Foot stomping swinging ‘STEPHANE GRAFFITI’! @ Le QuecumBar, London, United Kingdom
Foot stomping swinging 'STEPHANE GRAFFITI'!
The greatest UK - Violin Guitar Vocal duo! Free for all arrivals before 8pm - £6pp after - true cabaret entertainment with Adrian and Noreen wild musical swinging, rocking - shenanigans! They play it all and leave the crowd wanting more
Noreen Cullen Violin Vixen
Noreen Cullen is a fiddle-player who genuinely sounds like no one else. Although you can pick out the Irish influences of Sean McGuire, the Jazz of Stephane Grappelli or the swing of Mark O’Connor (sometimes all in the same tune!) her repertoire also encompasses Gypsy, Country, Blues, Pop and Rock resulting in a style that is completely individual. An aggressive bow hand and free-form fingering have led more than one observer to talk of the Hendrix of the Violin.
Noreen has played fiddle since the age of eight, growing up in Birmingham surrounded by many traditional musicians including her own fiddle-playing father, Jack Cullen. She won several all-Ireland titles as a schoolgirl and moved to London in the early eighties to join the London-Irish band Stirabout, a band that would produce future members of the Pogues, the Popes and Afro-Celt Sound System.
She went on to perform in both Riverdance and Lord of the Dance, in a West End production by the Chicken Shed Theatre Group, and is regularly in demand as a session player for both recordings and live performance.
Adrian Burns is a singer/guitarist and songwriter from Cricklewood in London. He grew up playing traditional Irish music on flute, bouzouki and guitar and has been a regular contributor to sessions and gigs in Britain and Ireland since his teens.
The two met in 1986 and since then have performed over 2000 gigs including appearances on BBC1, Channel 4, RTE, and GLR. They have played Sydney Opera House with the Australian Philharmonic Orchestra, completed a 3-month stint at the Barbican with the Royal Shakespeare Company and have toured with the Irish Folk-Ballet Company in places such as Scandinavia, Bahrain and even Agia Napa!