Elvis Fontenot

Cajun, Zydeco, Swamp 'n' Roll from the bayous of Staffordshire

  • Formed in the dim and distant past of 1993, in Stoke-on-Trent, Elvis Fontenot have evolved to become the premier European swamp'n'roll outfit that they are today
  • Lineup is Nick Barber (Accordion/Vocals/Frottoir), Paul Asher (Accordion/Fiddle/Mandolin), Craig Beverley (Lead Guitar/Vocals), Stuart Duthie (Bass/Harmonica/Vocals) and Chris Plimbley (Drums)
  • In 2006 and 2009, we were crowned "European Zydeco band of the Year" and Nick won European Rub-board player of the year
  • We have been played on the BBC by Andy Kershaw and Mike Harding and have been on TV in Austin, Texas and featured on radio stations across America and also in Australia
  • We have played the French Quarter Festival in New Orleans twice, plus other venues in Louisiana and Austin, Texas
  • We have played numerous events and festivals in mainland Europe
  • We have played the 2012 Kilkenny Rhythm and Roots Festival in Ireland for an unprecidented 5 years running
  • We have played UK festivals (including the Gloucester and Bristol Cajun/Zydeco festivals, and 5 times at the Broadstairs Folk Week) plus many 100s of local gigs in our years of existence

 

Expect an infectious good time!

All Gigs

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Event


18 Nov 2017 08:00PM
 

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Location:
Lichfield Guilhall, Bore Street Lichfield Staffordshire Ws13 6lu

Detail:
Cajun music is back at the Guildhall after a long absence! The sound of accordion and fiddle and the songs still sung in the French of the immigrants that settled in Louisiana will fill the room with foot-stomping music you will want to dance to.

Contact:
Box Office: 01543 262223

Price:
£12.00, members £10.80
16 Aug 2017 -
 

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Location:
Tba

Detail:
Broadstairs Folk Week

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15 Aug 2017 -
 

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Tba

Detail:
Broadstairs Folk Week

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21 Jul 2017 08:00PM
 

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Location:
The Maze - 257 Mansfield Rd, City Centre, Nottingham Ng1 3ft, Uk

Detail:
The Maze is a great Nottingham music venue situated at the back of the Forest Tavern on Mansfield Road. Entrance is through the pub.

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15 Jul 2017 -
 

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Location:
The Spitting Feathers - Waverton, Chester Ch3 7qt, Uk

Detail:
Spitting Feathers Charity Beer Festival

Contact:
http://spittingfeathers.org/beer-festival-3/

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09 Jul 2017 -
 

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Location:
@ely, Downham Road, Ely, Cb6 2sh

Detail:
Ely Folk Festival

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01 Jul 2017 03:00PM
 

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Location:
The Red Lion - Great Hales St, Market Drayton Tf9 1jp, Uk

Detail:
Special 'new beer' launch event. Open to the public.

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24 Jun 2017 -
 

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Location:
Biddulph Up In Arms - 171 Congleton Rd, Biddulph, Stoke-on-trent St8 6qj

Detail:
Cancer Charity Benefit Concert featuring Elvis Fontenot, Nixon Tate & the Honey Club, The King's Pistol, Tin Chapel, Wilcox:Hulse, Dawson:Dean and others tba.

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17 Jun 2017 09:00PM
 

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Location:
Lower Lacon Caravan Park - B5065, Shrewsbury Sy4, Uk

Detail:
Cider Festival

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11 Jun 2017 -
 

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Location:
Conwy Comrades Sport & Social Club, Church Street, Conwy Ll32 8af

Detail:
2017 North Wales Cajun & Zydeco Weekend.
Evening Dance. Early Bird tickets now on sale.

Contact:
Email northwalescajun@gmail.com Website www.northwalescajun.co.uk

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04 Jun 2017 08:00PM
 

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Location:
Uttoxeter Racecourse Caravan Club Site, Wood Ln, Uttoxeter St14 8bd

Detail:
Acoustic Festival of Great Britain

Contact:
https://www.acousticfestival.co.uk

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28 May 2017 08:00PM
 

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Location:
The Greyhound, 67 George Street, Newcastle-under-lyme, St5 1jt

Detail:
Newcastle Jazz & Blues Festival

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Event


26 May 2017 09:00PM
 

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Location:
The Freebird, 96 Liverpool Rd, Newcastle St5 2ay, Uk

Detail:
Newcastle Jazz and Blues Festival

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07 May 2017 01:00PM
 

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Location:
The Social Club, Cromer, Norfolk

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Contact:
http://www.folkonthepier.co.uk

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06 May 2017 09:00PM
 

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Location:
The Albion, Church Street, Cromer, Norfolk

Detail:
LAST MINUTE CHANGE OF VENUE

Contact:
http://www.folkonthepier.co.uk

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01 Apr 2017 -
 

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Location:
The Glebe, 35 Glebe St, Stoke-on-trent St4 1hg, Uk

Detail:
Cancer Charity Gig

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05 Mar 2017 06:00PM
 

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The Beartown Tap - 18 Willow St, Congleton Cw12 1rl

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11 Feb 2017 09:00PM
 

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The Cock Inn, 45-49 Derby St, Leek St13 6hn

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02 Dec 2016 09:00PM
 

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Location:
The Greyhound, 67 George Street, Newcastle-under-lyme, St5 1jt

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Price:
Free
01 Oct 2016 05:00PM
 

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Location:
The Cock Inn, 45-49 Derby St, Leek St13, Uk

Detail:
Leek Blues and Americana Festival

Contact:
http://www.leekblues.co.uk/

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16 Apr 2016 10:30PM
 

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Location:
The Navigation, 6 Wilford Street, Nottingham Ng2 1aa

Detail:
Nottingham's best live music and bar dancing venue

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Price:
Free
 

Location:
Gloucester Guildhall, 23 Eastgate Street, Gloucester, Gl1 1ns

Detail:
Friday
11-12pm Swamp Rock DJ
9.30-11pm Et Toi
9-9.30pm Swamp Rock DJ
7.30-9pm Whiskey River
7-7.30pm Swamp Rock DJ + intro

Saturday
11.30-12.30am Swamp Rock DJ
9.30-11.30pm Flatville Aces
9-9.30pm Swamp Rock DJ
7.30-9pm Zydeco Boogaloo
4-5pm ZYDECO DANCE WORKSHOP
1-3pm The Miri-Kools
11-12pm CAJUN DANCE WORKSHOP

Sunday
8-9pm Swamp Rock DJ
6-8pm The Hackney Ramblers
4-5pm CAJUN DANCE WORKSHOP
2.30-3.30pm Rough Chowder
12 - 1pm Elvis Fontenot and the Sugar Bees
11-12pm ZYDECO DANCE WORKSHOP

Contact:
http://venues.gloucester.gov.uk/Freetime/Guildhall/listings/music/Cajun-Festival-2016.aspx

Price:
£60.00
12 Dec 2015 09:30PM
 

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Location:
The Navigation, 6 Wilford Street, Nottingham NG2 1AA

Detail:
Nottingham's best live music and bar dancing venue.

Contact:
Paul - 07729 730135

Price:
Free
04 Oct 2015 05:00PM
 

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Location:
The Cock Inn, Leek, Staffordshire

Detail:
Part of the Leek Blues and Americana festival

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