Coco And The Butterfields formed less than a year ago, but have since amassed a huge following both locally and on Facebook. They feature a lineup of Dulcima Showan (vocals & violin), Tom Twyman (acoustic guitar & vocals), Jamie Smith (beatbox), Micah Hyson (double bass) and James Todd (banjo), having all met on the Canterbury busking circuit.
Despite their increasingly busy gig calendar they are still regularly spotted busking all over the city together, not to mention driving around the South East in their colourful bandwagon, “Ron”.
Their unusual lineup has given rise to their genre-crossing brand of ‘fip fok’ (a combination of hip-hop, folk and pop). The band is committed to breaking down genre barriers by playing catchy originals and inventive covers in a style that everyone can enjoy.
It has proven very successful thus far, with local record producer Dan Lucas claiming they have “managed the almost impossible task of creating a sound that is almost entirely unique.” It looks like winning Live and Unsigned may be just the start for the fip fok band.
You can catch Coco And The Butterfields at Stockton Weekender, Strawberry Fields Festival, Relentless Energy Boardmasters, Edinburgh Fringe, Festibelly, Glass Butter Beach, Just So Festival, Bingley Music Live, Brownstock, Sundown, Shrewsbury Fields Forever Festival, Deafbox Fest, Brisfest, London Summer Jam and Lancaster Music Festival.
“Coco And The Butterfields brought the wow factor to Live and Unsigned this year. They blew the judges away in each round and impressed with their originality and tight performances.”
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