses to join in and even an a cappella music hall number. There was plenty of foot-tapping in our larger-than-usual audience and the applause spoke for itself.” Steve, Bracknell Folk Club.

22 June 2019 – We were delighted to open the Main stage at Dinglefest on the Saturday in front of an estimated audience of 500. An amazing setting boasting 3 stages. Performing was great fun and we received some excellent feedback.

Founder member Charley Foskett has been a major influence on the band’s direction – he has moved on to other projects and we wish him all the best. During his time the band has collaborated with great artists like Julie Felix.

23 October 18 – rehearsing with Julie Felix 

13 October 2018 -Played the Civic Hall, Berkhamsted in aid of the Hospice of St Francis. Audience of 200 received us enthusiastically and Ned declared “we all did very well” .

“What an amazing night.. congratulations on a fantastic evening.. heartfelt thanks.” Lucy Hume, Head of Community Fundraising, The Hospice of St Francis

15th and 16th October – Rehearsal with Julie Felix for our gig with her at the NAF Folk Club on 6th Nov. It’s an honour and pleasure to be working with such a great artist and lovely person. 

Julie Felix
Julie Felix rehearsing with the Pitmatics .
Photo: Phil Underwood