Our sound is an eclectic cocktail of influences that could loosely fit in the folk canon
The Model Folk are a six piece band, hailing from the deepest darkest reaches of North Somerset.
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; 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!”.
At the time of Treefest, the band were called M.O.D Folk.
2013, Mon 26th Aug. 12.30pm. The Big Top
2014, Fri 22nd Aug. 7.00pm. Royal Oak Barn