Welcome to the official The Banjo Lounge 4 website! The Banjo Lounge 4 are an acoustic mash-up band delivering classics in an original and imaginative packaging. Dressed in their infamous classic tweed suits, Old School Hip Hop, Funk, Swing, Electronica, Dance, Rock all get the genre-mashing treatment. Check out the repertoire menu for our current hit-list.
They are a 4-piece comprising of banjo, acoustic guitar, double bass and drums with 3 part harmonies.
Once described as ‘Hayseed Dixie on speed with a serious chunk of Funk!’ they have been gathering a following fans wherever they play. Since their inception in 2007, they have played many gigs up and down the country and beyond including festivals, awards ceremonies, the 2014 Ryder Cup end party, Edinburgh Film Festival wrap parties, Edinburgh Book Festival launch parties, gigs for Visit Scotland, Fynefest, List Magazine’s annual Festival Party, Club Vegas and The World Famous Speigeltent along with over 500 other shows. Other notables are gigs at the old Marquee Club in Soho, London, a cocktail boat on Loch Lomond, an awards ceremony in Malta and a pool party in Ibiza. As well as many corporate and public shows they have also played many private parties too including one for the cast of BBC’s Eastenders and another for fashion designer Jenny Packham.
Their debut album ‘Get UR Tweed On’ is now available on iTunes, Bandcamp, Spotify and from all the usual outlets. Also check their Soundcloud page for other recordings like demos etc.
Quotes from audience members:
‘Blown away and entertained in equal measure!’
‘Never have I seen a relatively lesser-known band so imaginatively mashing up well known tunes with the energy, stage presence and entertainment value expected of a big venue mainstream band, combined with the musicianship and sheer originality that they bring in the production of their versions’
The Banjo Lounge 4 are
Barney Strachan – Acoustic Guitar/Vocals
Paul Gilbody – Double Bass/Vocals
Richard Kass – Drums/Vocals
Pat McGarvey – 5 String Banjo/Vocals