The UK’s Midwest Country Music – Ponchartrain
This Bristol-based country and rockabilly band take their name and their musical inspiration from the iconic Lake Pontchartrain in Louisiana, USA. Successfully recreating an authentic Midwest sound is the foremost criterion in evoking the true spirit of American country music, and the band’s empathetic geographical location within the UK is a positive influence!
Performing an infectious blend of energetic musical styles that will keep the dancefloor full all night, Ponchartrain is the ideal band to entertain guests at a wedding reception, especially a party with an American theme.
Evoke iconic American imagery with nostalgic music
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Ponchartrain’s music immediately summons up a whole encyclopaedia of iconic, historic American imagery; the vastness of the landscape, the fragility of life in a pioneering environment, the lonely sound of the train-whistle pushing ever further westward, on to the Pacific, down to Mexico.
The birthpangs of a new civilisation rediscovering its limitations and reinventing its roots are encapsulated in the great folk storytelling tradition which is celebrated in American Country Music. Ponchartrain aim to keep that tradition alive and kicking in 21st century Britain.
Infectious rhythms and a lively tempo
Ponchartrain will get toes tapping and hips swinging from the very first chord they strike up, filling the dancefloor with their infectious blend of melodic and rhythmic styles. For many years now, the band have taken their music to audiences all round Britain and into Europe, performing at innumerable weddings, private parties, pubs, clubs and festivals.
Guitar and double-bass lay the ground rhythm, with accordion, dobro and fiddle colouring the melodic line, all topped off with sparkling harmony vocals delivering the lyric narrative. All this adds up to vintage Country Music, amplified through a high-quality PA system suitable for all but the largest venues. The musicians also dress the part, and encourage their audiences to do likewise!
If you’re looking to create an evocative atmosphere with an emotive American Western flavour at your wedding celebration, then Ponchartrain is just the band for you. Performing a selection of Nashville, Rockabilly, Bluegrass and Country classics, these excellent musicians deliver an infectious and entertaining show that will have your reception party rocking!