Rooted in folk but with an eclectic range of influences from Prince, through Oscar Peterson, Barbara Streisand to J. Scott Skinner, Simon Thoumire (concertina) and Ian Carr (guitar) present a unique and daring combination of instrumental virtuosity, craft and creativity.
They released their first album – HOOTZ! – in 1991 and made their second album – He Thinks He’s Invisible – in 2013. They have both entertained audiences across the world and bring a joyous experience to your venue and festival. If you would like to book Simon and Ian or simply ask a question you can contact them here.
“This was the festivals most joyous concert, and probably its most well attended” Sundsvalls Tidning.
“The brilliantly puckish pairing of concertina player Simon Thoumire and guitarist Ian Carr rendered even tunes as classic as The Mason’s Apron and Calliope House magically afresh, teeming with joyous virtuosity.” Sue Wilson, The Scotsman
“virtuoso, madcap exhilarating stuff. One thing for sure, you won’t fall asleep listening to it!” The Living Tradition
“..When they play it straight, as on Carr’s waltz set, they can charm; but when they go for it, they’re an unstoppable force of mad virtuosity.” Rob Adams, Sunday Herald