BAND PROFILE: The Folkestra
A punk-driven rock-fuelled folk-machine from Colne.
Members: Emmott Garnett, Robz Style, David Lewis, Dean Roberts, Chris O’Conner, Tony Dixon.Formed: 2015Influences/Style: The Folkestra fuses acoustic folk, punk and rock. Influences range from The Levellers, Billy Bragg, Joe Strummer and Colin Hay to 90’s skate punk bands such as NOFX, Blink 182 and The Offspring.Three tracks you would never drop from a setlist: Steady Away, Molten Sunrise, No Captain.Most Memorable gig: Sisters Café, Beavais, France.Future Plans: Release an EP, play lots of gigs, meet new fans.Next Three Gigs:
April 21st - Trawden Beer Festival.April 30th - Kirkby Lonsdale Music Festival.July 14th - 16th - Beat-Herder Festival.