Clutching At Straws

Live Act Folk Alternative Folk Rock Folk Indie
Clutching At Straws - Folk Alternative Folk Rock Folk Indie Live Act in Kinver

Clutching At Straws Short Info

Clutching At Straws are a multi-talented and diverse alternative folk trio, hailing from the ‘creative county’ of Staffordshire. Clutching At Straws use an impressive variety of instruments to build a full, layered sound suffused with subtlety and their influences are diverse and eclectic with hints of everything from the irony of bluegrass through to the drama of musical theatre.

Clutching At Straws‘ musical idiosyncrasies are more than matched by the real coup de theatre of their original lyrics. Real life observation and experience lend themselves to songs that are deep and meaningful, digging into the fundamental questions of human existence, juxtaposed by songs full of hyperbole conferring a dry English humour laced with a healthy dose of tongue in cheek satirical soliloquies, that are often intentionally subversive.

Straws’ live shows are brimming with energy and audience interaction. Coupled with their lyricism, this interaction invites audiences to share in stories that are bigger than themselves, keeping Clutching At Straws rooted in folk ideology. A Straws’ gig promises to be a highlight for the hardcore music fan as well as a treat for the layperson enjoying a pint in their local.

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Clutching At Straws

Clutching At Straws are a multi-talented and diverse alternative folk trio, hailing from the ‘creative county’ of Staffordshire. Clutching At Straws use an impressive variety of instruments to build a full, layered sound suffused with subtlety and their influences are diverse and eclectic with hints of everything from the irony of bluegrass through to the drama of musical theatre.

Clutching At Straws‘ musical idiosyncrasies are more than matched by the real coup de theatre of their original lyrics. Real life observation and experience lend themselves to songs that are deep and meaningful, digging into the fundamental questions of human ex...

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Past Gigs Clutching At Straws

  • 01 | 2015 London Acklam Village Market
  • 01 | 2015 London Smith's of Spitalfield's
  • 01 | 2015 London People's Park Tavern
  • 01 | 2015 Barton Under Needlewood The Waterfront
  • 12 | 2014 Gornal The Woodman
  • 12 | 2014 Kinver Ye Old White Hart
  • 12 | 2014 Market Harborogh Enigma
  • 12 | 2014 Cambridge The Carpenter's Arms
  • 12 | 2014 Birmingham Hare and Hounds
  • 10 | 2014 London The Spice of Life
  • 09 | 2014 Belbroghton Belbroghton Beer Festival
  • 09 | 2014 Birmingham Alfie Birds
  • 08 | 2014 Cambridge Cambridge Folk Festival
  • 08 | 2014 Stroud Stroud Fringe Festival
  • 07 | 2014 Ashby De La Zouch The National Forest Folk Festival
  • 07 | 2014 Huntington The Secret Garden Party

Discography Clutching At Straws

  • 2014 Bamboo Bridge EP | Straws Music
  • 2013 Come What May EP | Straws Music

Media

  • Video This Table Changes Everythi...
  • Video Hit The Road Jack - Clutchi...
  • Video Connection Lost - Clutching...
  • Video Life Live - Clutching At St...

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Origin

  • Kinver GB

Founded

  • 2011

Members

  • Thomas Simm Guitarist, Pianist and Vocalist
  • James Baskett Bassist and Cellist
  • Jacob Mahal Percussionist

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