Folk band in Weston pub

PUBLISHED: 17:18 27 January 2010 | UPDATED: 11:38 25 May 2010

IF INDIE, folk is your thing then look no further for entertainment this weekend.

IF INDIE, folk is your thing then look no further for entertainment this weekend.

Thinker, a three-piece band playing original music with a message and a fiddle will be performing at the Raglan Arms in Weston on Sunday.

They came together at the start of 2008 when singer-songwriter Charlie Bateman and old friend, Greg Harris, decided it was time to collaborate and add new dimensions and noise to the songs.

After a difficult search for the right fiddle player, Chris 'Spud' Edwards was discovered whilst selling a violin on eBay.

A common musical language has led to the writing of new material incorporating themes of love, war, and politics and drawing on Irish, English, punk and indie influences.

Over the past couple of years they have played an amazing variety of gigs across the south coast from London to Cornwall.

Festival, pub and music venue audiences have enjoyed Thinker's driving fiddle and guitar tunes as well as its tender acoustic numbers.

Thinker has a growing following and a reputation for original song writing, musicianship and performance.

Support for the gig comes from local singer and songwriter Craig Godbeer of The Highly Contagious band.

Another treat on the night will be Ms Something Else. This troupe of dancers mix burlesque with folk and will be strutting their bustles on the tables of the pub all evening.

Seen at festivals throughout the summer, the girls will be bringing the party atmosphere inside for Thinker at the Raglan Arms.

Check out the special one off gig with Thinker and support on Sunday.

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