Jesters are a three-piece acoustic band from Oxford, mixing their own contemporary songs with rabble-rousing traditional fiddle and guitar tunes. Originally based in Charlbury, now in Oxford, they also specialise in sung poetry and remakes of classic ballads such as Matty Groves and Tam Lin. Formed in 2008, they've played at three Cornbury Music Festivals, as well as dozens of pub and club venues in the Oxfordshire area, and have also starred further afield at music festivals in Filey, Fishguard, Glastonbury, Paignton, Poole, Weymouth and elsewhere.
The Jesters are:
Jonathan Luxmoore - guitar, vocals
Christine Ellis - fiddle, percussion
Jonathan Brooks - double bass, recorder, concertina
"Unique spin on classic folk songs....very up-tempo. A really great band" - Oxford Today
1 Oct - Donnington Music Festival
15 October - Hawthorns Hotel, Glastonbury (with Phil Fryer et al)