Welcome to the website for the Cut A Shine Hoedown Collective.
We are a troupe of musicians, callers, dancers and singers spreading barn dance mayhem across the country.....We host our own Barn Dance Parties in resplendent and underground venues across London, rip it up at the hottest summer festivals, and bring our brand of barn dance madness to many private events. Have a poke around, twang that banja, scrape that fiddle and tell us what you think.
We've developed different outfits, groups, permutations and shows to suit all occasions. From the outright bluegrass tradition to full on electric mayhem.
Cut A Shine TRAD: Fiddles, Banjos, Bluegrass, Old Time sounds and a right stonking knees up - this is all about the dancing.
Cut A Shine ELECTRIC: this is a full on high pace, high octane, smasheroo of a show taking barn dance into whole new realm of punkabilly mayhem. Prepare to be wowed by modern sounds, high energy delivery and a genuine punk approach. Not for the faint hearted. This is not television.
Cut A Shine HoeTech: Synths, Loops, Beats and Bass. We've plugged our instruments directly into a gnarly phat moonshine still and a hell of a racket has come out. Hoe-Step and BarnCore is the only way to describe it.
Cut A Shine BAROQUE: based on playford balls, this new set is for those with only the highest deportment and class.
The Beginners Guide to Hoedown is here!
An essential compilation of our favourite Old Time, Bluegrass and modern hoedown sounds, all packaged up on 3 CDs.... Available now in all good online record shops.